Advanced Equine Ophthalmology – A 2-Day Practical Course


Date: Fri 22nd Feb 2019 - Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Venue: Tierklinik Leimental
Location: near Basel, Northern Switzerland (Basel or Zurich Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15 Hours / 4 Bildungspunkte
Course Language: English (German & French Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
ATTENDEE TYPE LECTURES ONLY LECTURES & PRACTICAL SESSIONS
Qualified Vet CHF 800.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic CHF 760.00 -
BEVA Member CHF 685.00 -
Student CHF 160.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) CHF 400.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 13th January 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 21st February 2019
Sponsors:

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.

 
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Fri 22 - Sat 23 February 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.

The practical sessions for this course is now fully booked. We are running the same course in the Netherlands on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th of February 2019. Feel free to register for that course on our website. You are still able to attend 'lectures only'. If you wish to attend the wetlab, please contact the office on info@vetpd.com to be added to our waiting list.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course was devised for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine ophthalmology and provides an update on recently developed cutting-edge diagnostic/therapeutic techniques and medications. The 7 hours of wetlabs will allow attendees to hone their practical skills on live horses and specimens in true small groups under the watchful eye of 2 of the most highly respected and experienced equine ophthalmologists worldwide.

In the mornings the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English):

  • Recent Developments in Ophthalmic Diagnostics & Therapeutics                 
  • Diagnostic Ocular Ultrasound
  • Corneal Healing & Ulcer Management
  • A Clinician’s Guide to Ocular Immunology & Immune Mediated Diseases
  • Corneal Surgery – When, why and how?
  • Non-Ulcerative & Immune Mediated Keratitis
  • Equine Uveitis – Understanding a Complex Disease
  • Equine Uveitis – A Rational Approach to Treatment
  • The Posterior Eye & the Prepurchase Examination
  • Ocular Neoplasia – Optimal Approaches to Therapy

In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on live horses and equine specimens and to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere in small groups (2 – 4 attendees), all under the supervision of the specialists. Plenty of clinical cases will be available which will be examined together with the experts.  Attendees will furthermore be able to choose which diagnostic and therapeutic techniques they would like to have demonstrated and train on equine specimens: 

  • Surgical & Ophthalmologic Procedures – Nerve blocks, lavage system placement, aqueocentesis, intravitreal injections, enucleation, eyelid laceration repair, temporary tarsoraphy, corneal laceration, conjunctival grafts, corneal grafting, corneal transplants, keratectomy, suprachoroidal implant placement etc.
  • Ocular Ultrasound - live horses
  • Examination of Horses with Eye Problems – live horses
  • Pre-Purchase Examination Case Discussions

Attendees can furthermore bring challenging or undiagnosed cases to the course, which will be worked up by the attendees under the supervision of the specialists.  At the end of Day 1 a vitrectomy demonstration might be given on a clinical case. 

The course fee includes lunches at a restaurant, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:  B-EP.3;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.15;  C-E.16

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    Dennis Brooks
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVO

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    Dennis E. Brooks passed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 1984. Dr Brooks received a PhD in 1987 from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. Dr Brooks has been a scientist and clinician in academia and is a Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology. He was the President of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists from 1997-1998. Dr Brooks has written over 170 academic scientific publications, 76 book chapters, received $2.3 million in research grants, and has given over 300 lectures both nationally and internationally in comparative ophthalmology. His book, Equine Ophthalmology, was published in 2002 and again in 2008. A book Small Animal Ophthalmology was published in 2011. He received the British Equine Veterinary Association’s Sir Frederick Smith Memorial Lecture and Medal Recipient in 2007, and received the Frank J. Milne State of the Art Award of the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2010. Dr Brooks has extensive experience in amnion grafting, corneal transplantation and cataract surgeries of the horse.

