Content Editor

​​Manuscript Writing Workshop​

Venue: Aga Khan Research and Training Center, Matiari

Date:​ 8th March 2024

Trainers​: Dr. Najeeha Talat Iqbal​, Dr. Mati ur Rehman and Dr. Sheraz Ahmed.


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The Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi organized a one-day manuscript writing workshop on 8​th March 2024, at the Mother and Child Health Research and Training Centre in Matiari, ​​​Sindh. The workshop aimed to enhance the manuscript writing skills of participants from various institutions, including Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), JamshoroSyed Sulaiman Shah Medical College (SSMC), TandoAdam, and field research staff from the ​Matiari centre.

The workshop comprised three insightful sessions, each led by esteemed faculty members and experts in their respective fields.​

Session 1: Structuring Impactful Research Manuscript

Dr. Najeeha Talat Iqbal​, an Associate Professor at the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, AKU, shared her expertise in structuring impactful research manuscripts. She provided valuable insights into crafting well-organized and compelling scientific papers, ensuring that the research findings are effectively communicated to the target audience.

Session 2: Writing Discussion and Results

Dr. Mati ur Rehman​​, a fa​culty member at AKU, guided participants through the intricate process of writing discussions and results sections. He emphasized the importance of presenting data clearly and interpreting findings in a logical and meaningful manner. Participants learned strategies to enhance the clarity and impact of their manuscript's discussion and results ​sections.

Session 3: Ethical and Efficient Use of AI Tools in Academic Writing

Dr. Sheraz Ahmed, a Senior Manager at Aga Khan University Karachi, brought a unique perspective to the workshop by exploring the ethical and efficient use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools in academic writing and manuscript preparation. He highlighted the potential benefits and challenges associated with incorporating AI technologies into the writing process, equipping participants with the knowledge to leverage these tools responsibly and effectively.

During the hands-on sessions, participants had the opportunity to practice drafting manuscript titles and abstracts. The speakers provided constructive feedback, allowing participants to refine their skills and gain valuable insights from experienced professionals.

The workshop fostered insightful discussions among participants, enabling them to share their experiences, challenges, and best practices in manuscript writing. It also provided a platform for networking with professionals from other institutions, facilitating collaboration and knowledge exchange.