18th ACVO William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology

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Confirmed Date: June 24, 2024 - July 12, 2024

The summer 2024 in-person course will take place at University of California – Davis. For more information about this course and its history click here.

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2024 BASIC SCIENCE COURSE

The 18th ACVO Basic Science Course (BSC) will be held in-person at the University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, from June 24th - July 12th, 2024. This course includes instruction in the 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 principal 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.

2024 Draft BSC Syllabus
(subject to change)

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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE COURSE INFORMATION & HISTORY OF THE BSC

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 veterinarians 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 BSC2024 logo. Lodging will be available but is NOT included in the registration fee. 

A 20% discount is available for any registrant who attended the 2023 online Basic Science Course. Please email svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu to verify your 2023 registration and receive a discount code prior to registering for the 2024 course.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT US PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON MAY 26, 2024

 

All BSC Attendees

$1,900 (USD)

   

A certificate of completion and CE certificate for continuing education credits are provided for this course.

HOUSING RESERVATIONS

UCD Conference Housing information coming soon.

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

OCULAR PATHOLOGY REVIEW COURSE

A limited number of spaces in the Ocular Pathology Review Course (a sub-course of the 2024 BSC) 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. Attendance at the BSC includes attendance at the OPRC.

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, 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

CLICK HERE FOR MORE OPRC INFORMATION

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT US PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON MAY 26, 2024

 

Ocular Pathology Review Course

$420.00 (USD)

   

Ocular Pathology Review Course Registration deadline is midnight US Pacific daylight time on May 26, 2024. No exceptions are possible.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR COURSE REGISTRATION:

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 26 2024 will be accepted with a $400.00 processing fee. All course cancellations received after Midnight US Pacific Daylight Time on May 26, 2024 will be accepted with a $500.00 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 26, 2024 will be accepted with a $140.00 processing fee. No refunds are offered for cancellation after May 26, 2024. There will be no exceptions to these terms.
QUESTIONS:
Questions regarding the course should be directed to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Continuing Professional Education.
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