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Ophthalmic Imaging & ERG in Animal Research: Investigating Retinal Structure & Function Lecture & Wet-Lab [20 CE Units]

February 18 @ 8:00 am February 19 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for the exciting virtual (or in-person) annual course & wet-lab [20 CE Units] focused on imaging and ERG animal ophthalmology!

February 18th – 19th, 2022

OcuScience®

Research & Training Facility

12 Sunset Way, Suite #218, Building B, Henderson, Nevada 89014, USA

 

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: will consist of morning lectures, followed by two afternoon wet-labs demonstrating ERG and imaging in rodents.

Day 2: will begin 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.

 

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

 

Speakers:

Gillian McLellan BVMS, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Ron Ofri DVM, PhD

Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

About the Speakers:

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.

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.

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Ophthalmic Imaging & ERG in Animal Research:
Investigating Retinal Structure & Function Lecture & Wet-Lab

[20 CE Units]

 

AAVSB RACE Program Approved

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

 

Program Agenda:

DAY 1 – Friday, February 18th

  • Video 1: Welcome, Introduction of speakers (OcuScience®)
  • Video 2: Where does the ERG come from? The anatomical and physiological generators of signal (Speaker Ofri)
  • Video 3: What do I need to record an ERG? Patient preparation, equipment, and settings (Speaker Ofri)
  • Video 4: ERG protocols and factors that could affect my recordings (Speaker Ofri)
    Ophthalmic Research Imaging (Speaker McLellan) – A review of imaging modalities
    Maximizing Quality of Ophthalmic Imaging Data in Animal Subjects – How to improve data (Speaker McLellan)
  • Wet-Lab – Mouse Fundus Imaging (OcuScience®)
  • Wet-Lab – Mouse OCT Imaging (OcuScience®)
  • Wet-Lab – Large Animal Fundus and OCT Imaging (OcuScience®)

 

DAY 2 – Saturday, February 19th

  • Moving to Flat Mount Data without the Flat Mount/Global to Molecular View of the Eye
  • Ex-Vivo vs. In-Vivo imaging Benefits and Limitations of Optical Coherence Tomography and Other Wizardry (Speaker McLellan)
  • Overcoming limitations of the flash ERG. Troubleshooting noise and other problems; using alternative electrophysiological modalities (Speaker Ofri)
  • Interpreting ERG’s (Speaker Ofri) – What does the data mean?
  • Structure-Function correlations: Seeing the Big Picture (Speaker McLellan)
  • Wet-Lab – Demo Rodent ERG (OcuScience®)
  • Data Analysis using the ERGVIEW program (OcuScience®)
  • Wet-Lab – Large Animal ERG (OcuScience®)
  • Final Thoughts/Closing Remarks – Provide a synopsis of the program lectures and allow for questions. (OcuScience®)

 

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