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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

February 2013

Registration for the June 7, 2013, Conference for Ophthalmic Educators in Copenhagen, Denmark will be opening in March. Registration for the August 6, 2013, Conference in Rio de Janiero, Brazil will be opening in April. These one-day meetings offer expert instruction, interactive workshops, and group discussion for educators of all ophthalmic learners.

The conferences aim to help educators improve their teaching effectiveness with content tailored to registrants’ interests and regional needs. We hope to see you this year in Copenhagen or Rio de Janiero!

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

Apply for the Next Web-Based Teaching Course

The third edition of the ICO’s Web-Based Teaching Course will take place April 15–June 3, 2013. The web-based course empowers medical teachers to implement modern multimedia teaching skills and create professional presentations.

Lessons will cover the online application of adult learning principles, how to plan and build presentations, how to select and use the best software tools, and how to put these new skills and information into practice in the classroom and through the web.

Enrollment is limited, and will be determined in part by the needs of the individual and region, as well as the level of impact that a particular educator may have. Apply early. The application deadline is March 15, but enrollment may close sooner if the course fills up.

Apply to the Course.

View the Course Syllabus.

Download Course Information.

OphthoBook by Timothy Root

OphthoBook by Timothy Root is a free online ophthalmology book. This resource can serve as a great introduction to ophthalmology, especially for medical students. The book provides an overview of ophthalmology, made easy to read with memorable cartoon animations and pictures. It also contains links to lectures, videos, and online question and answer content.

Access OphthoBook and extra content online.

Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English

The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English is intended to help authors, translators, and editors prepare scientific publications that are complete, concise, and clear. The 2012 edition is available to download in 20 languages.

Download the EASE Author Guidelines.

Cases Database from BioMed Central

BioMed Central’s Cases Database allows clinicians, researchers, teachers, and patients to search peer-reviewed medical case reports, including content integrated from PubMed Central and other publishers. The database allows comparisons and the ability to identify trends and patterns.

Search ophthalmology cases in the Cases Database.

Ocular Pathology Anatomy Study Guide

“Anatomy of the Eye–A Study Guide for Residents” from MedRounds utilizes a six-step method to teach the learner about the anatomy of the eye, covering the orbit, cranial nerves, extraocular muscles, eyelid, lacrimal glands and tears, and finally the eye.

View the study guide at MedRounds.

Recent Educator Blog Posts

The Technology for Teaching and Learning blog discusses how to increase interactivity in the classroom using “Socrative.”

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog reviews Is the Lecture Dead? by Richard Gunderman.

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.

Partial-Thickness Sclerectomies for the Surgical Treatment of Idiopathic Uveal Effusion Syndrome

Neuroradiologic Aspects in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Nystagmus: Unraveling the Dancing Eye

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.

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

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