Ophthalmology 21

Know-how in publishing

The man, living in the interference of techno-, socio- and infospheres, is subject to continuous ontogenetic and phylogenetic development. Referring to self-determination, building one's own image and the unimpeded functioning in the modern world, the man still is forced to expand and enhance knowledge on diverse, and often interdependent, mechanisms "governing" both the outside world and the human physiology.

The development of knowledge on the functioning of human beings - in biomedical terms - has gained an incredibly rapid pace. Limiting only to scientific journals in the realm of biomedical sciences, the growth of the number of journals and individual scientific papers is almost exponential. People looking for new and reliable information - also grow in strength.

To help those readers, who are making use of this "mine" of information, a number of well managed and constantly updated databases have emerged. These services offer to a wide audience, both researchers and practitioners, plenty of serviceable and user-friendly tools which are helpful in searching for information and reaching a desired content. Most of all, there have been created clear, intuitive and also narrow and precise search criteria, which are a peculiar method of filtering information from the cavernous treasury of medical knowledge.

Undeniable, however, is that the machines shall not replace nor deceive the human intuition, curiosity and perpetual need to enhance the knowledge. In order to obtain satisfactory results of our research, it is necessary to have rudimentary knowledge about the typology of scientific articles, as well as work out skills in proper reading and interpreting the information (frequently written in a specific language), and hence applying it in clinical practice.

In view of the above, we seek to organise a series of courses for doctors, practitioners and researchers who work at universities and research institutes. The courses will address the correct selection of the literature as well as skillful and deliberate extraction of needed and useful, from a practical point of view, pieces of information.


A detailed plan of the course vs plan of the course that was successfully held in Poland in 2017, as well as presentation of main speakers you can find below.

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