Researchers prepare for the group presentation on Writing the Materials and Methods Exercise.

“Explaining the materials and methods used in research is the most important aspect of a scientific manuscript. Flaws in this portion will lead to instant rejection of the paper,” said Dr. Wilfred Peh, Executive Vice President of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) during the 2nd National Writing and Peer Review Workshop in Davao City last July 26- 27, 2012.

 
Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr.,Editor-in-Chief of PAMJE discusses The Three Paragraph Rule in writing the Introduction section of a manuscript.

“By reading the introduction of a manuscript the reader must realize that the paper is really important which will motivate him to read on,” stressed Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña, Jr., Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and President of the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) during the 2nd National Writing and Peer Review Workshop in Davao City last July 26- 27, 2012.

 
FDA Circular 2012-007 released last June 7, 2012.

“Clinical trials are conducted to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of new medications or medical devices. This is the bridge we need to take before introducing them for public use. Clinical trials should be carefully designed to ensure that no human is harmed or abused during the study period,” explained Dr. Suzette H. Lazo, Former Director of the FDA during the 6th Philippine National Health Research System Week celebration.

 
Dr. Wilfred CG Peh, Executive Vice President of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) discusses Guidelines on Writing the Abstract and Title of a Scientific Article

“The title and abstract are crucial in the process of peer review. They are mostly the basis of journal editors and reviewers for further evaluation of the full paper. These are keys for publication success,” stressed Dr. Wilfred CG Peh, Executive Vice President of the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) during the 2nd National Writing and Peer Review Workshop in Davao City last July 26- 27, 2012.

 
2nd National Medical Writing and Peer Review Workshop to be held in Marco Polo Hotel Davao City

Following the success of the 1st National Medical Writing and Peer Review Workshop held in Cebu City last 19-20 January, 2012, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST), in collaboration with the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME), will hold the 2nd National Medical Writing and Peer Review Workshop on July 26-27, 2012 at the Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City.