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Resident Phacoemulsification Course

June 13, 2019 - June 15, 2019


The ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation, in partnership with Bausch + Lomb, is offering a Phacoemulsification Course for 2nd and 3rd Year ABVO Residents.  The course will take place on Thursday, June 13th- Saturday, June 15th at the Marriott St. Louis West.

Thursday, June 13th
Welcome Reception/Dinner, 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Friday, June 14th
Tour and Lecture Program, 7 am – 5 pm; Dinner 7 pm

7 am – 8 am

8 am – 10:15 am
Tour (includes transportation to/from B+L offices)

10:15 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Lecture 1: Dr. Seth Eaton, Principles of Microsurgery
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lecture 2: Dr. Hans Westermeyer, Principles of Phacodynamics
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Lecture 3: Dr. Filipe Espinheira, Basics of Phacoemulsification Surgery

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm- 4:00 pm
Lecture 4: Dr. Brad Nadelstein, Anterior Vitrectomy: Principles, Performance and Pointers for the Anterior Segment Surgeon;  Difficult Cases, Complications

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Lecture 5:  Dr. Paul Singh, Difficult/Complicated Cases, How to Identify/Manage Them Surgically


7 pm Dinner (leave hotel at 6:30 pm)


Saturday, June 15th
Wet Lab, 8 am – Noon

Participants will receive 9.5 CE hours (5 lecture, 4 wet lab). This course will be submitted to RACE for approval.

Tuition is $500. Travel and accommodation are not included in tuition.  While the VAF will reserve hotel rooms for attendees, residents will be responsible for covering the cost at check out.  Meals are included throughout the course: a Welcome Reception/Dinner on Thursday, June 13th; breakfast/lunch/dinner on Friday, June 14th; and breakfast and lunch on Saturday, June 14th.

REFUND POLICY: Tuition will be refunded in full if notice of cancellation is received by May 13th. 50% of tuition will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received by May 22nd.  Tuition cannot be refunded after May 22nd.


June 13, 2019
June 15, 2019


Marriott St. Loius West
660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141 United States
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