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Practical Ophthalmology: Conference & Workshop

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Practical Ophthalmology: Conference & Workshop

Improve your understanding and capabilities!

The 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".

Past Participant:

Wonderful course with fantastic presenters. Both the theory and practical content was highly relevant for vets in general practice.'
Annaliese Johnson, Rochedale Vet

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

Day 1   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 David Maggs
 2.00 Ophthalmic emergencies Allyson Groth
 3.00 Afternoon tea  
 3.15 Ophthalmic pharmacy: medications to have on hand Allyson Groth
 4.00 Glaucoma Mark Billson
 5.00 End  
Day 2  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: nchoring 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 conference only.

   2-days (Conference + Workshop)  Conference Only
Registrant Type   Full Rate    Full Rate 
Member*   $2,630   $560
Recent Grad / Part-Time Professional Member   $2,420   $350
Student Member   N/A   $175
eMember / Non-Member   $3,000   $700

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

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Workshops and Conferences
Saturday, 15 July 2023 to
Sunday, 16 July 2023
8:30 AM
20 CPD Point/s
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
University of Sydney NSW
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Workshops and Conferences
Saturday, 15 July 2023 to
Sunday, 16 July 2023
8:30 AM
20 CPD Point/s
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
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

This program has been designed to improve your understanding and capabilities in ophthalmology while also having fun. David Maggs and Mark Billson 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. Both 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’) where the ultimate goal is that you leave the course saying “I am going back to try this in my practice next week”.

Improve your understanding and capabilities!

The 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".

Past Participant:

Wonderful course with fantastic presenters. Both the theory and practical content was highly relevant for vets in general practice.'
Annaliese Johnson, Rochedale Vet

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

Day 1   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 David Maggs
 2.00 Ophthalmic emergencies Allyson Groth
 3.00 Afternoon tea  
 3.15 Ophthalmic pharmacy: medications to have on hand Allyson Groth
 4.00 Glaucoma Mark Billson
 5.00 End  
Day 2  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: nchoring 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 conference only.

   2-days (Conference + Workshop)  Conference Only
Registrant Type   Full Rate    Full Rate 
Member*   $2,630   $560
Recent Grad / Part-Time Professional Member   $2,420   $350
Student Member   N/A   $175
eMember / Non-Member   $3,000   $700

*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.

When
15/07/2023 8:30 AM - 16/07/2023 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Where
Veterinary Science Conference Centre Regimental Drive University of Sydney, NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA
Online registration not available.