THC7 Workshops


W1 Plagiarism: How to Prevent?

By Seyed Mohammad Miri, 6th September, 13:30-15:00 in Hall D

Wrongful appropriation of text within your academic paper is able to destroy the whole of your academic life just as easy as falling down to a river.

Researcher must be aware of narrow points of writing plagiarized manuscripts and avoid from further threats. This workshop is designed as a fast and quick review for both students and researchers. Basic knowledge and attitude toward one of the most important and recent changes among researchers: our ultimate goal is considering ethic in publishing. During a half-day workshop we talk about: Definition of plagiarism, prevention form plagiarism, and preparations prior to submission.

W2 How to Sell Yourself in Academia

By Behzad Hajarizadeh, 6th September, 15:00-17:00 in Hall D

Content: In this seminar, we will discuss the strategies and skills to improve communication for academic purposes. We focus primarily on writing resume, looking for an academic position or scientific collaboration, and presenting in the scientific conferences.

Who benefits from this seminar? The seminar is intended for students, post-doctoral fellows, and other early career researchers in biomedical sciences who are willing to develop their careers through academic networking.

Speaker: Dr Behzad Hajarizadeh, MD, MPH, PhD is an epidemiologist, and a lecturer in the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) in Australia. He had more than 100 presentations in medical conferences and published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals, including high-rank journals such as Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Impact factor: 13.7), Hepatology (Impact factor: 13.2), Journal of Hepatology (Impact factor: 12.5), Journal of Infectious Diseases (Impact factor: 6.2), and The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (a recently launched journal of The Lancet).

W3 How to Publish a Paper?

By Mario Mondelli, 7th September, 08:30-10:30 in Hall D

W4 Peer-review

By Peter Karayiannis, 7th September, 11:00-13:00 in Hall D

W5 A Simple and Rapid Guideline for Diagnosis, Prevention and Control of Chronic Hepatitis B

By Mohammad Reza Hedayati-Moghaddam, Hosein Foroutan and Hosein Keyvani, 7th September, 14:00-16:00 in Hall D

Target groups:

  1. Specialists of infectious diseases
  2. General practitioners
  3. Medical students


  1. Who should be screened for chronic HBV infection?
  2. What is a difference between chronic HBV infection and chronic Hepatitis B?
  3. How can you interpret the results of HBV screening tests?
  4. What should you do for a person with HBsAg positivity and normal ALT?
  5. What should you do for a person with HBsAg positivity and elevated ALT?

W6 Sample Size Calculation Workshop for Clinicians – Introducing Software

By Siamak Sabour, 8th September, 08:30-10:00 in Hall D

At the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with the principals of the sample size calculation in clinical researches. This workshop will be applied to the sample size calculation in clinical researches in accordance with the needs of academic staff and clinicians in research projects and student dissertations. The workshop has been organized as 60% theoretical aspects of sample size calculation and 40% practical issues using software.

W7 Brief Workshop on Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

By Ali Kabir, 8th September, 10:30-12:00 in Hall D

Review studies are necessary because of daily increasing of the literature. Systematic review, as a special type of review studies, assess all published and non-published studies and evaluate quality of related studies. Then, quantitative analysis of selected studies will be done to determine final idea of all scientists about a specific subject. It may also determine is there any controversy in the literature about the subject? Why such difference exist? Is that related to the quality of studies, place, time, etc? Such studies may be able to provide a final solution, guideline or help for scientists.

In this workshop, concept and necessity of systematic review studies, search strategy principles, study selection, quality assessment, meta-analysis concept and primary rules, data preparation and synthesis, drawing and inference of graphs and main commands for doing meta-analysis using Stata will be discussed. We hope be able to prepare an opportunity for interested students and researchers to run high-quality researches.

W8 Assessment of Autophagy and Autophagic Cell Death

By Behzad Yeganeh, 8th September, 13:00-14:30 in Hall D

Autophagy is a highly conserved lysosomal dependent degradation and turn-over of long-lived proteins and organelles in the cell, which can be subjected to suppression or further induction in response to different stimuli. Autophagic cell death has been implicated in several pathologies including cancer, viral infections and neurodegenerative disorders resulting in new approaches to the treatment of such diseases.

This workshop provides an overview of methodologies for assessment of autophagy both in vitro and in vivo as well as monitoring autophagy via numerous assays and approaches to measure autophagy in living cells and in mammalian tissue. It will include questions & answer sessions on autophagic gene knockdown approach used to the study autophagy as well as the measurement of the autophagosome microtubule, LC3B and lysosome recruitment during the autophagic process in numerous fields of cell biology.