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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

May 2018

We look forward to seeing you at the World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2018) of the ICO 16–19 June in Barcelona, Spain. This year’s congress will have many offerings for the ophthalmic educator including the World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC) and an ICO reception.

Please mark your calendars for the ICO reception on Monday, 18 June, 17:30–19:00 in Conference Center 7, Room 7.1 at the Fira Gran Via convention center. The ICO reception this year will highlight the ICO education programs, examinations, and fellowships. We hope you will join us.

Continue reading for more information about the Colloquium sessions and schedule.

We are grateful to our editors Drs. Lauer, Newsham, and Swaminathan for their contributions this month. Visit the Center for Ophthalmic Educators to access additional resources.

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

World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium at WOC2018

As part of the sixth World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium, the ICO will present seven symposia and courses as well as a keynote luncheon at WOC2018 in Barcelona. The WOEC is designed to attract attendees of different interests and spotlight various aspects of ophthalmic education. The sessions will take place over three days: Saturday, 16 June; Sunday, 17 June; and Tuesday, 19 June.

Access to WOEC sessions is included in your WOC2018 registration.

Register for WOC2018

View the full WOEC schedule.

WOEC Schedule: Saturday, 16 June

8:30–10:00 Symposium: Teaching and Assessing Surgical Competence - Participants will be able to describe the main steps for teaching and learning surgical processes, and deliver effective feedback about the surgical competence of a trainee.

14:00–15:30 Symposium: Innovative Formats for Teaching in Graduate Medical Education & CPD - This session will cover innovations for teaching including work-based learning, the use of surgical simulation, internet-based learning, use of portfolios, how to add metacognition to continuing professional development (CPD) and innovative assessment methods.

WOEC Schedule: Sunday, 17 June

10:30–12:00 Course: Beyond the Lecture: Using Concept Maps to Promote Deep Learning of Medical Knowledge - This course will cover evidence supporting the use of mind maps to stimulate deep learning. Participants will have a hands-on experience on how to create concept maps and how to teach this skill. 

12:00–13:45 Keynote Luncheon: Dealing with Uncertainty in Medicine and Medical Education - The keynote presentation, “Dealing with Uncertainty in Medicine and Medical Education,” will be provided by Dr. Glenda Eoyang, PhD and Founding Executive Director, Human Systems Dynamics Institute. (By invitation only)

14:00–15:30 Case Study: Complex Cases of Problem Residents: Discussing Prevention and Remediation - This workshop will stress the importance of approaching resident performance problems in a way that is tailored to the specific behavior being addressed.

16:00–17:30 Symposium: Simulation for Teaching and Learning - By the end of this session, participants will be able to explain the need and applicability of surgical simulation to their own settings, describe models of simulation in the clinical setting, and implement low cost tools for practicing surgical steps.

WOEC Schedule: Tuesday, 19 June

10:30–12:00 Symposium: Less is More: Focused Workplace Placement Based Assessments (WPBA) in Busy Disciplines - This session will define the rationale, structure, and implementation of Workplace Based Assessments (WBAs). Specific WBA examples for surgical skill, outpatient care, and professionalism will be described.

16:00–17:30 Symposium: Ophthalmic Education Based on Evidence: Today's Facts and Future Perspectives of Application - This session will cover the definition, importance, and need of evidence-based medical education and provide best-evidence examples to improve teaching.

ICO Online Neuro-Ophthalmology Essentials Course

We are pleased to announce that the new online clinical course, “Neuro-Ophthalmology Essentials” is open. The course, taught by instructors Drs. Karl Golnik and Ama Sadaka, is available to begin at any time.

Learn more about the course.

ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group on LinkedIn

As was previously announced, the ICO has formed a special interest group for ophthalmic educators, the ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG). The ICO-OEG supports educators and teachers of ophthalmology and recognizes ophthalmic education as a distinct subspecialty of ophthalmology.

As part of these efforts, the ICO has created an ICO-OEG LinkedIn group with the goal of creating a dynamic online space for ophthalmic educators to network, share resources, and discuss issues relevant to their profession. If you are an educator or involved in ophthalmic education, we are pleased to extend an invitation for you to join.

Join the ICO-OEG LinkedIn Group.

Recently Added to the Center from our Editorial Board

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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 delegates from more than 140 countries already registered, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

We have just one month left until WOC2018 and this is the final week to register before registration fees increase after 23 May

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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