Improve your abstract writing and reviewing skills

e-learning course
26 Apr 2022 - 27 Apr 2022
Online
ECDC

ECDC Virtual Academy (EVA) is organising online activities for those interested in refining their skills in writing and reviewing abstracts.

If you plan to submit an abstract to ESCAIDE, then this is for you. To begin with, you can complete the training on ‘Essentials of writing and reviewing scientific abstracts’, which is already available on EVA. Then, you can strengthen your skills by participating in a peer feedback activity, which will run from 26-27 April.

Part 1: Essentials of Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus

Available at any time, online

This a non-moderated and self-paced course e-learning course targeted at public health professionals in the domain of disease prevention and control who plan to submit abstracts to scientific conferences. The course uses both lectures and exercises based on field epidemiology examples such as outbreak investigations to help the learners improve their skills in writing and reviewing scientific abstracts.

By completing this course the learners will be able to:

  • explain the importance of writing a good abstract
  • identify the key components of an abstract
  • outline the steps in writing an abstract
  • outline the steps in reviewing someone else's abstract

We recommend you complete this course before joining the Peer Feedback course.

Part 2: Peer Feedback on Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a Field Epidemiology Focus

26-27 April, online

This a moderated e-learning course targeted at public health professionals in the domain of disease prevention and control who plan to submit abstracts to scientific conferences. This course is based on participation in a peer-review assignments and participation in forum discussions. The course is moderated and partially self-paced. The only elements that have a fixed timeframe are the deadlines for the peer-review assignments (writing and reviewing an abstract).

The objective of this course is to offer the learners an opportunity to apply the skills learned in the Essentials of Writing and Reviewing Scientific Abstracts: a field epidemiology focus.