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Myths and Realities of Plagiarism Detection Software in Medical Publishing   

August 25, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Members $55/Nonmembers $95

During this webinar, Robert Creutz of will discuss available plagiarism detection software options, as well as offer a glimpse at how these technologies are being used by authors and editors within medical publishing.                 

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe plagiarism detection software options
  • Discuss the role of plagiarism software detection in the research ecosystem
  • Apply best practices for use of plagiarism detection software in editorial review

Learning Level:    Intermediate
Content Areas:    Cont. Education, Ethics, Technology/Social Media, Writing/Editing

About the speaker:
Robert Creutz has a diverse background that spans news publishing, education, and technology. For the last 10 years, he has served as an Executive Account Manager at He is considered the resident expert on Turnitin’s professional plagiarism detection software, iThenticate.

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An Encore from AMWA Annual Conference 2013: The Rising Tide of Plagiarism in Medical Writing
On Demand

Medical journals have been broadsided by a fast-growing plagiarism problem, and the ramifications can reach well beyond the page, having an impact on clinical practice and patients’ lives. You will have an opportunity to examine the ripple effects of medical plagiarism and gain insight into avoiding the ethical and career-threatening pitfalls of duplication. In this panel presentation, you will hear about plagiarism from the editor’s perspective and learn about plagiarism detection software, and how to evaluate the results and share the information ethically with contributing authors and/or their sponsors.
Moderator (and speaker): Jonathan Bailey, Founder, Plagiarism Today, New Orleans, LA
Jason Chu, Senior Education Manager, iThenticate/Turnitin (iParadigms, LLC), Oakland, CA
Sandra Ripley Distelhorst, ELS, Senior Editor, Northwest Health Communications, Edmonds, WA