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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

February 2012

To take advantage of the many resources for educators in the International Council of Ophthalmology’s new Center for Ophthalmic Educators, let me  share the organization of these materials. Currently, there are five main categories:

What to Teach offers curricula, guidelines, and documents to help you develop or enhance your curriculum.

How to Teach includes resources intended to help you teach better, more effectively and efficiently. This includes guidelines to create effective lectures, and recommendations for improving your teaching skills.

What to Teach With collects resources to use for teaching. There are a great variety of offerings for all types of students.

How to Assess gathers resources to aid developing accurate, valid, and easy to use assessment tools.

What to Assess With contains assessment tools for evaluating different aspects of professional/student competencies.

Browse resources utilizing this framework and, in some categories, you can narrow your search by the audiences you teach. The Search Box in the top right corner can search the site and find resources easily!

I encourage you to visit the Center to explore our expanding collection of resources including February’s new additions—some of which are included below.

Gabriela Palis, MD
Editor in Chief, Center for Ophthalmic Educators

Request for Comments: Residency Curriculum 2011 Draft
Curricula Development

The ICO Residency Curriculum 2011 is presented in draft format for comment online through February 2012.  Your feedback is important and the ICO invites your input before finalizing the document.  The revised curriculum is intended to be translated and adapted by educators for use in different regions. Your review will ensure a global document.

To view and add your comment: icocurriculum.blogspot.com/

Please Join Us: Conference for Educators in Busan, Korea
Education Conference

It's not too late to register for the Conference for Ophthalmic Educators, April 12, 2012, in Busan, Korea, prior to the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress.

The conference, which is for all ophthalmic educators, will focus on "New Techniques to Enhance Teaching & Learning." Short lectures and interactive workshops will highlight assessment principles and tools and offer opportunities for hands-on experience.

Registration is free.

We hope to see you there!

RSVP and view the agenda: www.icoph.org/Busan-Conference-for-Educators.html

World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC) at the WOC in Abu Dhabi
Education Conference

February 17-20, 2012

We encourage you to attend some or all of the World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium's eight symposia, with 50 speakers covering essential topics in ophthalmic education, on February 17-20 at the World Ophthalmology Congress ® (WOC) in Abu Dhabi.

Highlights include: "Achieving a Team Approach in Eye Care: Organization, Training, and Assessment of Allied Health Personnel" and "Demonstrated Innovative Educational Technologies in Ophthalmic Centers Around the World."

See the Colloquium Program at: icoph.org/woec.pdf

Tools for All Educators
What to Teach With

Use the Glaucoma Optic Neuropathy Evaluation tool to train and assess your residents on the evaluation of the glaucomatous disc. Our thanks to Dr. Henry Nkumbe for this valuable contribution!

These short and practical courses on Dry Eye and Ultrasound will be great for your residents, subspecialty fellows, or CME/CPD students!

The Glaucoma Optic Neuropathy Evaluation (GONE) Project: gone-project.com/

Dry Eye Diagnosis and Management: medscape.org/viewarticle/737035

Anterior Segment Imaging for Assessment of Glaucoma: medscape.org/viewarticle/715849

Assessment for Practicing Ophthalmologists
What to Assess With

Develop a personal CPD plan with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners example.

All ophthalmologist audiences may benefit from the American Academy of Ophthalmology ONE Self-Assessments on medical knowledge.

RACGP learning plan and portfolio module 2007-2010: icoph.org/downloads/RACGP-learning-plan.doc

AAO ONE Self Assessments: one.aao.org/CE/EducationalContent/SelfAssessments.aspx ducationalContent/SelfAssessments.aspx

New Resources For Allied Eye Care Personnel Educators
What to Teach

Read these two papers from Du Toit et. al., about the competencies expected from mid-level personnel.

Mid-level Cadre Providing Eye Care in the Context of Vision 2020: journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1291/3506/

Education of Eye Health Professionals to Meet the Needs of the Pacific: journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1291/3507/

Not to Miss: Article on the Roles of the Teacher
How to teach

For all educators: An excellent paper by the Association for Medical Education in Europe: The good teacher is more than a lecturer: the twelve roles of the teacher.

Read it here: www.medev.ac.uk/resources/extended_summaries_of_amee_guide/guide20_summary/

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library “Understanding Medical Education"

This month we recommend “Understanding Medical Education" by Tim Swanwick and the Association for the Study of Medical Education.

Read more on the Education Blog: icoword-library.ophthalmologyblogs.org/2012/02/06/understanding-medical-education

Technology for Teaching and Learning “Taking Handwritten Notes on Your Tablet”

This month, Dr. Eduardo Mayorga discusses the ease and benefits of taking notes on an electronic device. In this article he covers devices that use Android as their operating system and will address iPads next month.

Read more on the Tech blog: icotechnology.blogspot.com/2012/02/taking-notes-and-drawing-on-you-tablet.html

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.

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