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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

November 2017

This month, we are pleased to include new resources recommended by the Center for Ophthalmic Educators Editorial Board covering a range of topics including CME, an emergency manual app, and a new book.

Our great appreciation to editors Drs. Helena Prior Filipe, Andreas Lauer, and Meenakshi Swaminathan. Visit the Center for Ophthalmic Educators to access additional resources in more categories for all audiences.

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

World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium at WOC2018

Join us at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2018 (WOC2018) in Barcelona for the World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC) series of symposia and courses that spotlight a variety of educational techniques. The WOEC sessions are designed for a diverse audience, from trained educators to practicing ophthalmologists interested in education.

Eight WOEC symposia and courses will be held during WOC2018 16–19 June 2018.

  • Innovative Formats for Teaching in Graduate Medical Education and CPD
  • Teaching and Assessing Surgical Competence
  • Less is More: Focused Workplace Based Assessments in Busy Disciplines
  • Beyond The Lecture: Using Concept Maps to Promote Learning of Medical Knowledge
  • Complex Cases of Problem Residents: Discussing Prevention and Remediation
  • Simulation for Teaching and Learning
  • Ophthalmic Education Based on Evidence: Today's Facts and Future Perspectives of Application (Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis)
  • Harmonizing Ophthalmology Training in Europe (European Board of Ophthalmology)

Learn more about the World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium at WOC2018.

Current Opinions and Modern Approaches in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

This recently released monograph is a continuing medical education activity from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and MedEdicus LLC and provides a comprehensive and updated overview on the best strategies for diagnosing and managing dry eye.

Access the monograph and learn more about receiving a CME certificate.

Understand the Science of Safety

The “Understand the Science of Safety” module of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) Toolkit discusses the importance of understanding system design, safe design principles, and valuing diverse input from team members. By analyzing patient safety as a science, frontline providers will offer a higher quality of patient-centered care on their hospital unit.

Access the module.

App: Eye Emergency Manual

An emergency manual is available as an app for both Android and Apple. The content within this app was developed by ophthalmic and emergency clinicians of the New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). It provides a quick and simple guide to recognizing important signs and symptoms, and management of common eye emergencies.

Access the Eye Emergency Manual in the iTunes store.

Access the Eye Emergency Manual in Google Play store.

Book: Mastering Techniques of Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation

The second edition of Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation: Mastering Techniques and Complications in Cataract Surgery is available.

This edition is greatly expanded in size and scope to accommodate the latest state-of-the-art methodologies and refinements in surgical strategies.

Learn more about purchasing the book.

AMEE2018 Call for Abstract Submissions

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2018 annual meeting will be in Basel, Switzerland, from 25–29 August 2018.

Calls for abstract submissions for AMEE 2018 have been announced. Please note the short timeline for Research Papers and Doctoral Reports.

Research Papers – deadline 5 December 2017.

Doctoral Reports – deadline 14 December 2017.

Learn more about AMEE 2018 and all deadlines.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Program Accreditation

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library Blog recommends the Annals of Eye Science article, “Program Accreditation,” by Dr. Karl C. Golnik.

Access the article.

Technology Blog: Free Images for Your Presentations

The Technology for Teaching and Learning Blog discusses where to find the best public domain stock images to use in your presentations.

Review the blog post to learn more about the strategy.

Recently Added from the AAO

These recent resources from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) are available through their ONE Network and excellent for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialty fellows.

Learning Plan: Global Ophthalmology.

Learning Plan: Informed Consent.

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.

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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