Practical Ophthalmology

Feb 15th-16th 2020

University of Queensland, Gatton Campus

CDP Value: NSW: 24 CPD points
Other states: 15.5 CPD points

Diagnosing and treating ocular and periocular conditions quickly and effectively is vital to saving the vision and maintaining the quality of life for your patients. Having the right equipment and understanding how to use it is one of the most important elements of effective ophthalmology services in general practice. Develop skills in this workshop that will build your confidence, and can be immediately applied to general practice. Classes are intimate with a high tutor to attendee ratio maximising your learning opportunities.

Do you struggle with…

  • Confidently performing an ophthalmic exam?
  • Minimising the scaring effects on conformation with eyelid surgery?
  • Surgical management of cherry eyes?

What if there was a way you could enhance your skills and surgical techniques solely focused on the eye?

With three renowned specialist from across Australia, you’ll be confident, poised and ready to tackle more ophthalmic procedures back in your clinic. During the live eye exam practical of this workshop, you’ll learn how to systematically approach a full test on small animals. Practice Schirmer tear test, tear drainage, tonometry, indirect & direct ophthalmoscopy and more. You’ll spend hours in the wet lab too. Learning first hand surgical procedures for the eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea and full global excision. Gain all the best tissue handling skills from Mark, Martyn and Edith, they really will help you see clearly.

  • UP-TO-DATE TECHNIQUES FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

  • PRACTICAL HANDS-ON TRAINING PROFESSIONAL AND

  • ENJOYABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SMALL GROUPS

  • TAKE HOME NOTES SURGERY TRAINING

  • HOURS OF PRACTICAL WET LABS

What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Anatomy of the Eye
  • Examining the Eye: What’s Normal
  • Instrumentation and Patient Preparation
  • Surgical Conditions of the Eyelid
  • Surgical Conditions of the Cornea
  • Surgical Conditions of the Globe
You will develop skills in :
  • Ophthalmic Examination
  • Instrument Handling & Suture technique
  • Ectropion Surgical Techniques
  • Entropion Surgical Techniques
  • Conjunctiva or Corneal Surgery
  • Globe Excision

A VETPRAC COURSE WILL PAY FOR ITSELF

LEARN IT

With the skills you gain at a VetPrac course, you can dramatically increase your income.

BILL IT

For example, if a new procedure you’ve learned bills for $900, with just three procedures you’ll have paid for the $2700 course that helped you gain that skill.

CLAIM IT

Plus, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost as professional development or a tax deduction.

Your Educators

Dr Mark Billson

Dr Mark Billson

Qualifications: BVSc PhD DVOpthal DipVetClinStud MRCVS

Specialisation: Ophthalmology

Mark obtained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1999. After taking up a post as Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the University of Glasgow he returned to Australia in 2003 and has been working in private referral practice. Mark is a recognised specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. He is interested in all aspects of ophthalmology including management of glaucoma and surgical removal of cataracts and has a keen interest in ocular pathology.

Dr Edith Hampson

Dr Edith Hampson

Qualifications: BVSc PhD FANZCVS

Specialisation: Ophthalmology

Edith Hampson is a specialist veterinary ophthalmologist who enjoys teaching undergraduate students and practitioners about diseases of the eye. She was awarded her BVSc in 1981 and PhD in toxicology in 1989, and her Membership (Medicine of Dogs) in 1998 and Fellowship (Veterinary Ophthalmology) in 2004. She has worked in mixed and small animal practices, university clinics, specialist hospitals, as well as a postdoctorate in a Vision research unit. Edith is a small animal and equine ophthalmology consultant based at VSS Jindalee in Brisbane. She continues to lecture and perform research as Adjunct Associate Professor, at The University of Queensland.

Dr Martyn King

Dr Martyn King

Qualifications: BSc BVMS (Hons) DVOphthal, MANZCVSc MRCVS

Specialisation: Ophthalmology

In 1996 he gained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Certificate in Ophthalmology, and in 2000 he was awarded the Diploma in Ophthalmology, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ highest qualification in ophthalmology. Whilst in the UK he was an examiner for the RCVS in ophthalmology and was on the RCVS Ophthalmology Board. Martyn returned to Perth in 2005 and established Perth Veterinary Ophthalmology. Expansion of the practice has lead to Martyn setting up a state of the art ophthalmology only referral practice at Perth Animal Eye Hospital in the Perth suburb of Manning, Western Australia.

What our participants say…

This workshop is a wonderful way to help GPs become more confident with procedures that will allow for better standard of care and level of proficiency.

Dr Kate Story

I learned a lot of handy new tips; Refined procedures that I am already doing and enjoyed learning brand new techniques I haven’t done before.

Scott Raleigh

Ophthalmology has been something I’ve avoided as a bit of a black hole. This workshop demystified the entire subject again. Fantastic instructors and excellent practical surgery day. I have gained so much more out of this than I thought.

Sarah

Your Questions Answered

What happens if I pay and then later can’t come?

As per our workshop terms & conditions, refunds are provided (if the cancellation is in writing) up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made 45 days prior to the commencement of the workshop incur a 30% administration fee. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop are not refundable.

Can I pay off my registration fee?

Yes! We offer payment plans so registrants can pay off their fee easily. To request a payment plan, please contact [email protected].

What if I can’t attend because of COVID-19 border restrictions?

The terms & conditions will apply and you will have to make a decision 45 days prior to the workshop to receive a refund.

What happens if the workshop is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, you will be provided a full refund. However, VetPrac will not be responsible for any travel, accommodation or any other expenses incurred by you. If on-campus accommodation is organised by VetPrac, the cost of this accommodation will be forfeited.

Are there group discounts available?

Yes! If you are coming in a group of 3 or more, discounts are available. Please contact us directly to discuss groups discounts.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
Call
0409 743 100 or 0411 798 165

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
Call
0409 743 100
or  
0411 798 165

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PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY
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The University of Queensland

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