JPGM WRITECON 2007: A conference on medical writing
30th and 31st March, 2007, Mumbai, India
Writing and publishing are the heart and
soul of research. For the benefit of the society at large
information gathered from a study should be made available and
accessible to it. Dissemination of research work is imperative
for it to become knowledge. “Publication and dissemination of
the results of national research and development activities help
in strengthening and expanding national scientific and
technological capacity and capability” [Ninth International
Conference of Science Editors].
Writing is the first step in this process of transition
of information [A collection of facts or data] to
knowledge [The state or fact of knowing]. A well written
piece unfolding a research work is readily accepted for
publication and appreciated and grasped by the peers. To
effectively build these capacities, it will be necessary to
enhance the training of medical students and scientists at all
levels. Though research methodology is part of some of the
curricula most medical schools do not train the future medical
scientists on how to present their work in the most apt manner.
Even more importantly, no course discusses the importance of
writing, the importance of data which is being collected in
every clinic and hospital.
JPGM WriteCon 2007, will focus on the issues related to writing
and publication of a research paper such as basic structure of a
paper to copyright issues authors should know. The faculty for
the program has been drawn from renowned editors of medical
journals from India and abroad.
MLT, Ground Floor, College Building, Seth
G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai