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Practical Ophthalmology: Conference & Workshop

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Practical Ophthalmology: Conference & Workshop

1-day Conference: 5th April 2024 | 6 CPD Points

1-day Workshop: Choose 6th or  7th  April 2024 | 14 CPD Points

 

Improve your understanding and capabilities in veterinary ophthalmology!

Join us for the return of the Practical Ophthalmology Conference and Workshop in 2024. This program was designed to improve your understanding and capabilities in ophthalmology while also having fun.  

Mark Billson, Allyson Groth, and David Maggs will place special emphasis on performing a high-yield ophthalmic exam with the instruments already in your clinic, choosing the best diagnostic tests, perfecting ophthalmic surgical techniques, and discussing which drugs to use when.

All 3 speakers work with referring vets on a daily basis and their philosophy is to emphasise a group of concepts that they call 'TIWIKIPS' (or 'Things I Wish I'd Known In Practice') with the ultimate goal that you leave the course saying "I am going back to try this in my practice next week". 

Enrolling in this course will provide you with a full day of theory that you can put into practice in the following full day practical workshop. There will be opportunities for ophthalmic examination with live dogs and hands-on surgery in the wet lab using cadavers. You will unlock new knowledge and enhance your practical capabilities while immersing yourself in an enriching educational experience. 

Prerequisite: You must complete the 1-day conference part of this course to do the 1-day workshop. If you have attended the Practical Ophthalmology Conference in 2023 you are eligible to enroll in the workshop only.

Past Participant:

Very informative, engaging, and practical for anyone who either works in GP and just want to gain more confidence in eyes or those who have special interest in ophthalmology. The weekend granted me with solid foundational knowledge and practical insights that I can't wait to bring home and share with my colleagues at clinic. Dr David, Dr Mark and Dr Allyson are all extremely genuine, kind, and approachable. I am really grateful that I made the decision to participate in the conference and workshop.” 
Dawn, 2023 Participant

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will be able:

  • To perform and interpret findings from a complete neuro-ophthalmic examination (cranial nerves; responses and reflexes)
  • To perform and interpret findings from a complete examination of the anterior segment (eyelids, conjunctiva, sclera, cornea, anterior chamber, iris, and lens)
  • To perform and interpret findings from a complete fundic examination (vitreous, choroid, tapetum, retina, and optic nerve)
  • To perform and interpret findings from common ophthalmic diagnostic tests (aqueous flare, Schirmer tear test, fluorescein stain, tear film breakup time, nasolacrimal flush, rebound and applanation tonometry)
  • To learn and practice surgical techniques for correction of entropion, ectropion, “cherry eye”, and indolent ulcers; eyelid tumour removal, and enucleation

Program

Program
Day 1   5th April 2024 - Conference  
8.30 Registration  
9.00 Ophthalmalic examination 
Mark Billson 
10.30 Morning Tea  
11.00 Eyelid surgeries David Maggs
12:30 Lunch  
 1.15 Corneal Ulcers Allyson Groth
 2.00 Ophthalmic emergencies David Maggs
 3.00 Afternoon tea  
 3.15 Ophthalmic pharmacy: medications to have on hand Allyson Groth
 4.00 Glaucoma and sudden blindness Panel discussion
 5.00 End  
Day 2   6th or  7th April 2024 - Workshop  
8.30 Registration  
9.00 Ophthalmic Examination with volunteer dogs
Essentials of the anterior exam:
• Neuro-ophthalmic examination
• Retroillumination
• Transillumination
• Examination with magnification
• Slit-lamp biomicroscopy
Diagnostic testing:
• Tonometry 
• Applanation, indentation and rebound techniques
• Fluorescein stain
• Schirmer tear test
• Tear film break up time
• Conjunctival and corneal cytology
Fundic examination:
• Direct ophthalmoscopy
• Indirect ophthalmoscopy
• Panoptic ophthalmoscopy
  
11.00 Morning Tea  
11.30 Ophthalmic Surgery
Surgical procedures:
• Grid keratotomy
• Lacrimal duct cannulation
• Temporary tarshorrhaphy
• Eyelid wedge resection
• Holtz Celsus entropion correction
• Stades entropion procedure
• Closure of eyelid wounds
• Lateral canthoplasty
• Combined wedge resection and Hotz Celsus entropion repair
• Third eyelid gland: anchoring and pocket procedures
• Transconjunctival and transpalpebral enucleation
 
1:30 Lunch  
2.00 Ophthalmic Surgery
Continued
 
5.00  END  

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol in the conference only.

