Future Symposia




852 2024 IEOC/an-vision Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

USA Location - Nashville, TN, USA
June 13-15, 2024


Nashville Symposium 'On-Site Tools' 

Please review and download these files for the Symposium in Nashville. Printed documents will not be provided at the event. Online registration is closed, walk up registration is discouraged. Email us with questions at office@equineophtho.org. 

Welcome Letter for Attendees
2024 Proceedings
Nashville Recommendations
Program Schedule (quick print)
Presentation Reminder for Speakers

IEOC Membership Meeting Agenda 2024

We are excited to host our veterinarians interested in equine ophthalmology soon in Nashville, Tennessee, United States at the DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown. The sound of Nashville reverberates from the city’s downtown core where honky tonks play world-class live music 365 days a year, historic buildings have been reimagined into music attractions, boutique hotels, art galleries, chef-driven restaurants, and newly constructed hotels, eateries, music venues, and attractions pop up all over.

General Symposium information: This is a fun, intimate meeting filled with many opportunities to share ideas, treatments and topics that are relevant today. Diversity abound, about ½ of the attendees are from the EU, Australia and the East the rest typically attend from Canada and the US. If you haven’t attended the symposium in the past, this is a must-try for equine practitioners! All attendees become members, and members always receive a ‘meeting pearls’ summary and complimentary proceedings of the meeting the week following the event. 



Pre-Registration is Now Closed! Current IEOC Members may register on-site in Nashville.

Attendees must be current members of the IEOC to attend the Symposium, non-members will not be approved to attend. Applying to be a member is the first step. Once approved or dues are renewed, then you may subit the below linked registration form. Contact the IEOC office if you are unsure if you are a current member. To submit as a new or lapsed member, a membership application must be received no later than May 24th to be considered for approval. Once submitted allow for up to 48 hours for approval, note that registration will close May 31st. Walk-up registration will not be allowed for non-members or those who have not yet received pre-approval of membership. Please be careful of these dates and requirements, they have been modified for 2024.  

IEOC Current Members, Registration form - CLOSED

Applicants for Membership, Application form (due no later than May 24th) - CLOSED

Call for papers closed February 29th

All speakers have been notified of acceptance/decline and have been scheduled. 

Program Schedule 

All but four hours of the presentations will be based upon the abstract submissions, and discussion groups,  the schedule for 2024 is now published below as a pdf. Our State of the Art Speakers will be presenting four total hours of the content. A typical schedule is as follows:

View the 2024 speaker schedule, current as of 5.1.2024

State of the Art Speakers

849 Nikki Scherrer

Dr. Nikki Scherrer

Innovations in Equine Corneal Treatment

This presentation will focus on diagnostic and treatment modalities used to treat the most common equine corneal diseases: ulcerative keratitis, immune mediated keratitis, stromal abscess, and corneal neoplasia.

Dr. Nikki Scherrer, DVM, currently serves as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Dr. Scherrer received a bachelor’s degree at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN and attended Purdue University for her doctorate in veterinary medicine. After graduation she started an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and then a second rotating internship at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. This experience opened the door into an ophthalmology residency at New Bolton Center. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2019 and was hired on as faculty soon after.



Dr. Bina Patel

What’s that white spot?? Identifying, diagnosing, and treating corneal ulcers. 

A Deeper Dive into Fungal Keratitis

Dr. Bina Patel is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt Eye Institute and staff ophthalmologist at the Tennessee Valley Veterans Affairs.  She completed her medical school, residency, and fellowship in cornea and anterior segment at the University of Virginia.  She has been in practice for over 10 years.  Her current interest is in resident education where she spends most of her time teaching residents in clinic and during surgery.  She is past president of Nashville Association of Ophthalmology and currently serves as the Site Director at the VA. 


Host Hotel Information

DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Nashville Downtown

IEOC negotiates a hotel block with a lower rate for our attendees. Please reserve your rooms as soon as possible. If we run out we will be better positioned to negotiate for an addendum to add on rooms if this occurs earlier. If rooms are added it is likely the rate will be higher. The block will close by May 15th, but could run out of rooms earlier. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown
315 4th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219-1693

Group Rate & Code
Rate: $239USD 2 Queen / 1 King
Check In: 4:00pm   Check Out: 11:00am
Guest Room Block Cut-Off Date: Wednesday, May 15th, at 5:00pm Central Time (CT)
Group Name: International Equine Ophthalmology Symposium
Group Code: 929 **Code to use if calling in
Reservation: 1-800-222-8733
Group Reservation online link

Thank you Sponsors

A special thank you to our name-sake sponsor, an-vision, for again agreeing to sponsor the Symposium! IEOC is grateful that this company has supported this event for over 10 years now. Be sure to visit their booth on-site. Thank you!

Thank you to our Welcome Reception sponsor, Epicur! We appreciate your support. Visit Epicur at their booth on-site. 

Anonymous IEOC-Member Sponsor - Trainee Presentations 
THANK YOU for continuing to support our trainees by providing the financial award to encourage them to participate and present at the Symposium. The award this year will be $1,500 for first place. We SO appreciate your support. 

Exhibiting Opportunities

Exhibition space is full for this meeting. Email us if you're interested in the 2025 June event. 

Thank you IEOC/an-vision Exhibitors!

an-vision, Inc. (Namesake Sponsor)
Crestpoint Ophthalmics
Epicur Pharma (Welcome Reception Sponsor)
Meds for Vets
Optomed US