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Speakers confirmed - Veterinary Evidence Today 2016

6 July 2016

Veterinary Evidence Today - the 2016 EBVM Network Conference is an unrivalled event within the veterinary calendar, where the international veterinary community can meet to share progress and discuss the opportunities and challenges of applying evidence-based principles in practice.

We were thrilled with the response to our first and second call for abstracts, which has resulted in a huge pool of EBVM related topics for the plenary, parallel and poster sessions. The programme, which is currently being put together behind the scenes and is due for release early August, will offer an inspiring and exciting mix of sessions for those with an interest in evidence-based veterinary medicine.

Gillian LengFor our plenary sessions, we have confirmed:

Steve Budsberg, Director of Clinical Research, University of Georgia, USA
Topic: Can practice-based evidence complement and promote EBVM?

Mike Clarke, Centre of Public Health in Queen’s University Belfast – founder of Evidence Aid
Topic: Evidence Aid: using systematic reviews to improve access to evidence for humanitarian emergencies

Rachel Dean, Director for the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine, University of Nottingham
Topic: Research waste in veterinary medicine

Gillian Leng, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health and Social Care at NICE (pictured)
Topic: Using evidence: pitfalls, practicalities and positive benefits

Using evidence: pitfalls, practicalities and positive benefits

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Radboud University Medicine Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Topic: Systematic reviews of laboratory animal studies

Parallel sessions will be based around the themes of:

  • Evidence in Industry
  • Evidence in Practice
  • Implementation of EBVM in practice
  • The Business case for EBVM
  • Clinical Audit/Governance
  • Veterinary Nursing

For the full list of confirmed speakers, visit:

At Veterinary Evidence Today, the posters have been selected from the abstracts submitted in either round of the ‘Call for Speakers’. Authors will present their poster during the conference, allowing them to present a comprehensive but condensed version of their paper. The posters will be displayed in the Ballroom – for a feel of this event, have a look through our “EBVM 2014” album to see the selection presented during our 2014 event. The delegates are then offered the chance to vote for their favourite. The prizes will be presented at the Evidence Awards later that evening.  


Tickets on sale now:

You can visit the events webpage for the latest information, or follow the hashtag #VET2016 on twitter for all the latest news.

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