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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

April 2018

This month we announce a variety of resources for training, teaching, and assessing students and your own work as an educator. We are particularly pleased to announce that a new ICO-OSCAR for Ptosis is available. Continue reading for more information.

The International Council of Ophthalmology welcomes Dr. David Newsham as a new Ophthalmic Educator Letter editor. Dr. Newsham will be focusing on resources for orthoptists. We also thank Drs. Andreas Lauer, Helena Prior Filipe, and Meenakshi Swaminathan 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-OSCAR Ptosis

We are excited to announce that a new ICO Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (ICO-OSCAR) for anterior approach ptosis surgery was published in the February 2018 issue of Orbit.

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.

Download the ICO-OSCAR: Ptosis

See all available ICO-OSCARs and translations.

Enroll Now: Learning and Teaching Critical Thinking

Join the new online course organized by the International Council of Ophthalmology: Learning and Teaching Critical Thinking.

The ability to think critically is an advantageous skill and is key to being a successful professional. This 8-week course is designed to improve analytical abilities, help you be more impactful in your decisions, and for teachers to become better equipped to support students in developing their own critical thinking skills.

There is no fee for the course, but proof of purchase of the reading material is required.

Learn more about the course.

Session Highlights: World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium at WOC2018

Join the ICO for the World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC) series of symposia and workshops spotlighting a variety of educational techniques at the 2018 World Ophthalmology Congress®, 16–19 June in Barcelona.

This month we would like to highlight the symposium: “Ophthalmic Education Based on Evidence: Today's Facts and Future Perspectives of Application,” on Tuesday, 19 June, which will cover the definition, importance, and need for evidence-based medical education and provide some examples to improve teaching.

We thank our 2018 WOEC sessions supporter the Alcon Foundation, and the WOEC keynote luncheon supporter Carl Zeiss Meditec AG.

Learn more about the educator sessions and schedule during the WOEC.

Register for the World Ophthalmology Congress® in Barcelona, Spain.

Recently Added to the Center from our Editorial Board

Access these resources submitted by our Editorial Board:

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Principles of Assessment and Effective Feedback

This month we recommend the article “Principles of Assessment and Effective Feedback,” by Drs. Jorge Eugenio Valdez-García, Mildred Vanessa López-Cabrera, Elena Ríos Barrientos.

Access the article.

Recently Added from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

These valuable resources from the American Academy of Ophthalmology are available through their ONE Network for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialty fellows:

WOC2018: 16–19 June 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. Revenues from the WOC help support ICO programs, including ophthalmic education, society and leadership development, and advocacy. With over 15,000 delegates expected to attend from more than 130 countries, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

If you are a WOC speaker, please note the registration deadline was 21 March. Please confirm your participation by registering to avoid having your abstract withdrawn. Hotels are filling up so register quickly to ensure your preferred hotel based on location or cost.

Register for WOC2018.

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.

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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