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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

September 2016

We are excited to share with you the first edition of the ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME. We would like to thank Dr. Helena Prior Filipe, the ICO CPD Committee, contributors, and reviewers for their development of the guide.

For those attending the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting in Chicago, we hope you will join us for the Conference for Ophthalmic Educators (SYM04) on Saturday, October 15 from 2–5:30 p.m. ICO-sponsored courses for educators will be offered as Lab 143 and Course 662. More information is listed below.

Read on for more events and resources for your teaching and students.

Gabriela Palis, MD
Editor in Chief, Center for Ophthalmic Educators

ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME

The ICO Guide to Effective Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education (CPD/CME) was developed by the ICO Continuing Professional Development Committee and contributors as a practical guide to the concepts of CPD and CME.

The guide covers the concepts of CPD/CME, the individual’s role in CPD, the educator’s role in CPD, organizational development of CPD, and the regulator’s perspective of CPD. The guide is designed in a problem-based format, so that the user can easily navigate the text and choose what to read according to their own personal need.

Learn more and download the guide now.

ICO Ophthalmic Educator Sessions at AAO 2016

Please join us at the following ICO co-sponsored sessions for ophthalmic educators at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA:

Conference for Ophthalmic Educators "Improving Teaching Effectiveness" on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 2–5:30 p.m., in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Room S104AB. Presented by international experts in ophthalmic education, six new workshops and a plenary will provide opportunities to practice important educational strategies. This session is open to all AAO registrants at no additional charge and is intended for anyone interested in education or in improving their own teaching.

“How to Use Free Technology to Add Interactivity to Face-to-Face Lectures and Presentations” (LAB143) on Monday, October 17, 2016, from Noon–2 p.m., in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Room N227A. Learn by doing: bring your smartphone, iPad, or laptop to this course and see firsthand how to apply principles, strategies, and techniques of lecture interactivity to your presentations. A Skills Transfer Lab Fee is required to attend the lab.

“Presentation Skills: How to Improve the Effectiveness of Lectures” (Course 662) on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Room E353C. Gain specific skills and strategies to make your lectures more engaging, active, and effective. A Course Pass is required to attend this course.

Visit the AAO Poster Session 2 (Monday and Tuesday, October 17–18) and look for Poster # 439: The International Council of Ophthalmology Residency Program Directors Course: Measurement of Participants’ Satisfaction and Program’s Impact. Authors will be present for a poster presentation on Monday, October 17, 2016, from 12:30–2 p.m. in South Hall A.

Search the AAO Program for SYM04, Lab143 and Course 662 to add them to your calendar.

Learn more about other ICO activities and global ophthalmology at the AAO in the September ICO Insight.

Moran CORE (Clinical Ophthalmology Resource for Education)

The Moran Clinical Ophthalmology Resource for Education (CORE) collects free, open source ophthalmology education for students, residents, fellows, healthcare workers, and clinicians. CORE offers access to videos, presentations, and weekly Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds, and is produced by the Moran Eye Center in partnership with the Eccles Library.

Explore the resources at Moran CORE.

AMEE MedEdPublish: Specialist Practitioner e-Journal

AMEE MedEdPublish, from the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), is an open access, specialist practitioner e-journal that enables academics, teachers, clinicians, researchers, and students to publish their experiences, views, and research findings related to teaching, learning, and assessment in medical and health professions education.

Access AMEE MedEdPublish.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Tips for Medics Building a Basic Microsurgery Simulation Training Course

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog recommends the Medical Teacher article, “Twelve Tips for Postgraduate or Undergraduate Medics Building a Basic Microsurgery Simulation Training Course,” by Drs. Katrina Mason, Evgenia Theodorakopoulou, Georgios Pafitanis, Ali Ghanem, and Simon Mayers.

Access the article on the education blog.

Technology Blog: Publishing a Narrated Video-Lecture to YouTube

The Technology for Teaching and Learning Blog discusses how to create a video-lecture using a PowerPoint presentation with embedded surgical videos and animations––and then post that video-lecture to YouTube. Adding a menu to your video is also demonstrated.

Review the blog post to learn more.

Recently Added from the AAO’s ONE Network

These resources from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s ONE Network are excellent for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialty fellows.

Intimate Partner Violence: Increase your understanding of intimate partner violence with this new course.

Pathology Atlas: New features include more images, annotations for 100+ images, references and quiz mode.

Funding for the Ophthalmic Educators Letter is provided in part by Abbott and Santen Pharmaceutical Co.

We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.

WOC2018: 16–19 June 2018 in Barcelona, Spain

The World Ophthalmology Congress® of the International Council of Ophthalmology will include a scientific program of over 350 sessions addressing all subspecialties and related interests in ophthalmology. 

Revenues from the WOC help support ICO programs, including ophthalmic education, society and leadership development, and advocacy. 

Check out the latest WOC details and sign up to receive updates via email: www.icoph.org/woc2018
 
With over 15,000 delegates expected to attend from over 130 countries, this is a not-to-be-missed event. Register now!

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