12th EASE General Assembly and Conference, Split 2014

The complex world of science editing, 13-15 June 2014

The EASE Conference took place in Split, Croatia at the School of Medicine of the University of Split. See the opening ceremony (below).

It's over? What else did I miss?

StorifyDuncan Nicholas from Taylor & Francis has created a great storify of the tweets from the conference. If you couldn't attend, check out the link and see (and hear in one case!) what went on.

Errr... what is storify? Storify is a social network service where users create stories from social media activity such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Workshops

Sun Huh's workshop

Sun Huh (far left) and his workshop participants, following their session learning about JATS XML.Abstrracts of all the workshops are available online.

Poster Prize

Springer sponsor poster prize

EASE would like to thank Springer for their sponsorship of the Poster Prize. The prize was awarded by Tiberius Ignat and Cem Uezuem (left) to Geum-Hee Jeong and Sun Huh for their poster "Analysis of evaluation items for scholarly journals supported by Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies based on item response theory".

EASE would also like to thank the competition judges, Ida Raffaelli and Edward Towpik. Abstracts for all the posters are available online.

Plenary and parallel sessions

Abstracts for plenary and parallel sessions are available online, and can be downloaded as a pdf file.

Prof Sir Tim Hunt

Our keynote speaker, Professor Sir Tim Hunt.

Download his presentation.

EASE/KCSE Travel Bursaries

The recipients of the first KCSE/EASE Bursary Awards (shown below with EASE Secretary Tina Wheeler) were Dr Isaac Katano and Dr Jibril Habuleh.

Isaac Katano and Jibril Habuleh

Dr Isaac Katano teaches at Uganda Christian University and is Associate Dean of the Business Faculty.  He is the founding editor of the Uganda Christian University Research Bulletin but has had no opportunity to interact with senior editors or any training in this role. Dr Katano is an active teacher who uses his EASE membership for the benefit of the Uganda Christian University and other researchers who may one day need the expertise he gains via EASE. He is also a PhD candidate (Entrepreneurship) at the University of Cape Town.

Dr Jibril Habuleh is a sponsored member of EASE from Somaliland.  He is a junior doctor with a special interest in medical editing and publishing.  Dr Habuleh is one of the founding assistant editors of the first medical journal in Somaliland, the Somaliland Medical Association Journal.  He is also editor in chief of the Amoud University Student Newsletter with the aim of encouraging medical students in academic writing and helping them to develop lifelong academic writing skills and aspirations in research and writing.  Dr Habuleh will use knowledge gained at the EASE Conference to organize workshops in academic writing for academics, healthcare professionals and students.  He also hopes to learn how to index the Somaliland Medical Association Journal and increase its international visibility.

Committees

Thank youJoan Marsh, Arjan Polderman, Rod Hunt and Ana Marusic formed the Programme Committte and the local Organizing Committe consisted of Pero Vidan and Dalibora Behmen.

We would like to thank all Committee members for all their hard work.