   2-days (Conference + Workshop)

 Conference Only
6 CPD Points

Registrant Type   Full Rate    Full Rate 
Member*   $2,924   $750
Recent Grad / Part-Time Professional Member   $2,644   $470
Student Member   N/A   $374
eMember / Non-Member   $3,350   $935

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

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Workshops and Conferences
Friday, 05 April 2024 to
Sunday, 07 April 2024
9:00 AM
20 CPD Point/s
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
The University of Sydney NSW
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Workshops and Conferences
Friday, 05 April 2024 to
Sunday, 07 April 2024
9:00 AM
20 CPD Point/s
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
The University of Sydney NSW
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Tutor/s

Mark Billson
BVSc PhD DVOphthal DipVetClinStud MRCVS
Dr Mark Billson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990. He developed an interest in eyes early on in his career that led to research into a bacterial eye disease in cattle...
Allyson Groth
BVSc MANZCVS DACVO
Allyson grew up in Gippsland, Victoria, and completed her veterinary degree at the University of Melbourne. After working as a tutor at Sydney University Veterinary School she comp...
David Maggs
BVSc (Hons) Dipl. ACVO
Following graduation from the University of Melbourne in 1988, David spent 5 years in mixed practice throughout Australia, England, Scotland, and Wales. He then completed small ani...
Mark Billson
BVSc PhD DVOphthal DipVetClinStud MRCVS
Dr Mark Billson graduated from the University of Sydney in 1990. He developed an interest in eyes early on in his career that led to research into a bacterial eye disease in cattle...
Allyson Groth
BVSc MANZCVS DACVO
Allyson grew up in Gippsland, Victoria, and completed her veterinary degree at the University of Melbourne. After working as a tutor at Sydney University Veterinary School she comp...
David Maggs
BVSc (Hons) Dipl. ACVO
Following graduation from the University of Melbourne in 1988, David spent 5 years in mixed practice throughout Australia, England, Scotland, and Wales. He then completed small ani...

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Practical Ophthalmology: Conference & Workshop

Practical Ophthalmology: Conference & Workshop
Improve your understanding and capabilities in veterinary ophthalmology! Join us for the return of Practical Ophthalmology Conference and Workshop in 2024. This program was designed to improve your understanding and capabilities in ophthalmology while also having fun. Mark Billson, Allyson Groth, and David Maggs will place special emphasis on performing a high-yield ophthalmic exam with the instruments already in your clinic, choosing the best diagnostic tests, perfecting ophthalmic surgical techniques, and discussing which drugs to use when. All 3 speakers work with referring vets on a daily basis and their philosophy is to emphasise a group of concepts that they call 'TIWIKIPS' (or 'Things I Wish I'd Known In Practice') with the ultimate goal that you leave the course saying "I am going back to try this in my practice next week". Enrolling in this course will provide you with a full day of theory that you can put into practice in the following full day practical workshop. There will be opportunities for ophthalmic examination with live dogs and hands-on surgery in the wet lab using cadavers. You will unlock new knowledge and enhance your practical capabilities while immersing yourself in an enriching educational experience.

1-day Conference: 5th April 2024 | 6 CPD Points

1-day Workshop: Choose 6th or  7th  April 2024 | 14 CPD Points

 

Improve your understanding and capabilities in veterinary ophthalmology!

Join us for the return of the Practical Ophthalmology Conference and Workshop in 2024. This program was designed to improve your understanding and capabilities in ophthalmology while also having fun.  

Mark Billson, Allyson Groth, and David Maggs will place special emphasis on performing a high-yield ophthalmic exam with the instruments already in your clinic, choosing the best diagnostic tests, perfecting ophthalmic surgical techniques, and discussing which drugs to use when.

