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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

April 2020

During this time of global health crisis, we hope that all of our colleagues across the world are healthy and staying safe.

We are excited to announce the ICO World Ophthalmology Congress which has gone virtual to ensure global participation in this unique event. Read on for more information about registration, benefits for your students, and other resources for ophthalmic educators.

We are grateful to our editors Drs. Bhatnagar, Filipe, Gauba, 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 World Ophthalmology Congress Virtual

The World Ophthalmology Congress has gone virtual! Registration will include access to both live and pre-recorded sessions from world leaders and experts.

We are especially excited to be able to offer deeply discounted registration for residents, subspecialty fellows, allied eye health professionals, and medical students. Registration for these groups is $85 and includes access for 3 months, on demand, to the full schedule of symposia (including industry symposia), poster presentations, and sessions. CME points are available for all participants.

If you are an educator or trainer, please share this information with your residents, fellows, allied ophthalmic personnel, and medical students.

Explore the program here

Register for the ICO’s WOC2020 Virtual®.

ICO Global COVID-19 Resource Page

The protection of ophthalmologists, eye health teams, and patients is a high priority for the ICO. In response to the growing needs of our global eye health community for information, the ICO has launched a Global COVID-19 Resource Center. On this page, you will find COVID-19 related guidelines, resources, and information provided by ICO Member societies from around the world, as well as a link to WHO recommendations.

If your society offers COVID-19 guidelines, statements, and recommendations for ophthalmologists and you do not see them listed, please email them to COVID19resources@icoph.org.

Access the ICO Global COVID-19 Resource Page.

COVID-19 Webinars from PAAO and ICO

The Pan-American Association of Ophthalmologists and the International Council of Ophthalmology have been offering Spanish-language webinars related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Recordings can be accessed for free at the links below:

Access these and future COVID-19 related PAAO/ICO webinars here.

David and Molly Pyott Scholarships in Ophthalmology

The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology is accepting applications from 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. The deadline for this scholarship is 1 June 2020.

Learn more about this scholarship opportunity.

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 Evidence-Based Ophthalmology

This month we recommend the Annals of Eye Science article, “Teaching Evidence-Based Ophthalmology,” by Drs. Joaquín Fernández and Noemí Burguera Giménez.

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.

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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