Moving Oral and Poster Presentations to Publication: An Action-Oriented Writing Workshop
Thousands of oral and poster presentations are presented at professional conferences every year, but the majority never result in published papers. Publishing is necessary in order to disseminate knowledge and important work to a larger audience and scale findings from research and evidence-based quality improvement projects to real world clinical and academic settings. Publishing also is important for your professional career. Barriers to writing papers for publication include multiple competing priorities, lack of confidence in writing skills, and perceived insufficient time to devote to the writing process. To achieve publishing success, it’s important to have a mentor, participate in writing groups, and block out regular time on your calendar for writing.
This intensive workshop will first highlight key strategies for turning oral and poster presentations into high quality papers for journal submission. We’ll also discuss barriers and facilitators to writing, provide recommendations on action tactics to expedite the writing process, and share successful publication tips. Participants will then break into small writing groups and receive feedback on their manuscript ideas and drafts of papers from Sigma editors and seasoned authors. At the end of this workshop, participants will have made progress toward submitting a quality paper for publication. Participants are encouraged to submit beginning or more developed drafts of a paper before the event so that tailored advice can be offered to accelerate manuscript submission and successful publication.
Presenters: Susan Gennaro, PhD, RN, FAAN and Lois Marshall, PhD, RN