16th ACVO William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology

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Dates: June 21, 2022 - July 8, 2022
Location: School of Veterinary Medicine | University of California, Davis

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2022 BASIC SCIENCE COURSE

Pending COVID restrictions, the 2022 Basic Science Course (BSC) will be held in-person at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, June 21st - July 8th. This course includes instruction in core basic sciences of anatomy, embryology, genetics, physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and pathology.  In addition, the course covers certain clinical and research topics less frequently encountered in a residency program including neuro-ophthalmology, retinoscopy, advanced imaging, phacodynamics and principles of microsurgery, and laboratory animal ophthalmology.  The instruction and content of the course is directed at the principle audience of ABVO and ECVO residents.

The ACVO Basic Science Course 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.

2022 BSC Syllabus

BASIC SCIENCE COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To further the understanding of basic scientific principles, pathophysiology of diseases, and principles and applications of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in veterinary and comparative ophthalmology
  2. To enhance patient care in the practice of veterinary ophthalmology
  3. To improve the ability to obtain funding, perform research and advance the science of comparative ophthalmology
  4. To build relationships and promote collegiality among comparative ophthalmologists and other vision scientists
  5. To encourage life-long learning in comparative ophthalmology

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BSC ELIGIBILITY:
Enrollment is open to individuals in ABVO- and ECVO-approved residency training programs as well as graduate students in veterinary ophthalmology, international university faculty teaching veterinary ophthalmology, international trainees in veterinary ophthalmology, and individuals with an interest in veterinary ophthalmology. If registration numbers are limited, priority will be given first to ABVO and ECVO residents, followed by other registrants based on date of registration.

BSC COURSE REGISTRATION

Registration fees for the course include all lectures, labs, and social events as well as 1 T-shirt and 1 water bottle with the BSC2022 logo. Lodging is NOT included in the registration fee. 

A 20% discount is available for any registrant who attended the 2020 or 2021 online Basic Science Course. Please email svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu to verify your 2020 or 2021 registration and receive a discount code prior to registering.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT US PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON MAY 25, 2022  
ABVO Residents (Current enrollment in an ABVO-approved residency will be verified) $1,200 (USD)
ECVO Residents (Current enrollment in an ECVO-approved residency will be verified) $1,200 (USD)
Other Professionals (Not in ABVO-/ECVO-approved residency training programs) $2,400 (USD)

A certificate of completion is provided, but no continuing education credits are provided for this course.

BSC Registration deadline for is midnight US Pacific daylight time on May 25, 2022. No exceptions are possible. If registration numbers for the entire course or for the retinoscopy and cytology labs are limited, priority will be given first to ABVO and ECVO Residents, followed by other registrants based on date of registration. Anyone prevented from attending the entire course due to registration limits will receive a full refund. Anyone prevented due to registration limits from attending the retinoscopy and cytology labs on Friday July 8, 2022 will receive a partial refund of $120. 

HOUSING RESERVATIONS

UCD Conference Housing with 3 meals per day is available on the UC Davis main campus within an easy walk or bike ride of the School of Veterinary Medicine for the duration of the course (June 20–July 9, 2022; 19 nights). 

The conference housing package offers single or double occupancy accommodation. This package includes:

  • Single or double accommodation
  • 3 meals per day, in the assigned dinning commons (Beginning with dinner on the day of arrival and ending with lunch on the day of departure).
  • All linens are folded and placed on bed. The sets include 2 sheets, 2 towels, 1 washcloth, pillow, pillowcase, and blanket. You can exchange your towels daily at the service desk. 

The following conference housing rates are for the entire conference. Check-in is available at 4pm (Pacific Daylight Time) on June 20, 2022. Check-out is by noon (Pacific Daylight Time) on July 9th, 2022. Earlier check-in times or dates are not possible for any reason. 

UCD CONFERENCE HOUSING RATES (19 nights; June 20- July 9, 2022)
AVAILABLE UNTIL MIDNIGHT US PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON APRIL 20, 2022
 
Single Person Room (Participant will have a single room to themselves) $1,960 (USD)
Double Person Room (Participant will be paired with another attendee in a double room) $1,660 (USD)

When registering for the course, you will be able to select and reserve UCD conference housing or choose to make your own lodging arrangements. UCD conference housing requires a full Covid-19 vaccination with booster shot in order to stay at conference housing.

Find additional info on transportation, lodging, and directions here. Find information on visiting UC Davis here.

