Scientific Writing for Medical Devices
How to get your scientific documents literally correct and optimized qualitatively
- How to write a scienti?c document and its major outcomes
- Correct use of language and style
- What Notified Body likes to see in your scientific document
- Exercises: examples of both clear and confusing documents
- Quality control of documents Day 1: Basics of writing techniques Day 2: How to write a clinical evaluation or a technical documentation (optional choice of two workshops)
Aims and objectivesThis interactive course gives you deep insight into essential aspects of successful scientific writing.
You will receive guidance on how to prepare a document in good language and style as well as the appropriate use of graphical elements, such as tables, graphs and ?owcharts. Based on discussion of examples and best practices, you will learn how to put the guidance into practice. Sessions on the management of scientific writing projects and quality control measures complement the intensive two-and-a-half-day programme.
After this course you will be familiar with organizational aspects and best practices when writing your documents for medical device purposes. You will understand the formal requirements of writing scienti?c documents and how these rules can affect the way of writing as well as the importance of linguistic nuances.
This course is restricted to 15 participants. This limitation, a feature of all FORUM courses, will give participants the opportunity for a thorough discussion of the complex issues to be covered by the programme.
The course will be held in English; thus, a good working knowledge of the English language is required.
As well as a passion for proofreading and quality control, Barbara has more than 20 years' experience of medical writing and editing in the pharmaceutical industry. Before starting her own medical writing and consultancy business (Hawkeye Medical Limited), she built up and managed the medical writing group at Covance, the CRO, working in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Barbara has hands-on experience of preparing a variety of clinical documents, and has managed several large writing programmes. She has presented or run workshops at educational institutions and organisations such as the DIA (Europe and USA), Management Forum and NICE, and led many company-internal training courses. Barbara is a Fellow of EMWA; she has been an EMWA workshop leader since 2001, was Treasurer from 1998 to 2005, has served on the EMWA Professional Development Committee (EPDC) since 2010, and was the Education Officer for 2 years until May 2016. In addition, she is an Associate Editor of Medical Writing, EMWA's journal.