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Dissemination of Clinical Research - Papers, preprints, and social media
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3788-24-00-00There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 22/02/2024
Date and time20.03.2024, at: 09:00 - 21.03.2024, at: 15:00
Regular seats20
Course fee3,600.00 kr.
LecturersThomas Bandholm
ECTS credits1.40
Contact personHenriette Møller    E-mail address: henriette.moeller.02@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content

This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at NorDoc member universities. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Write a manuscript more clearly, correctly, and concisely.

2. Identify common errors of grammar and usage.

3. Write a convincing cover letter.

4. Respond to, and take action on, peer review of own work.

5. Use Twitter and LinkedIn to network with peers, and to promote own research to stakeholders and the wider public.

6. Report quality research without unintentional spin.

7. Understand how open access preprints can be used strategically to increase dissemination reach and create synergy with social media research promotion.

8. Understand how AI apps can assist in writing and disseminating clinical research.

This course is an introduction to clinical research dissemination focusing on three important areas that have undergone innovation in recent years: (1) academic writing and reporting quality, (2) open access publishing and preprints, (3) social media as an important research dissemination outlet. The lecturers on this course each run their own more in-depth PhD courses for each of these areas (medical writing, social media, and clinical research methodology). So, this combined course is an introduction to these three areas with a focus on the research promotion synergy that can be achieved.

The topics include writing well (as a non-native English speaker), AI writing tools, writing a problem statement, writing a cover letter, responding to peer review, strategically using open access preprints, effectively reporting research without spin, and using social media for peer networking, ideation, and research promotion. To give you a feel for some of the topics, please have a look in the REPORT Trial Guide.

PhD students. No special qualifications required.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Basic and Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal and Oral Sciences
Clinical Research
Clinical Cancer Research


Lectures, group work, and short presentations by participants.

Course director
Thomas Bandholm, Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen/Department of Clinical Research (056), Hvidovre Hospital, thomas.quaade.bandholm@regionh.dk

Mette Merete Pedersen, Associate Professor (University of Copenhagen), Christine Møller BA, Dip Ed, Director (Medical Manuscripts), Mike Young, Cand. Mag. (Mike Young Academy), Kristian Thorborg, Professor (University of Copenhagen), and Thomas Bandholm, Professor (University of Copenhagen).

20 and 21 March 2024

Course location
20 March: Vandrehallen Room 2
21 March: Vandrehallen Room 3

Hvidovre Hospital, Kettegård Alle 30, 2650 Hvidovre.

Please register before 22 February 2024.

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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