Office of Continuing Education and Events

College of
Veterinary Medicine
Trotter 2-A
Manhattan, KS 66506



The Science Behind Alternative Medicine in Animal Health - April 29, 2012

Conference Schedule
8:00 am       Registration
8:25 am Welcome
8:30 am Science Works: Where We Go Wrong and How Evidence-based Can Set Us Right 
A review of common errors in evaluating clinical interventions and an introduction to the principles and techniques of evidence-basedmedicine. A practical 5-step process for evaluating unconventional therapies based on this background is then introduced.
Dr. Brennen McKenzie
10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:15 am What is Complimentary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine and How Do We Evaluate It? 
An introduction to complementary and alternative medicine and a discussion of how a science-based process of evaluation can be applied to unconventional approaches.
Dr. Brennen McKenzie
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Applying a Science-based Approach to Evaluating Specific Alternative Therapies Description
Examples of the application of scientific and evidence-based methods to specific unconventional therapies.
Dr. Brennen McKenzie
1:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:00 pm Why Use Herbal Medicines?
In this talk, we will define herbal therapy, examine the historical and cultural background to the use of herbal medicines to treat disease, and evaluate the use of these products in the cultural context of modern America.
Dr. Ronette Gehring
3:00 pm Phytochemicals and Their Interaction with Living Systems
In this talk, we will look at some more common bioactive compounds in plants, how these interact with the body, and how their concentration can vary in herbal medicines.
Dr. Ronette Gehring
4:00 pm Adjourn

Registration Information

Registration is complimentary. However, if you would like to join us for lunch, there is a $12 fee. Printed proceedings are available for $15.

For more registration information please visit the Registration page, here.