• How to Write a Persuasive Abstract Overview

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    How to Write a Persuasive Abstract

    Course Overview

    Sponsored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

    Learning Objectives

    1. Re-acquaint themselves with available resources for developing or improving fundamental writing skills.
    2. Comprehend the basic philosophy of Abstracts as a vehicle to disseminate knowledge and inspire our peers.
    3. Adopt structured writing methods that can facilitate the communication of our scientific work.

    Presenter Information

    Dr. Andre J. van Wijnen

    Dr. Andre J. van Wijnen is a Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, MA. He is Editor-in-Chief of two journals (GENE and Molecular Biology Reports) and serves on a number of Editorial Boards, including JBMR, JBC and PLoS ONE. He is also a highly active general participant in peer review of manuscripts (>100 journals), as well as grant applications to government agencies (NIH, VA) and private foundations. He is a perennial Abstract reviewer for the ASBMR and other societies.
    His biological research interests encompass osteoblasts, stem cells, tumor cells and mouse models. His current molecular focus is on defining the role of microRNA- transcription factor networks in modulating musculo-skeletal development and orthopedic cancers. From a translational perspective, he is interested in the implementation of molecular strategies and prognostics for skeletal regenerative therapies.


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