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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

December 2016

As another year comes to an end, we want to take a moment to wish you peace and prosperity throughout the season and the coming year.

Your feedback on the draft ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is encouraged to ensure the global relevancy of the document. Read on for more information below.

As you plan your travel, save the below for the upcoming ICO-organized educator sessions and ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG) receptions at the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE), and Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) Congresses in 2017.

We would like to thank our editors Drs. Helena Prior Filipe, Andreas Lauer, and Lik Thai Lim for their contributions this month. Read on for more events and resources for your teaching and students.

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

Please Comment: ICO Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Subspecialty Curriculum

Now available online until February 1, 2017, the ICO is seeking review and comments on the draft ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Chaired by Drs. Dorothy Fan and Christopher Yu, the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Subspecialty Curriculum Committee has endeavored to present an international consensus on what ophthalmologic subspecialists in training should be taught, with the intention that the curriculum be adapted and modified to meet local and regional needs.

We ask that you consider the content’s accuracy, ease of adaptability, and relevance to your region, and provide your feedback to the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Subspecialty Curriculum Committee in the comments section of the curriculum.

Review and comment on the draft Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Subspecialty Curriculum now.

Subspecialty curricula for cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery; neuro-ophthalmology; glaucoma; and oculoplastics are available for download from the ICO website.

2017 ICO-OEG Receptions and Educator Sessions

The ICO is working with supranational societies to organize ophthalmic educator sessions during the upcoming 2017 congresses. In addition, the ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG) will be holding a reception for ICO-OEG members and anyone else interested in ophthalmic education prior to each congress.

Save these dates for upcoming ICO-OEG receptions when making your travel plans:

March 1, 2017: Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) March 1–5 in Singapore
June 9, 2017: European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) June 10–13 in Barcelona, Spain
August 10, 2017: Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) August 9–12 in Lima, Peru.

Attend ICO-OEG receptions to learn more about ICO ophthalmic education sessions planned at each congress. Enjoy light refreshments, and meet with friends and other educators.

More information will be shared as scientific programs and reception details are finalized.

Receive updates on the ICO Educator Sessions and ICO-OEG Receptions.

Learn more about the ICO-OEG.

JAMA Network: “Topics in Ophthalmology”

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network, “Topics in Ophthalmology,” presents weekly, peer-reviewed blog posts on current topics and publications in ophthalmology.

Access the “Topics in Ophthalmology” blog.

WillsEye Meet the Experts Presentations

Access the WillsEye “Meet the Experts Presentations” from the WillsEye Hospital Knowledge Portal. This module contains the ten presentations given at the WillsEye booth during the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. A user account is required to access this free content.

Review the list of presentations or view the module now.

Article: Simplified Guide to Slit Lamp Examination

The article, “Simplified Guide to Slit Lamp Examination” by Drs. Seen Nee Chia and Lik Thai Lim from The New Zealand Medical Student Journal, is a step-by-step beginner’s guide to using a slit lamp for beginners. This guide is useful for medical students, junior residents, and allied ophthalmic personnel.

Download the slit lamp guide.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Addressing Medical Student and Resident Physician Lapses in Professionalism

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog recommends the Medical Teacher article, “Twelve Tips for Addressing Medical Student and Resident Physician Lapses in Professionalism” by Drs. Steven Rougas, Bethany Gentilesco, Emily Green, and Libertad Flore.

Access the article on the education blog.

Recently Added from the AAO

These resources from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) are excellent for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialty fellows.

AAO Retinal and Ophthalmic Artery Occlusions Preferred Practice Patterns

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

Young Woman in Search of Answers

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

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