Systematic Reviews in Veterinary Medicine: Resources and tools to find, appraise, and conduct reviews


Margaret Foster, MS, MPH Associate Professor, Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator, Texas A&M University; Joint Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center School of Public Health Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video) Abstract Systematic reviews play an important role in evidence-based practices by providing practitioners with […]

P values and NNTs: What they are and their roles in critical assessment


Richard B. Evans, PhD Editor-in-Chief, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Knowledge Veterinary Evidence; University of Missouri Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video)     Abstract The elevator pitch for a canine orthopedics research paper might go something like this: “We did a blinded RCT on 100 dogs comparing TTA to Tightrope and got […]

Bias in Evidence-based Medicine


Sidonie N. Lavergne, DVM, IPSAV, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow Assistant Professor, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video)     Abstract There are various definitions of the word bias, such as “an unfair personal opinion that influences judgment” or “tendency or preference […]

Innovations in EBVM Publications


Richard B. Evans, PhD Editor-in-Chief, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Knowledge Veterinary Evidence; University of Missouri Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video)     Abstract Veterinary information is like a gold mine. The wealth of information is hard to get, buried in bits and pieces in original articles published in hard-to-access subscription journals. […]

Veterinary Technician’s Role in Evidence-Based Practice


Erik Fausak, MA, MS Instructor, Bel-rea Institute of Animal Technology; Online Veterinary Athenaeum Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video) Abstract Practicing Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) is difficult to be done by any individual. EBVM, like all of medicine, should be a team approach. Veterinary Technicians can play a role in being able to retrieve, […]

The Electronic Health Record as an EBM Platform: Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobuttons)


Guilherme Del Fiol, M.D., M.S (Computer Science)., Ph.D. (Biomedical Informatics) Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video) Abstract Clinicians’ patient care information needs are frequent and largely unmet. Knowledge resources are available that can help clinicians meet these information needs. Yet, significant barriers limit the […]

Systematic Reviews including Non-Randomized Studies


Annette M. O’Connor, BVSc, MVSc, DVSc, Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Epidemiology), Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Epidemiology) Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video)     Abstract While the randomised-controlled trial is considered the […]

Keynote: Missing Trials


Ben Goldacre, MBBS, MA (Philosophy), MRCPsych Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, U.K. | TED Talks | Bad Science | Wikipedia Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video)     Abstract We like to imagine that medicine is based on good quality […]

Veterinary All Trials Initiative (VetAllTrials)


Dr. Lauren Quattrochi1, Dr. Rachel Dean2 and Dr. Stuart W. Turner3 [1] Director, All Trials Campaign USA and Sense About Science USA [2] Director, Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham University (CEVM) [3] Biomedical Informaticist and President, Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine Association (EBVMA) Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video) Abstract VetAllTrials (vetalltrials.org) is an […]

Moving forward in the use of evidence based medicine in the clinical setting


Steve Budsberg, DVM, MS, DACVS Professor, Department of Small Animal Medicine Surgery; Director of Clinical Research; College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, United States Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video) Abstract It is clear over the last decade that evidence based medicine (EBM) advocates have focused on promoting the concepts and ideals of […]

The Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine: Four Years On!


Rachel Dean, BVMS, PhD, DSAM (Fel), MRCVS1 & Marnie Brennan, BSc (VB), BVMS, PhD Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom * Symposium speaker Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video)     Abstract The Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (CEVM) was established at the School […]