Indian doctors usually lag behind than their Western and Eastern counterparts in research and paper publications. With the aim to help doctors & surgeon to gain expertise in writing well analyzed scientific research papers, a workshop will be organized by Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma (JCOT) in collaboration of Delhi Orthopaedic Association (DOA) and Elsevier, one of the world’s major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.
One day workshop will be organized on 29th January at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. Editors and experienced reviewers from reputed indexed Indian journals (both surgical and medical) will educate and train both the young surgeons and established surgeons who want to express their work scientifically in peer-reviewed medical journals.
According to the course director, Dr. Raju Vaishya, Senior Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, this whole-day program aims to help the surgeons to gain expertise and insight into the conceptualization, methodology, execution, errors and critical analysis of publication of their original research work in reputed indexed journals.
Scientific chairman of the workshop Prof. Lalit Maini said that Scientific Research Writing involves clear transparent reporting of a research finding and its interpretation in a logical way so as to impact current and future clinical practice. Dr. Hitesh Lal stated that even people with natural writing/oratory skills find this challenging and cumbersome without a scientific analytic approach.
Invited Faculty for the workshop include Dr. K Ganguly (Former DG, ICMR), Anil Jain, (Former Editor of IJO), Dr. Ashok Shyam (Head, Indian Orthopaedic Research Group), Dr. Jugal Kishore (HOD, Community Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital), Dr. Mohit Patralekh (SMO, Safdarjung Hospital), Ish K Dhammi (Editor IJO), Dr. AC Anand (Sr. Consultant, Gastroenterologist, Apollo Hospital), Dr. Nitin Ghonge (Sr. Consultant Radiologist, Apollo Hospital), Dr. Sita Naik (Former member GC, ICMR), Dr. Anupam Prakash (Professor, LHMC), Raman Sardana (Sr. Consultant Microbiologist, Apollo Hospital) and Sameer Gupta (Elsevier), Dr. Nipun Chaudhary (Editor, Apollo Medicine).
According to the course secretary, Dr. Rajiv Thukral during this workshop, every participant would be preparing a dummy manuscript in real-time, analyzing each component critically. Post the workshop; mentors will be assigned to each participant to help in actual manuscript preparation and evaluation.