Satellite Meetings & Breakouts

Several committees or related organizations will hold meetings during the ACVO conference in Minneapolis. Our goal is to provide a description of the focus of each meeting or supplemental educational session over the summer. Currently these will include, the following:

These courses and/or meetings will all be provided at no additional cost. Additionally, sessions focusing on sub-topics such as equine or exotics may also be available. Schedules will be available in July and will provide complete information.

ACVO Teaching and Learning Meeting

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Nicollet A-C

Organizer: Dr. Margie Gilmour

The ACVO Teaching and Learning meeting hosts topics that specifically focus on veterinary ophthalmology education. It provides a venue for ophthalmologists to share teaching and learning strategies, and to hear education presentations from outside speakers with an expertise in general and clinical education.


Speaker: Dr. Laura Molgaard

"Workplace-based assessment: Opportunities to improve feedback and evaluation of learners through Competency-Based Education"

About Dr. Gilmour

Dr. Laura Molgaard is the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine and an associate professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department. Dr. Molgaard is the co-lead of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Competency-Based Veterinary Education Working Group. Her research interests include selection for and development of non-technical competencies, technology enhanced learning, and outcomes assessment. Dr. Molgaard is also active in diversity initiatives including veterinary pipeline development, admissions, and culture/climate.


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Pharmaceutical Safety Studies Committee

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Skyway Suite AB

Organizer: Dr. Brian Gilger

The committee will meet to discuss progress on previous objectives and address new business.  Please contact Dr. Gilger with any questions regarding the committee meeting.

Planned activities:

  • Report on SOT in Baltimore, 2017.
  • Discuss SOT meeting - future attendance discussion
  • Update on ACVO Ocular Tox Standards text, Dr. Brian Gilger, editor.
  • New business: committee recruitment, website content volunteers for ACVO, etc.

Mission Statement:

To address issues and concerns of members of the ACVO regarding ophthalmic pharmaceutical and/or toxicology consulting. 1) increase awareness of the pharmaceutical industry and contract research organizations about the specialty of veterinary ophthalmology, 2) protect the public by encouraging participation of trained veterinary ophthalmologists in studies of investigational drugs and devices, 3) establish standards for ophthalmic examinations in pharmaceutical and toxicological studies.