Medical writer perspective

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

Sarah Griffiths

Plain language summaries (PLS) of peer-reviewed publications play an increasingly recognized role in the facilitation of information access that improves understanding and can support shared decision-making. Developing PLS that are compliant, tailored to the end users, are jargon-free and readily understood is a distinct skillset for medical publications professionals. Sarah will discuss best practices and tools to help develop effective PLS.

Jill Shuman

Plain Language Summaries are designed for both patients and healthcare providers who are unfamiliar with a particular scientific field. But in addition to sharing information in a more meaningful and accessible format, plain language summaries may generate increased notice for your paper! Jill Shuman will present tools and tips for writing Plain Language Summaries that provide both relevance and influence for patients and providers.