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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

October 2016

Access workshop resources and slides from the Conference for Ophthalmic Educators “Improving Teaching Effectiveness,” held at the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.

Exploring the latest tools and techniques of modern education was the focus of the session. Workshops and plenaries covered a range of topics, including “Tools for Teaching and Assessing Ethics and Professionalism” and “Stimulate Deep Learning: Utilizing Mind Maps for Learning and Performance Support.”

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

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

New ICO-OSCAR for Pediatric Cataract Surgery

We are excited to announce that a new ICO-Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) for Pediatric Cataract was published in the Journal of AAPOS (American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus).

The ICO-OSCAR is a behavioral and skill-based rubric to teach and assess an ophthalmologist’s surgical competence. Evaluators use the rubric to objectively measure the resident’s capability in performing a specific procedure and it also provides learners with a tool to better gauge their own effectiveness.

ICO-OSCAR:Pediatric Cataract

See all available ICO-OSCARs and translations.

WOC2016 Scientific Sessions and Congress Highlights Online

If you missed a session or could not attend the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, browse content and find more than 200 presentations online and available for free at WOC On Demand: www.wocondemand.com.

Access WOC2016 content now.

Learn more and register for WOC2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Course: How to Review a Manuscript

The Elsevier Publishing Campus offers a free, interactive course, “How to Review a Manuscript,” on how to best do so. A free user account is required to access the course, and participants can receive a certificate of attendance.

Learn more about the course, How to Review a Manuscript.

Infographic: The Do's and Don’ts of Public Speaking

Public speaking is an essential skill for educators. The Do’s and Don’ts of Public Speaking infographic from PresentationDesk explains what to do, and most importantly, what to avoid when speaking in public.

View the infographic on public speaking.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Developing a Competency Inventory For Postgraduate (Residency) Program Directors

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog recommends the Medical Teacher article, “What Do I Do? Developing a Competency Inventory For  Postgraduate (Residency) Program Directors,” By Drs. Susan J. Lieff, Ari Zaretsky, Glen Bandiera, Kevin Imrie, Salvatore Spadafora, and Susan Glover Takahashi.

Access the article on the education blog.

Recently Added from the AAO’s ONE Network

This resource from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s ONE Network is excellent for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialty fellows.

Starting in Global Ophthalmology: Mentorship, Funding and the Work-Home Balance

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

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

WOC2020: 26–29 June 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa

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.

Register for WOC2020.

Come to Cape Town, not only to learn the latest in ophthalmology but also to contribute to improving eye health in Africa.

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

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

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