American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Evaluating Scientific Study Designs

Evaluating Scientific Study Designs and Their Role in Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine


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When you read a veterinary journal article and apply what you have learned to a clinical situation, do you consider the way information was collected? This webinar will discuss how research study designs are not created equal. Knowing how to valuate research is a critical part of practicing evidence-based veterinary medicine. Learn how to assess
the strength of scientific evidence when making critical judgments and decisions for your practice.
 Earn 1 hour of
CE credit by participating in this webinar.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will better understand:

  • the difference between correlational studies versus causational studies
  • what types of scientific support comes from different study types
  • the hierarchy of knowledge with regard to study types

Speaker Bio

LeMac' Morris, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM(Feline)

Dr. LeMac’ Morris is a technical manager for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., providing consultations to companion animal facilities such as veterinary clinics, breeders and animal shelters on minimizing the spread of infectious diseases. Dr. Morris is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Shelter Veterinarians, Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, and a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.


RACE Credits 

This program 249-29345 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credits (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Scientific using the delivery method(s) of: Non-Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.