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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

January 2013

The Conference for Ophthalmic Educators in Hyderabad, India on January 16 was a day full of stimulating conversations and learning. Activities focused on educators of residents, allied eye care professionals, medical students, practicing ophthalmologists, and subspecialty fellows.

Group discussions on Continuing Professional Development and Medical Student Education were attended with great interest. The plenary talk on “Models for Teams and Team Training” sparked interested discussion, while workshops for all educators on Lecture Skills and Teaching Principles proved popular.

We hope to see you at future Conferences in Copenhagen and Rio de Janiero later this year.

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

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.

Answer the short questionnaire.

What Does an Editor Look For?

This concise and clear explanation on how to be more successful in having a scientific article published can be found at Diabetologia, the Journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Edwin Gale, former Editor of the journal, provides suggestions on how to build a quality paper, from defining the article’s primary purpose, to writing the manuscript and critically reviewing the text prior to submission.

Read the full article at Diabetologia.

Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning

The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web. It is available as a free download and appropriate for both novices and those with more experience in e-learning.

Download the book from the eLearning Guild.

Healthy Eyes Education Series

Provided by Prevent Blindness America, the Healthy Eyes Educational Series can be used to train vision screeners and employees on Eye Health and Safety. The free modular program includes a Presenter Guide and customizable PowerPoint on various eye health and safety topics.

Learn more about the free courses available.

Recent Educator Blog Posts

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog reviews Developing Technical Training by Ruth Colvin Clark.

Technology for Teaching and Learning blog discussess using "Boomerang" for scheduled email sending and reminders in Gmail.

More New Resources from our Editorial Board

For teaching content: Medrounds

For educators of ophthalmologists: American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012 Meeting Archives

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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