International Forum on Academic Medical Publishing

Medical Writing Workshop


Programme : International Forum on Academic Medical Publishing

Friday, 6 November 2009
Time Event Speaker
8.30am – 9.00am Registration
9.00am – 9.45am Opening Ceremony Prof Wilfred CG Peh
  Welcome by President, APAME Prof Chang-Kok Hahm
  Speech by Guest-of-Honour, Dean, Duke-NUS Graduate
Medical School
Prof Ranga R Krishnan
  APAME-WPRIM: The Singapore Declaration on equitable
access to health information in the Western Pacific Region
Prof Jeong-Wook Seo
9.45am – 10.15am TEA BREAK  
10.15am – 12.30pm Session 1: Issues from the Singapore Declaration Moderators:
Prof Chang-Kok Hahm/
Ms Merlita Opena/
Dr Loung Chi Thanh
10.15am – 10.30am Equitable access to quality health information: the WPRIM
and GHL initiatives
Mr Charles Raby
10.30am – 11.00am Development of the WPRIM platform: Progress and update Prof Dai Tao
11.00am – 11.15am APAME: Its role in improving the quality of scientific writing
and publication in the region
Prof John Arokiasamy
11.15am – 11.30am Exciting new ways medical libraries can facilitate the flow of information Ms Nicola Foxlee
11.30am – 11.45am Scholarly publishing in a paperless age Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
11.45am – 12.00pm Marketing of medical journals: issues and challenges Prof Jeong-Wook Seo
12.00pm – 12.30pm Discussion Panel of speakers
12.30pm – 2.00pm LUNCH  
2.00pm – 3.30pm Session 2: Issues facing journals in the Asia-Pacific region Moderators:
Prof Jose Mario Avila/
Dr Badrakh Burmaajav
2.00pm – 2.15pm Medical publishing in Korea: Lessons from the KoMCI and KAMJE experience Prof Chang-Kok Hahm
2.15pm – 2.30pm Current status of 129 journals published by member societies
of JAMJE: Results from survey including those by KAMJE
evaluation criteria
Mr Masamichi Kitagawa
2.30pm – 2.45pm Challenges faced by medical journals in a large populous Asian country: India Dr Kajal Krishna Banik
2.45pm – 3.00pm Challenges faced by medical journals in a remote island
state: Papua New Guinea
Ms Cynthea Leahy
3.00pm – 3.30pm Discussion Panel of speakers
3.30pm – 4.00pm TEA BREAK  
4.00pm – 5.30pm Session 3: Issues for editors and authors Moderators:
Prof Jeong-Wook Seo/
Dr Sea Houng
4.00pm – 4.15pm Editorial independence and the editor-owner relationship Prof Jose Florencio Lapena
4.15pm – 4.30pm Authorship problems faced by editors Prof Jose Mario Avila
4.30pm – 4.45pm Dealing with fraud and misconduct in research: Editor’s
viewpoint
Prof Looi Lai Meng
4.45pm – 5.00pm Problem-based learning of publication ethics: The Japanese experience Prof Kiyoshi Kitamura
5.00pm – 5.30pm Discussion Panel of speakers
5.30pm Close of Forum Prof Wilfred CG Peh /
Prof Chang-Kok Hahm
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Programme : Medical Writing Workshop

Day 1 : Saturday, 7 November 2009
Time Event Speaker
8.30am – 9.00am Registration
9.00am – 9.15am Welcome & Introduction to Workshop Prof Wilfred Peh
9.15am – 9.30am Why Write? Prof John Arokiasamy
9.30am – 9.50am Basic Structure and Types of Scientific Papers Prof Wilfred Peh
9.50am – 10.00am Preparing the Title, Title Page, Abstract and Keywords Prof John Ariokiasamy
10.00am – 10.15am Writing the Introduction Prof Saw Aik
10.15am – 10.45am TEA BREAK  
10.45am – 11.05am Writing the Materials and Methods Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
11.05am – 11.30am Writing the Results and Discussion Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
11.30am – 11.45am Preparing the References Assoc Prof Hwang Nian Chih
11.45am – 12.05pm Presentation of Statistical Results Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
12.05pm – 12.25pm Preparing Effective Tables and Illustrations Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
12.25pm – 12.45pm Preparing and Submitting your Manuscript Prof Wilfred Peh
12.45pm – 2.00pm LUNCH  
2.00pm – 2.45pm Group Exercise 1 Profs Arokiasamy/ Peh/ Ng/ Saw/ Low/ Muttarak
2.45pm – 3.15pm Group Presentation Prof Wilfred Peh
3.15pm – 3.35pm TEA BREAK  
3.35pm – 4.15pm Group Exercise 2 Profs Arokiasamy/ Peh/ Ng/ Saw/ Low/ Muttarak
4.15pm – 4.45pm Group Presentation Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
4.45pm – 5.00pm Questions – and – Answers / Discussion  
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Day 2 : Sunday, 8 November 2009
Time Event Speaker
8.30am – 9.00am Registration  
9.00am – 9.15am Authorship and Acknowledgements Prof Malai Muttarak
9.15am – 9.30am Writing a Case Report Assoc Prof Teo Eng Kiong
9.30am – 9.45am Writing a Review Article Prof Saw Aik
9.45am – 10.00am Writing a Systemic Review Dr Hsu Li Yang
10.00am – 10.15am Writing an Invited Commentary Prof Wilfred Peh
10.15am – 10.45am TEA BREAK  
10.45am – 11.00am Writing a Qualitative Paper Prof Low Wah Yun
11.00am – 11.15am Writing a Letter to the Editor Dr Lawrence Ng
11.15am – 11.30am How the Manuscript is Processed Prof John Arokiasamy
11.30am – 11.50am What the Reviewer and Editor looks for in a Manuscript Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
11.50am – 12.10pm Dealing with Editor's and Reviewer's Comments Prof Wilfred Peh
12.10am – 12.30pm Electronic Publishing Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
12.30pm – 2.00pm LUNCH  
2.00pm – 2.45pm Group Exercise 3 Profs Arokiasamy/ Peh/ Ng/ Saw/ Low/ Muttarak
2.45pm – 3.15pm Group Presentation Prof Ng Kwan Hoong
3.15pm – 3.35pm TEA BREAK  
3.35pm – 4.15pm Group Exercise 4 Profs Arokiasamy/ Peh/ Ng/ Saw/ Low/ Muttarak
4.15pm – 4.45pm Group Presentation Prof John Arokiasamy
4.45pm – 5.00pm Final Questions – and – Answers / Discussion  
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