Oct 2, 2020 12:35PM - 1:35PM EDT: Masterclass in Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine

Recorded On: 10/02/2020

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Most veterinary professionals realize that practice based on evidence is a good thing, but how do you navigate the volume of information now available, particularly when it seems there is evidence both for and against any treatment imaginable?  Using an online module and an interactive small-group session, this offering will provide a framework for implementing a more evidence-based approach to the questions that crop up every day in clinical practice, allowing practitioners to determine when evidence is likely to be reliable and what evidence is suspect.  
1. Develop a systematic framework for formulating clinical questions
2. Quickly identify and utilize resources that might address a clinical question
3. Describe evidence based on its source/study design
4. Understand the role of random error, bias, and confounding in interpreting the quality of evidence
5. Develop awareness of cognitive biases/heuristics that lead to incorrect conclusions or mis-interpreting evidence

Patrick Carney


Patrick Carney grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a year of small animal general practice. After a residency in small animal internal medicine at Oregon State University, he practiced internal medicine at Tufts VETS while obtaining a PhD (epidemiology) from Boston University’s School of Public Health. Since 2017 he has worked in Cornell’s Small Animal Community Practice, guiding student clinicians as they practice primary care. His research focuses on the use of diagnostic and screening tests in primary care settings.

Candice Limper (Moderator)

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