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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

January 2019

The International Council of Ophthalmology extends our warmest thoughts and best wishes for a New Year filled with prosperity. Last year brought many new resources and opportunities for all ophthalmic educators.

Our editorial board continues to do an excellent job curating and sharing these resources with you here in our newsletter. We are grateful to our editors Drs. Andreas Lauer, Vinod Gauba, and David Newsham for their contributions this month. Past Educators Letters and more resources can be found at the Center for Ophthalmic Educators. We look forward to sharing this year’s resources with you.

We hope to see you in March at the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in Bangkok, Thailand. Continue reading for details on ICO-organized sessions of particular interest for ophthalmic educators.

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

APAO Sessions for Educators

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok, Thailand for the following APAO-ICO organized sessions at the APAO Congress. Participants must be registered for the APAO Congress.

We thank Santen Pharmaceutical for support towards these educational sessions.

Register for the APAO Congress.

Save the Date: Conference for Educators at 2019 AAO Meeting

The next Conference for Ophthalmic Educators will be Saturday, 12 October 2019, from 14:00–17:30, during the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.

The Conference for Ophthalmic Educators is open to all AAO 2019 registrants at no additional charge and is intended for anyone interested in education or improving their own teaching interventions. Based on each attendee’s particular interests, participants will have the option to choose from a variety of workshops and group discussions.

Planned workshops and plenaries will cover new topics that were not offered at previous ICO Conferences for Ophthalmic Educators. More information will be shared in future newsletters and on the ICO website as details are finalized.

Learn more about the 12 October 2019 San Francisco Conference for Educators. Open to all AAO 2019 registrants.

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Recently Added to the Center from Our Editorial Board

Explore resources for teaching and assessing recently added to the ICO's Center for Ophthalmic Educators.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Best Practice for Assessment

This month we highlight the article “Best Practice for Assessment” by Ronald M. Harden & Pat Lilley from the journal Medical Teacher. This issue of Medical Teacher also features articles on a variety of assessment-related topics.

Access the article.

Technology Blog: Why Online Asynchronous Courses?

This post from the Technology for Teaching and Learning Blog will be helpful for anyone interested in incorporating online courses into their teaching repertoire.

Access the post.

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.

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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.

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