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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

September 2019

The ICO San Francisco Conference for Ophthalmic Educators will be held on 12 October 2019 from 14:00–17:30, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in San Francisco, USA. Please keep reading for more information about the educators' conference and how to register.

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

Join Us in San Francisco, USA: Conference for Ophthalmic Educators

The upcoming Conference for Ophthalmic Educators in San Francisco, USA will be held prior to the AAO meeting at the Moscone Center on Saturday, 12 October 2019 from 14:00–17:30. Categorized as a symposium of AAO 2019, the Conference can be claimed for CME credit as part of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated to AAO 2019.

Educators of ophthalmology students will learn about the latest tools and practice techniques of modern education through expert instruction and interactive workshops. Participants have the opportunity to attend their choice of two workshops during the session. The Conference is open to all registered attendees of AAO 2019 and no course passes are required for this session.

14:00 – Welcome and Introductions Room South 30414:15 – Workshop Session 1

  • Backwards Design in Curriculum Development (Drs. Matthew Gearinger and Jennifer Lindsey)
  • Giving Good Feedback (Drs. Helena Filipe and Andreas Lauer)
  • Surgical Instruction (Drs. Eduardo Mayorga and Laura Wayman)
15:35 – Workshop Session 2
  • Teaching for Understanding (Drs. Matthew Gearinger and Andrew Chen)
  • Faculty Evaluation (Drs. Karl Golnik and Ana Gabriela Palis)
  • Mentorship: An Important Tool in Professional Development (Drs. Eduardo Mayorga, Evan Silverstein, and Laura Wayman)
16:40 – Plenary
The Spectrum of Education and Opportunities for International Education (Ms. Clare Davey, Dr. Karl Golnik, and Mrs. Cordula Gabel-Obermaier)

17:00 – Discussion and Wrap Up

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

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This month we recommend the Academic Medicine article, “Education Is Not Filling a Bucket, but Lighting a Fire: Self-Determination Theory and Motivation in Medical Students,” by Drs. Rashmi Kusurkar and Olle ten Cate.

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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.

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