American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

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Event: Annual meeting, Oct. 26-29, 2011, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Awards: Cynthia Wheeler Memorial Award: Best overall presentation—Dr. Jay Harrington, North Carolina State University, for "Clinical and histopathic effects of diode laser endoscope cyclophotocoagulation in the normal equine eye." Residents Award, sponsored by Veterinary Ophthalmic Specialties Inc. and ACVO: Best clinical paper—Dr. Elizabeth Lutz, The Ohio State University, for "Impact of modified cyclosporine A on lens epithelial cell and corneal endothelial viability." Best research paper—Dr. Cassandra Bliss, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, for "Ocular findings and reference values for selected ophthalmic diagnostic tests in the Macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus)."
New diplomates: Twenty-six new diplomates were welcomed into the ACVO. They are as follows:

Pete Accola, Waukesha, Wis.
Terri Alessio, Spokane, Wash.
Bianca Bauer, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Daniel Binder, Blacksburg, Va.
Dylan Buss, Columbia, Mo.
Bill Crumley, Philadelphia
Allyson Groth, Moorabin, Australia
Amy Hom, St. Charles, Ill.
Sarah Hoy, Essex Junction, Vt.
Heidi Klein-Weddle, Fishers, Ind.
Brian Marchione, Los Angeles
Carey McInnis, Annapolis, Md.
Emily Moeller, Tucson, Ariz.
Keith Montgomery, Appleton, Wis.
Diana Pate, Charlotte, N.C.
Kenneth Pierce, Baton Rouge, La.
Kelli Ramey, Calgary, Alberta
Christa Robinson, Worthington, Ohio
Gwen Sila, Southfield, Mich.
Kirsten Steele, Reno, Nev.
Jeff Studer, Dallas
Rustin Sturgeon, Overland Park, Kan.
Sara Thomasy, Davis, Calif.
William Weinstein, Las Vegas
Anja Welihozkiy, Woburn, Mass.
Hans Westermeyer, Hong Kong

Officials: Drs. Brian Gilger, Raleigh, N.C., president; Robert English, Cary, N.C., president-elect; Nick Millichamp, Houston, vice president; Michael Paulsen, Arlington, Texas, secretary-treasurer; and Carmen Colitz, Jupiter, Fla., immediate past president