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Ophthalmic Imaging & ERG in Animals: Investigating Retinal Structure & Function

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Ophthalmic Imaging & ERG in Animals: Investigating Retinal Structure & Function

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Date: February 18th - 19th, 2022 Time: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Location: OcuScience® Research & Training Facility Speakers Gillian McLellan BVMS, PhD Associate Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin-Madison Dr. Gillian McLellan has spent her...Read more
Date: February 18th - 19th, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location: OcuScience® Research & Training Facility

Speakers

Gillian McLellan BVMS, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Gillian 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.

Course Overview

Join us for an exciting virtual (or in-person) 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.

Day 1

Morning lectures followed by two afternoon wet-labs demonstrating ERG and imaging in rodents.  Session schedule to be changed, wet labs added and all sessions available online.

Schedule

Time Activity
08:0008:30 Welcome, Registration, Introduction of speakers
08:3009:20 Origins of the ERG (Speaker Ofri) - Anatomy and Physiology
09:2009:30 Break
09:3010:20 Waveform Composition (Speaker Ofri ) - Retinal and Visual Pathway Function
10:2010:30 Break
10:3011:20 ERG Exam Procedures and Protocols (Speaker Ofri) - How to Get High-Quality ERG Data
11:2011:30 Break
11:3012:20 Ophthalmic Research Imaging (Speaker McLellan) - A Review of imaging modalities
12:2012:50 Lunch
12:5013:40 Maximizing Quality of Ophthalmic Imaging Data in Animal Subjects - How to improve data (Speaker McLellan)
13:4013:50 Break 
13:5016:20 Wet Lab - Rodent ERG and Imaging (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)
16:2016:30 Break

16:3018:10

Wet Lab - Rodent ERG and Fundus Imaging (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)

Day 2

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.

Schedule

Time Activity
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
08:50 –09:00 Break
09:00 09:50 Benefits and Limitations of Optical Coherence Tomography and other Wizardry (Speaker McLellan)
09:50–10:00 Break
10:00 –10:50

Benefits and Limitations of Flash, Pattern, Multi-focal ERG's (Speaker Ofri) - ERG Recording modalities

10:50 11:00 Break 
11:0011:50

Interpreting ERG's (Speaker Ofri) - What does the data mean?

11:5012:20 Lunch
12:20 –13:10 Structure-Function correlations:  Seeing the Big Picture (Speaker McLellan)
13:10 13:20 Break 
13:2015:00 Wet Lab Canine ERG and Fundus Examination (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)
15:0015:10 Break
15:1017:40 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

  • On-site attendance registration closes Jan. 15th, 2022
  • 2 days with 20 hours of lectures and wet labs for virtual participants
  • Printed Course materials will be shipped to participants in advance
  • Contact us about group rates

Topics

  • 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

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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.