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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

January 2020

This month we bring you news of the 2020 ICO World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium, as well as ICO sessions for educators at this year’s Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in Xiamen, China. Continue reading for more information.

We are grateful to our editors Drs. Kavita Bhatnagar, Helena Filipe, Vinod Gauba, Andreas Lauer, David Newsham, Jamie Soria-Viteri, and Meenakshi 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

ICO World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium

Join us at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2020 (WOC2020) in Cape Town, South Africa for the World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC). This series of symposia and workshops spotlight a variety of educational techniques and are designed for a diverse audience, from trained educators to practicing ophthalmologists interested in education.

Four WOEC symposia and courses will be held during WOC2020 this 25–29 June 2020:

  • Educational Strategies in Lifelong Learning in Africa
  • Surgical Training: Best Practices
  • Improving Teaching Faculty
  • Surgical Training: Best Practices (in French)

Register for WOC2020.

ICO Educator Sessions at APAO 2020

Please join us at the 2020 APAO Congress 22–26 April 2020 for the following ICO co-sponsored sessions for educators and those interested in ophthalmic education:

  • Mentoring Workshop
  • Safe and Effective Surgical Training
  • Team Training: Maximizing Eye Care Efficiency & Productivity
  • Evidence-Based Ophthalmic Education - What Does it Look Like?
  • New Technologies for Teaching
Watch this space for more information in the coming months.

Funding for these ICO ophthalmic education sessions 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.

Register for the 2020 APAO Congress.

PAAO–ICO Webinar on Phacomatoses

Please join us for a webinar on Phacomatoses (Neuro-oculo-cutaneous syndromes) with speaker Dr. Girish Velis. This is a free webinar co-sponsored by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and the International Council of Ophthalmology.

By the end of this webinar, participants should be better able to

  1. Explain and differentiate various neuro-oculo-cutaneous disorders.
  2. Treat ocular manifestations of these disorders.
  3. Be a part of the multidisciplinary approach for evaluation and management in order to reduce or prevent the potential vision or life-threatening complications of these disorders.

This webinar will be held Friday, 7 February 2020 at 4:30 pm WET (Lisbon).

Register for the Webinar.

Submit Educational Resources for the ICO Ophthalmic Educator Curriculum

This month, the ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum Development Committee is adding resources for technology-assisted teaching and learning and curriculum development to the existing ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum Outline in order to complete the curriculum.

Please submit any resources that you use or find useful in your work training teachers in ophthalmology for these topics using the form linked below. Resources should relate directly to the ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum Outline, be of high quality, easily translated or with multiple translations, and ideally should be accessible using the internet. For examples of resources that might be accepted, we encourage you to explore the resources in the ICO Center for Ophthalmic Educators.

To ensure only the highest quality resources are included in the curriculum, submissions will be reviewed by the ICO review panel of dedicated ophthalmic educators for excellence, relevancy to the curriculum topics, adaptability, and usefulness across regions. Any resources that are approved will be added to the curriculum for publication. Approved resource submitters have the opportunity to be recognized for their contribution to the finalized curriculum at their request.

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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.

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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