Future Symposia


2024 IEOC Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

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

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We are excited to announce that we have signed the contract for the 2024 IEOC Symposium! It will take place 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.

More information about the 2024 Symposium will be added to this website as it becomes available.

General 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. 


Call for papers is closing soon!!!

Please note that the annual call for papers for the Symposium has shifted to open and close one month earlier than usual, opening December 1st, closing February 29th. New this year, use the online submission form below to submit your case report or abstract. IEOC will also consider poster presentations this year as a new addition to our on-site event.  

Review the appropriate guideline below, prepare your submission, then submit the form and attach the submission. An instant confirmation will be emailed. The planning committee will review all submissions after March 1st, and notification to speakers will be no later than April 15th. 

Review/Download Abstract Guidelines

Review/Download Case Report Guidelines

Submit online form and attach abstract/case report


Exhibiting Opportunities

This is an intimate event, we do allow for 3-5 table-top exhibit tables to be present at the Symposium. Typically these tables are set in the meal and break room, or in the foyer between, and registration includes participation in the Welcome Reception and breakfast and lunch daily. Review the exhibitor prospectus below and contact the office as soon as possible if interested, space is very limited.

Exhibitor prospectus - 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.


The IEOC second 'state of the art speaker' is being confirmed. More information could be available in February.