The 13th Biennial William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology
June 4-22, 2018
Mission Statement of the ACVO William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology:
“To provide residents, Diplomates, and vision scientists with a high quality, intensive instruction in the basic sciences as a foundation for the study and practice of veterinary and comparative ophthalmology.”
The course will include instruction in core basic sciences of anatomy, embryology, genetics, physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and pathology. In addition, the course will cover certain clinical and research topics less frequently encountered in a residency program including neuro-ophthalmology, retinoscopy, advanced imaging, electrodiagnostics, principles of microsurgery and phacodynamics, and laboratory animal ophthalmology. The instruction and content of the course will be directed to the principle audience of ACVO and ECVO residents.
The ACVO Basic Science Course takes place every two years and is not a degree, certificate, or diploma granting agency. Likewise, it is not a stand-alone credential that should suggest to the public that an attendee is more highly trained in veterinary ophthalmology than someone who has not attended the course. The course is not intended to introduce or train veterinarians in clinical skills of veterinary ophthalmology, and is in no way equivalent to residency training, rather it is supplemental to it.
- Further the understanding of basic scientific principles, pathophysiology of diseases, and principles and applications of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in veterinary and comparative ophthalmology
- Enhance patient care in the practice of veterinary ophthalmology
- Improve the ability to obtain funding, perform research and advance the science of comparative ophthalmology
- Build relationships and promote collegiality among comparative ophthalmologists and other vision scientists
- Encourage life-long learning in comparative ophthalmology
Enrollment in this course is open to individuals in approved ACVO and ECVO residency programs as well as graduate students in veterinary ophthalmology in the US, International university faculty who are teaching veterinary ophthalmology, international trainees in veterinary ophthalmology, and individuals with an interest in veterinary ophthalmology.
Tuition for the course is $1,200 for individuals currently in ACVO-approved resident programs, $1,200 for individuals currently in ECVO-approved programs, and $2,400 for all other participants. Application deadline is February 28, 2018. Course registration will be limited to 80 individuals, with priority given to ACVO and ECVO residents registered by February 28.
Registration fee will include all lectures and labs for ACVO, ECVO residents, and non-residents.
Cancellations and requests for refunds made prior to May 31, 2018, will be accepted with a $100 processing fee. Cancellations after May 31st will be processed with a $250 processing fee.
Location & Lodging
This course will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. A block of rooms is being held at the Wolf Village apartments on the NC State main campus in Raleigh. All apartments contain 4 individual bedrooms each with a double bed, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen with microwave, stove & refrigerator. Each individual is responsible for reserving and paying for their own room. Rooms will be assigned by gender. Transportation will be provided to and from the apartments before and at the conclusion of each day’s session.
The package rate is $45.00 per person, per night. The rate includes the following:
- Single bedroom within a shared apartment at Wolf Village
- Deluxe linen package (2 flat sheets, 1 towel, 1 washcloth, blanket, pillow with pillowcase, soap, shampoo, conditioner)
- Wired Internet IDs (1 per participant)
- Ethernet cord (1 per participant). Cord to be returned to Conference Services upon checkout.
- Basic kitchen amenities (1 per apartment). To be left in apartment upon checkout.
- A welcome basket that includes the following:
- Small bottle of detergent
- Campus map, dining schedule and summer bus schedule
- City of Raleigh and NC State guides
- NC State souvenir cup and plastic utensils
You may, of course, choose to make your own arrangements if you wish. Bus service to the CVM will only be available from the Wolf Village apartments.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate, please contact Dane Johnston to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.