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    Richard McMullen
    Dr.med.vet, MS, Dipl.ACVO, Dipl.ECVO

    Germany

    American & European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    Dr. McMullen obtained his veterinary degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany in 2002, and was awarded the title of Doctor medicinae veterinariae (Dr. med. vet.) in 2005 from LMU following defense of his thesis: Equine keratitis and the possible involvement of equine adenovirus type 1 (EAdV1) and equine adenovirus type 2 (EAdV2). After completing his German Equine Ophthalmology certification in 2006, he successfully completed a residency of Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology at North Carolina State University (NCSU, 2006-2009). From April, 2009 to November 2012 he was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at NCSU. He is a board certified ophthalmologist in both the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO & ECVO, respectively). In January, 2013 Richard joined the Equine Clinic Munich-Riem, in Munich, Germany and has successfully established a busy exclusively equine ophthalmology service. He has maintained his affiliation with NCSU and has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor since his departure in 2012. His areas of research interest are equine intraocular lens development and refractive surgery, retinoscopy and equine vision, standing ophthalmic surgery in the horse, and digital ocular photography.

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    Silvia Stadler
    Dr.med.vet, Fachtierärztin Pferde (Austria)

    Austria, Switzerland

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    Silvia Stadler Dr.med.vet, Fachtierärztin Pferd Consultant Equine Ophthalmologist Service, EquineEye, Switzerland


    2019 ACVO board exam
    2013-2016 ACVO Residency in Ophthalmology, Vetsuisse Zurich
    2012 Fachtierärztin Pferd Austria
    2011, DoctorThesis
    2007-2013 Veterinary Surgeon working in Equine Clinic Tillysburg, Austria
    2007 Equine Internship University Vienna

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Tierklinik Leimental

Venue

Tierklinik Leimental
Gewerbestrasse 4
CH-4105 Biel-Benken


LOCATION DETAILS AND HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

Distance from Basel Airport: approx. 13.8 km

Distance from Zurich Airport: approx. 96.7 km

Directions

Please visit the clinic website to calculate your route: www.tierklinik-leimental.ch/kontakt

Local Hotels

Hotel Rynach                                  

Brunngasse 3, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 712 11 22. Email: info@hotelrynach.ch

Distance to clinic 5.4 km               

Rooms from CHF118

Hotel Sonne                                    

Untere Kirchgasse 1, 4147 Aesch. Tel: +41 61 751 17 72. Email: achermann@sonneaesch.ch

Distance to clinic 7.9 km               

Rooms from CHF120

Hotel Gempenblick            

Bodenmattstrasse 1 - 5, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 715 90 20. Email: info@gempenblick.ch

Distance to clinic 5.9 km               

Rooms from CHF120

Hotel Reinacherhof                       

Im Reinacherhof 177, 4153 Reinach. Tel: +41 61 716 94 16. Email: info@hotel-reinacherhof.ch

Distance to clinic 7.9 km               

Rooms from CHF135

Hotel Eremitage                             

Gartenweg 2, 4144 Arlesheim. Tel: +41 61 701 54 02. Email: info@eremitage.ch

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from CHF135

Hotel Ochsen                                  

Ermitagestrasse 16, 4144 Arlesheim. Tel: +41 61 706 52 00. Email: hotel@ochsen.ch

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from CHF175

Hôtel Jenny                            

84, rue de Hégenheim, 68220 Hagenthal le Bas, Frankreich. Tel: +33 389 68 50 09. Email: Reception@hotel-jenny.fr

Heidy SCHOCH-VON ARX - Bed & Breakfast 

Chez Heidy, Passwangstrasse 28, 4153 Reinach (BL). Tel: +41 61 711 21 53. Website: www.chezheidy.com

Distance to clinic 9 km                  

Rooms from €90

For more options use the following (or similar) website: www.booking.com 

Brilliant, very well organized. Amazing lectures with brilliant practical sessions.

Agnieszka Banach, Hampden Veterinary Hospital, Aylesbury, UK.

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A really friendly course with interesting, passionate and accessible teachers.

Marie Nolf, HippoDome clinic, Riom, France.

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Advanced learning in a friendly tone, and with easy to speak to lecturers.

Clemetine Le Bescond, Selarl Veterinaire Gaetan Gaullier clinic, Guenrouet, France.

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