Institute of Community and Public Health at BZU holds a workshop on scientific research and writing

This year, the Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance (LPHA) held a writers' workshop at the Institute of Community and Public Health - Birzeit University, during March 2-3, 2011. The  workshop aimed to continue assisting Palestinian researchers in building their capacities in scientific research. 

Authors presented for 10 -15 minutes comments on presentations and draft papers were made by distinguished LPHA members  including: Dr. Richard Horton, the chief editor of the Lancet, Professor Graham Watt from Glasgow University, the UK,  Professor Harry Shannon from McMaster University, Canada,  Professors Espen Bjertness, Gerd Holmboe-Ottessen and Petter Kristensen from Oslo University, Norway, Professor Emeritus John Yudkin from University College London, UK, and Professor Dennis Hogan from Brown University, the United States (in absentia).

A commentary on this activity was written by Dr. Horton and was published in the Lancet on 12 March  2011:under title: Where are the optimists?