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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

March 2013

The Center for Ophthalmic Educators strives to be a great resource for our community. We want to know what we can provide to help you become a better educator. What skills would you like to develop? What areas of ophthalmic education would you like to know more about? Please take five minutes to let us know more about yourself and your needs as an educator.

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

Registration Open: Conference for Ophthalmic Educators in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 7, 2013

Registration has opened for the next Conference for Ophthalmic Educators. This one-day Conference will take place prior to the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 7, and is co-sponsored by the ICO, the SOE, and the Danish Ophthalmological Society.

If you plan to attend the SOE Congress, we encourage you to also attend the Conference for Ophthalmic Educators. This Conference will offer short lectures and interactive, practical workshops on educational techniques based on registrants’ interests. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the Conference.

Learn more about the Conference

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Rio de Janeiro Conference for Ophthalmic Educators on August 6, 2013

Save the date for the Rio de Janeiro Conference for Ophthalmic Educators on August 6, 2013.

Co-sponsored by the ICO, the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, and the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology, this will be the second Conference held in conjunction with a Pan-American Congress. All plenary sessions will be offered with simultaneous translation in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

All ophthalmic educators are encouraged to attend. Registration will open in April 2013.

Learn more about the Conference

Education Resources Information Center

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library and database of educational research and information. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S. Department of Education, ERIC provides access to educational materials to support learning, teaching, decision making, and research.

Explore ERIC online

InFocus: Primary Eye Care and Training Manual

InFocus: Primary Eye Care and Training Manual is a free PDF resource from International Service Learning. For allied health care providers, the manual  focuses on primary eye care assessment and eyeglass dispensing fundamentals.

Access the InFocus Primary Eye Care and Training Manual

How to Describe Ultrasound for Anterior Segment and Glaucoma

This narrated slideshow by Dr. Helena Filipe describes how to read an ultrasound of a normal anterior segment and various glaucomatous presentations, resulting in a suggested comprehensive and systematic ultrasound report protocol. The presentation is available in both English and Portuguese.

View the Slideshow in English

View the Slideshow in Portuguese

Faden Recession IR Procedure

This video from McGill Ophthalmology illustrates the placement of a posterior fixation suture, or Faden operation, in combination with an inferior rectus muscle recession.

View the Video

Recent Educator Blog Posts

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog reviews “Be FAIR to Students: Four Principles That Lead to More Effective Learning” by Ronald M. Harden and Jennifer M. Laidlaw.

The Technology for Teaching and Learning blog discusses sharing a screen with an active PowerPoint presentation.

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.

Iris Prolapse During Cataract Surgery

Dislocated Crystalline Lens into Posterior Segment

Temporal Artery Biopsy

Ocular Disease in the Older Population: NAION and Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

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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