The Nordic eye meeting 2019 for veterinary ophtalmologists on VISION AND BLINDNESS in the colourful setting of small harbour town Naantali, Finland

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All 3 authors of the Slatter’s fundamentals of veterinary ophthalmology on the same program for the first time ever!

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SPEAKERS

Authors of the Slatter’s fundametals of veterinary ophtalmology book

NEM 2019

Ron Ofri

Ron Ofri, DVM, PhD, DECVO
Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Ron Ofri

Ron Ofri was a member of the charter class of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Upon his graduation he traveled to the University of Florida, where he spent the next 4 years undergoing clinical training in veterinary ophthalmology and obtaining his Ph.D. During this time Ron developed an interest in the physiology of vision, focusing on retinal electrophysiology and animal models of retinal diseases. Upon his graduation Ron returned to Israel and joined the faculty of his alma mater, where he is currently a Professor in veterinary ophthalmology and winner of numerous Teacher of the Year awards. At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ron expanded his research interests to include comparative visual physiology in wildlife species, and gene therapy of retinal diseases, and to date has published more than 90 refereed papers. Ron is also a very popular international speaker, having been invited to talk in more than 30 countries and 6 continents, lecturing in continuing education seminars, national meetings and world congresses for general practitioners, including BSAVA, SEVC, WSAVA, WVC and NAVC.

He also lectures frequently in advanced training courses for veterinary ophthalmologists, including lectureship at the Basic Science Course of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (where he has been speaking since 2002) and numerous other forums. Ron is a contributing author to the Gelatt’s classic textbook Veterinary Ophthalmology (3rd, 4th and 5th editions) as well as a co-author of the popular textbook Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology (4th, 5th and 6th editions). Ron is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO), a former ECVO Executive Board member and in 2002-2005 he served as President of the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

ron.ofri@mail.huji.ac.il
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Paul Miller

Paul E. Miller, DVM, DACVO
Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Paul Miller

Dr. Miller is a Clinical Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmogists. He also serves on the editorial board for the journal Veterinary Ophthalmology. His main research interests are the visual capabilities of animals, glaucoma and ocular toxicology.

He has given over 250 scientific and continuing education presentations, authored more than 125 scientific publications, and edits the textbook Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology and the ophthalmology section of the Five Minute Veterinary Consult.

paul.e.miller@wisc.edu
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David J. Maggs

David J. Maggs, BVSc(hons), DACVO
Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology
University of California Davis

David J. Maggs

Following graduation from the University of Melbourne in 1988, David spent 5 years in mixed practice throughout Australia, England, Scotland, and Wales. He then completed small animal and equine internships at Colorado State University, and a research fellowship and comparative ophthalmology residency at the University of Missouri. He joined the faculty at the University of California-Davis in 2000 where he is one of 8 ophthalmologists with 4 ophthalmology residents and an ophthalmic intern in training.

He is the author of Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology (now in its 6th edition), an editorial board member for the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, and Immediate Past President of the International Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology.  David’s major interests are ocular surface disease and feline herpesvirus

djmaggs@ucdavis.edu
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PROGRAM

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Thursday nordic delegates program:

  • 10.00-12.00 Registration and coffee
  • 12.30-13.00 Welcome ceremony
  • 13.00-14.00 Slide test
  • 14.00-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.30-16.00 Rewiev of the slide test
  • 16.00-17.00 National meetings + coffee
  • 17.00-18.30 Nordic meeting

iCare: Looking for Future – Ophtalmology for beginners by David Maggs

  • 9.00-10.00 Registration
  • 10.00-11.00 Pearls of the ophthalmic exam
  • 11.00-11.30 Coffee
  • 11.30-12.30 Doing a great fundic exam and interpreting lesions
  • 12.30-13.00 Welcome ceremony
  • 13.00-14.00 The 7 colors of corneal pathology
  • 14.00-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.00-16.00 Test your knowledge from this morning with some case examples
  • 16.00-16.30 Coffee
  • 16.30-18.00 What’s new in ocular pharmacology

Friday, Aug 23, 2019

  • 10.00-12.00 Vision under pressure – intervening before the glaucomatous catastrophe starts. Paul Miller
  • 12.00-12.30 Coffee
  • 12.30-13.30 Doctor, will my dog see again? Acute blindness in our patients. Ron Ofri
  • 13.30-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.00-16.00 The brain is just an extension of the retina. Central blindness in our patients. Ron Ofri
  • 16.00-16.15 iCare sparkling o’clock
  • 16.15-17.00 Patients I will never forget. Paul Miller
  • 17.00-18.00 iCare looking for future: An update on antiviral drugs David Maggs
  • 20:00 -> Gala dinner and ball room dancing at Naantali Kaivohuone

