NEXT COSDW The 8th COSDW 2017 Baltimore, Maryland, USA

What is the Comparative Ocular Surface Disease
Workshop (COSDW)?


The ocular surface system is a new concept that views the corneal and conjunctival epithelia and the tear film as a functionally continuous unit. Through the blinking of eyelids, tear moisture, nutrients, mucins, and lipids form a thin film over the conjunctival and corneal epithelia. The ocular surface system is essential for ocular surface homeostasis. Although differences in tear components among dogs, cats and humans are not largely understood, my long years of clinical experience tell me that incomplete blinking is fairly common in dogs and that it can cause tear film instability, which results in epithelial damage and delayed healing. In human medicine, this condition is called dry eye disease, which manifests primarily as discomfort and vision disturbance. In dogs, these symptoms are more difficult to discern and, therefore, rarely the chief complaints. However, the condition should still be recognized and treated as dry eye. Severe corneal diseases, such as ulcerative keratitis, and non-inflammatory keratopathies that are frequently encountered in everyday practice are likely the sequelae of or at least exacerbated by this condition. The purpose of this year’s Comparative Ocular Surface Disease Workshop is to facilitate discussion and international consensus on the definition and diagnostic criteria for dry eye in veterinary ophthalmology.

Akihiko Saito (Triangle Animal Eye Clinic) and David J Maggs (UC Davis)

MAIN THEME

Better defining "Dry Eye of Dogs and Cats"

DATE

Feb 28 Wed. – March 2 Fri. 2018

VENUE

Niseko Northern Resort An'nupuri

WEB SITE / Access

Niseko Northern Resort An'nupuri

ADDRESS

480-1 Aza Niseko, Niseko cho, Abuta gun, Hokkaido
048-1511 Japan

GUEST SPEAKERS

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Christopher J. Murphy,
D.V.M., Ph.D

Professor of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine,
Davis, California

Education

D.V.M., Cornell University, New York City, New York, 1983

Ph.D., Cornell University, New York City, New York, 1984

B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1978

Residency

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California, 1987

Followships

Corneal Fellow, UC Davis, School of Medicine, SacramentoCalifornia,1989

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Yuichi Hori,
MD, Ph.D

Professor & Chair of Department of Ophthalmology,
Toho University, School of Medicine Education

Education

MD., Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan1995

Ph. D., Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan 2009

Residency

Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan 1997

Followships
Clinical fellowship

Osaka University Medical School, Osaka, Japan 1997–2001

Research Fellowship

Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 2001–2004

KEYNOTE THEME

Christopher J. Murphy, D.V.M., Ph.D
Comparative Attributes of the Veterinary and Human Tear Film
Yuichi Hori, MD, Ph.D
Human Dry Eye in Japan

PARTICIPATION FEE

Until December 25, 2017 30,000 JPY
After December 25, 2017 35,000 JPY

CALL FOR PAPERS

  • Your opinion of "What is the DRY EYE in dogs and cats?"
  • Other topics:Case report of OSDs in animals,clinical and scientific research about OSDs.

Deadline

30st Nov, 2018

Contact

REGISTRATION

Registration dates and deadlines

Early Registration :
Until December 25, 2017

Late Registration :
After December 25, 2017

Registration Deadline
February 20, 2018

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