Writing Effective Titles and Abstracts: Making Your Scholarship Stand Out - June 30

Recorded On: 06/30/2023

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This interactive session will include an overview of what editors look for during the peer-review process as well as common reasons for rejection. The speakers will discuss strategies for writing effective titles and abstracts for all types of scholarly publications (journal articles, conference submissions, reports, etc.) and share published examples from Academic Medicine to illustrate these strategies. Participants will engage in a writing exercise to apply what they have learned to their own scholarship.

After participating in this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the peer-review process and common reasons for rejection
  • Articulate the importance of a strong title and abstract for all types of scholarly publications
  • Craft a strong title and abstract that accurately represent their work

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Toni Gallo, MA
Manager, Medical Education Home, AAMC

Toni Gallo leads the newly developed Medical Education Home at the AAMC, which aims to improve how those across medical education engage with resources, scholarship, learning opportunities, and each other to advance the field. As a staff editor at Academic Medicine, she has nearly 15 years of experience reviewing and editing scholarly and other writing and has led reviewing and writing workshops at medical schools and national and international meetings. Toni founded Academic Medicine’s blog AM Rounds and produces and hosts the Academic Medicine Podcast. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins University.

Jennifer Campi
Managing Editor, Academic Medicine

Jennifer Campi has more than 25 years of experience in academic and scholarly publishing. Prior to joining Academic Medicine in 2009, she worked at CQ Press, St. Martin’s Press, and the Gerontological Society of America. She has presented workshops on writing and reviewing at national and international meetings.

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