Providing Quality Peer Reviews – and Learning Along the Way
A special session of SACME VJC
August 30, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT
Alisa Nagler JD, MA, EdD
Assistant Director for Accreditation, Validation and Credentialing,
American College of Surgeons
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Education,
Duke University School of Medicine
Asha Maharaj, MBA, CELP
Director, Community and Continuing Education
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Mila Kostic, CHCP, FACEHP
University of Pennsylvania
Christine Flores, MPH
Continuing Professional Development
Oregon Health & Science University
Join us for this exciting and participatory, special session of the SACME Virtual Journal Club. We will be focusing on one of the key areas of scholarship in our field – peer review.
The peer-review process requires the dedication and work of volunteers, who contribute considerable time and effort. While reviewers’ motivation to participate in the peer-review process may be uniquely individual, there are numerous benefits to reviewing abstracts or manuscripts, far outweighing the perceived burden of the work required. In addition, thoughtful and constructive feedback to authors can provide guidance to enhance their current work and future writings. Lastly, meeting planners and journal editors rely on the peer review process to identify quality scholarly contributions.
This session will summarize the peer review process and highlight the benefits to all involved. Participants will work together improving an example of a “bad” review. Practical tips will be provided for reviewers to make the most of their experience in a meaningful, productive and convenient manner.
Special attention will be paid to the review of SACME proposals for the 2020 meeting.