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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

June 2012

This month we would like to tell you about another great set of new resources in the Center for Ophthalmic Educators. I hope you are able to use them to enhance your teaching.

Please email me at educators@icoph.org if you have a recommendation for a teaching resource you have found helpful and that you think belongs in the Center. Further information can be found at educators.icoph.org/contact.php.

The ICO would like to thank contributors Kimberly Corbin, Ashok Grover, Robert Ritch, Brendan Strong, and our Editorial Board for directing us to new resources. New resources help keep the Center growing and relevant.

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

Webcasts from Conferences for Ophthalmic Educators

We are excited to offer webcasts from the ICO Conferences for Ophthalmic Educators in Sydney and Buenos Aires. Sessions from Buenos Aires were conducted in both English and Spanish and webcasts are available in both languages.

You may want to learn about “Adult Learning Strategies for Improving Life Long Education” from the Sydney Conference. Also recommended is “Teaching Communication Skills,” conducted in Spanish and translated to English.  Expect webcasts from April’s Conference in Busan to be posted over the summer. This Conference was co-sponsored with the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and Korean Ophthalmological Society.

View Sydney webcasts

View Buenos Aires webcasts

Lighthouse International Vision Simulator

Lighthouse International's customizable, video-vision simulator was created to help inform, educate, and sensitize the public about low vision. The viewer watches a video through a filter, seeing it as someone would see it with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, hemianopia, or retinitis pigmentosa. Thus, the simulator illustrates some of the visual problems that people with eye conditions experience every day.

Try the Simulator

United Kingdom Royal College of Ophthalmologists CPD Program

The United Kingdom Royal College no longer considers Continuing Professional Development (CPD) optional. Visit the Program homepage to download documents, guides, and learn more about the evolving program. This CPD program is open to members and non-members of the Royal College. 

Access Royal College CPD documents and information

Grupo de Oncologia, Órbita e Oculoplástica

This Portuguese website was developed by a group of ophthalmologists dedicated to the subspecialties of oncology, orbit, and oculoplastics. Targeting residents and practicing ophthalmologists, the site contains written, iconographic, and multimedia materials to explain and illustrate these diseases to patients. 

Visit the Grupo de Oncologia, Órbita e Oculoplástica

The ACGME Competencies

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies are a model for teaching and assessing residents in the United States. The model incorporates seven key competencies for ophthalmology that can be used as a framework for creating and delivering a curriculum for medical education. The website provides details of how to assess each competency and attempts to address the difficulty of relating the competencies to measurable outcomes.

Learn about the competencies

Clinical Examination of the Eye and Its Adnexa for Non-Ophthalmologists

This presentation includes text and images for teaching basic ophthalmology to medical students. 

View the presentation

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library Applying Knowles' Andragogy to Resident Teaching

This month we recommend Drs. Elisabeth Bennett, Rebecca Blanchard, and Kevin Hinchey's paper: Applying Knowles' Andragogy to Resident Teaching

Read more on the education blog

Technology for Teaching and Learning “Have Everybody Interacting at Lectures”

This month Dr. Eduardo Mayorga discusses using Adobe Connect for Webinars software to share face-to-face teaching with online attendants. Adobe Connect also provides the opportunity to blend both in person and online participant feedback, sharing responses from both groups on the same screen.

Read more about webinar software on the tech blog

Recently Added from the American Academy’s ONE Network

These resources from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Ophthalmic News & Education (ONE) Network are excellent for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialist fellows.

Podcast: Intraocular lens (IOL) Centration Demystified

Case: Teenager with Intermittent Headache and Visual Field Changes

Alice in Vitreous Land

Myopic Mystery: IOL Power Calculation in High Myopia

The Many Faces of the Anterior Vitreous

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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