Copenhagen, Denmark
27 April – 1 May 2013
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Pre-congress courses

All pre-congress courses will take place on Saturday 27 April 2013 at the Bella Centre, Copenhagen. To secure your place on a pre-congress course, please use the main congress registration form.

Fee: €275 (per course)

This fee is separate to the congress registration fee.
This fee includes course materials and all refreshments, including lunch.

This course is limited to a maximum number of delegates, please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Thyroid Ultrasound Course >

 

Medical writing course

Date: Saturday 27 April 2013

Time: 08:00 - 17:30

Fee: €275

This fee is separate to the congress registration fee.
This fee includes course materials and all refreshments, including lunch.
This course is limited to a maximum number of delegates, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Location: The Medical Writing Course will take place at the Bella Centre. The exact location will be confirmed shortly.

Aim:

This training workshop has been specially developed for scientists and medical professionals in the healthcare system, academia and clinical departments of the pharmaceutical industry. It aims to teach you how to prepare your research for presentations at scientific meetings and how to get your research published in peer-reviewed journals. It discusses in depth all the essential steps you will need.

The editorial process and flow to write a letter to the Editor and covering letters were most valuable’ - 2012 attendee

Thank you very much for this very helpful day’ - 2012 attendee

Who Should Attend? :

This workshop is intended for healthcare professionals and researchers who need to write effectively and clearly in English:

· Physicians
· Medical and scientific research workers in universities, research institutes
· The pharmaceutical industry

This workshop offers basic introductory instruction and is aimed at those who are just starting to write papers in English, although those who have moderate experience of writing in English will also benefit. As the training sessions will be presented in English, attendees will need a basic understanding of spoken English.

By completing the course you will be able to:

· Write a structured abstract which meets the congress requirements and at the same time captures the critical points of your study, describes your results clearly and consistently, and raises interest
· Write a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal so that it has the best chance of being accepted by the editor and referees
· Write a covering letter
· Critically review a publication, point out the pitfalls and to come up with ideas for an improved version
· Write a response to the reviewers’ comments
· Prepare your bibliography using reference management software

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide professional support to authors and would-be authors of medical papers. Participants will acquire up-to-date information on the requirements for submitting articles, publication structure and common problems encountered by authors, plus some of the “tricks of the trade” that professional writers use.

In this workshop we will examine the structure of manuscripts, and you will learn how to write abstracts, how the peer-review process works and how to write effectively in English. For example, you will learn what makes text easy to read, how to use paragraphs to get your message across, use and misuse of jargon and medical terminology – and what to do when you receive the referees’ comments.

The morning will consist of lectures followed by breakout sessions in the afternoon. In the breakout sessions, participants will work in small groups on real-life practical tasks designed to reinforce the messages contained in the lectures. In the small-group sessions you will work with our experienced trainers in an interactive manner.
The speakers for the course are identified as Professor John Carpenter and Professor Steven Shalet. Both are from the UK.

Programme

08.00–08.15

Registration and morning coffee

08.15–09.00

Lecture 1 – The elements of a paper: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion (IMRAD)

09.00–10.00

Lecture 2 – Writing in English: Common problems, what makes text difficult/easy to read, using paragraphs effectively, jargon and technical terminology

10.00–10.15

Coffee break

10.15–11.00

Lecture 3 – How to write abstracts and summaries, letters to the Editor, and covering letters

11.00–11.15

Coffee break

11.15–12.00

Lecture 4 – The editorial process: How a journal treats submitted articles, the peer-review process, why papers are rejected, what to do if your article is rejected/accepted, and how to response to reviewers

12.00–12.30

Lecture 5 – Managing bibliographies effectively –reference management software

12.30–13.15

Lunch

13.15–17.15

Workshops (including coffee breaks)
Workshop 1 – Review a manuscript, identify its faults and suggest improvements
Workshop 2 – Write an abstract, discuss the covering letter and respond to the referees’ comments

17.15–17.30

Closing remarks & certificates

If you require any further details about this course, please do not hesitate to contact the Congress Secretariat.

Thyroid ultrasound course

Date: Saturday 27 April 2013

Time: 08:50 - 17:00

Fee: €275

This fee is separate to the congress registration fee.
This fee includes course materials and all refreshments, including lunch.
This course is limited to a maximum number of delegates, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Location: The Thyroid Ultrasound Course will take place at the Bella Centre. The exact location will be confirmed shortly.

Course Description

The Thyroid Ultrasound and Ultrasound-assisted procedures post-graduate course preliminary programme has been drafted by Steen Bonnema and Lazlo Hegedus.

Programme

THYROID ULTRASOUND AND ULTRASOUND-ASSISTED PROCEDURES
Post-graduate Course organised in association with the Danish Thyroid Society, Danish Society of Endocrinology  and the European Society of Endocrinology.

Programme

08:00 – 08:50

Registration and morning coffee

08:50 – 09:00

Welcome 
Steen Bonnema & Laszlo Hegedüs

09:00 – 11:00

Session 1 – Focus on Ultrasound
09:00 Role of US in thyroid nodular disease. Paolo Vitti, Italy
09:30 US in the follow up of thyroid cancer. Laurence Leenhardt, France
10:00 Elastosonography: a new US application in thyroid nodules. Gilles Russ, France
10:30 US of the parathyroid glands

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Session 2 – Invasive procedures
11:30 Interventional ultrasound-guided therapies for thyroid nodules: An overview Laszlo Hegedüs, Denmark
12:00 Laser ablation for benign thyroid nodules: basic principles, results and limitations. Teresa Rago, Italy
12:30 Mini-invasive procedures for loco-regional recurrences of thyroid cancer. Enrico Papini, Italy

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Session 3 – A clinical and US approach to thyroid diseases
Interactive discussion with the panel of US images, videos and clinical cases.

15:00 – 17:00

Session 4 – Hands on US
A US experience with tutors on thyroid patients

17.00–17.30

Summary, and distribution of certificates of attendance

If you require any further details about this course, please do not hesitate to contact the Congress Secretariat.