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First conference on evidence based veterinary medicine
The Beaumont Estate in Windsor where the first international EBVM conference will be held later this year.
The Beaumont Estate in Windsor where the first international EBVM conference will be held later this year.

Experts to speak on the latest scientific research and training

A first ever international conference on evidence based veterinary medicine is to take place in October.

Tickets have gone on sale for the two day event which aims to provide the latest scientific research and training.

The conference has been organised by by RCVS Knowledge, the independent charity associated with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).

Scientific panel member Dr Brennan McKenzie, a small animal veterinary surgeon from Adobe Animal Hospital, California, who is president of the Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association, said: “The Conference will bring together experts in basic research, epidemiology, EBVM, and clinical medicine. 

"It will identify the most critical information needs of veterinary practitioners as well as marshal talent and resources towards generating this vital information.

"Furthermore, it will focus on raising awareness of the relevance of EBVM to practitioners and finding ways to more effectively teach EBVM principles and techniques to students and veterinary professionals in practice.”

The International Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) Network Conference, takes place on October 23 and October 24 at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor.

It is open to all who are interested in the practice and science of EBVM, including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, students, technicians and information specialists.

The conference will provide attendees with two days of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities as well as the chance to join RCVS Knowledge’s EBVM Network, which aims to build a global community of professionals who share the latest evidence, skills and ideas. 

“Insurers, publishers and CPD providers should also consider EBVM core to their activities,” says Nick Royle, executive director of RCVS Knowledge. “Any company providing goods and services to the veterinary profession will want to know ‘can I show that what I provide is evidence-based’”. 

Attendees can choose up to 12 hours of CPD, the content of which will be selected by international leaders in EBVM on the conference’s scientific panel. The panel is chaired by Dr Mark Holmes, senior lecturer at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School.

Ticket prices start at £575 and include two days of CPD, accommodation, all meals, an evening reception and several networking events. 

Bursaries of £500 towards the cost of attending the conference are available for EBVM Network members who are students, veterinary nurses, or based in low- or lower-middle-income economies, as defined by the World Bank.

To book a place at the conference and find out more about submitting an abstract, exhibiting or sponsoring please visit

To join the EBVM Network click here

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