Writing for Scholarship Symposium

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Writing for Scholarship Symposium

Title: Writing for Scholarship: Pathways to Publication, Prestige, and Promotion
Date: Thursday May 3, 2012, 12:30-4:30
Location: TMEC Amphitheatre
Overview: This symposium will focus on concrete strategies for producing scholarly publications which will assist in the promotion process at HMS.

View streaming video of the keynote
View streaming video of the plenary


12:30-12:45 pm

Registration and Lunch

12:45-1:00 pm

Introductory Remarks

1:00-2:00 pm

Keynote Address: Writing up Your Research

Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, the former Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the Parker B. Francis Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

2:10-3:25 pm

Workshop Sessions:

1. Using the Library and Technology Tools for Writing

We will review the resources present on eCommons and in the Countway Library, how librarians can help you with your research, and how to use the library tools for effective literature searching.

Julie Whelan, Reference Librarian, Countway Library
Susan Pories MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery, BIDMC/MAH
Steve Schwaitzberg MD, Associate Professor, Surgery, CHA

2Working Through Conflicts and Competition in Scholarship

This workshop will use case based discussion to highlight conflicts that can arise in scholarly projects, such as authorship order and disagreement about conclusions.

Terry Bard DD, Lecturer on Pastoral Counseling, Psychiatry, BIDMC
Dara Brodsky MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, BIDMC
Jonathan Fisher MD MPH, Assistant Professor, Medicine, BIDMC
Antoinette Peters PhD, Associate Professor, Population Medicine, HMS, and Associate Director, Academy Center for Teaching and Learning

3. Exploring Other Avenues for Medical Education Scholarship

This workshop will focus on writing for the most useful peer reviewed publication venues, such as The MedEdPORTAL. We will show participants how to make the most of all their scholarly work using a case based approach.

Sigall Bell MD, Assistant Professor, BIDMC
Angela Catic MD, Instructor, Medicine, BIDMC
Sara Fazio MD, Associate Professor, Medicine, BIDMC
Joseph Garfield MD, Associate Professor, Anesthesia, BWH
Grace Huang MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, BIDMC

4. The Journal Submission and Review Process

This workshop will use cases to demonstrate the submission and review process. The participants will be given examples of editorial correspondence and discuss how to properly address reviewer comments.

Jonathan Borus MD, Stanley Cobb Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, BWH
Michele Burns Ewald MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, CHB
Stuart Quan MD, Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine, BWH




Plenary Address: Writing for the public: Tales from the New Yorker.
Dr. Jerome Groopman, the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Groopman is one of the world's leading researchers in cancer and AIDS. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for other lay publications. He is author of The Measure of Our Days (1997), Second Opinions (2000), Anatomy of Hope (2004), How Doctors Think (2007), and coauthor with Dr. Pamela Hartzband of the recently released, Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What is Right for You (2011).


All participants are invited to attend the Symposium Reception in the Atrium of the TMEC Amphitheatre