ECVO Research Grants Awarded

The ECVO Grants were offered during the 2012 ECVO Congress in Trieste, Italy for the first time in the history of the College. The Grants fund research in areas of Veterinary Ophthalmology to ECVO-approved residents or ECVO Diplomates.

2016 ECVO Research Grants and Awards in Budapest:

This years research grants were awarded to Christiane Kafarnik and Katrin Voelter on the following topics:

Christiane Kafarnik, Diplomate ECVO, was awarded for her grant proposal 'Corneal stem cell research in dogs: a novel treatment strategy for corneal dystrophies'

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Katrin Voelter, Diplomate ECVO, was awarded for her grant proposal 'Corneal and scleral permeability of vampire bat saliva extract in different species.'

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2015 ECVO Research Grants and Awards in Helsinki:

ECVO Research grant of 5000 Euros:
Awarded to James Rushton for: Introducing equine platelet rich plasma in corneal treatment: an in-vitro study

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Award for best resident presentation (400 Euros): 
Charlotte Dawson et al. for their research on: Immediate effects of diamond burr debridement in patients with spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects; light and electronmicroscopic evaluation. 

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Award for best poster (250 Euros) was to Natalia Ziolkowska et al. from the University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland on: Morphological features of ocular inflammation and distribution of viral antigens in ocular tissues of cats with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). 

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2014 ECVO Research Grants were awarded in London to:

Cécile Briffod et al.
Stability of canine serum eye drops at different storage temperatures and times.

Barbara Braus et al. (University of Vienna, Austria)
Investigation of possible autoantigens in horses with immune-mediated keratitis (IMMK)

James Oliver et al. (Animal Health Trust, UK)
Pectinate ligament dysplasia in the Flatcoated Retriever: prevalence and genetic risk factors

2013 ECVO Research Grants were awarded in Barcelona to:

Leiva M et al (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain): ‘Morphologic distribution of corneal innervation in birds of prey’.

Barbara Nell and Marion Krecny (University of Vienna, Austria): ‘Investigation on the tear film in pugs’

2012 ECVO Research Grant was awarded in Trieste to:

Katrin Voelter, et al (University of Zurich, Switzerland) - Evaluation of the conjunctival flora and its susceptibility to antifungal agents in healthy horses in Switzerland