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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

July 2019

This month we announce new Spanish translations of the ICO-OSCARs for trabeculectomy and pediatric cataract surgery. We thank Drs. Rodolfo Aguirre and Fernando Gómez Goyeneche as well as the volunteers at Translators Without Borders for their efforts to make these ICO-OSCARs more accessible.

We are grateful to our editors Drs. Helena Filipe and David 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

New Spanish Translations of ICO-OSCARs

Two new Spanish translations of the ICO-OSCARs for pediatric cataract surgery and trabeculectomy have been released for download.

These ICO-OSCAR translations are free to download and are available in word or PDF format. Educators can use these rubrics to measure a resident’s capability in performing a specific procedure objectively. They also give learners tools to better gauge their own skills and abilities.

Explore and download the ICO-OSCARs and their translations.

Download the Spanish Trabeculectomy ICO-OSCAR as a word document.

Download the Spanish Trabeculectomy ICO-OSCAR as a PDF.

Download the Spanish Pediatric Cataract Surgery ICO-OSCAR as a word document.

Download the Spanish Pediatric Cataract Surgery ICO-OSCAR as a PDF.

ICO Online Courses for Educators: Enroll Now

The following ICO Online Courses for educators are open for registration. Click on the course titles to learn more.

  • Transforming Lectures Into Effective Teaching Interventions: This is a course on how to integrate additional effective teaching interventions with lectures. Topics include adult learning principles, building course content, multimedia teaching activities, tools for making lectures interactive, open ended and multiple choice questions and more. Tutored and self-led versions are available. Registration fee required.

  • Learning and Teaching Critical Thinking: A self-led course on developing critical thinking skills. Topics include intellectual standards, functions of the mind, sociocentricity, analyzing articles, and additional topics. Proof of purchase of the selected reading materials is required.

Register for an ICO Online Course.

The Digital Ophthalmic Student Symposium

The Education Office at University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital is hosting a free Learning & Teaching Symposium titled “The Digital Ophthalmic Student”.

The symposium will be held on 20 September 2019, in the Main Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London. The symposium is open to all and will cover designing the virtual ophthalmic space, gamification for teaching effectiveness, blended learning, mixed reality, blockchain, and more.

Additionally, there is a call for presentations on the use of technology to enhance ophthalmic education for the symposium. Proposals will be accepted until 31 July.

Learn more about the symposium and how to submit a presentation.

Register for the symposium.

AMEE Live 2019

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) annual conference is 24–28 August in Vienna, Austria. Teachers, educators, researchers, administrators, and students are invited to attend AMEE and network, share ideas, and hear what's happening in education around the world.

To increase access to the conference, the AMEE offers “AMEE Live,” an online platform that can be used to participate in sessions virtually or to watch recorded sessions at a later time. Registration for AMEE Live is 75GBP and is free of charge for registrants from countries on the AMEE special rate list. Interested parties must register to access the sessions.

Learn more and register for AMEE Live or the AMEE.

Recently Added to the Center from Our Editorial Board

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

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Tips for Teaching Informed Consent

This month we recommend the Medical Teacher article, “Twelve Tips for Teaching the Informed Consent Conversation,” by Drs. Asha Anandalah and Laura Rock.

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.

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