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– Nov. 10-11, 2023 –

Ophthalmic Surgery for the GP (2/2)

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  • Date: Nov. 10-11, 2023
  • Venue: Viticus Center, Oquendo Campus | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Orthopedic
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24
  • CE Hours: 16
  • Cost $2,350
  • Instructors 
     
    • David Maggs DVM, BVSc, DACVO
    • Sara Thomasy DVM, PhD, DACVO
  • Part 1: Ophthalmic Examination Techniques

Ophthalmic Examination Techniques and Ophthalmic Surgery for the General Practitioner

Come to one or stay for both! This is a pair of practical labs with the first being a one-day session on how to perform a complete ophthalmic examination, and the second being a 2-day session on ophthalmic surgical techniques. The 2 labs run over 3 consecutive days but the material in each stands alone so that you can come to either one or attend both. And the information gained will be useful in all species. We will use dogs and cats as our patients for the examination lab and cadaver pig, dog, and cat eyes for the surgical lab. However, the examination and surgical skills you will acquire will be applicable across all domestic species.

Surgery Lab

Surgical correction of eyelid problems can be some of the most satisfying surgeries in general practice. However, attention to the smallest of details is essential if good results are to be attained. Using videos of actual surgeries and cadavers for practice, we will consider patient selection, surgical techniques, and postoperative management for eyelid tumors, cherry eye, and entropion, ectropion, enucleation, indolent ulcers. By the end of this 2-day lab, you will have gained confidence and learned surgical techniques that you can put into immediate use at work on Monday.

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David Maggs DVM, BVSc, DACVO

SaraThomasy

Sara Thomasy DVM, PhD, DACVO

Hands-on training led by expert instructors equals enhanced proficiency and improved surgical skills. Build your confidence with accuracy and efficiency:

  • To appropriately select patients for the ophthalmic surgeries described
  • To rationalize optimal peri-operative medical management for the ophthalmic surgeries described
  • To understand the relevant anatomy for the ophthalmic surgeries described
  • To optimize surgical technique for the ophthalmic surgeries described

Viticus Group’s official lodging partner is Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley. Special lodging discounts are available to participants attending courses at the Viticus Center. Please make these arrangements once you have purchased your course by calling 702.434.4700 and be sure to mention that you are attending a course at the Viticus Center. To make a reservation with our discounted rate, please click here

Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley
2800 North Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89014
Toll-free: 702.434.4700

 Courtyard Lodging Includes: 

  • Airport Pick up: Available on request, 7 days a week starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p
  • Guests will need to call the hotel upon arrival (702.434.4700) after they pick up their luggage. At that time, we will inform them of the area they will be picked up and we will send the shuttle driver.
  • Airport drop-off: All drop-offs are every two hours, starting at 6:00a and ending at 10:00p. Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior to departing.
  • Shuttle service to Las Vegas Strip: Pickups and drop-offs are outside the Mandalay Bay Tour and Trolley stop.

Drop-off Times:
Please see your Course Agenda for details

Pick-up Times:
Please see your Course Agenda for details

  • Please sign up at the front desk at least 1 hour prior.
  • Ground transportation to/from hotel and Viticus Center.
  • Be ready at the Courtyard hotel lobby 30 minutes in advance of course start time and board the van for the short ride to the Viticus Center. View Map.
  • Return to the hotel at the end of the instructional day.

TRANSPORTATION

Public transportation in Las Vegas is limited. If you are staying somewhere other than our preferred partner, you will need to arrange for your transportation to and from the Viticus Center. If you are renting a car, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and several other hotels on the strip may charge for parking. Other transportation options for getting around are taxi service, Uber and Lyft.

PACKING TIPS

  1. Scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
  4. Plenty of sunscreen.
  5. Electronic charging device to power up.
  6. Valid ID - We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.

FAQ/SUPPORT

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