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Clinical case report training

You can now apply for the Reckeweg Clinical Case Award 2024.

The deadline for eligible cases is Feb 28, 2024.

Step 1: Case report training

The Scientific Writing in Health and Medicine (SWIHM) course educates you in a 30-minute training how to write accurate and transparent case reports more easily. They can be presented at conferences, posted as case report preprints or published in scientific journals. The course consists of 12 short videos with explanations and handouts by Dr David Riley, one of the authors of the CARE guidelines. If you want to know more about SWIHM, click here.

Once you register on our website, you’ll receive a voucher allowing you to enrol in the SWIHM course for free. This course is an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge on scientific writing.

Improve your academic writing skills

This video course teaches you how to write high-quality, clear, and concise case reports, and describes what case reports require to be posted on a preprint platform, presented as a poster, or published in a medical journal.

Improve your author profile

Publishing your clinical experience will build up your author profile, even if you’re a first-time author. With your updated knowledge in scientific writing in health and medicine, you can enhance your case reports and make them more likely to be noticed by the clinical community.

Make a difference

Can your case report help others? Maybe. In medical history, we have benefited greatly from outstanding case reports such as Barnard’s case report about the first human heart transplant or McBride’s on thalidomide and birth defects. Even if your case report doesn’t have a huge impact, it can still make a difference, possibly offering a unique view on solving a clinical problem.

Start your training now!

Access the training videos for free* with the following coupon code: (login required).

* Individual registration with an email address and name is required. To take part in the training free of charge, activate the coupon on the “Order overview” page by clicking “Add coupon”.

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Why case reports make a difference

Dr. David Riley, a member of the CARE Group, explains why writing good case reports makes a difference.

About the case report training

The Scientific Writing in Health and Medicine (SWIHM) online course has been offered since 2017. The Training is led by Dr David Riley, one of the authors of the CARE guidelines and a member of the CARE Group. Dr Riley is also a network director of the SSRN and Elsevier’s preprint server, Health Science Case Reports Research Network, as well as a senior editor for The Permanente Journal.

Dr Riley helped lead the development of the CARE guidelines which were published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology in 2013 and 2017. They have been endorsed by numerous medical journals and publishers and are an accepted standard for evidence-based case reports worldwide. Scientific Writing in Health and Medicine (SWIHM) helps healthcare professionals to write and publish case reports following the CARE guidelines. By registering on our website, you can take Dr Riley’s course for free and download additional learning materials.

The SWIHM course on case report writing contains 12 videos grouped into four sessions. In total, the course will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. Audio is in English, with Spanish or Russian subtitles available.

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