EAFP Student Writing Workshop Announcement

EAFP 2017 student writing workshop

“Title, figures and tables: how to create effective communications for papers and presentations”

Workshop format and materials
The workshop will mix didactic elements, individual exercises, and small group work. We will consider: (i) titles: importance of an effective titles, different ways of structuring a title, (ii) graphics and photographs: axis labelling, composition, composing effective legends, (iii) tables: layout, column and row headings, effective titles, and (iv) considerations for manuscript versus PowerPoint presentations. Participants will receive lecture materials, hardcopy worksheets, and checklists for effective figures and tables.

The workshop leaders are Dr. Barbara Nowak and Dr. Sarah Poynton.

Dr. Nowak is Associate Editor of the Journal of Fish Diseases, and a member of the editorial boards for a number of other journals.

Dr. Poynton is a reviewer for a diversity of aquatic animal health journals, teaches scientific and biomedical writing, and is a freelance editor. Dr. Nowak and Dr. Poynton taught the well-attended student workshop on scientific publishing at the EAFP conference in Las Palmas in 2015.

Further information
If you would like further information, please send an email to spoynton@jhmi.edu.

Please register for the student writing workshop on the link provided on the conference website after you have registered for the conference, or by ticking the box during the EAFP registration. Knowing the number of participants will help in planning an effective event.

You are welcome to attend the workshop, even if you are no longer a student!