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Child Health Evaluative Sciences

Publication School

Announcing the EQUATOR Canada Publication School

April 30 to May 1, 2018,  Toronto, Ontario

A course designed for biomedical researchers of all career stages and subspecialties. Researchers and physicians often go on to become authors, peer reviewers, or scientific editors. The literature suggests they are often unprepared for these roles. This course will introduce participants to the principles of publication science (i.e., journalology). Participants will gain an understanding of the myriad of factors that can influence and impact the integrity of the scientific record and access strategies and resources to deal with them.

Topics will include:

• How to select a journal 

• How to navigate peer review and be published 

• How biomedical journals operate 

• How to choose and use reporting guidelines 

• Publication models and publication metrics 

• Publication ethics and research integrity

 • Publication bias and its consequences 

• Life after publication: Science in the media

• Engaging patients, parents and policy makers from research design to publication

Course tutors include reporting guideline developers, Andrea Tricco, Martin Offringa, David Moher,  Rick Glazier, An-Wen Chan, Kelly Cobey, and Nancy Butcher. Registration fee $150 ($75 for trainees).

Please apply here. If you have any questions,  please email Andrea Chiaramida (achiara@sickkids.ca). 

Trainee scholarships are available! Through the generous support of the Ontario SPOR Support Unit (OSSU; http://ossu.ca), the EQUATOR CANADA Publication School is pleased to announce a competition for 5 EQUATOR CANADA scholarships valued at up to $750 CAD each to help defray the costs of attendance for trainees travelling from outside of the Toronto area. You will be sent an application form upon acceptance to the course.