Subject to Change
|Monday, June 4||Welcome and Orientation||8:00am - 8:45am||Mike Davidson|
(Emphasis on gross and comparative)
|9:00am - 1:00pm||Chris Murphy|
|Lunch provided*||1:00pm - 1:45pm|
|Neuroanatomy||1:45pm - 3:45pm||Ralph Hamor|
|Normal Histology of the Mammalian Eye||4:00pm - 6:00pm||Dick Dubielzig|
|Tuesday, June 5||Ocular Pathology (for BSC attendees and Ocular Pathology Review Course Attendees)||8:30am - 5:30pm||Philippe LaBelle, Carol Naranjo Chris Reilly, Dick Dubielzig|
|Wednesday, June 6||Ocular Pathology (for BSC attendees and Ocular Pathology Review Course Attendees)||8:30am - 5:30pm||Philippe LaBelle, Carol Naranjo Chris Reilly, Dick Dubielzig|
|Thursday, June 7||Genetics and Patterns of Inheritance||8:00am - 12:00pm||Simon Peterson Jones|
|Embryology||1:00pm - 4:00pm||Sara Thomasy|
|NCSU Library Resources||4:00pm - 4:30pm||Kris Alpi|
|Friday, June 8||Physiology-Cornea, Incl. Corneal Diagnostics
Confocal Microscopy, Specular Microscopy,
|8:00am - 12:00pm||Sara Thomasy|
|Neuro-ophthalmology||1:00pm - 5:00pm||Mike Davidson|
|Welcome Dinner in Cafeteria*||5:00pm - 6:30pm|
|Monday, June 11||Physiology-Retina||8:00am - 12:00pm||Andras Komaromy|
|Electrodiagnostics||1:00pm - 5:00pm||Ron Ofri|
|Tuesday, June 12||Physiology – Optics||8:00am - 12:00pm||Ron Ofri|
|Physiology of the Adnexa/Tear Film||1:00pm - 5:00pm||Kate Myrna|
|Wednesday, June 13||Microbiology-Viruses/Antiviral therapy||8:00am - 12:00pm||David Maggs, Eric Ledbetter|
|Physiology Lens/Cataractogenesis||1:00pm - 5:00 pm||Heather Chandler|
|Thursday, June 14||Microbiology-Protozoa/Rickettsia
Brucella, Bartonella sp., Borrelliosis
|8:00am - 1:00pm||Diane Hendrix|
Immunosuppressants, Antimicrobial Drugs
|2:00pm - 5:00pm||Amy Rankin|
|Friday, June 15||Pharmacology- Compounded Ophthalmics
and Drug Formulation Considerations
|8:00am - 10:00am||Gigi Davidson|
Lacriomogenics/mimetics, Glaucoma Drugs
|10:15am - 1:15pm||Ian Herring|
|Lunch provided*||1:15pm - 2:00pm|
|Pathogenesis of Glaucoma in Animals
And Aqueous Humor Dynamics
|2:00pm - 6:00pm||Paul Miller|
|Monday, June 18||Ocular Ultrasound, UBM||8:00am - 10:00am||Ellison Bentley|
(U/S, MR, CT of the orbit)
|10:00am - 12:00pm||Gabi Seiler
|Retinoscopy||1:00pm - 3:00pm||Mike Davidson|
|Diagnostic Cytology||3:00pm - 5:00pm||Karen Young|
|Tuesday, June 19||Retinoscopy/Cytology Laboratories (repeated 3x)||8:00am - 5:00 pm||K. Young, Devorah Stowe, M. Davidson, R. McMullen|
|Wednesday, June 20||Immunology and ACAID||8:00am - 1:00pm||Christine Watté|
|Pathogenic Mechanisms of Uveitis:
Immunomodulation / Immunotherapy
/Ocular Drug Delivery
|2:00pm - 6:00pm||Brian Gilger|
|Thursday, June 21||Examination of the Lab Animal
and common Ocular Lesions
|8:00am - 11:00am||Dave Wilkie|
|Principles of Microsurgery Incl. phacodynamics||11:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Dave Wilkie|
|Friday, June 22||Biomicroscopy,Gonioscopy,Ophthalmoscopy, Tonometry, Retinal Imaging||8:00am - 5:00pm||Gill McLellan and Christine Heinrich|
June 5-6, 2018
Ten places are being reserved in the Pathology section of the 13th Biennial Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology for ACVP/ECVP residents, diplomates, and other formal pathology trainees. The Basic Science Course is a 3-week long course is offered to ophthalmology residents every two years. The Pathology section is given as a 2 day segment of the course and offers broad exposure to ophthalmic pathology through didactics and group discussions. Those who register for the OPRC will be allowed to attend the first day of the BSC on June 4th at no additional charge, which includes topics on Ocular Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Normal Histology. The course is not intended as a hands-on slide review, but rather provides a review of diseases and processes affecting ocular structures emphasizing nomenclature, key diagnostic features, and diagnostic challenges.
Dick Dubielzig, DVM, DACVP, DACVO
Comparative Ocular pathology Laboratory of Wisonsin
University of Wisconsin
Phil Labelle, DVM, DACVP
Carol Naranjo Freixa, DACVP,DECVP, PhD
Chris Reilly, DVM, DACVP, MAS
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis
Registration Cost (3 Days – 1st day free): $300
The 2-day Ocular Pathology Review Course will provide 16 hours of continuing education credits.
For questions regarding contents of the pathology course, please contact Dr. Phil Labelle (email@example.com).
Location and Lodging
Convenient Lodging Arrangements
The lab is held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC. Alternative lodging can be reserved on an individual basis at the Ramada Inn Blue Ridge, 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. This hotel is next door and walking distance to the the College. To make your reservation, please call 919-832-4100. Find out more about other lodging and things to do.