Workshops on Scientific Writing and Basic Biostatistics in May and August

Our group at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow has been organising workshops since 2010 on various aspects of clinical research, as part of an Indo-US collaboration. In continuation of the series, two workshops are planned in 2016 at SGPGI, Lucknow as follows:

  1. Workshop on ‘Writing a Scientific Paper’, May 13-15, 2016
  2. Workshop on ‘Basic Biostatistics’, August 26-28, 2016

These workshops are meant for active biomedical researchers who hold faculty positions and are poised to lead or are leading clinical research studies. These interactive workshops will have both didactic and practical sessions. Around 30 applicants will be considered for each workshop.

Those interested in attending the workshop(s) should fill in the application form (which asks for a summary of experience and expertise in clinical research; available at https://sites.google.com/site/sgpgimsnihcourses/) and send it as an email attachment to sgpgi.courses@gmail.com. The last dates for applications for the above courses are 20 March 20, 2016 and June 30, 2016, respectively. A selection committee will screen the applications and notify successful participantsabout 5 weeks in advance of each course.

The National Institutes of Health, USA provides funds to partially support the costs of course material and venue for the conduct of these workshops. The registration fee is Rs 5000 for participants who require accommodation (includes twin-shared guest house accommodation and all meals on all days). Those who will arrange their own accommodation will need to pay a registration fee of Rs 2000. Participants are expected to pay (by electronic bank transfer)the registration fee soon after intimation of selection.

For details, please contact: Dr Rakesh Aggarwal, Department of Gastroenterology, SGPGI, Lucknow 226 014; or sgpgi.courses@gmail.com.