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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

December 2012

Dear Friends,

Let us extend our warmest thoughts and best wishes for the season, and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity.

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

Register Now: Conference for Educators in Hyderabad, India

The upcoming Conference for Ophthalmic Educators in Hyderabad, India, aims to help improve your teaching effectiveness while also providing an opportunity to make connections with other peers and educators in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Conference will focus on “Essential Concepts for Eye Care Educators.” You will have the opportunity to participate in workshops on various topics, as well as group discussions based on your interests.

Your registration includes a light lunch and refreshments. A certificate of participation is provided at the conclusion of the Conference.

Interactive plenary sessions will be held on specific topics such as “ICO Web-Based Education Resources” to help you identify available tools, guides, and opportunities for your teaching interventions. “Models for Teams and Team Training” will focus on methods for training ophthalmic professionals at all levels to work in a team environment. For programs seeking accreditation, “Accreditation and Certification: Is it Time?” will help you to successfully navigate the process by identifying the necessary timing, criteria, and goals.

This Conference for Educators will be held January 16, 2013, preceding the APAO Congress, which is being held January 17-20. It is organized and co-sponsored by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and the Southasian Academy of Ophthalmology (SAO).

Register now

Review the agenda for more details

Tell Us About Your Needs as an Educator

What areas of ophthalmic education would you like to know more about? What skills would you like to develop?  Please take five minutes to let us know more about yourself and your needs as an educator. 

Your answers will help us define better content for conferences, courses, and other resources for ophthalmic educators like you.

Medscape Activity on Treatment of Rosacea

This accredited activity from Medscape Education reviews current research on the pathophysiology of rosacea and discusses how this research informs current and future treatments.

Review the material on Medscape

Education in Medicine Journal

Education in Medicine Journal is an open-access online journal publishing quality articles and essential information related to medical and allied health education. Areas of focus include student and faculty development, student assessment, curriculum design and development, leadership and ethics, student health and stress, allied health education, student selection/administration, inter-professional education, and scholarship of teaching.

Access the journal

Assessment of Clinical Competence

The guide, Assessment of Clinical Competence Using the Objective Structured Long Examination Record (OSLER): An Extended Summary of AMEE Medical Education Guide No 9, by F. Gleeson, describes assessment of clinical competence using the OSLER method. The OSLER attempts––within the limits of practicality––to improve the objectivity, validity, and reliability of existing practices.

Read about using the OSLER

Course for Trainers: Instructing Diabetic Retinopathy Screeners

This self-guided course, “Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Program,” teaches educators how to train vision screeners to detect for diabetic retinopathy. It is provided by Prevent Blindness of America and is available in both English and Spanish.

Learn more about the course

Recent Educator Blog Posts

Technology for Teaching and Learning blog considers using “Google Moderator” for online discussions

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog reviews Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte

Recently Added from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s ONE Network

These resources from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s ONE Network are excellent for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialty fellows.

Grand Rounds: Double Vision in an Empty Nest

Grand Rounds: Critical Mass

Course: The Major Causes of Blindness

Funding for the Ophthalmic Educators Letter is provided in part by Santen Pharmaceutical Co.

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