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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

A Revised Evidence Pyramid for Veterinary Clinical Resources


Suzanne Fricke, DVM, MLIS Animal Health Librarian, Washington State University Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video)     Abstract Veterinary medicine is a field traditionally dependent on textbooks and expert opinion, often in the form of conference proceedings and monitored discussion boards, for clinical decision support. As electronic health record systems evolve with potential […]

The Global Resource for Online Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Learning


Kristen Reyher, BSc, DVM, PhD, MRCVS1, Emma Crowther, Rachel Dean, Sarah Baillie, Sebastian Arlt, Marnie Brennan, David Brodbelt, Fiona Brown, Douglas Grindlay, Ian Handel, Mark Holmes, Catherine McGowan, Timothy Parkin, Emma Place, Gwen Rees, Darren Shaw, Javier Sanchez, Laura Urdes, John Vanleeuwen, Kristien Verheyen and Sheena Warman [1] Senior Lecturer in Farm Animal Science, University […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]