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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

January 2012

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

Residency Curriculum 2011 Draft Available for Comment
January 2012 — Curricula Development

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.

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

Conference for Educators in Busan, Korea
April 2012 — Education Conference

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.

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

Technology for Teaching and Learning “Customized Virtual Learning Meeting Points”

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.

Read more on the Tech Blog: icotechnologyblog.virtual-learning.html

WOEC Luncheon & Colloquium at WOC
Education Conference

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.”

View the WOEC Meeting Schedule: icoph.org/WOEC Luncheon

RSVP for the WOEC luncheon: www.icoph.org/WOEC

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library “ICO Handbook for Medical Students Learning Ophthalmology”
January 2012 — Blog

This month we recommend The International Council of Ophthalmology Handbook for Medical Students Learning Ophthalmology, by Drs. Susan Lightman and Peter McCluskey.

Read more on the Education Blog: icoword-library.ophthalmologyblog.org/ICO Handbook for Medical Students

International Core Curriculum on Refractive Error
January 2011 — What to Teach

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.

Download the Curriculum: ico.org/refractiveerrorcorecurric.pdf

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.

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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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