Chris Murphy, DVM, DACVO
"Making Mistakes: The importance of forgiveness”
About Dr. Murphy
Dr. Christopher Murphy received his BS, DVM and PhD degrees from Cornell University. He then went onto the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) for his residency training in Comparative Ophthalmology at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Murphy previously served as a Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and he is currently a Professor at UC Davis. Dr. Murphy has received a number of awards including the lifetime achievement award for research from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pfizer award for research excellence. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications to his credit, and is the co-founder of Platypus Technologies LLC, a biotech startup based on the use of liquid crystals for reporting molecular interaction with nanostructured surfaces. Dr. Murphy is also an avid fly fisherman, hobbyist blues harmonica player and co-author of the children’s book, Lucille Lost.
Keynote Lecturer History
Presentations have been recorded since 2011 and are available to members through the online video portal.
2018 - Dr. Douglas Rhee Title: Conquering Intraocular Pressure: New and Traditional Pharmacologic, Laser, Surgical Approaches in Humans
2017 - Dr. Carol L. Shields Title: The Colorful Spectrum of Ocular Tumors in Humans
2016 - Dr. Randy Kardon Title: Pupil Light Reflex and Its Application to Both Veterinary, Laboratory and Human Translation
2015 - Dr. John R. Heckenlively Title: Is SARDS Really Cases of Autoimmune Retinopathy? Evaluation from the Human Perspective
2014 - Dr. Robert Noecker Title: Advances in Glaucoma, Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgery
2013 - Dr. Chris McGahan Title: New Roles for Iron in Ocular Physiology
2012 - Dr. Morton Smith Title: Second most effective tool for Honing your Diagnostic skills is the CPC
2011 - Dr. Ivan Schwab Title: Evolution's Witness
2010 - Dr. Mike Robinson Title:Advances in Ocular Drug Delivery
2009 - Dr. Martin Uram Title: Endoscopic Glaucoma and Retinal Surgery
2008 - Dr. Paul Koch Title: Cataract Surgery in two-legged patients
2007 - Dr Steve Arshinoff Title: Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices and Techniques to use them to their full Potential
2006 - Dr. Kirk Packo Title: Intravitreal Pharmacotherapy - Using Intraocular Inections to Treat Retinal Disease
2005 - Dr. Robert Anderson Title: Where are Omega-3 Fatty Acids and why are they so Important to the Retina?
2004 - Dr. Gustavo Aguirre Title: Gene Therapy for Retinal Disease in Dogs