On 9 June 2017, Dr Trevor Lane (Education Director and Senior Publishing Consultant of Edanz Group) led a manuscript writing workshop in Hong Kong, China, on behalf of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) and HKAM Press.
The 48 audience members, who consisted mainly of medical and surgical specialists who are HKAM Fellows, learned about medical writing and editing for publication in international peer-reviewed medical journals. The interactive workshop, which was targeted at intermediate-level authors, included activities and checklists for improving the logic and language of manuscript drafts. In his appreciation speech, Professor Martin Wong, HKAM Editor, thanked Dr Lane for sharing deep insights into the publishing process at medical journals, noting that Dr Lane was the Managing Editor of the Hong Kong Medical Journal from 1997 to 2001.
All attendees found the event useful or very useful and would recommend the seminar to a colleague. Most said they would like more writing seminars in the future, and an advanced writing workshop is now being planned for early 2018.