Scientific Programme

October 6, 2016

Continuing Education Day (CE Day)
13.00 14.00 Registration and sponsor exhibition
14.00 14.15 Welcome opening
14.15 15.45 HED session
(David Williams)
15.45 16.15 Coffee break, sponsor exhibition
16.15 17.15 General Session : Exotics (David Williams)
17.15 17.45 General Session (Franck Famose)
17.45 18.45 Welcome Drink
18.45 Social programme : Toulouse Tour, Bemberg Foundation, wine degustation

October 7, 2016

Main Programme
9.00 9.30 Registration
9.30 10.30 General Session : Fundamentals 1 - Esmeralda Delgado and Guillaume Cazalot (Outflow + IOP)
10.30 11.00 Coffee break, sponsor exhibition and poster session
11.00 12.00 General Session : Fundamentals 2 - Marielle Mentek and Serge Rosolen (Optic neuropathy)
12.00 12.30 Oral communications
12.30 13.00 ESVO ABM
13.00 14.30 Lunch, sponsor exhibition and poster session
14.30 15.45 Genetic Round table :
  • Pascale Quignon
  • Kissaou Tchedre, Marielle Mentek, Menicon R&D Innovation Center, Geneva
    "Development of a diagnostic test to detect genetic risk factors for canine glaucoma"
15.45 16.15 Coffee break, sponsor exhibition and poster session
16.15 17.15 Clinical 1 : gonio/UBM (Guillaume Cazalot and Charlotte Barbe) - Clinical 2 (Serge Rosolen) cPLR
17.15 17.45 Oral Communications
17.45 18.30 Lecture : State of the art (André Mermoud)
18.30 19.30 Break
19.30 Social programme : Jardin des Plantes, Restaurant Le Moai, foie gras degustation.

October 8, 2016

Main Programme
9.30 10.30 General Session : Update on medical and surgical therapy of glaucoma (Hans Westermeyer)
10.30 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 12.30 General Session : Equine glaucoma (Hans Westermeyer)
12.30 13.00 Oral communications
13.00 13.30 SFEROV ABM
13.30 14.30 Lunch, sponsor exhibition and poster session
14.30 16.00 Taurine (Serge Rosolen) - EPO (Ana Paula Resende) - ECP (Thierry Azoulay) - UC3 (Pierre-François Isard)
16.00 16.30 Coffee break, sponsor exhibition and poster session
16.30 17.30 General Session : The art and science of glaucoma shunt surgery (Hans Westermeyer)
17.30 18.00 Oral Communications
18.00 18.30 Closing ceremony - ESVO Awards

October 9, 2016

Wet labs
Wet lab 1 : Cross linking (Franck FAMOSE)Wet lab 2 : Gonioimplants (Hans WESTERMEYER)
Coffee breakCoffee break
Wet lab 1 : Cross linking (Franck FAMOSE)Wet lab 2 : Gonioimplants (Hans WESTERMEYER)

These wet labs will be held at the Toulouse vet school ( Transport service by bus between the Palladia Hotel and the Toulouse vet school

Main Speakers

Dr. Westermeyer

1Dr. Westermeyer is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the North Carolina State University of Veterinary Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine. He grew up in Chile, South America. After obtaining his Veterinary Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Tennessee.
Following a research fellowship at the University of California, Davis, he returned to the University of Tennessee to complete his residency training in Comparative Ophthalmology. Immediately after completing his residency, Dr. Westermeyer moved to Hong Kong for four years and worked in private practice. His current research interest is in modulation of scarring after glaucoma valve surgery. When not teaching or doing research, he enjoys travelling, SCUBA diving, and long distance running.

Dr. Barbé

1 Dr Charlotte Barbé received her veterinary degree in 2003 from the National Veterinary School of Nantes. After seven years of general practice during which she completed the French Certificate of Veterinary Ophthalmology (2006), she joined the ophthalmology service of Dr Goulle, a French specialist, at AQUIVET veterinary Clinic in 2010. Dr Barbé is graduated in microsurgery from the University of Medicine of Bordeaux (2011). In 2014, she completed the Basic Science Course in Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology in Raleigh (NC, USA). Her current research project is the ultrasonographic measurement of canine lens to choose the IOL size after phacoemulsification for cataract surgery in dogs.

