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

Ophthalmic Imaging and ERG in Animals:  Investigating Retinal Structure and Function
Date: February 15th - 16th, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Location: OcuScience® Research & Training Facility
12 Sunset Way Suite 218 - Bldg. B, Henderson, Nevada 89014

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Gillian McLellan BVMS, PhD

Assistant Professor in Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Gill McLellan has spent her career working in advancing 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 electrophysiology in research, including applications of flash, pattern, and multifocal ERG to better understand retinal and visual pathway 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 15 countries. He has lectured at national and world congresses for general practitioners, as well as advanced courses for veterinary ophthalmologists. His research also includes an interest in comparative visual physiology in wildlife species, and to date has published more than 70 refereed papers.

Course Overview

Join us for an 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.

Day 1

Morning lectures followed by an afternoon wet lab demonstrating ERG and imaging in rodents.


Time Activity
08:00 - 08:30 Welcome, Registration, Introduction of speakers
08:30 - 09:20 Origins of the ERG (Speaker Ofri) - Anatomy and Physiology
09:20 - 10:10 Waveform Composition (Speaker Ofri ) - Retinal and Visual Pathway Function
10:10 - 10:30 Break 1
10:30 - 11:10 ERG Exam Procedures and Protocols (Speaker Ofri) - How to Get High Quality ERG Data
11:10 – 12:00 Ophthalmic Research Imaging (Speaker McLellan) - A Review of imaging modalities
12:00 – 12:10 Break 2
12:10 – 13:00 Maximizing Quality of Ophthalmic Imaging Data in Animal Subjects - How to improve data (Speaker McLellan)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Wet Lab - Rodent ERG and Imaging (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)
16:30 – 16:40 Break 3
16:40 – 18:20 Wet Lab - Rodent ERG and Imaging (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)
18:20 – 18:30 Daily Wrap Up - Provide a synopsis of the day’s lectures and objectives

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 lab 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.


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 – 09:40 Benefits and Limitations of Optical Coherence Tomography and other Wizardry (Speaker McLellan)
09:40 - 10:00 Break 1
10:00 – 10:40 Benefits and Limitations of Flash, Pattern, Multi-focal ERG's (Speaker Ofri) - ERG Recording modalities
10:40 – 11:30

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

11:30 - 11:40 Break 2
11:40 - 12:30

Structure-Function correlations:  Seeing the Big Picture (Speaker McLellan)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Round Robin Wet Lab Large Animal ERG and Imaging Examination (Instructors McLellan, Ofri)
15:30 - 15:50 Break 3
15:50 - 16:50 Data Analysis using the ERGVIEW Program (Jeff Clark -OcuScience)
16:50 - 18:00 Final Thoughts/Closing Remarks - Provide a synopsis of the program lectures and allow for questions.

Course Fee: $750

  • 2 days with 20 hours of lectures and wet labs
  • Lunch and refreshments provided


  • 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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Contact Courtyard Marriott For Special OcuScience Group Rates:

Courtyard Marriott  
2800 North Green Valley Parkway.
Henderson, NV 89014
+1 702-434-4700
Check In: 2/14/2019 
Check Out: 2/17/2019

All inclusive: Beautifully remodeled modern rooms with living/office space. Full service Starbucks located in lobby area, beautiful remodeled pool and common area, full service restaurant located in hotel. Complimentary ground transportation to/from hotel and OcuScience training facility (0.9 miles). Reservations must be made by 1/14/2018 to receive the OcuScience group rate.Book your room here for Group Rate, or please call the hotel directly at (702) 434-4700 to reserve your room. Limited number of rooms available, so please reserve now. 


AAVSB RACE Program Approved
909-28667 20 hours maximum CE hours

This program 909-28667 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 20.00 CE Credits, with a maximum of (20.00 max) CE Credits being available to any individual Veterinary Medical Professionals. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: 
Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical using the delivery method of Seminar/LectureLab/Wet Lab. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.

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$ 750.00