267541 Abstract and Title

Saturday, October 27, 2012 : 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Jill Waalen, MD, MPH , The Scripps Translational Science Institute, La Jolla, CA
This section of the course will go over how to write an abstract and title. It will go over the importance, structure and goals of an abstract. There will be an exercise on matching the abstract structure with the journal. Dr. Petersen will then go over how to title a manuscript, giving good and bad examples of titles.

Learning Areas:
Communication and informatics
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. List the components for an abstract and describe a good title; 2. Identify factors that do not make a good title; 3. Demonstrate improved work on title through working with course instructors.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and have worked as a writer and editor for numerous other journals and medical publications over the last 20 years. I have also conducted other science writing workshops at national meetings, most recently at the CDCís BRFSS conference.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
The Scripps Research Institute Epidemiology Employment (includes retainer)

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.