Oct 8 9:00-10:00am Persuasive Scientific Writing (Keith W. KELLEY, Ph.D.)
Abstract: Being a good scientist is not good enough to excel in science. Excellent communication skills are required. You may develop the best hypotheses, conduct the most elaborate experiments, develop novel techniques, use the most sophisticated equipment and interpret the results in an insightful logical way. But unless you can clearly and effectively convey to others the novelty and importance of your discoveries, the excitement and benefit to you will remain limited. Writing and speaking are the two major modes of communication for scientists. But of these two, scientists reach a much larger and broader audience in the written rather than the spoken word. In this presentation, I share insights and expertise from the past 40+ years of publishing biomedical scientific papers and getting research grants funded. I hope these comments will help you become a more effective scientific writer.
This presentation reviews the end-to-end process of submitting a manuscript—including an overview of the peer review process, rebuttal approaches for resubmission and the importance of effective collaboration. Additionally, insights are shared that are specifically targeted towards getting Chinese papers reviewed and ultimately accepted in high impact journals, such as how to ensure that your papers can be found in scientific databases, how to use the ORCID solution, how to select the best scientific journals and most importantly, how to communicate clearly to avoid common language pitfalls.
I hope you walk away from this presentation with an understanding of how clear and persuasive communication will promote your scientific career. Now persuasive does not mean marketing—rather, it means presenting scientific facts in a way that attracts readers and convinces them to read your paper and conclude that your new data significantly advance scientific knowledge. By following the steps outlined in this presentation, you will gain a better understanding of the submission and peer review process, how to select appropriate scientific journals and to avoid common writing pitfalls.
Oct 9 9:00-10:00am Publishing in English Journals (Nancy EISENBERG, Ph.D.)
Abstract: To be announced
Oct 9 10:15-11:15am Becoming an Adult in China and Worldwide: The New Life Stage of Emerging Adulthood (Jeffrey ARNETT, Ph.D.)
Abstract: To be announced
Oct 10 9:00-10:00am The Influence of Exercise and Physical Activity on Cognitive & Brain Health. (Art KRAMER, Ph.D.)
Abstract: The presentation will focus on recent research from our laboratory that has examined the effects of exercise training interventions and physical activity on cognitive and brain health. I will discuss research that has examined changes in brain structure and/or function along with behavioral measures of cognition in interventions lasting from several weeks to 1 year. Study populations will include children, young and middle-aged individuals, and the elderly in addition to a variety of patient groups. Although the focus will be on training to improve cardiorespiratory fitness I will also briefly cover resistance training and well as multi-modal cognitive and exercise training program. Finally, the presentation will identify gaps in the literature and potential solutions.
Keith W. KELLEY, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Immunophysiology
University of Illinois
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity