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Ophthalmic Education Sessions at MEACO 2016

May 4, 2016
Topic: Education, Ophthalmic Educators
Sponsor: ICO
Region: Middle East
Location: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

Manama, Bahrain
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Join us on May 4 and 6, 2016 during the MEACO Congress for a series of sessions focused on ophthalmic education. Four education workshops and one symposium will be offered during the scientific program.

ICO-OEG Reception

The ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG) and MEACO will hold a reception at 7:30-9:00pm at the Golden Tulip Hotel on May 3, 2016. RSVP at Attend to learn more about the ophthalmic education sessions on May 4, and to meet fellow educators, teachers, and society leaders.

Ophthalmic Education Sessions

Three 90-minute sessions on May 4 and one 90-minute session on May 6 have been organized as described below. Participants are encouraged to attend three sessions for the best experience, but each session could be attended independently. During session one there is a choice between two workshops running concurrently.

Wednesday, May 4

10:00-11:30, Session One Workshops running concurrently, choose one:

  • Room Awal: Critical Thinking (Eduardo Mayorga and Manal Bouhaimed)                                  
  • Room Delmon: Performance Assessment Methods: Residents, Faculty, Program (Karl Golnik and Amel Ouertani)

12:00-13:30 Session Two Workshop:

  • Room Delmon: Large Group Instruction (Gabriela Palis and Essam Eltoukhy)

15:00-16:30 in Room Awal, Session Three is a symposium titled, "Improving Educational Effectiveness.” Talks by international and regional educators will be given, and time for discussion with the audience and presenters is planned.

  • Adult Learning principles with brief exercise (Gabriela Palis, Argentina)
  • Teaching Surgery (Shahzad Mian, United States)
  • Flipped Classroom (Karl Golnik, United States)
  • Webinars (Eduardo Mayorga, Argentina)
  • Mentorship (Manal Bouhaimed, Kuwait)

Friday, May 6

13:00-14:30 Workshop:

  • Room Awal: How to Write Multiple Choice Questions (Simon Keightley and Nadiya Alkharousi)

The steering committee organizing these sessions is chaired by ICO Director for Education Karl Golnik, and includes Jamal Bleik, Manal Bouhaimed, Eduardo Mayorga, Amel Ouertani, and Gabriela Palis. View the MEACO scientific program online.

Learn more about the ICO-OEG at


Funding for these ICO ophthalmic education sessions is provided in part by the Alcon Foundation. We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.

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