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

  • 10.00-11.00 Everything you need to know about recording a “yes/no” ERG. Ron Ofri
  • 11.00-12.00 Patients I will never forget. Ron Ofri
  • 12.00-13.30 Lunch
  • 13.30-15.30 What your patients want you to know about their vision. Paul Miller
  • 15.30-16.00 Coffee
  • 16.00-17.00 From science fiction to reality. Yes, we can treat inherited retinal diseases! Ron Ofri
  • 17.00-17.30 Closing ceremony

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Thursday nordic delegates program:

  • 10.00-12.00 Registration and coffee
  • 12.30-13.00 Welcome ceremony
  • 13.00-14.00 Slide test
  • 14.00-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.30-16.00 Rewiev of the slide test
  • 16.00-17.00 National meetings + coffee
  • 17.00-18.30 Nordic meeting

iCare: Looking for Future – Ophtalmology for beginners by David Maggs

  • 9.00-10.00 Registration
  • 10.00-11.00 Pearls of the ophthalmic exam
  • 11.00-11.30 Coffee
  • 11.30-12.30 Doing a great fundic exam and interpreting lesions
  • 12.30-13.00 Welcome ceremony
  • 13.00-14.00 The 7 colors of corneal pathology
  • 14.00-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.00-16.00 Test your knowledge from this morning with some case examples
  • 16.00-16.30 Coffee
  • 16.30-18.00 What’s new in ocular pharmacology

Friday, Aug 23, 2019

  • 10.00-12.00 Vision under pressure – intervening before the glaucomatous catastrophe starts. Paul Miller
  • 12.00-12.30 Coffee
  • 12.30-13.30 Doctor, will my dog see again? Acute blindness in our patients. Ron Ofri
  • 13.30-15.00 Lunch
  • 15.00-16.00 The brain is just an extension of the retina. Central blindness in our patients. Ron Ofri
  • 16.00-16.15 iCare sparkling o’clock
  • 16.15-17.00 Patients I will never forget. Paul Miller
  • 17.00-18.00 iCare looking for future: An update on antiviral drugs David Maggs
  • 20:00 -> Gala dinner and ball room dancing at Naantali Kaivohuone

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

  • 10.00-11.00 Everything you need to know about recording a “yes/no” ERG. Ron Ofri
  • 11.00-12.00 Patients I will never forget. Ron Ofri
  • 12.00-13.30 Lunch
  • 13.30-15.30 What your patients want you to know about their vision. Paul Miller
  • 15.30-16.00 Coffee
  • 16.00-17.00 From science fiction to reality. Yes, we can treat inherited retinal diseases! Ron Ofri
  • 17.00-17.30 Closing ceremony
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About the venue

About the venue

The NEM2019 meeting will be held in exquisite Naantali Spa – A spa that has a long and illustrious history. It’s the only Nordic spa to appear among the prestigious ‘Royal Spas of Europe’ and also features in the list of ‘100 Best Spas in the World’. We think it’s just perfect location for our meeting!

In Naantali you can make the most of the picture-perfect surroundings in one of the Finland’s prettiest, sunniest and most historic regions. Take time to visit beautiful Old Town with its traditional maritime charm, explore the neighbouring forests and remarkable archipelago or simply relax and enjoy the hotel’s sensational facilities in this inspirational seaside setting along the lectures.

You can also bring your family here. The hotel provides a wide assortment of activities for children, especially in the summer months. Get ready for days filled with fun and games in the water, outdoor activities and delicious food.

At nearby Moominworld, you can meet the lovable characters created by the world-famous author and illustrator Tove Jansson: visit Moominmamma’s cellar filled with jars of delicious jams and go butterfly watching with Hemulen. On the adventure island of Väski, you can test your skills at archery, rock climbing or wire sliding, among other exciting activities. Don’t miss the Fisherman’s Village, where you can meet villagers’ friendly pets, relax in the sauna or go for a refreshing swim.

Accomodation

Accomodation

We have two options for accomodation during the conference.
Participants must make the reservations straight to the hotel.

By using promo code NEM2019 you get our discounted prices.

Naantali Spa Hotel*****
Single room incl. breakfast 134 €/night
Double room incl. breakfast 158 €/night

https://www.naantalispa.fi/en/
Book directly at info@naatalispa.fi

Naantali Spa – the perfect location for a luxury break all year round.

Naantali Family Hostel
1-2 persons room 56 € /night

Naantali Family Hostel is in the immediate vicinity (300m) of Naantali Spa.
The rooms are in 2-3 room apartments with shared amenities:
toilet, cooking facilities, refrigerator, tv, free Wi-Fi, shower, bed linen and towels.

The Family Hostel rates do not include breakfast. A large breakfast buffet at the Spa Hotel is 16 €/adult

https://www.naantalispa.fi/familyhostel/familyhostel_EN.html
Book directly at info@naantalispa.fi

Naantali Spa is in a walking distance from the Naantali Old Town
where you can find really charming and affordable air b’n’b options.

