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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

December 2017

The International Council of Ophthalmology extends our warmest thoughts and best wishes for the holiday season and a New Year filled with prosperity.

The ICO 360° Assessment Tool has been published in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology and is available on the ICO website. Read on for more information about this tool and other online resources for your teaching, such as live interactive webinars by CyberSight and subspecialty videos from the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology.

We are grateful to our editors Dr. Filipe and Dr. Lauer for their contributions this month. 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

ICO 360° Assessment Tool

The article, “The International Council of Ophthalmology 360-Degree Assessment Tool: Development and Validation,” has been published in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.

The ICO 360° Assessment Tool is a multi-source feedback tool to assess and provide feedback to residents regarding their competence in “soft skills” such as interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism, as seen by different groups of people with whom the resident interacts (faculty, peer, allied ophthalmic personnel, and patients). This assessment was developed specifically for ophthalmology residents by the ICO Education team, and has been validated by a panel of international experts.

Access the tool at icoph.org/360

Access the article in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Educator Sessions at APAO 2018 Congress

If you are attending the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in February, the ICO will be co-sponsoring several sessions for educators and those interested in ophthalmic education.

Six APAO-ICO Sessions for Educators will be held during APAO 8–11 February 2018. 

  • ICO Continuing Professional Development Course: Creating Learning Experiences with Impact 
  • Teaching Does Not Equal Learning: How Do We Know if They Have Learned? 
  • E-learning Principles and Resources 
  • Teaching Professionalism in the Busy Clinical Practice: A Global Perspective 
  • Are your Graduates and Training Programs Good? Models of Accreditation and Certification 
  • ICO Fellowships and Exams Symposium

Learn more about the sessions at APAO 2018.

Galería de Videos de la Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología 2011–2017

Browse the video gallery of the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology’s academic sessions, subspecialty videos, and the society’s video festivals.

Recorra la galería de videos de las sesiones académicas, vídeos de subespecialidades y festivales de vídeos de la Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología.

View this year's sessions from 2017.

Review all past sessions from 2011–2016.

CyberSight: Live, Interactive Webinars

CyberSight offers free, live online training events for eye health professionals including comprehensive ophthalmology topic discussion, live audio and video, interactive presentations, surgical demonstrations, and expert Q&A.

Learn more about the CyberSight.

Ocular Ultrasound: A Quick Reference Guide for the On-Call Physician

This guide is a simple, introductory, "on-call survival guide" for ophthalmology residents using ocular ultrasound. It is a concise and practical quick stop for information.

Access the quick reference guide.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Program & Faculty Evaluation

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library Blog recommends the Annals of Eye Science article, “Program and Faculty Evaluation,” by Andreas K. Lauer.

Access the article.

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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