Panel Discussion – Corneal Ulcers – Simple, Infected, Non-Healing or OH MY?!?!?

Small Animals

Panel Discussion
Date: Thu 20th Apr 2023
Venue: Live Online Panel Discussion & On-Demand
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 5th January 2022
Registration Deadline: Sunday 30th April 2028

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Panel Discussion - Corneal Ulcers – Simple, Infected, Non-Healing or OH MY?!?!?


20  April 1PM - 4PM EST (New York)
  6PM - 9PM BST (London)
  7PM - 10PM CEST (Paris)
21 April 3AM - 6AM AEST (Sydney)


Panelists:         Rachel Allbaugh   DVM, MS, DACVO - Iowa State University, USA
                               Maria-Christine Fischer   Dr.Med.Vet., DECVO, PGCertVetEd, MRCVS - Royal Veterinary College, UK
                               Tomo Wiggans   DVM, MEng, DACVO - Sage Veterinary Centers, USA

Moderator:    Lionel Sebbag   DVM, PhD, DACVO - Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Israel



Corneal ulceration is common in veterinary medicine, representing a painful ocular disease that can result in loss of vision and/or globe if not managed promptly and appropriately.   

Join our panel of internationally-renowned veterinary ophthalmologists as they discuss clinically useful information regarding the diagnosis and management of corneal ulcers in veterinary medicine. For instance, if a corneal ulcer does not heal as rapidly as expected, one may need to change one’s diagnosis (e.g., what prevents the ulcer from healing appropriately), not the antibiotic. The panel will discuss simple corneal ulcers (superficial, non-infected), as well as spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects (SCCEDs, also known as ‘indolent’ or ‘Boxer’ ulcers), and infected corneal ulcers. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and debate during the panel discussion.    


* Participants are encouraged to send in questions to prior to the panel discussion. There will also be the opportunity to raise questions during the discussion.


Panel Discussion Registration Process:     Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live panel discussion in due course. The panel discussion will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series / webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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    Rachel Allbaugh
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVO

    United States

    Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
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    Dr. Allbaugh is originally from Iowa, USA and received her DVM degree from Iowa State University in 2004 then went on to complete a rotating internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in North Carolina, USA. She completed a veterinary ophthalmology residency at Kansas State University in Kansas, USA and was on faculty from 2008-2011. In 2011 Dr. Allbaugh returned to Iowa and is currently an Associate Professor at Iowa State University. Dr. Allbaugh’s passion for veterinary ophthalmology began with her childhood cat's nearly blinding eye disease. Since that time, she has been devoted to the field, enjoying clinical practice, teaching, and research involving animal eyes across species.

    Dr. Allbaugh not only regularly publishes articles and speaks at conferences but helps to serve the profession through active participation in numerous professional organizations. In her free time, Dr. Allbaugh loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as riding her horses, playing sports, hiking, and any other outdoor activity.

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    Lionel Sebbag
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVO


    Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
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    Dr. Sebbag obtained his Veterinary Medical Degree from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (France). He then completed a rotating internship at Kansas State University before pursuing a residency in Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of California-Davis. Dr. Sebbag held a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (Ophthalmology service) at Iowa State University, where he completed a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences focused on pharmacology and ocular disease models.   He is now Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology at Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Isreal.

    He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO), and his clinical and research interests include ocular surface diseases, tear film biology and innovations in drug delivery to the eye.

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    Tomo Wiggans
    DVM, MEng, Dipl.ACVO

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    Originally from Maryland, he attended Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science in 2001 followed by a Master of Engineering in 2002. He worked as an engineer for several years before changing course to pursue veterinary medicine.

    He attended veterinary school at UC Davis, graduating in 2010. Dr. Wiggans then went on to complete a rotating internship and specialty fellowship at Colorado State University before completing a three-year residency in comparative veterinary ophthalmology at UC Davis. He became a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist in 2015. Dr. Wiggans has been practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area since completing his residency.

    In his spare time, Tomo enjoys traveling, photography (mostly landscapes, cityscapes, and macrophotography), and baking (with a fondness for pies). He shares his home with one dog, four cats, a flock of backyard chickens and ducks.

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    Maria-Christine Fischer
    Dr.Med.Vet., Dipl.ECVO, PGCertVeted, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology
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    Bio to follow.

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