We warmly recommend to have a look at those options too.

Thursday evening cruise

Thursday evening cruise

THE THURSDAY EVENING CRUISE ON STEAMSHIP UKKOPEKKA IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE MEETING!

Local veterinary clinics KoiraKissaKlinikka (dog cat clinic), Pet-Vet and Vettori want to welcome guests to Turku area and sponsor the evening cruise for 80 first guests. Rest of the places on the cruise are reserved for the sponsors, international guests and lecturers and their family and friends. If there are places left they will be available on purhase at the meeting. So reserve your place quickly not to miss this opportunity!

Steamship Ukkopekka sails from Naantali to the fascinating island of Loistokari. There is everything you need for a wonderful evening: delicious dinner inspired by the Finnish archipelago with a variety of fish and barbecue specialties, along with live music and dancing on the pier. The ship is alive with an unforgettable atmosphere and happy people!

http://www.ukkopekka.fi/en

How to get to Naantali

How to get to Naantali

Naantali Spa
Matkailijantie 2, 21100 Naantali, Finland
www.naantalispa.fi

Naantali is located 10 kilometers away from Turku, the old capital city of Finland.
In Turku we have international airport and harbour.

Direct flights operate from Stockholm, Riga, Gdansk and Helsinki by Finnair, SAS,
AirBaltic, Wissair and their alliances.

The cruise ships Viking Line and Silja Line take travellers from Stockholm straight to Turku.

If you fly to Helsinki there are good bus and train connections to Turku and Naantali.
Turku is 182 km and about 2 hours drive away from Helsinki.

 

 

 

Prices

Prices

1. Nordic delegates

Thursday nordic program incl. slide test,
Friday and Saturday lectures and Friday gala dinner
Earlybird untill 28.2.2019 820 € incl vat *
After 1.3.2019 900 € incl vat

2. Other delegates

Friday and Saturday lectures and Friday gala dinner
Earlybird untill 28.2.2019 800 € incl vat *
After 1.3.2019 880 € incl vat

3. Pre-congress day Thursday for young vets

iCare: Looking for Future – Ophtalmology for beginners
1st and 2nd year vet graduates, 5.-6. year vet students,
Opth. aspirants, residents and interns
FREE

4. Pre-congress day Thursday

iCare: Looking for Future – Ophtalmology for beginners
Nordic delegates and other delegates also registered for the NEM main program 50 €
Thursday only attendance 100 €
(limited spaces, young vets have priority)

*80 first delegates registered for the main program will get
Thursday steam ship cruise with dinner for free!

Register here!

Friday gala dinner

Friday gala dinner

Naantalin Kaivohuone welcomes you to a magical gala night on Friday evening

With its historic facade and traditional appeal, restaurant Naantali Kaivohuone creates a truly atmospheric place for our conference gala dinner. It’s going to be sensational summer party – fine dining and ball room dancing!

Gala dinner is included in the meeting package. If you want to take your spouse or family with you to the gala dinner it is possible. Price for the accompanying person will be announced later.

https://www.naantalinkaivohuone.fi/en/

Partnership opportunities

Partnership opportunities

Do you want your company to be part of the NEM2019 story.
We have an easy access package for you at fair price.

With 250 € (excl.vat) you get 1m x 1m space right in front of the lecture room.
Bar table and 2 chairs are included in the package as well as space for roll up.
Your flyer will naturally also be placed in the conference bag

To show your support and take part in our magnificent meeting,
please contact info@nem2019.fi for the booking, more instructions and deadlines.

We can also tailor made bigger or more fancy setup for your company at special price.

Don’t hesitate to ask!

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Main Sponsor

iCare has been part of the NEM2019 story from the very beginning.
It was natural that this magnificient Finnish company will be the main sponsor of the event.

To read more about tonovet and tonovet plus the new generation tonometer
for quick and easy veterinary IOP measuring visit https://tonovet.com/

Thank you iCare and Kirsi Järvinen for being so generous and helpful throughout the NEM2019 process.

We make it to success.

”We have to have it in Naantali in August, and I want to arrange it!”

”I had the vision of five star meeting with magnificient location and top class scientific program. I met Ron, Paul and David in ECVO Firenze and told them that to fullfill my dream all three musketeers must lecture at the meeting. To be sure we get the  best memories and fairytale moments the local vet clinics were happy to sponsor an evening cruise around the archipelago. To bring something new and of value to the story with our main sponsor iCare we decided to arrange a precongress day for the young vets. We want to invite more people in our family of veterinary ophtalmologists. My dream seems to be coming true! I cant wait to see you all and our passion for ophtalmology in action at NEM2019!”

Elina Illukka DVM, Oft.panellist, head of the organizing commitee

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT NAANTALI

www.visitnaantali.com