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NEWS



        Next generation of evidence-based



        veterinary medicine course launched by


        RCVS Knowledge




        RCVS Knowledge has updated and expanded its highly     practitioners and students.
        regarded evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM)       Chris Gush, Executive Director of RCVS Knowledge,
        Learning course to provide a free, practical grounding in   said: “This fresh iteration of our EBVM Learning course
        applying EBVM, available on the charity’s new e-learning   is the culmination of a huge amount of committed work
        platform.                                              from an international network of leaders in EBVM, and
          The new version of EBVM Learning is the product of   we are proud to launch it on our new, accessible platform
        an international collaboration with 18 leading veterinary   RCVS Knowledge Learn. The course constitutes an
        educators and practitioners. It offers veterinary surgeons,   important way in which the charity supports all veterinary
        nurses, students and educators six hours of free CPD,   practitioners to advance the quality of care they provide
        which cover the five stages of EBVM and an overview of its   through evidence-based veterinary medicine, regardless of
        evolution.                                             their role, location or background.”
          Users can progress through the six modules in order, to   Sarah Baillie, EBVM Learning academic lead and
        build a solid foundation in applying EBVM, or alternatively   Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Education at the
        can access individual sections to deepen their knowledge   University of Bristol, added: “The update to EBVM Learning
        in particular areas. Practical examples and quizzes are   was based on extensive feedback gathered from students,
        provided every step of the way, as well as the opportunity   practitioners and educators who had used the original
        to download a certificate of completion.               version. It allowed us to improve the layout and ensure
          The mobile-friendly course can also be used as a     the content continued to be relevant to a wide range of
        reference tool for specific aspects of EBVM, such as how to   veterinary professionals at all stages of their careers. We
        search the literature effectively, and there is an extensive   also expanded the team to have a greater international
        thematic set of references for those who are keen to   perspective with contributions from colleagues based in
        explore the subject further.                           Bangladesh, Canada, Germany, Grenada, USA, Romania
          The updated EBVM Learning is housed on RCVS          and South Africa.”
        Knowledge Learn, the charity’s new e-learning platform.
        RCVS Knowledge Learn provides enhanced accessibility     EBVM Learning can be accessed for free online at:
        amongst other benefits, and will become the charity’s    learn.rcvsknowledge.org/ebvm-learning
        hub for free training and resources to all veterinary


        VMG and SPVS launch virtual congress




        Registration is now open for the first VMG-SPVS Virtual   veterinary career. From managing debt to saving money
        Congress, taking place online from 13 to 14 May, supported   through sustainability, from flexi-working to leading in a
        by Boehringer and Citation.                            time of change, from courageous conversations to creating
          As the UK’s leading non-clinical veterinary conference,   a digital strategy, it’s a programme designed to fulfil all
        VMG and SPVS will offer an online conference to live up   needs in these trickiest of times.
        to their live event reputation for interesting and engaging   Additionally, the programme will again see a dedicated
        speakers from within the veterinary practice and beyond,   stream for large animal and equine practices, and new for
        coupled with a friendly environment providing lots of   2021, a European stream. Also new for 2021 will be Friday
        opportunities to “meet” and network.                   afternoon small-group, interactive workshops with some of
          With a change to the regular schedule, the event will take   the event’s top speakers.
        place on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 May. The conference   All attendees will also be able to access the virtual
        will be opened on 13 May by Craig Bennett, CEO of The   exhibition enabling them to set up meetings, find out about
                                                               innovative products and services, and have the opportunity
        Wildlife Trusts. Joining Craig across four streams will be an   to win some fantastic prizes from the wide variety of
        eclectic mix of speakers from around the world.        sponsors and exhibitors.
          As in previous years, the programme will offer a wide
        variety of non-clinical sessions for the whole team, from   To register, visit spvs-vmg-events.co.uk
        those starting out to those contemplating life beyond their
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