Sept. 14, 2020

FIVM Series presents: Application of Outcomes Research in Veterinary Medicine

On Friday, September 18, Dr. David Renter will host a noon-hour virtual discussion on using outcomes research, and specifically, population-based and quantitative approaches, to provide decision-makers with valid information based on sound scientific data

The Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University was founded as the first interdisciplinary center with research and training programs focused on application and extension of outcomes research in veterinary medicine.  The discipline of outcomes research involves applied clinical- and population-based research that seeks to optimize the end results of health care practices and interventions in terms of benefits to the patient and the client, industry, and/or society.  

On Friday, September 18, Dr. David Renter will host a noon-hour virtual discussion* on using outcomes research, and specifically, population-based and quantitative approaches, to provide decision-makers with valid information based on sound scientific data.  With full engagement and collaboration from the end-users, the center’s research objectives are driven in part by their values, whether those are based on animal well-being, economics, societal issues such as sustainability or antimicrobial use, or combinations of these.

While the seminar will demonstrate how these approaches are applicable to a variety of animal health (and One Health) issues, more details on scientific approaches and relevant results will be provided using examples of complex and contemporary issues in the beef cattle industry. 

Dr. David Renter is a professor of epidemiology, and the founder and director of the Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University.  In addition, he had been awarded The Dr. Robert MacDonald Endowed Professorship and also serves as the Associate Department Head in the Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology department. Prior to joining the faculty at Kansas State University, he was a Veterinary Epidemiologist with Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development, and an adjunct faculty member at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Renter’s research emphasizes the application and extension of epidemiologic principles and methods to enable valid data-driven decisions that improve animal health/well-being, food safety, production efficiency, and economic viability of health and production systems. His recent areas of focus have been on generating industry-relevant knowledge for addressing complex and contemporary problems in animal health and food production industries, and providing leadership in the field of outcomes research for animal health. 

*Please watch for an invitation to this seminar with a Zoom link