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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

April 2017

We are excited to share the finalized ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. It is available for download from the ICO website.

We would like to thank our editors Drs. Helena Prior Filipe, Andreas Lauer, and Eduardo Viteri for their contributions this month, as well as the developers of the ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Read on for more events and resources for your teaching and students.

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

New Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Curriculum

The ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus has been finalized and is available for viewing and download from the ICO website.

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Subspecialty Curriculum Committee has strived 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. The Committee was co-chaired by Drs. Dorothy Fan and Christopher Yu, with committee members Drs. Dupe Ademola-Popoola, Jamal H. Bleik, Ingele Casteels, Craig Donaldson, Birgit Lorenz, Marilyn Miller, John Sloper, Maria Yadarola, and Mary Louise Zimmerman Collins.

The curriculum can be downloaded in Microsoft Word, PDF, or Google Doc formats from the ICO website at icoph.org/curricula.html. You may comment on this and other ICO curricula at icocurriculum.blogspot.com. Your comments are encouraged and will be considered during future revisions.

Funding for this Curriculum, particularly Strabismus, and Pediatric Cataract & Glaucoma, is provided in part by The Allergan Foundation.

Access and download ICO Curricula now.

Review and comment on ICO Curricula.

Reception and Sessions for Educators at SOE Congress

Join the ICO for a reception and sessions on ophthalmic education during the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Congress June 10-13, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Reception for Ophthalmic Educators
The ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG) will host a reception for everyone interested in ophthalmic education on Saturday, June 10 at 17:45. More details to follow.

Please join us and meet with ophthalmic educators from the region and ICO education leaders to discuss the ICO-OEG, and to preview the educational sessions at the SOE Congress.

Sessions on Ophthalmic Education during SOE Congress
The ICO has organized the symposium, “Simulation for Teaching and Learning,” and the workshop, “Small Group Teaching” at the SOE Congress. Both sessions will be held on Sunday, June 11.

Organizing these sessions are ICO Director for Education Dr. Karl Golnik and members of the Steering Committee: Drs. Gabriela Palis, George Saleh, Morten la Cour, James Warwzynski, Eduardo Mayorga, John Ferris, Reza Vagefi, and Paul Sullivan.

Funding for these ICO ophthalmic education sessions is provided in part by Shire.

Learn more about the ICO educator activities at SOE.

Sign up for updates on the reception and educator sessions at SOE.

Visual Abstracts

“Visual Abstracts––Thoughts from a Medical Librarian” from the Emerging Technologies Librarian, presents guidelines on how to create a visual abstract. A visual abstract is a visual summary of the information contained within an abstract. It informs the reader of an article’s key findings, and helps them decide if they want to proceed in reading the full article.

Read about visual abstracts and guidelines on creating one.

Ocular Surface Disease Resources

The February 2017 Community Eye Health Journal features useful citations for ocular surface disease, including blepharitis, pterygium, dry eye, herpes simplex, and squamous cell carcinoma.

Access the citation list now.

Conflict Management Techniques

This section of the Personality Explorer website describes various conflict resolution techniques by using situational examples and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each resolution. In this case, a conflict is defined as a situation when the interests, needs, goals, or values of involved parties interfere with one another.

Explore conflict management techniques.

Technology Blog: Zooming In On Images

The Technology for Teaching and Learning Blog discusses how to zoom in on images in a Powerpoint presentation to show more detail.

Review the blog post to learn more.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: How to Become an Authentic Speaker

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog recommends the Harvard Business Review article, “How to Become an Authentic Speaker,” by Nick Morgan.

Access the article on the education blog.

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.

WOC2018: June 16-19, 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. 

Interested in presenting an abstract? The abstract submission website is open and the abstract submission deadline is 1 December 2017. Download the abstract guidelines, "WOC2018: Call for Abstracts."

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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