Date: February 12th - 13th, 2021
Time: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location: Virtual and In-person, OcuScience® Research & Training Facility
12 Sunset Way Suite 218 - Bldg. B, Henderson, Nevada 89014
Gillian McLellan BVMS, PhD
Associate Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Gill McLellan has spent her career working to advance comparative ophthalmology & visual sciences. Her current research focus is comparative glaucomatology encompassing imaging of the retina and optic nerve, electrophysiology, aqueous humor dynamics, genetics, and pathology of glaucoma in animals and humans. Dr. McLellan also has a strong research interest in comparative ophthalmic pathology. She will share her knowledge of ophthalmic imaging and electrophysiology in research, including applications of OCT, confocal laser scanning ophthalmoscopy, flash, pattern, and multifocal ERG to better understand retinal and visual pathway structure and function.
Ron Ofri DVM, PhD
Professor in Veterinary Ophthalmology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Ron Ofri has been studying visual physiology for over 20 years, focusing on retinal electrophysiology and changes in visual function resulting from glaucoma and other diseases. Dr. Ofri is a very popular speaker, having been invited to speak in more than 35 countries. He has lectured at national and world congresses for general practitioners, as well as advanced courses for veterinary ophthalmologists. His research focuses on developing novel treatments for blinding retinal diseases, with his recent work on gene therapy in a sheep model of day blindness paving the way to clinical trials in human achromatopsia patients. To date, Ron has authored 3 textbooks, a score of textbook chapters, and more than 90 referred papers.
Join us for a virtual or in-person exciting course focused on imaging and ERG animal ophthalmology. This event is recommended for those working in the fields of veterinary ophthalmology or vision research, who are interested in electroretinography and the latest technologies for in vivo retinal imaging. You will expand your knowledge on the application and interpretation of retinal function and structure in animal models and diseases.
Due to Covid-19, our in-person course will include extra safety precautions for all visitors and staff; temperature checks, rapid Covid-19 testing upon arrival to Vegas, safety equipment, sanitizing, social distancing, etc.
Morning lectures followed by two-afternoon wet labs demonstrating ERG and imaging in rodents.
|08:00–08:30||Welcome, Registration, Introduction of speakers|
|08:30–09:20||Origins of the ERG (Speaker Ofri) - Anatomy and Physiology|
|09:30–10:20||Waveform Composition (Speaker Ofri ) - Retinal and Visual Pathway Function|
|10:30–11:20||ERG Exam Procedures and Protocols (Speaker Ofri) - How to Get High-Quality ERG Data|
|11:30–12:20||Ophthalmic Research Imaging (Speaker McLellan) - A Review of imaging modalities|
|12:50–13:40||Maximizing Quality of Ophthalmic Imaging Data in Animal Subjects - How to improve data (Speaker McLellan)|
|13:50–16:20||Wet Lab - Rodent ERG and Imaging (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)|
|Wet Lab - Rodent ERG and Fundus Imaging (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)|
Begins with morning lectures on combining retinal structure and function data into significant results. The afternoon hands-on, in vivo ERG and imaging wet-labs, will cover several animal species.
Attendees will observe and have the opportunity to experience hands-on practice with multiple species in our state of the art teaching facility.
|08:00 –08:50||Moving to Flat Mount Data without the Flat Mount/Global to Molecular View of the Eye (Speaker McLellan) - Ex-vivo vs. in-vivo imaging|
|09:00 –09:50||Benefits and Limitations of Optical Coherence Tomography and other Wizardry (Speaker McLellan)|
Benefits and Limitations of Flash, Pattern, Multi-focal ERG's (Speaker Ofri) - ERG Recording modalities
Interpreting ERG's (Speaker Ofri) - What does the data mean?
|12:20 –13:10||Structure-Function correlations: Seeing the Big Picture (Speaker McLellan)|
|13:20–15:00||Wet Lab Canine ERG and Fundus Examination (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)|
|15:10–17:40||Wet Lab Canine ERG and Fundus Examination (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)|
|17:40–17:50||Data Analysis using the ERGVIEW Program (OcuScience®)|
|17:50–18:00||Final Thoughts/Closing Remarks - Provide a synopsis of the program lectures and allow for questions.|
Virtual Course Fee: $750 / In-Person Course Fee $950.00
- On-site attendance registration closes Jan. 15th, 2021
- 2 days with 20 hours of lectures and wet labs for virtual and in-person participants
- Lunch and refreshments provided for on-site participation
- Printed Course materials will be shipped to participants in advance
- Contact us about group rates
- Anatomy & Physiology – Understanding Cellular Structure and Response to Light
- What’s in an ERG Waveform?
- Evoking a Response - Different Methods and Results
- Light, Sound, and Other Methods of Retinal Imaging
- In Vivo Imaging vs. Histology as of Today
- Troubleshooting and Getting Good Results
- How to Record an ERG: Equipment and Patient Preparation
- Multi-Species In Vivo ERG and Retinal Imaging Examinations
Contact Courtyard Marriott For Special OcuScience® Group Rates:
2800 North Green Valley Parkway.
Henderson, NV 89014
All-inclusive: Beautifully remodeled modern rooms with living/office space. Full-service Starbucks located in the lobby area, beautifully remodeled pool and common area, full-service restaurant located in the hotel. Complimentary ground transportation to/from hotel and OcuScience® training facility (0.9 miles). Reservations must be made by 2/12/2021 to receive the OcuScience® group rate. Book your room here for Group Rate, or please call the hotel directly at (702) 434-2700 to reserve your room. A limited number of rooms available, so please reserve now.
AAVSB RACE Program
909-38011 20 hours maximum CE hours
This program 909-38011 has been approved for 20 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.