Reservation for UCD conference Housing will close at Midnight US Pacific Daylight Time on April 20, 2022. No exceptions are possible. Register and reserve your lodging early if you wish to lodge with UCD conference housing. 

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OCULAR PATHOLOGY REVIEW COURSE

A limited number of spaces in the Pathology section (Ocular Pathology Review Course) of the 2022 Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology are being made available for ACVP/ECVP Residents, Diplomates, and other formal pathology trainees. Register early as registration will close once the maximum number of spaces are filled. The Pathology section is presented as a two-day segment of the entire Basic Science Course and offers broad exposure to ophthalmic pathology through didactic teaching. The course provides an entry-level review of diseases and processes affecting ocular structures emphasizing nomenclature, key diagnostic features, and diagnostic challenges. The course will focus on pathologic correlates of clinical disease in domestic/companion animals and, although aimed at the primary audience of ACVO/ECVO Residents, will be of interest and educational value to many in the Pathology discipline. The course is not intended as a review for ACVP/ECVP Boards and will not include a hands-on slide review.

OPRC ELIGIBILITY:
Enrollment in the Ocular Pathology Review course is open to individuals in approved ACVP and ECVP residency programs as well as graduate students in veterinary pathology, International university faculty teaching veterinary pathology, international trainees in veterinary pathology, and individuals with an interest in ophthalmic pathology.

OCULAR PATHOLOGY REVIEW COURSE INSTRUCTORS:
Phil Labelle, DVM, DACVP
Antech Diagnostics (Ottawa, Canada)

Carol Naranjo Freixa, LV, DACVP, DECVP, PhD
IDEXX Laboratories (Barcelona, Spain)

Leandro Teixeira, DVM, MS, DACVP
Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Madison

For questions regarding the Ocular Pathology Review Course, please contact Dr. Phil Labelle at philippe.labelle@antechmail.com

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OPRC REGISTRATION:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT US PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON MAY 25, 2022  
Ocular Pathology Review Course $375.00 (USD)

Ocular Pathology Review Course Registration deadline is midnight US Pacific daylight time on May 25, 2022. No exceptions are possible.

 

BSC COVID-19 POLICY

Please note that these are current at the time of writing but can change frequently and without notice.

Throughout the pandemic the University of California Davis has made the health and safety of all of its staff and students a top priority.  (You can read more about our current and historic vaccination, infection and testing statistics, as well as links to protocols and policies 
here. We will continue to observe these initiatives and standards throughout the BSC so as to ensure the safety of all of our attendees. In addition, we will follow the In-Person Activity Guidance at UC Davis, and all attendees must adhere to and comply with the UC Davis Covid Guidelines for Campus Events.

Admittance to the BSC will require:

  1. Proof of full vaccination, including a booster.  Alternatively, a negative Covid-19 PCR test result will be required every 4 days.
  2. Completion of a Daily Symptom Survey with presentation of an approval email, screengrab, or printed copy prior to entering facilities on campus.
  3. Face coverings indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR COURSE REGISTRATION AND HOUSING RESERVATIONS:

Basic Science Course Registration Cancellations:

Course cancellations and requests for refunds received by email at svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu before Midnight US Pacific Daylight Time on May 31, 2022 will be accepted with a $250.00 processing fee. All course cancellations received after Midnight US Pacific Daylight Time on May 31, 2022 will be accepted with a $300.00 processing fee. There will be no exceptions to these terms.

OPRC Registration Cancellations:
Course cancellations and requests for refunds received by email at svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu before Midnight US Pacific Daylight Time on May 31, 2022 will be accepted with a $75.00 processing fee. All course cancellations received after Midnight US Pacific Daylight Time on May 31, 2022 will be accepted with a $125.00 processing fee. There will be no exceptions to these terms.

Housing Cancellations
Cancellations and requests for refunds received by email at svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu before Midnight US Pacific Daylight Time on April 20, 2022 will be accepted with a $50.00 processing fee. All conference housing reservations will be non-refundable starting at 12:01 am US Pacific Daylight Time on April 21, 2022. There will be no exceptions including conference housing closing down due to Covid; course registration cancellations; unexpected disease, illness, or injury; and travel advisories or other government guidance.
QUESTIONS:
Questions regarding the course should be directed to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Continuing Professional Education.
In accordance with University policy and copyright law, the University prohibits distributing and/or posting on the internet any content from conferences without the explicit permission of the instructors and the UCD SVM CCPE.

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