Resident Phaco Course

2024 Resident Phaco Course –  SOLD OUT

The ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation, in partnership with Alcon, is offering a Phacoemulsification Course for 2nd and 3rd Year ABVO Residents.  The course will take place on Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Alcon Experience Center in Fort Worth, Texas.  Enrollment is limited to 24 participants.

Participants will receive 6 CE hours (3 lecture, 3 wet lab).  This course will be submitted to RACE for approval.

The 2024 Phaco Course is SOLD OUT.  If you would like to add your name to the waiting list please email us at

Tuition: $500 (travel and hotel not included)

Travel: ABVO approved resident(s) who are being mentored by ACVO member diplomates are eligible for a one-time $500 resident reimbursement, for either the Basic Science Course or the Vision for Animals Foundation Phaco Course. You may submit for reimbursement for either one of these courses one time (in 3 years) during your ABVO approved residency.  To learn more click here:

Hotel:  The VAF has arranged a block of rooms at the Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown/ Blackstone.  The cost is $199/ night, not including taxes and fees. Residents are able to share a room at the hotel.  Reservation information is requested as part of your registration.