Academic Writing Workshop

            Publication of the manuscript is one of the most fundamental parts of the development of the scientific community. The field of conservation medicine is no exception. However, academic writing and publication have not been easy. Because publications contribute to the scientific progress and as the intellectual communication, there are paramount of standards and principles applied to the authors.

            In this workshop, we will provide the basic principles and share you the writing tips and skills about academic writing and publication. This is essential for the participants who are interested to begin to “communicate” directly with others through scientific contribution.

            At the end of the workshop, the participants will gain the general concepts about academic writing, as well as the essential skills to start manuscript preparation. Even if participants understand the essence of academic writing, the participants are required to continue the training of writing. Therefore, this workshop may be helpful for beginners who want to make progress on steady publication in the future.


To Provide the basic knowledge of manuscript structure and important points of academic writing.

Rough agenda

Half day course

  • Basic knowledge of the manuscript structure
  • Method of manuscript preparation, paragraph writing, and tips for logical thinking

Takayuki Wada, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of International Health,
Institute of Tropical Medicine,
Nagasaki University, Japan

He previously worked in Public Health Institute of Osaka City, Japan, from 1999 to 2012 as a senior researcher responsible in molecular epidemiology of human infectious diseases. He is specialized in the detection of transmission routes of pathogens, using not only epidemiological information but also genotypic polymorphisms of pathogens. Especially, he has introduced high-throughput sequencers techniques for the purposes. Currently, he focuses on mycobacterial infection, host adaptation of bacterial pathogens of various animals, and metagenomic application. He is active in the Mycobacteriosis Working Group of Asian Society of Conservation Medicine (ASCM) since 2013. He has also been a board member of ASCM since 2016.

Nobuhide Kido
D.V.M, Ph.D., Diploma JSZWM, Diploma ACCM
Kanazawa Zoological Gardens, Japan

Currently, the veterinarian for Kanazawa Zoological Gardens, Japan. He is engaging in clinical medicine for zoo animals and rescued wildlife. Graduated from Hokkaido University and had two years experiences of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer. Previously, he also worked for Nogeyama Zoological Gardens for three years. He is the editorial committees of Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (JJZWM) and Journal of Japanese Association of Zoological Gardens and Aquarium (JAZA). His research area is mainly zoo mammal medicine and Sarcoptic scabies in rescued raccoon dog.