All 3 speakers work with referring vets on a daily basis and their philosophy is to emphasise a group of concepts that they call 'TIWIKIPS' (or 'Things I Wish I'd Known In Practice') with the ultimate goal that you leave the course saying "I am going back to try this in my practice next week". 

Enrolling in this course will provide you with a full day of theory that you can put into practice in the following full day practical workshop. There will be opportunities for ophthalmic examination with live dogs and hands-on surgery in the wet lab using cadavers. You will unlock new knowledge and enhance your practical capabilities while immersing yourself in an enriching educational experience. 

Prerequisite: You must complete the 1-day conference part of this course to do the 1-day workshop. If you have attended the Practical Ophthalmology Conference in 2023 you are eligible to enroll in the workshop only.

Past Participant:

Very informative, engaging, and practical for anyone who either works in GP and just want to gain more confidence in eyes or those who have special interest in ophthalmology. The weekend granted me with solid foundational knowledge and practical insights that I can't wait to bring home and share with my colleagues at clinic. Dr David, Dr Mark and Dr Allyson are all extremely genuine, kind, and approachable. I am really grateful that I made the decision to participate in the conference and workshop.” 
Dawn, 2023 Participant

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will be able:

  • To perform and interpret findings from a complete neuro-ophthalmic examination (cranial nerves; responses and reflexes)
  • To perform and interpret findings from a complete examination of the anterior segment (eyelids, conjunctiva, sclera, cornea, anterior chamber, iris, and lens)
  • To perform and interpret findings from a complete fundic examination (vitreous, choroid, tapetum, retina, and optic nerve)
  • To perform and interpret findings from common ophthalmic diagnostic tests (aqueous flare, Schirmer tear test, fluorescein stain, tear film breakup time, nasolacrimal flush, rebound and applanation tonometry)
  • To learn and practice surgical techniques for correction of entropion, ectropion, “cherry eye”, and indolent ulcers; eyelid tumour removal, and enucleation

Program

Program
Day 1   5th April 2024 - Conference  
8.30 Registration  
9.00 Ophthalmalic examination 
Mark Billson 
10.30 Morning Tea  
11.00 Eyelid surgeries David Maggs
12:30 Lunch  
 1.15 Corneal Ulcers Allyson Groth
 2.00 Ophthalmic emergencies David Maggs
 3.00 Afternoon tea  
 3.15 Ophthalmic pharmacy: medications to have on hand Allyson Groth
 4.00 Glaucoma and sudden blindness Panel discussion
 5.00 End  
Day 2   6th or  7th April 2024 - Workshop  
8.30 Registration  
9.00 Ophthalmic Examination with volunteer dogs
Essentials of the anterior exam:
• Neuro-ophthalmic examination
• Retroillumination
• Transillumination
• Examination with magnification
• Slit-lamp biomicroscopy
Diagnostic testing:
• Tonometry 
• Applanation, indentation and rebound techniques
• Fluorescein stain
• Schirmer tear test
• Tear film break up time
• Conjunctival and corneal cytology
Fundic examination:
• Direct ophthalmoscopy
• Indirect ophthalmoscopy
• Panoptic ophthalmoscopy
  
11.00 Morning Tea  
11.30 Ophthalmic Surgery
Surgical procedures:
• Grid keratotomy
• Lacrimal duct cannulation
• Temporary tarshorrhaphy
• Eyelid wedge resection
• Holtz Celsus entropion correction
• Stades entropion procedure
• Closure of eyelid wounds
• Lateral canthoplasty
• Combined wedge resection and Hotz Celsus entropion repair
• Third eyelid gland: anchoring and pocket procedures
• Transconjunctival and transpalpebral enucleation
 
1:30 Lunch  
2.00 Ophthalmic Surgery
Continued
 
5.00  END  

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol in the conference only.

   2-days (Conference + Workshop)

 Conference Only
6 CPD Points

Registrant Type   Full Rate    Full Rate 
Member*   $2,924   $750
Recent Grad / Part-Time Professional Member   $2,644   $470
Student Member   N/A   $374
eMember / Non-Member   $3,350   $935

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

When
5/04/2024 9:00 AM - 7/04/2024 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Where
Veterinary Science Conference Centre Regimental Drive The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA