This years’ ACBI Training Day is being run in collaboration with the EFLM. The date has been rescheduled to Friday 2nd February 2024. The ACBI are hosting an EFLM Postgraduate course on the topic of Mastering Scientific Article writing. Two expert speakers will deliver this  interactive course. Due to the interactive nature of the course, places are limited to 35 on a first come first served basis.


Friday 2nd February
  • 9:00-9:10h
    Course opening
  • 9:15-9:40h
    Scientific methodology and study design Daria Pasalic
  • 9:45-10:05h
    Research ethics Ana Bronic
  • 10:10-10:40h
    Introduction, hypothesis and the aim of the study Daria Pasalic
  • 10:45-11:15h
    Materials and methods Daria Pasalic
  • 11:15 -11:30h
  • 11:30-12:00h
    Effective presentation of results: text, graphs, tables and figures Ana Bronić
  • 12:05-12:35h
    Discussion of the results and conclusions Ana Bronić
  • 12:40-13:10h
    Literature list, deferent styles in presenting the literature, DORA-statement Ana Bronić
  • 13:10-14:30h
  • 14:30-14:50h
    Abstract and Key words Ana Bronic
  • 14:55-15:25h
    Publication ethics: authorship, CREDIT taxonomy, plagiarism Daria Pasalic
  • 15:30-15:50h
    Specific types of articles I: Review articles & Meta-analysis Ana Bronic
  • 15:55-16:15h
    Specific types of articles II: Case report, Editorial, Position and Opinion paper Daria Pasalic
  • 16:15-16:30h
  • 16:30-16:50h
    Journal selection- Instruction for authors and cover letter Ana Bronic
  • 17:00-17:30h
    General phases in editorial process, peer review, communication with authors Daria Pasalic
  • 17:30-18:15h
    Interactive workshop Interpretation of the results/Research questions / Peer review of manuscripts Quiz
  • 18:15-18:30h
    Course closing
Prof Daria Pasalic

Prof Daria Pasalic

Department of Medical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry, Zagreb University School of Medicine

Prof Pasalic has extensive research and teaching experience and has supervised a number of PhD students. Her list of peer reviewed publications is in excess of 30 in many journals. Notably she has authoried 'Your article needs revision? – How to improve it successfully and answer to the reviewers comments' in Biochem Med in 2021. She has also authored 4 book chapters. She is past president of the Croatian Society for Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine and the current 
chair of the EFLM Committee on Education and Training. She is an editrial board member for Biochemia Medica and Journal of Education Evaluation for Health Professionals. 

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Dr Ana Bronic

Dr Ana Bronic

Department of laboratory diagnostics in traumatology and orthopaedics, Clinical Chemistry Institute at Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia.

Dr Bronic is Scientific Research Associate and specialist in medical biochemistry and laboratory medicine, currently working at the Department of laboratory diagnostics in traumatology and orthopaedics, that is a part of Clinical Chemistry Institute at Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital Centre in Zagreb, Croatia.

She acts as Deputy chief of the Department and participate in laboratory organization and management, quality assurance (laboratory is accredited according to ISO 15189), performance of complex laboratory analyses, scientific research as well as in education and professional training of undergraduates. Area of her interests are haemostasis, haematology, and molecular diagnostics.

Dr Bronic is Head of Working Group for laboratory coagulation in Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine and continuously works on the harmonization of laboratory procedures in haemostasis. She presented her work in articles listed in CC and SCIE as well as on numerous national and international conferences, both in a form of abstracts and as invited speaker.

Dr Bronic has experience as a reviewer in international scientific journals since 2010 and in 2014 she became Associate Editor of the Biochemia Medica, the official journal of the Croatian Society of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine. Holding this role, she also participates in education of the young colleagues on scientific writing and getting editorial skills.

She is member of Executive board of European-Mediterranean League against thrombosis and associated member of IFCCs Committee on Clinical Laboratory Management (C-CLM).

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The training day will be hosted at the The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare, Eccles St. Dublin 7. 

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