(For previous mailings of ICO Notes, see: www.icoph.org/news/ico_notes.html.)
Dear ICO Members and Friends,
An invitation and a few reports:
For those of you attending the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in Bali starting next week, please be sure to join us for the fourth World Ophthalmology Roundtable on Leadership Development (WORLD) meeting, where we will present and discuss the exciting new ICO initiative, "Refocusing Ophthalmic Education." It will be Sunday, May 17 from 07:00 to 09:00 in the Jakarta A room at the Bali International Convention Center. Breakfast will be available.
Topics will be:
You can download the full program for the Bali WORLD Roundtable meeting here: archive.icoph.org/pdf/ICOWORLDBali.pdf (PDF - 140 KB)
The ICO established the WORLD program in 2007 to bring leaders of ophthalmologic societies and educational institutions together to exchange information and ideas that will help develop effective programs to enhance ophthalmic education and access to eye care.
At the informal ICO meeting in March in Bahrain, we asked Drs. Andrew Lee and Karl Golnik to present their perspectives on modern teaching methods and their application to ophthalmic education.
You can watch the PowerPoint presentations and ensuing discussion online, complete with audio.
Dr. Andrew Lee: Adult Learning Strategies for Improving Life Long Education
Better Assessments: moving from the apprenticeship model to a competency model campustercertermino.com/ttpresenter/ico/1lee/player.html
Dr. Karl Golnik: Progress in Effective Teaching Methods
Examples of new education models and technology for teaching and assessment campustercertermino.com/ttpresenter/ico/2golnik/player.html
Summary/Discussion; Bruce Spivey, MD: campustercertermino.com/ttpresenter/ico/3discussion/player.html
You can also download the "Refocusing Ophthalmic Education" proposal here: archive.icoph.org/pdf/icorefocusing.pdf
We would like to hear your comments on this initiative:
Please comment in the online discussion forum at: archive.icoph.org/refocus.
If you are attending the Bali meeting you may also be interested in the following symposia:
Saturday, May 16
Sunday, May 17
A complete list of instructional courses and symposia is available on the APAO Congress website: www.apao2009bali.org/index13_1.shtml.
For some time, we have been aware that we need to communicate faster and easier with ophthalmic leaders and individual ophthalmologists. I asked ICO Executive Director Bill Felch and Communications Manager Monica Slater to work on a process for the ICO to adopt new information technology. At the informal meeting in Bahrain, they presented their findings.
The proposed technology plan features online spaces to collaborate using new interactive tools and methods, in addition to a complete Web site overhaul. You can view the presentation with audio, at: campustercertermino.com/ttpresenter/ico/4felch_slater/player.html.
We will be asking for feedback from ICO society leaders and ophthalmologists.
In your opinion, what new technology does the ICO need to better serve our Members and ophthalmologists around the world? What do you think? Send your thoughts to Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With warm regards,
Bruce Spivey, MD, MS, MEd
President, International Council of Ophthalmology
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