SCITECH Science and Technology Center
Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
Thursday, March 26, 2020

h. 08.00 – 17.00

Logo per research 1 

International and national experts in the field of research have been invited. Regardless of your subspecialty, you can expect to learn, in depth, how to write a qualitative research, how to deal with research softwares. Moreover, you can expect to know the journey of your manuscript from submission to acceptance, you will learn how editors think, criteria for manuscript acceptance, pitfalls in your manuscript submission and how to avoid including plagiarism, in details. Critical appraisal is a crucial tool to read, understand and accept different papers, we will try to deliver a concise, yet comprehensive, talk covering this important topic for every physician. The workshop will contain hands-on practice on how to conduct a qualitative research. 

Understanding the types of plagiarism
Identify the plagiarism
Understand the pittfalls of manuscript submission
Understand the principles of qualitative research and its importance in bariatric surgery
Understand the process of qualitative research writing
Hands-on training on qualitative research
Understand the process of critical appraisal of a research paper


TARGET AUDIENCE: Surgical residents, specialists, consultants

Prof Yasser Elghoneimy
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, IAU
Head of Cardiac surgery unit, IAU
Head of Research Committee, Department of surgery, IAU


Dr Mohammed S. Foula
Specialist of surgery

Prof Wei Jee Lee
Professor of surgery, Taiwan 
Expert of Bariatric Surgery 
President, Asia Diabetes Surgery Summit
Editor, Obesity Surgery Journal 

Prof Abdulmohsen Al Mulhim
Professor of Surgery and Laparoscopy 
Former Chairman of Department of Surgery 

Prof Abdelazeem Al Dawlatly
Professor of Anesthesia, KSA
Editor in chief, Saudi Journal of Anesthesia 

Dr Nandor Marczin
Senior clinical Lecturer, Imperial College of London 
Expert in clinical trials and research
Head of Cardiac Anaesthesia Research Group
Immediate Past Chair of EACTA Transplant and VAD Committee
Editor: BMC Anesthesiology; JCVA; J Breath Research

Dr Muhammed Alshahrani
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
Director of Critical Care Department 
General Director, King Fahd University Hospital 
Vice Dean of Hospital Affairs, IAU

Dr Mohammed Eltahan
Associate Professor of Anesthesia 
Associate Editor, BMC Anesthesia 

Dr Shafiq Ur Rehman 
Associate Professor 
Head of Information, Learning and Research Commons, IAU
Expert in Research Workshops


8:00 – 8:10 Welcoming remarks Dr. Fahd Makhdom
8:10 – 8:30 Introduction to the course Professor Yasser Elghoneimy

Session (1) Qualitative Research
Moderators: Prof. Abdulmohsen Al Mulhim, Dr. Mohammed Foula

08:30 – 10:30 Qualitative research: - Basics and principles; - Choice of data analysis software Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman
10:30 – 12:00 Hands-on Training of Qualitative research Dr. Shafiq Ur Rehman

Session (2) Plagiarism, How to Avoid?
Moderators: Dr. Ahmed Eldamati, Dr. Mohammed Foula

12:30 – 13:00 Ethics and misconduct in research Prof. Abdelazeem Al Dawlatly
13:00 – 13:30 Introduction and types of plagiarism Dr. Mohamed El Tahan
13:30 – 14:00 How does plagiarism happen? And how to avoid? Dr. Mohamed El Tahan
14:00 – 14:30 Quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing Prof. Abdelazeem Al Dawlatly

Session (3) Manuscript Acceptance, tips and tricks
Moderators: Prof. Abdulmohsen Al Mulhim, Dr. Farouk Alreshaid

15:00 – 15:20 How to nurture young talent in clinical research? Dr. Nandor Marczin
15:20 – 15:40 How to succeed in grant writing? Dr. Nandor Marczin
15:40 – 16:00 Pitfalls in manuscript submission Prof. Wei Jee Lee

Session (4) Critical Appraisal
Moderators: Prof Yasser Elghoneimy, Dr. Farouk Alreshaid

16:00 – 17:00 Critical appraisal for interventional studies Dr. Muhammed Alshahrani

Participants are requested to bring their personal laptop.