C183 - Reading, Critiquing, and Reviewing the Neurologic Literature: An Evidence-based Approach and Case-based Presentation of Peer Reviews in Neurology

Event Time: Wednesday May 8, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Research Methodology, Education, and History, Academic, Career Essentials
Director(s): Roy Strowd MD
Description: This course will cover the methods used for critiquing a journal article and composing a high-quality peer review. Participants will walk away with a concrete method for (1) reviewing the neurologic literature, and will use this to (2) improve the quality of their peer reviews. The course will implement methods that have been developed and piloted by the Resident and Fellow Section of Neurology to on-board new editorial board members and teach them peer review, the editorial process, and how to critically appraise medical literature and conduct peer review. Topics discussed will include: how to compose a strong peer review; how to differentiate Comments to the Editor vs to the Author; tips on determining whether to revise, reject, or accept; and how to use peer review for career development, promotion, and personal advancement. After a brief introduction by editors of Neurology, attendees will use a case-based approach to implement the skills they have learned. Participants will be presented with a manuscript, the peer reviews, and the response to peer reviews and using audience response will have the opportunity to discuss how they would compose their review, what the reviews achieved, and ways to improve the critiques.
Completion Message: Attendees will be able to employ a systematic approach to reading a scientific article in neurology, including identify strengths, weaknesses, major critiques, and minor limitations; compose a high-quality peer review that presents a summary of the manuscript, review strengths and weakness, define major critiques, and itemizes minor limitations; communicate effectively with a journal editor and with manuscript authors; and incorporate journal reading and manuscript reviewing in their career development, professional advancement, or academic promotion.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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