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A scientific writing workshop was held at the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, India from July 29 to August 2, 2019. The workshop, which was sponsored by the World Health Organization India, was facilitated by Ms. Dorothy Southern with support from SAFETYNET staff who acted as writing coaches. During the workshop, 27 Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers worked on their draft manuscripts with guidance provided by their assigned writing coaches from WHO, SAFETYNET, USCDC and the Indian National Centre for Disease Control.
The four-day workshop was designed to introduce participants to a structured approach to writing scientific papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. During the workshop, the writing process was broken down into a series of smaller steps and activities conducted to improve technical writing skills and presentation of data. The workshop also included a session on poster presentations. Mentors/coaches were on hand to assist participants in revising their draft manuscripts for submission to appropriate peer-reviewed scientific journals.
The workshop was well-received by both the EIS officers and their coaches who found the covered topics wholly relevant to their work and appreciated the interactive nature of the workshop. Participants were encouraged to “keep the ball rolling” by continuing to work on their manuscripts together with their co-authors and mentors until the work sees publication.
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Australia Program receives TEPHINET accreditation
SAFETYNET extends its heartfelt congratulations to the Australian National University (ANU) for receiving TEPHINET accreditation for its Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. This MAE program is the Australian equivalent of the Field Epidemiology Training Programs, and is currently the second FETP in the region, after the Philippines program, to be accredited with TEPHINET.
This distinction was accorded to ANU’s applied epidemiology program in Maputo, Mozambique on November 14 to 16 by the Global Accrediting Body that convenes periodically for this purpose. Other recipients of TEPHINET accreditation at the recent convening of the body are the Colombia Field Epidemiology Training Program, the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, the South Africa Field Epidemiology Training Program, and the Tanzania Field Epidemiology Training Program.