Dr. Quignon

1I did my PhD in the “Canine Genetics” team at the UPR41 CNRS of Rennes under the supervision of Pr Francis Galibert. During my PhD, I identified the olfactory receptor coding gene repertoire of the dog and I participated in the radiation hybrid mapping of the dog genome. Then I joined Dr Ostrander team at the NHGRI (NIH, Bethesda, USA) as a post-doc where I localized chromosomal regions implicated in several canine morphological phenotypes thanks to the analysis of SNP chip genotyping data. In 2009, I have been recruited as an associate professor at the University of Rennes 1. In this University, I am responsible of the international section of the Life Sciences License and I am a member of the Life Sciences License council. Most of my teaching courses are on Genetics (License and Master levels) and I also teach the Cell Biology course, in English, to the international section students. On the research side, I belong to the “Canine Genetics” team lead by Dr Catherine André (IGDR, UMR6290 CNRS/University of Rennes 1) and my projects aim at the identification of genes and their mutations responsible of canine hereditary genetics diseases, particularly neurological and ophthalmological diseases. In order to identify the implicated gene(s), we compare the genomes of affected and unaffected dogs (Cani-DNA biobank) to highlight the chromosomal region(s) containing the gene(s) and mutation(s) responsible, thanks to SNP chip data as well as Next Generation Sequencing technologies.

Dr. Serge G. Rosolen

1Dr Serge G. Rosolen is a clinician, specialist in ophthalmology (DESV-Oph) at Asnières (France) and researcher at the Institut of Vision (Centre de Recherche – Institut de la Vision, UMR-S968 Inserm/UPMC/CHNO des XV-XX, Paris, France) in the team of Dr Serge Picaud (Retinal information processing: Pharmacology & Pathologies). After obtaining his veterinary degree from the National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort (ENVA), he defended his Ph.D. in 2001 (glaucoma in minipig: electroretinography & scanning laser ophthalmoscopy) and obtained his accreditation to supervise research in ophthalmology (HDR) in 2009. Dr Serge G Rosolen had published more than 50 articles in indexed journals. Since 2005 he is a regular member of the Académie Vétérinaire de France and, since 2010 he is also member of the European Network in Veterinary Ophthalmology and Animal Vision (REOVVA :
His current research interest concerns retinal functional imaging (OCT, Adaptive Optics, …) and the development of new devices for therapeutic applications in the concept of « One Health », for a mutual human-animal benefits. When not working at his eye clinic or doing research, he plays piano participating at the annual ARVO meeting concert, regularly.

Dr. Ana Paula Resende

1Ana Paula Resende graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon in 2005. In 2008 she obtained her post-graduated studies diploma in Veterinary Ophthalmology in Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. In 2009 she completed her Master of Science degree. Currently, she is finishing her PhD degree, working on the therapeutic efficacy of erythropoietin in glaucoma disease. She is a REOVVA (European Network in Veterinary Ophthalmology & Animal Vision) member since 2012 and she founded Vet Visão, a referral veterinary ophthalmology clinic in Lisbon in 2013.

Dr. Thierry Azoulay

1Thierry graduated from the National Veterinary School of Lyon in 1988 and then worked one year as an assistant in the ophthalmology department. He completed a certificate of veterinary ophthalmology in the Veterinary School of Toulouse (CES d’ophtalmologie vétérinaire, 1992), a certificate of internal medicine in the Veterinary School of Maisons Alfort (CEAV de Médecine Interne, 1998) and a certificate of vitreo-retinal surgery (2012, DIU de chirurgie vitreo-rétinienne). He is actually working as a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology (DESV-Opht) in a referal center in Strasbourg. Thierry is involved in continuing education in ophthalmology for more than 15 years and is the actual president of the GEMO (Ophthalmology group of the french small animal veterinary association).

Dr. Franck Famose

1Dr Frank FAMOSE is a specialist in veterinary ophthalmology working in a private pratice in Toulouse (France). He grew up in the South of France. After obtaining his veterinary degree from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, he worked in research field (Toxicology) for two years in Montpellier. During these years, he completed his certification in Ophthalmology in Toulouse (CES-OV). His current research interest is corneal imaging (Optical Coherence Tomography) and therapeutics (Corneal Cross linking, iontophoresis, Amniotic Membrane transplantation). He teaches in French advanced courses in ophthalmology (DE Alfort and Toulouse). When not working, he enjoys photography, cooking and endurance sports (triathlon).

