Silver_RCVS_255_4059 The Evidence Awards celebrate excellence in the field of Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM). They are awarded by RCVS Knowledge, the charity partner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, for high-quality and impactful papers submitted to Veterinary Evidence. The awards will be presented at the Evidence Awards ceremony, the inaugural event being held as a gala dinner and ceilidh at Veterinary Evidence Today. We will be giving out awards for article submissions and Knowledge Summaries, and will release further details on the awards shortly.

Unless otherwise stated, the awards are open to all, irrespective of trade, profession, level of training or location. Where there is a restriction, it will be outlined in the description.

Evidence Awards available:

  • The Dame Olga Uvarov Award for Best Article published in Veterinary Evidence

Entry into this award is through the submission to, and publication of, high quality papers in Veterinary Evidence. The prize consists of a full access-all-areas ticket to Veterinary Evidence Today plus £200 towards travel and subsistence. Articles submitted before 2nd October will be considered.

Click here to visit Veterinary Evidence, the go-to EBVM resource for the veterinary profession.

  • The Graham-White Award for the best Knowledge Summary produced by a primary care practitioner published in Veterinary Evidence

Entry into this award is through the submission to, and publication of, high quality Knowledge Summaries in Veterinary Evidence. The prize consists of a full access-all-areas ticket to Veterinary Evidence today plus £200 towards travel and subsistence. Articles submitted before 2nd October will be considered.

  • The Reginald Snelling Student essay competition

International students currently studying a Veterinary-based undergraduate degree are invited to submit an essay (max. 2000 words) or video (max. 3 minutes), addressing the question:

Discuss the impact that EBVM has had on Veterinary Medicine and how you expect this to change with the growth of Evidence-based practice”

The prize consists of a 1 day ticket to Veterinary Evidence Today 2016 on 2nd November, including tickets to The Evidence Awards. The successful applicant will also receive up to £200 towards travel and subsistence, and an opportunity for potential publication in Veterinary Evidence. To enter the essay competition, send your essay to kate@rcvsknowledge.org by Friday 14th October 2016.

  • The Veterinary Evidence Today Poster Prize

Entry into this prize is through email submission – please send your abstract to ebvm@rcvsknowledge.org to enter. Successful poster submissions from the call for speakers will be displayed in the ballroom of the Assembly rooms throughout Veterinary Evidence Today 2016, and there will be a Poster Showcase on the second day (2nd November 2016), at which point delegates may vote for their favourite poster. The book prizes have been kindly donated by CRC Press, and are:

–       1st Place – Avian Medicine and Surgery in Practice: Companion and Aviary Birds, second edition by Bob Doneley; Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat by Michael Schaer and Frederic P. Gaschen; and Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases of the Dog and Cat by Richard G. Harvey and Gert ter Haar.

–       2nd Place – Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat by Michael Schaer and Frederic P. Gaschen; and Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases of the Dog and Cat by Richard G. Harvey and Gert ter Haar.

–       3rd Place –  Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat by Michael Schaer and Frederic P. Gaschen

– See Poster guidelines here.

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Please click here for the terms and conditions of the Evidence Awards.

The terms and conditions for the Student Essay can be downloaded here.

For more information on Knowledge Summaries and why they are important please download our guide.