WRITING FOR RESEARCH IMPACT: A WRITING WORKSHOP FOR GERIATRICS RESEARCHERS WHO WANT TO BRIDGE THE TRANSLATION CHASM

Workshop

  • Date:
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Research Committee and the Junior Faculty Research Career Development Special Interest Group
Moderator:  Rebecca T. Brown, MD, MPH
The purpose of the workshop is to provide geriatrics researchers with a “toolbox” of skills needed to produce a compelling and persuasive written product.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe how writing clearly and persuasively can allow geriatrics researchers to cross the translation divide and ultimately catalyze change in the care of older adults; (2) create an outline for a thought piece for an academic journal that uses this format to articulate a scientific argument; (2) create an outline for an op-ed, letter to the editor, or column that incorporates key principles of effective writing for traditional print media; and (4) draft a blog or tweet that incorporates key principles of effective writing for social media.

Introduction
Rebecca T. Brown, MD, MPH & Nicki Hastings, MD, MHS
How to Write a Thought Piece
Louise C. Walter, MD
Writing for Traditional Print Media: Tips and Tricks of the Trade
Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RN
Writing for Social Media
Alexander K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH
Concurrent Writing Workshop Breakout Groups
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