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Learn to write effective letters to the editor to help transform medical research.

Learn to Write Effective Letters to the Editor

to Transform Medical Research

Tues., September 13, 2022

7-8:30 pm ET/4-5:30 pm PT

via Zoom


Get valuable tips and resources for crafting and submitting an effective letter to the editor (LTE).

Letters to the editor and other opinion pieces can educate the public and influence popular opinion about important issues and policies, and they’re often some of the most-read parts of a publication.

This training will include

  • Why we need to transform medical research
  • Major talking points to consider
  • Tips for writing and submitting your piece
  • Expert insights from science journalist Dr. Barbara J. King
  • Effective examples of LTEs and other opinion pieces
  • Relevant resources
  • (Optional) A brief practice session

This training is led by Michelle Blake, PZI’s Director of Policy, and Marsha Rakestraw, PZI’s Senior Director of Communications and Outreach.

Our featured special guest is Dr. Barbara J. King, emerita professor of anthropology at William and Mary, and an extensively published science writer and public speaker, who will share some strategies and insights for writing effectively and getting published.

This virtual training is open to everyone, regardless of experience.

Dr. Barbara J. King

Read two examples of Barbara’s published letters to the editor:

Read one of Marsha’s published letters to the editor:

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