Nashville Summary (2024)




852 2024 IEOC/an-vision Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

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


Nashville Symposium Resources & Summary

On-Site Roundtable Discussion Pearls

On-Site Updated Slide Notes from Dr. Bina Patel
* Fungal Keratitis
* Confronting Corneal Ulcers PEARLS

2024 Proceedings

IEOC Membership Meeting Agenda 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. 


Trainee Award Winner!

Congratulations to our Trainee Presentation Winner, Dr. Edward Flaherty from Colorado. Dr. Flaherty presented "ANALYSIS OF LOCAL MICROBIOTA AND HOST GENE EXPRESSION IN EQUINE OCULAR SURFACE SQUAMOUS NEOPLASIA", and was voted in as the winner of presentation by his colleagues. The winner will receiv a $1,500 cash award donated from our anonymous member-donor. Thank you kind member, and congratulations Dr. Flaherty!


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