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Course Title: (CANCELED) Scientific Publications and Oral Presentations Techniques
Categories: 1 - Life Sciences
2 - Biomedical Engineering
3 - Technical Writing
Instructor(s): Peramo Antonio Course Number: 19
Course Date: 03/06/2017 - Monday Course Length: 2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Course Date 2: 03/07/2017 - Tuesday    
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $1100 ($1500 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Please bring laptop computer. I offer an interactive, up-to-date, hands-on training program that gives participants a primary and extensive preparation for giving oral technical presentations and writing and publishing scientific manuscripts. With exercises, I will provide a detailed account of how the publication process works with the following goals: 1. Increase chances of having your manuscript accepted 2. Train you to be able to address yourself these questions: What is the level of my work?. How much data I have that may be publishable?. Can I split my results in more than one paper?. At which moment do I decide to submit to a different journal?. What do I do if a reviewer requests more data or experiments?. What do I do if I disagree with the reviewers? 3. Inform you of the trends currently developing in the industry of scientific publishing that you will need to consider now and in the future as a researcher 4. Take into account publication ethics and research misconduct 5. I will review and criticize your current manuscript, if you have one in preparation 6. Train you in giving effective oral presentations

Target Audience
Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and scientists who need to prepare and publish their work and give talks as speakers. After attending the workshops attendees can expect to have a better understanding of all areas of the publication process and improve their oral presentations and scientific writing techniques.

Course Outline
It is arranged in 4 modules.

1) Overview
- Scientific publishing industry context and participants:
- Publication planning
- Discussion of Author’s, Editor’s, Reviewer’s and Publisher’s Role
- Discussion of open access publishing
- Journal selection techniques
- Where NOT to submit your manuscript: avoid bad publishers and scammers

2) Manuscript:
- Components and its structure: examples, styles and characteristics
- Reading and writing manuscripts in non-linear form
- Writing techniques for each section
- Manuscript: originality and novelty
- Manuscript preparation and formatting: general format and journal requirements

3) Additional aspects of the publication process
- Research Misconduct and Plagiarism
- Clarity, writing style and grammar
- The Cover Letter
- The Review process: suggested reviewers, response letter and manuscript re-submission
- Interaction with the Editors
- Becoming and acting as a reviewer

4) How to make effective oral presentations in conferences and meetings

- Techniques involved in giving effective scientific talks
- Formatting your presentation; voice and body language
- Practical course exercise: prepare and practice your own short presentation during the course, with critique and feedback from the instructor

A number of online and offline tools currently available, helpful in preparing manuscripts and analyzing metrics, will be discussed.

Course Instructor's Biography
Antonio Peramo, Ph.D. is the founder of He started this particular training service after observing, during his years of work in three different universities, that publication methods and techniques are normally acquired by proxy and not by a formal training in the classroom. He has published, mostly as main author, more than 30 manuscripts in scientific journals in varied fields: tissue engineering, skin cell culture, bioengineering and surface science. He has have given this training at American Chemical Society meetings; at the AAAS Annual meeting and to graduate students in China and university professors in Ecuador.