Principal Investigators Association

Scientific Writing for Researchers: Mastering the Art of Persuasion and Clarity

Live Webinar on Thursday, Mar. 9th at 1:00 PM ET

Most investigators in academia have not been trained to write clearly and cohesively, which often makes grants and manuscripts fail. For technical or complex information to be understood by any audience, clarity of message is paramount.

Writing clearly is a learned skill, and in this information-packed Webinar, Dr. Christopher Dant will examine the most common problems in scientific writing, such as how to persuade with a minimum amount of words, how and where to use the “right” words, and how to write sentences and paragraphs with purpose, clarity, and punch. Dr. Dant will share examples of poor writing, and offer actionable advice on how scientists can improve their writing immediately.

Remember, individuals who rise to leadership positions in organizations generally do so partly because they can express ideas orally and in writing in persuasive, concise ways. Stated another way, it’s hard to get a group of people excited about an idea, a new product or a research objective, if they cannot be communicated in a convincing, compelling way.

During this 90-minute Webinar, Dr. Dant will examine the basis for unclear writing and offer insightful ways scientists can enhance their writing abilities and achieve outstanding results.

5 Key Take-Aways:

  • Learn a systematic approach to high quality writing
  • Understand common errors investigators often make in writing, and ways to avoid them
  • Reduce redundancies, select the “right” words
  • Learn the basis of writing clear sentences and cohesive paragraphs, paramount to any academic writing
  • Learn how to edit your own writing style, achieve clarity and persuade your audience
Who Should Attend:

  • This seminar will apply to everyone in academia who must write a grant, manuscript, or any message to their peers.

Meet Your Presenter:

Christopher Dant is a PhD-trained medical researcher and educator with over 40 years’ experience in government, academic, and biopharmaceutical settings. His PhD training was in immunology and cellular biology and he previously conducted research for several medical institutions in the United States. Dr. Dant was trained in grant writing at the NIH and was a former journal editor at JAMA. He worked as a senior writer and managed publications at Stanford’s Medical School and established and built the Clinical Publications Division at Genentech in California. Until recently, Dr. Dant served on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and Norris Cotton Cancer Center to deliver lectures on NIH grant writing and manuscript writing. He lectures widely in academic and biopharmaceutical settings on manuscript writing, NIH career and research grants, and basic scientific writing skills for scientists and his business, MEDCOM Consulting, serves academic clients to review and write Research and Training Grants for the NIH. 

Special Rate: 

Purchase this Live Webinar for only $197 $159 and receive a *FREE recording of the same in your preferred format: CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript.
As an added bonus, you will also receive a free PDF copy of Dr. Dant’s best-selling writing guide entitled: Writing in Science and Medicine: The Investigator’s Guide to Writing for Clarity and Style (a $99 value, yours free).

*Live attendance is NOT required to receive your Free recording.

Registration Includes:


  • Access for one phone line and one *log-in link (unlimited listeners allowed in the same viewing room)
  • Additional log-in links and phone lines for attendees within the same institution for only $75 per line
  • Expert answers to your tough questions
  • Complimentary attendee package, including the speaker’s complete presentation handouts
  • Live Q&A session (you may also e-mail your questions in advance)
  • No Risk! 100% satisfaction guaranteed

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