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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

June 2019

Be sure to save the date for the San Francisco Conference for Educators, which will be held during the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting on Saturday, 12 October 2019 in San Francisco, USA. We look forward to your joining us to participate in new workshops for educators and those interested in education. Continue reading for more details about the conference.

We are grateful to our editors Drs. Filipe, Gauba, Golnik, and 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 Conference for Educators at AAO

This year's ICO Conference for Educators at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting will be held on 12 October 2019 from 2:00-5:30 pm. We invite you to attend and participate in the workshop sessions and group discussion. We hope that these sessions, chosen based on feedback from prior years attendees, will improve your teaching effectiveness and provide an opportunity to connect with other educators from around the world.

Workshop Session 1, choose to attend one:

  • Surgical Instruction
  • Backward Design in Curriculum Development
  • Giving Good Feedback

Workshop Session 2, choose to attend one:

  • Mentorship: An Important Tool in Professional Development
  • Teaching for Understanding
  • Faculty Evaluation

All registered attendees of the AAO Annual Meeting are welcome to attend.

Funding for this Conference for Ophthalmic Educators is provided in part by Johnson and Johnson Vision.

Find more information on the Conference.

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New Translations of ICO Resources

ICO 360º Assessment
New Spanish and Portuguese translations of the ICO 360º Assessment are now available. This tool solicits feedback from a resident’s colleagues, instructors, and patients to assess and report their competence in interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practice. We thank the volunteers at Translators Without Borders as well as Dr. Helena Filipe for their contributions to these translations.

Two additional Thai translations of the ICO-OSCARs for Strabismus and Small Incision Cataract Surgery have been released for download. We thank Dr. Thachpacha Kaseewat for these Thai ICO-OSCAR translations.

Learn more and download the ICO 360º Assessment.

View and download all of the available ICO-OSCARs.

Save the Date: ICO Educator Sessions at MEACO

The ICO has organized two symposia and one workshop at the 2019 Congress of the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) to be held 5–8 September 2019 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre. These sessions will be open to all attendees of the Congress. We look forward to seeing you there.

Learn more about the ICO sessions at MEACO.

Register for the Congress.

The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology

The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology, will be awarded to six students who are accepted for admission to the online distance learning Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Edinburgh.

The awards will cover tuition fees for the length of the program, as well as provide funding towards student laptops and internet connections. Students from Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central, and South America are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by 29 July 2019.

Learn more about these scholarship opportunities.

Learn more about the Master of Surgery program in Clinical Ophthalmology.

Recently Added to the Center from Our Editorial Board

Explore resources for teaching and assessing that have recently been added to the ICO's Center for Ophthalmic Educators:

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Interventions for Medical Learners with Academic Difficulties

This month we recommend the Medical Teacher article, “Interventions for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Learners with Academic Difficulties: A BEME Systematic Review: BEME Guide No. 56,” by Miriam Lacasse, et al.

Access the article.

Recently Added from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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

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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