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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

March 2019

This month we offer two new French translations of the ICO-OSCARs for Vitrectomy and Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE). We also have updates on ICO-organized sessions at MEACO 2019. Please continue reading for more information.

We are grateful to our editors Drs. Filipe, Lauer, and Newsham 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

Ophthalmic Education Sessions during MEACO Congress

The ICO has organized these sessions at the Middle East and Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Congress, “How to improve your teaching in lectures, the clinic and the operating room,” "Developing a modern curriculum: What, when, how and why," and the workshop, "Tools and methods for improving the way you assess learners."

Further details will be announced as the schedule is finalized. These symposia are part of the scientific program and included in your MEACO registration. We invite all of our colleagues attending MEACO to join us for these exciting education sessions.

MEACO will take place 5-8 September 2019 in Jordan. Early bird registration is open until 30 April 2019.

Learn More and register for MEACO.

New French Translations of ICO–OSCARs

The ICO-Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubrics (ICO-OSCARs) are behavioral and skill-based rubrics designed to teach and assess an ophthalmologist’s surgical competence. Educators use the rubrics to measure the resident’s capability in performing a specific procedure objectively. They also give learners tools to better gauge their own effectiveness. The ICO–OSCARs are standardized and internationally validated.

The ICO–OSCARs for Vitrectomy and Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) have been translated into French and are now available for download. We thank Drs. Ilhem Mili-Boussen, Mejdi Boukari and Imen Zhioua-Braham for these translations.

Download the new French ICO–OSCARs translations and all other ICO-OSCARs.

Orbis Cybersight Offering Courses in Chinese and Spanish

Orbis International has launched Chinese and Spanish courses for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Fundamentals in Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) at Cybersight.org. A free Cybersight.org user account is required to access the courses.

These courses combine narrative, medical art and images, and surgical videos to optimize the learning experience, with downloadable articles, guidelines and practice manuals for reference. Full blended-learning curricula are available for the courses, which allow educators and residency program directors to combine the online content with in-person hands-on skills training sessions. Anyone can register for the courses, and learners can choose to complete a specific module or all modules in a course for a certificate.

Explore Cybersight.org’s courses in Chinese, English, and Spanish

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: Teaching Quality Improvement in the Clinical Environment

This month we recommend the Medical Teacher article “Twelve Tips for Teaching Quality Improvement in the Clinical Environment.” by Maya Narayanan, Andrew A. White, Thomas H. Gallagher and Somnath Mookherjee.

Access the article.

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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