Scholarly Practice

Visual Abstracts: What, why, and how?

Recorded on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

Visual abstracts can now be seen at many journals. JAMA, NEJM, BMJ, and other specialty specific journals have adopted this method of science communication. This interactive workshop will be led by Dr. Andrew Ibrahim, world leader in the technique of creating Visual Abstracts, and aims to provide participants with some key concepts for creating a successful visual abstract.

Visual abstracts are now being used by many prominent journals including JAMA, Annals of Surgery, etc.. Are you prepared as a scientist for this new type of science communication?

Take a look at this past event with one of the leading world experts on Visual Abstracts.

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Dr. Andrew Ibrahim (@AndrewMIbrahim) hails from the University of Michigan where he is cross appointed to the Department of Surgery & @TaubmanCollege School of Architecture. He is an Editor for the JAMA Network, and founder Visual Abstract.


Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University.  She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD).  She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area.