Tuesday 29/9

Research and Medical Writing Resources at the Westfriesgasthuis and beyond (all team members + invited guests)

Location: Vergaderzaal 7 (P&O building)

  • 09.30-10.00: Medical librarian – how to do a medical literature search
    • Speaker:  Marenne de Ruuk (Clinical Key expert) and Dineke Suiker (clinical librarian)
  • 10.00-10.30: Statistician – the basics: “how to use a statistician’s services”
    • Speaker: Tjeerd van der Ploeg
  • 10.30-11.00: Institutional Review Board representative (METC/human subjects protection committee) – “the basics of IRB approval”
    • Speaker: Linda Wehnes, METC
  • 11.00-11.15: Coffee break
  • 11.15-11.45:
    • Research assistants – role in studies
    • Research associates – how they can help ED researchers
      • Speaker: Sylvia van Rossum
    • Grant writer – how they can help ED researchers
      • Speaker: Pieter Kievit
        • Facilitator: Mike Burg (Research Associates Program UCSF)
  • 11.45-12.30: Searching medical records – a “how to” session led by IT & Research bureau & DBZA
    • Speakers: Mariette van Berkum (information management) and Sylvia van Rossum (Research associate) and Jaap Smit and Carla Huisman (DBZA)
  • 12.30-13.30: Lunch (Restaurant)
  • 13.30-end: Mike Burg’s role in each project (Mike Burg will lead discussion about all subjects below)
    • Q/medical librarian at a distance
    • Editing/language assistance
    • Book – Designing Clinical Research, Hulley & Cummings
    • ACEP’s Emergency Care Research: A Primer
    • Abstractbook from the 8th Dutch North Sea EM Conference
    • Read, read, and read some more – know “who’s doing what in your subject area”
    • Establishing a research committee
    • Other key research-related articles
    • Establishing relationships with other mentors, advisors and researchers                                                                                                      
      • Speaker: Mike Burg


  1. Book Hulley and Cummings, first few chapters (hard copy)
  3. Abstractbook NVSHA congres (hardcopy)
  4. Literature search in area of interest and familiarize with current state of medical literature as it applies to your project