The importance of effective written communication in academia cannot be understated, and excellent writing skills are a necessity to effectively communicate research and educational findings. This session will concentrate on preparing abstracts and manuscripts for submission. The session will be interactive throughout, with attendees asked to apply the skills that are being taught to their own work-in-progress real-time. Presenters will discuss the approach to writing each section of a manuscript, including discussion of common pitfalls that commonly occur within each section. Lecture will be interspersed with time for attendees to apply the concepts learned to their own ideas, with the intent that each attendee will leave with at least a rough sketch of the background and methods for a future manuscript. Timing will be divided between lecture time and hands-on work, and end with a Q&A. This interactive learning experience will help attendees improve their future abstract and manuscript submissions. This is one of four lectures in this year’s research methodology series; it is part of a multi-year broad-based research curriculum to equip residents and junior faculty with introductory research training.