CAReNet activities

Last changed: 22 November 2018

In order to create good conditions for the development of veterinary clinical research in the Nordic countries, CAReNet creates meeting points for researchers and animal health professionals, e.g. networking meetings, thematic meetings and research education courses.

Networking meetings

At networking meetings, invited speakers share their experiences from clinical research and provide CAReNet members with tools to perform strong clinical studies. Also, members are offered the possibility to present own research to give an overview of ongoing research, as well as existing and possible future collaborations.

2018-03-21 Evidence based research and practice. Invited speaker: Sebastian Arlt, PhD, Dipl. ECAR, Dept of Veterinary Medicine at the Freie Universität in Berlin.

2016-04-21 Future clinical research. Invited speakers: Kerstin Bergvall, PhD, Dipl. ECVD, Dept. Clinical Sciences, SLU, Anna Bergh, Associate Professor, Dept. Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, SLU, and Casper Lindegaard, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, Evidensia.

2015-02-12 Challenges with clinical research. Invited speakers: Pia Haubro Andersen, Professor, Dept. Clinical Sciences, SLU, Tove Fall, Associate Professor, Dept. Medical Sciences, and Helene Hamlin, Associate Professor, Dept. Clinical Sciences, SLU.

Thematic meetings

Thematic meetings are organized to focus on issues with potential for joint strategic initiatives.

2017-04-25 Pain - objective measures and treatment. Invited speakers: Anna Hielm-Björkman, Associate Professor, Dept. of Equine and Small Animal Medicine, University of Helsinki, Karina Bech Gleerup, Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen, Kate White, Professor and Clinical Director of SVMS, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Andreas Haga, PhD, Dipl. ECVAA, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Anna Kendall, Dipl. ECEIM, Mälaren Horse Clinic.

2015-02-11 Infection control in animal health care facilities. Discussion moderator: Ulrika Grönlund, Associate Professor, Dept. Clinical Sciences, SLU

Research education courses

CAReNet organizes research education courses that are open for animal health care personnel as well as research students. The aim is to further increase the quality of future clinical studies, and to bring together researchers and clinicians that for example undergo national or European specialization.

2018-03-05--09 Construction of trial protocols for controlled clinical trials. The overall objective of the course was to train students to plan clinical research projects with appropriate methods, and to make the students aware of how different trial protocols relate to different statistical models. Lecturer: Professor Stig Larsen, NMBU. Course leader: Malin Hagberg Gustavsson, Dept. Clinical Sciences, SLU.

2017-03-09--11 How to read and write a scientific paper. THe objective of the course was to teach students effective writing practices and to give them a general understanding of the basic principles for critical reading and self-critical writing. Lecturer: Professor Stig Larsen, NMBU. Course leader: Malin Hagberg Gustavsson, Dept. Clinical Sciences, SLU.

2015-11-30--12-03 Implementation – how to change people’s behaviour. The focus of the course was the complex nature of implementation, potential barriers to implementing knowledge, tools that may facilitate the implementation of research results into practice, and ways to evaluate the outcome of such implementations. Course leader: Ulrika Grönlund, Dept. Clinical Sciences, SLU.

2015-05-21--23 Construction of trial protocols for controlled clinical trials. The overall objective of the course was to train students to plan clinical research projects with appropriate methods, and to make the students aware of how different trial protocols relate to different statistical models. Lecturer: Professor Stig Larsen, NMBU. Course leader: Malin Hagberg Gustavsson, Dept. Clinical Sciences, SLU.