Prospective IEOC members,
We are pleased to invite you to apply for membership in the International Equine
Ophthalmology Consortium (IEOC). This 501c3 organization was formed in 2009 to bring together professionals interested in the field of equine ophthalmology in order to collectively “advance the science of equine ophthalmology and to improve the care of equine patients”. If your professional background and/or interest lie in veterinary ophthalmology, please consider applying for membership.
Criteria for membership generally includes one or more of the following:
- A professional who has demonstrated interest in the advancement of the science of equine ophthalmology;
- A degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (or equivalent) and/or an advanced research or medical degree with evidence of research related to equine ophthalmology;
- A history of clinical or basic science research related to equine ophthalmology.
A modest dues assessment of $125 is being collected to help IEOC provide member benefits and assist with the operation of the IEOC’s functions. Applications should be submitted with dues fee and will be reviewed for approval. Please submit a letter to firstname.lastname@example.org describing your interest and qualifications for membership. Then complete this dues form online. Final confirmation will be supplied in writing to the applicant via email to the address provided in the application. Should the application be rejected, dues fees will be fully and promptly refunded. The dues cycle runs from January 1 to December 31st annually.
Continuing education is a vital goal of the IEOC. This goal will be accomplished through its member benefits program (see list below) and execution of its annual symposium. The symposium will continue to stand alone as an education option; the location will alternate between American and European locations. IEOC members will be provided priority registration and reduced fees.
Benefits of IEOC membership include:
- Priority registration for IEOC symposia.
- Reduced registration fees for IEOC symposia.
- Exclusive access to internal IEOC website and interactive forum.
- Searchable archived on-line case forums.
- Reduced subscription rate to the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal.
- Membership directory with detailed members-only contact information.
- Access to online clinical studies (information, possible future database input).
- A professional listing in the equine ophthalmology referral database for public referrals.
- Access to the online photography library (to be completed Winter 2012).
- IEOC email address, if desired (@equineophtho.org).
- Three newsletters annually with updates on clinical studies.
If you have questions regarding the IEOC or the symposium, please contact the IEOC office.
Thank you for your interest and participation.
IEOC Executive Director