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It is my pleasure to introduce you to the new Center for Ophthalmic Educators at educators.icoph.org. The Center launched this month as part of the ICO's efforts to advance ophthalmic education A good place to start your exploration is at educators.icoph.org/about.php.
The ICO launched the World Ophthalmology Residency Development (WORD) Web site in 2008, offering teaching tools and discussion areas focused on residency programs. The Center for Ophthalmic Educators replaces WORD and utilizes your login information from the main ICO site, icoph.org. You may create an account if you don't have one.
The Center for Ophthalmic Educators offers educational tools for teachers of residents and for all ophthalmic teachers. I encourage you to visit the Center to explore our expanding collection of resources, and to take advantage of opportunities to contribute and connect with other educators.
Gabriela Palis, MD
Editor in Chief, Center for Ophthalmic Educators
With the volunteer help of subspecialists from around the world, the ICO has completed a first draft update to the ICO Residency Curriculum 2011. We are excited to present it online for your comment through February 2012.
The ICO invites input globally from ophthalmic educators and leaders regarding accuracy, adaptability, and regional relevance of the curriculum document before it is finalized.
We are excited to announce the third Conference for Ophthalmic Educators will be April 12, 2012, in Busan, Korea, prior to the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress. The conference will be on "New Techniques to Enhance Teaching & Learning" with plenary sessions focusing on assessment principles and tools to evaluate students’ medical knowledge and clinical skills, followed by workshops and special interest group meetings.
In this article, Dr. Helena Filipe discusses Dropbox, a versatile service that stores files for ease of access from multiple points and can be shared with others.
Educators are invited to join us for the luncheon of the ICO World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC), Saturday, February 18, noon-13:45. The luncheon features three stimulating presentations on medical education, and honors Dr. Mark Tso for more than 10 years of extraordinary service as ICO Director for Education.
Dr. David Nichols, Vice Dean for Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will present the keynote talk on “The Future of Medical Education in Developed and Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities.”
This month we recommend The International Council of Ophthalmology Handbook for Medical Students Learning Ophthalmology, by Drs. Susan Lightman and Peter McCluskey.
This Curriculum on Refractive Error was jointly developed by the ICO and the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) to create a comprehensive refractive error curriculum. The target audience to train with this curriculum are refractionists and allied eye care personnel. It provides guidelines on the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform the necessary tasks for the correction of refractive error in clinics, practices or hospital settings. The curriculum is designed for easy adaptation by the trainer's specific needs.
The ICO gratefully recognizes the supporters of our Teaching the Teachers initiative, which includes the Center for Ophthalmic Educators and this newsletter.
Together we are creating more effective educational programs, better-trained ophthalmologists, and eye care professionals worldwide.
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