ACVO BEST RESIDENT MANUSCRIPT AWARDS The ACVO planning committee and BOR are pleased to announce a newly revamped mechanism by which our
college will recognize outstanding resident research. In an effort to better and
more fairly evaluate our residents’ research efforts and to encourage their follow‐through to publication, we are
excited about a new opportunity to showcase ACVO resident research efforts by awarding 3 BEST MANUSCRIPT
AWARDS. These awards will replace the traditional best research and clinical papers, and the ‘Dr. Dice
Memorial’ awards for presentation at the meeting. Below are the winners of 2017.
BEST RESIDENT CASE REPORT MANUSCRIPT This recognition is awarded to the best case report manuscript entry. Judges consist of ACVO Diplomates who choose the winners on objective criteria. Each winner is presented with a plaque in front of their colleagues and will receive a check for $500. Dr. Ben Bergstrom for "Canine Panuveitis: a retrospectiveevaluation of 55 cases (2000-2015)"
This paper describes the most common etiologies of panuveitis in a group of dogs, patient response to therapy, and visual outcome. Dogs with idiopathic/immune-mediated panuveitis tended to respond more favorably to medical therapy than dogs with infectious panuveitis. Visual outcome was favorable in those dogs that responded to initial medical therapy, but long-term therapy was required in many dogs to maintain vision and prevent recurrence of disease.Read the full manuscript here.
BEST RESIDENT BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT - ANNUAL
This award is given each year at the ACVO annual conference. Residents who entered basic science research manuscripts are considered for this award. Judges consist of ACVO Diplomates who choose the winners based on objective criteria. Each winner is presented with a plaque in front of their colleagues and will receive a check for $500.
Dr. Todd Marlo (Not Pictured) for "Altering equine corneal fibroblast differentiation through Smad gene transfer"
The paper describes the use of gene transfer technology to silence profibrotic Smad, overepxress antifibrotic Smad, or a combination of therapies to control TGF-ß1-mediated fibrosis in equine fibroblasts. Such therapies could be used in the future to diminish corneal scarring. Read the full manuscript here.
BEST RESIDENT CLINICAL RESEARCH MANUSCRIPT - ANNUAL This award is given each year at the ACVO annual conference. Residents who entered clinical research manuscripts are considered for this award. Judges consist of ACVO Diplomates who choose the winners based on objective criteria. Each winner is presented with a plaque in front of their colleagues and will receive a check for $500.
Dr. Michele Edelmann for "Adjunctive autologous platelet rich plasma treatment following diamond burr debridement for canine spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects - a randomized controlled clinical trial"
This paper evaluated the effects of adjunctive treatment with platelet rich plasma on corneal re-epithelialization, vascularization, and fibrosis in dogs with spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects. In this population of dogs no significant difference was found, but the treatment was well tolerated
PAST AWARD WINNERS 2016 Resident Manuscript Award Winners 2015 Resident Manuscript Award Winners
ANNUAL VETERINARY STUDENT - ACVO VETERINARY OPHTHALMOLOGY JOURNAL AWARD Each year the ACVO offers to fund awards to university students in undergraduate veterinary programs. The award gives recipients a one year subscription to the Veterinary Ophthalmology journal, an ACVO publication . The award is given in April/May each year to one recipient of each university. The award recipient is chosen by each school individually with its own subjective criteria.
The journal subscription begins the January of the next year. The first issue should arrive in February and consists of six issues. Approximately 20 awards are issued each year. If you would like to see if your school is eligible to participate please contact the ACVO office. Calls for this award go out each Spring. See award winners.
If you are a student, veterinarian or just interested in veterinary ophthalmology you can subscribe through Wiley, the publisher.