The latest in Springer’s “Medical English” series aimed at healthcare professionals who need English for their work but do not speak English on a day-to-day basis, this book features clear advice on a variety of topics relevant to the successful preparation and delivery of scientific presentations. It also covers a wide range of situations that may develop in the context of an international congress and includes specific chapters on important issues like dealing with questions, chairing sessions, and avoiding common pitfalls in English usage and pronunciation. Although much of the information provided will be useful for scientists of all backgrounds and nationalities, the book is aimed especially at non-native English-speaking physicians and biomedical scientists. It will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of experienced presenters as well as of those just beginning their careers in international science.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Chairing a session - Dealing with questions from the audience - International Scientific Congresses - Scientific English - Technical aspects
Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Education & Language - Life Sciences - Linguistics - Medicine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
To Speak or Not to Speak? Ten Questions to Ask Yourself before Agreeing to Give a Presentation.- Preparing a Talk.- Useful Language for Scientific Presentations.- Common Mistakes in English.- Delivering a Talk.- The Dreaded Questions and Comments Section.- Chairing a Session.- Attending an International Scientific Course.- Conversation Survival Guide.-Pronunciation Survival Guide.- Appendices.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
John Giba was born in Youngstown, Ohio (USA) in 1960. In 1984 he received a Bachelor of Science degree (magna cum laude) in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA). In 1985, he began teaching English in Spain. Working as a freelance translator and scientific writer since 1988, Mr. Giba has collaborated in the publication of over 1000 texts. In the last five years, he has specialized in teaching scientific English to biomedical professionals. Some of the courses and seminars in which he has participated include the Scientific English Module in the framework of a Master’s program through the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (responsible for course design and implementation 2008, 2009, 2010), Radiological English Course (Barcelona and Madrid), Medical English Course (Girona), and Biomedical English Seminars (Esteve Foundation). He coauthored the book Surgical English with Ramón Ribes and Pedro Aranda (Springer, 2010) and Inglés Médico y Sanitario in Spanish (English for Healthcare Professionals) with Ramón Ribes.(LID, 2010).