Dr. Guillaume Cazalot

1Dr. Cazalot practices small animals ophthalmology at the COVS of Blagnac in France and teaches this discipline in several post-university certificates. After obtaining his Veterinary Degree from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, he assisted Pr Regnier for three years in small animal medicine and surgery. Then he created a veterinary clinic in Toulouse and practiced ophthalmology in this private structure for nine years. He currently participates as a specialist in ESVO, Reovva european network and french pannelist association and organizes the annual corneal workshop of the french SFEROV. When he’s not working he enjoys travelling and playing tennis.

Dr. Marielle Mentek

1 Dr. Marielle Mentek is scientist in the R&D Innovation Center team ofMenicon Co., Ltd., Geneva, Switzerland. After obtaining herVeterinary Degree from National Veterinary School of Toulouse(ENVT, France), she majored in ophthalmology during two-yearsinternship in ophthalmology departments of CHV Saint-Martin(Annecy, France) and ENVT. Following an MSc degree at Grenoble-Alpes University, she completes her PhD in the laboratory HP2 –Hypoxia and Physiopathology (INSERM U1042). In particular, she wasinvolved in studying the vascular deleterious e7ects of obstructivesleep apnea on retinal and optic nerve vasculature. She joined R&DInnovation Center team in April 2016 and is currently working ongenetic predictor markers for dog glaucoma and other diseases.

Dr. Kissaou TChedre

1 TChedre is a Senior Biomedical Scientist. He Joined Menicon Co Ltd, in 2010, where he has been working on the genetics of ocular diseases using genomic and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms genotyping for early diagnosis in canines and human. Dr. Tchedre has published several peer review manuscripts in several journals that can be found on PubMed.He received his Master Degree and PhD from University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, and did his postdoctoral training in the Departmentof Ophthalmology at Harvard University Medical School, in Boston. Dr. Tchedre is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland, at Menicon R&D Innovation Center.

Dr. Pierre-François Isard

1 Dr Pierre-François Isard is a French specialist in ophthalmology working in the Veterinary Hospital Saint-Martin (Annecy, France). After obtaining his veterinary degree from the National Veterinary School of Lyon (ENVL), he dedicated his work in veterinary ophthalmology practice and research. Dr Isard is graduated in many ophthalmology university diplomas (microsurgery, visual function exploration, angiography and retinal pathology, glaucoma physiopathology and therapeutics (Paris Universities) and hereditary and degenerative diseases of the retina and optic nerve head (Montpellier 1 University)). During his career, he has been particularly involved in research to promote development of ophthalmologic devices and surgical methods adapted to small animals and equine. He is also strongly involved in the promotion of veterinary ophthalmology activity and is a founding member of many French scientific societies (SFEROV, AFEP-MHOC, REOVVA).
His current research is focused on developing new strategies for glaucoma management and surgical treatment, as part of the Glaucogen research group.

Dr. David Williams

1 David qualified from Cambridge in 1988, aiming to devote his professional life to veterinary ophthalmology. Having worked at the Animal Health Trust and Royal Veterinary College where he gained his CertVOphthal and a PhD reseasrching in ocular immunology, then returned to Cambridge, studied for his FRCVS with a dissertation of ocular abnormalities in farmed halibut as part of his continuing interest in exotic animal medicine and a VetMD concentrating on age-related cataracts in dogs cats and horses. He now teaches ophthalmology there running the ophthalmology clinic. His is a diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behaviour Medicine, has a Masters in Education and is currently undertaking a Doctorate in that subject, focussing on the teaching of veterinary ethics and animal welfare.

Dr. Hannes Lohi

1 Hannes Lohi (PhD) is a Professor in Molecular Genetics in the Faculty of Medicineand the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He hasestablished an internationally recognized laboratory that focuses on canine models ofhuman genetic disorders. Dr. Lohi has >100 original publications and several externalgrants, including ERCStG.

Dr. Esmeralda Delgado

1 DVM degree in 1996, Master of Science in 2000 and PhD in 2008 under the theme of ocular circulation by the Veterinary Medicine Faculty – Lisbon University (FMV-UL). Diploma in Ophthalmology by the Madrid Complutense University in 1997. Since 2001 until the present she has been a Professor of Surgery and Ophthalmology at FMV-UL, being also responsible for the Referral Consultation of Ophthalmology at the Teaching Hospital. She is the author of 18 articles in indexed journals, 62 presentations in international meetings and 67 in national congresses. Her main research interests are the control of ocular circulation, neuroprotective drugs in glaucoma and ocular allergy.