Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Institute of Biomedical Research of Ourense·Pontevedra·Vigo (IBI), under the auspices of the BIOCAPS project, organizes this Training Seminar on Scientific Communication, in cooperation with the Esteve Foundation.

Biomedical professionals need to be able to communicate effectively in writing and in speaking. However, most professionals receive little specific training in communication skills. Science is an international endeavour, and English is the lingua franca of the international scientific community.

Although Spanish biomedical professionals invest heavily in learning English, they often lack the skills in scientific English that are necessary to express their ideas clearly. This training seminar aims to help students begin to improve their scientific English. We introduce a few basic concepts underlying effective oral and written communication in science and give students the opportunity to put the theory into practice in a relaxed atmosphere of open discussion and feedback. Finally, we discuss resources and approaches to help students continue to improve on their own after the course.

The aim of this training seminar is to help scientists improve their written and spoken communication in English.

• The seminar is given in English and Spanish. It is recommended that participants have an intermediate level of English.
• The seminar is run over two days, from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
• The number of participants is limited to 40. Admission to the course will be notified by email.
• At the end of the seminar, each participant will receive a certificate of having completed the course.

Venue Centro Cultural "Marcos Valcárcel" -
C/ Progreso, 30. 32003 – OURENSE
Date 13-14 January, 2016
Organizers Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Ourense · Pontevedra · Vigo
Fundación Dr. Antonio Esteve
Coordinator Dr. Joaquín Cubiella, Dpt. of Gastroenterology, CHU Ourense
Registration Free (Click here).  Limited number of participants: 40
Deadline:  21 December, 2015