2017 IEOC/An-Vision Inc. Equine Ophthalmology Consortium

2017 IEOC/An-Vision Inc. Equine Ophthalmology Consortium Saratoga Springs, NY

562 International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium June 1st – June 3rd, 2017. Interested in equine ophthalmology? Enjoy learning by discussing difficult cases with colleagues in the field? Then join us for an intimate IEOC symposium in 2017 in Saratoga Springs, NY. An easily accessible city from both the US and the EU.
Approximately 75-100 general practice and specialty veterinarians come together annually to learn and share pearls of knowledge specific to equine ophthalmology and its unique challenges. The education is offered as a combination of case reports, panel discussions, group discussions and keynote speakers for approximately 12-15 hours of continuing education.
The meeting rotates between the United States and Europe annually, the next symposium will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Enjoy a convenient downtown location in the heart of this historic city. The area is known for its unique equine history and events so we should be able to secure an offsite dinner event nearby at an equine facility or race tracks, which is a fun way to get to know our colleagues.

Registration for the IEOC/An-Vision Inc. Symposium is open. More details and information is provided the registration form page.


The call for papers is now closed. Authors will be notified of their acceptance by March 24, 2017.

Hotel reservations at the Hilton Embassy Suites can be made through our online group link http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/A/ALBESES-IEC-20170531/index.jhtml or you can call 518-290-9090 and use the code IEC (it is IEC, not IEOC for this hotel) for our group. Reservations are to be made by the individual attendee. The cut-off date is May 6, 2017. The rate will be $189.00 King or 2 Queen Bed 2-Room Suites.

The closest International airport to Saratoga Springs, New York is Albany International Airport. The Embassy Suites in Saratga Springs is about 30 miles from the airport. We have provided directions from the airport to the hotel for your convenience.

596 Dr. Lauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Titles: "Principles of Stem Cell Therapies: Knowledge Gained and Knowledge Still to Obtain" and "Ophthalmologic Applications of Stem Cells: Specific Focus on Corneal Wound Healing and Immune-Mediated Keratitis"

   Dr. Schnabel grew up in Long Island, New York, where she enjoyed spending time around both sport horses and racehorses. After receiving her bachelor degree from Duke University, she headed back to New York to attend Cornell University for her veterinary degree. She then went on to complete an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Kentucky before returning to Cornell as a postdoctoral fellow in the Orthopedic Laboratories of Dr. Lisa Fortier and Dr. Alan Nixon where she performed research on tendon and ligament repair. Dr. Schnabel completed her surgical residency at Cornell from 2006-2009 and became a Diplomate of the ACVS in 2010.  She then completed her Ph.D. with Dr. Fortier on the immunologic properties of stem cells while also working as an emergency surgeon at Cornell.
   Dr. Schnabel began her position at NC State in 2013 working in both the equine hospital and her research laboratory.  She specializes in the use of regenerative therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in horses and has published and given lectures both nationally and internationally on platelet rich plasma, bone marrow aspirate concentrate, and stem cells.   In particular, her laboratory is focused on understanding the immunologic and immunomodulatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells.  Such knowledge is critical for potential allogeneic “off the shelf” stem cell therapy which would allow us to treat patients at the time of diagnosis rather than having to wait several weeks to months to culture stem cells from that patient.
   At NC State, Dr. Schnabel runs the Clinical Mesenchymal Stem Cell Culture Service and is developing the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at with Dr. Rich Redding and colleagues.  Dr. Schnabel became a Diplomate of the ACVSMR in 2015.

597 Dr. Chris Sanchez, DVM, DACVIM, PhD
Title: "Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease and Systemic Manifestations of Ocular Disease"

Dr. Sanchez received her DVM degree from the University of Florida in 1995. She then completed an internship at Equine Medical Associates in Edmond, OK and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine (1999) and PhD (2003) at the University of Florida. She is currently an associate professor of large animal internal medicine and Medical Director of the Large Animal Hospital at the University of Florida. Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests include general equine internal medicine, neonatology, and gastroenterology. Her research focus has been veterinary gastroenterology, with a special interest in visceral pain and gastric ulceration.

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Exhibitor registration is open. Interested companies should fill out the 'Exhibitor Prospectus' and submit it to the IEOC office, office@equineophtho.org.