14th Biennial ACVO William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology

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The 14th Biennial ACVO William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology

Dates:  June 22-July 9, 2020
Location: School of Veterinary Medicine | UC Davis

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UPDATE 3/12/2020: DOWNLOAD: Update in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Application deadline is extended to April 20, 2020.

The 14th Biennial ACVO William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology will be held at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine from June 22 through July 9, 2020.

Mission Statement of the ACVO William Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology: “To provide ophthalmology residents and Diplomates, and vision scientists with high quality, intensive instruction in the basic sciences as a foundation for the study and practice of veterinary and comparative ophthalmology.”

ELIGIBILITY:

Enrollment is open to Residents in veterinary ophthalmology training programs, Graduate Students in the Vision Sciences, Specialists in veterinary and comparative ophthalmology, University Faculty teaching veterinary ophthalmology, and Veterinarians with a strong interest in veterinary ophthalmology. Preference will be given to Residents in ABVO- and ECVO-approved programs.

Application deadline is extended to April 20, 2020.

Course registration is limited, with priority given to ABVO and ECVO residents.

REGISTRATION AND FEES:

Fees for the course:

  • $1,200.00 for individuals currently in ABVO-approved or ECVO-approved residency training programs.
  • $2,400.00 for all other participants.

The registration fee includes all lectures and labs.

COURSE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY 2020
Please review these dates carefully as exceptions cannot be made:

  • —All requests must be made in writing. Submit course cancellation request via email to svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu. A receipt confirmation will be emailed within 5-7 working days.
    —Course cancellations and requests for course refunds, received by email, no later than May 24, 2020 (11:59 p.m. PDT) will be processed with a $250.00 processing fee.
    —Course cancellations received by email on or after May 25, 2020 will not receive a refund.

CONTENT:

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, phacodynamics and principles of microsurgery, and laboratory animal ophthalmology. The instruction and content of the course will be directed to the principal audience of ABVO 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.

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
OCULAR PATHOLOGY REVIEW COURSE OPTION:

Ten places in the Pathology section of the 14th Biennial Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology are being reserved for ACVP/ECVP residents, Diplomates, and other formal pathology trainees.  Click to expand the submenu below for more details.

  • OCULAR PATHOLOGY REVIEW COURSE OPTION (click to expand)
  • Ten places in the Pathology section of the 14th Biennial Magrane Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology are being reserved for ACVP/ECVP residents, Diplomates, and other formal pathology trainees. The Pathology section is given as a two-day segment of the course and offers broad exposure to ophthalmic pathology of domestic species through didactic lectures and group discussions. The course is not intended as a hands-on slide review, but rather provides an entry-level review of diseases and processes affecting ocular structures emphasizing nomenclature, key diagnostic features, and diagnostic challenges.

    DATES: Wednesday and Thursday, June 24 & 25, 2020

    REGISTRATION COST:

    Registration for the two-day Pathology course is $300

    Register online >> Select option:  Ocular Pathology Review Course ONLY: June 24-25, 2020 $300.00
     

    ELIGIBILITY:

    Enrollment in this 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.

    OPRC 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

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
    The two-day Ocular Pathology Review Course will provide 14 hours of continuing education credits.

    For questions regarding the Ocular Pathology Review Course, please contact Dr. Phil Labelle.

    OCULAR PATHOLOGY OPTION: CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY 2020
    Please review these dates carefully as exceptions cannot be made:
    All requests must be made in writing. Submit course cancellation request via email to svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu. A receipt confirmation will be emailed within 5-7 working days.
    Course cancellations and requests for course refunds, received by email, no later than May 24, 2020 (11:59 p.m. PDT) will be processed with a $75.00 processing fee.
    Course cancellations received by email on or after May 25, 2020 will not receive a refund.
     

LOCATION:

This course will be held at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, in Davis, CA, USA.

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA:

Davis is located in the agriculturally rich Yolo County, just two hours from the gorgeous high-altitude Lake Tahoe and the vibrant multicultural city of San Francisco, about one hour from the world-renowned Napa and Sonoma wine-growing valleys, about four hours from the iconic Yosemite National Park, and just 20 minutes from the State Capital, Sacramento (to name just a few of the surrounding highlights).  The City of Davis is a quaint college town known for its world-class public research university, bike-friendly streets, Davis Farmers Market, and student-run Unitrans bus service, featuring London double-decker buses.

LODGING

Updated February 2020:
Registration for campus housing option is open.
Registration link for campus housing will be sent once you are registered for the course. Campus housing is for registered Basic Science Course participants ONLY. For off-campus housing options, see below.

On campus accommodations include:

  • Daily meal plan through Dining Commons (DC). Dinner provided on check-in date and breakfast/lunch on check-out date.
  • Linen, folded and placed on the bed, includes 2 sheets, 2 towels, 1 washcloth, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, and mattress pad (no bed-spread or comforter). A small bar of soap and a plastic cup are provided.
  • Shared bathroom facilities.
  • All buildings are air-conditioned.
  • Wifi available
  • View the UC Davis Campus Map.

     

Dining

  • The UC Davis Dining Commons (DC) serve three meals each day including weekends and holidays.
  • Participants lodging off campus also have the option of dining in the Dining Commons. You can purchase dining options here.
  • The dining program offers a wide variety of hot and cold entrees, vegetarian alternatives, extensive salad and sandwich bars, soups, fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages.  View the Segundo summer dining menu. Additional information can be found on the UC Davis Dining Services website.
  • Scrubs Cafe, near the School of Veterinary Medicine, is open Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. - 3:OO p.m.).

Campus Housing Cancellation and Refunds: (revised 12/10/19)

Updated February 2020: Please review the deadlines as exceptions cannot be made. Refunds will be processed with a $75.00 processing fee.

  • Campus housing cancellations and requests for refunds in full, received by email, must be made by April 20, 2020 (11:59 p.m. PDT).
  • Campus housing cancellations received by email April 21-May 21, 2020:  80% liability of total housing costs.
  • Campus housing cancellations received by email May 22, 2020 and after:  95% liability of total housing costs.
  • There is a $20.00 change fee for registration changes.
  • Submit campus housing cancellation requests via email to svmcontinuinged@ucdavis.edu. A receipt confirmation will be emailed within 5-7 working days.

Additional Lodging Options:

You may, of course, choose to make your own lodging arrangements. Find additional info on lodging here. Find information on visiting UC Davis here.

Recreation:

The UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), an indoor sports center, is located a short distance from the Residence Halls and the School of Veterinary Medicine. Summer guests may also be interested in the Rec Pool, with a large free-form swimming pool and lap lanes. Visit Campus Recreation for additional info.

TRANSPORTATION:

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the course, as well as during the course. On campus housing is a short bike or walk from the conference activities.

Additional transportation options and directions can be found here.

QUESTIONS:

Questions regarding the course logistics may be directed to the Center for Continuing Professional Education.

For information on scientific content, please contact Dr. David Maggs.

The Center for Continuing Professional Education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is a Statutorily Approved CE Provider.

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