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Chicago Conference for Educators 2018

27 October 2018
Topic: Conference/Congress, Education, Education Initiatives, Ophthalmic Educators
Sponsor: AAO, ICO
Region: North America
Location: McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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The Conference for Ophthalmic Educators offers expert instruction, interactive workshops, and group discussion for ophthalmic educators. Educators of ophthalmology residents, fellows, medical students, CME, and allied ophthalmic personnel will learn about the latest tools and practice techniques of modern education.

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The Chicago Conference for Ophthalmic Educators will be held on 27 October 2018 from 14:00–17:30, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA.

Attend your choice of two workshop sessions and group discussion during the afternoon. Whether you are a resident or have taught for a long time, these sessions will help you improve your teaching effectiveness and provide an opportunity to connect with other educators from around the world.

  • Attend: The Conference is open to all registered attendees of AAO 2018. No course passes are required for this session.
  • Location: McCormick Place Convention Center on Saturday, 27 October 2018 in Room S504 from 14:00–17:30.
  • CME Credit: Categorized as a symposium of AAO 2018, the Conference can be claimed for CME credit as part of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated to AAO 2018.


The Conference is being organized by Drs. Ana Gabriela Palis, Karl Golnik, Eduardo Mayorga, Jorge Valdez, and Laura Wayman. Faculty will include recognized experts in the field and announced at a later date.

Workshops and plenaries will cover new topics not offered at previous Conferences held at AAO. Workshops for 2018 include:

Teaching through Social Media: The Microlearning Concept

Maximizing Interactivity to Enhance Teaching Interventions

Developing an Online Reflective Journal

Training for Patient Safety

How to Write Fair, Excellent and Discriminatory Multiple Choice Questions

The Role of Quality Improvement in a Training Program

View or download the agenda. Agenda and full workshop descriptions will be available prior to the Conference. Review past conference agendas from New Orleans 2017 and Chicago 2016.

This conference is co-sponsored by the International Council of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.


Funding for this Conference for Ophthalmic Educators is provided in part by the Allergan Foundation. We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.

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