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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

April 2013

Registration is now open for the Rio de Janeiro Conference for Ophthalmic Educators on August 6, 2013.  This one-day Conference is being held prior to the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) Congress, which begins on August 7, and is co-sponsored by the ICO, the PAAO, and the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology.

All plenary sessions and select workshops will be offered with simultaneous translation in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

Register now or learn more about the Conference.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea durante la Conferencia en español, inglés y portugués. Para más información, visite la página del evento.

Tradução simultânea Português/Inglês/Espanhol sera oferecida.

Please join us for what promises to be a valuable experience.

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

Register Now: Copenhagen Conference for Educators

Will we see you in Copenhagen June 7? If you plan to attend the European Society of Ophthalmology Congress, we encourage you to also attend the Conference for Ophthalmic Educators on June 7, 2013. The Conference will focus on "Medical Teaching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency."

Your registration includes a light lunch and refreshments. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided after the conclusion of the Conference.

You will have the opportunity to participate in workshops on various topics, as well as group discussions based on your interests. Workshops will be held on topics such as, "Presentation Skills: Improving Lecture Effectiveness" to increase your impact and student engagement in the classroom.

The workshop "Developing Webinars" will demonstrate how to easily set up and conduct a webinar, then will provide a practice session with participants. "Teaching Principles" workshop will provide a brief overview of adult learning principles, learning styles and teaching styles. Participants will then apply these principles through guided activities.

This one-day Conference will take place on June 7, prior to the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Congress, which is being held June 8-11. It is organized and co-sponsored by the ICO, the SOE, and the Danish Ophthalmological Society.

Learn more about the Conference.

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View the Agenda for the Conference.

Puntos de Vista: Primary Eye Care Manual

This manual, from Migrant Clinicians Network, focuses on primary eye care tasks that can be performed by community health care workers. Community health care workers include lay health workers, outreach workers, nurses, mid-level practitioners, and general practitioners. The manual covers vision screening and basic eye care exams, which can be conducted in a variety of clinical and nonclinical settings, as well as eye care education, first aid, and primary eye care in the field.

Access Puntos de Vista: Primary Eye Care Manual.

MedUVideos: Medical Education Videos

MedUVideos offers a large collection of ophthalmic surgical videos as well as a social media styled platform for rating videos and connecting with peers. Please note the administrators and owners of MedUVideos are unknown.

Explore MedUVideos online.

Slideworld Ophthalmology

Slideworld offers access to a wealth of slide presentations for educators, medical professionals, and patients alike. This collection is an excellent resource, which can be used for composing lectures and presentations.

Explore the Slideworld Collection of Ophthalmic Slide Presentations.

Recent Educator Blog Posts

Technology for Teaching and Learning blog discusses using “Picresize” to easily modify images.

Ophthalmology Teacher's Library blog reviews “How to Assess Doctors and Health Professionals” by Mike Davis, Kristy Forrest, and Judy McKimm.

More New Resources from our Editorial Board

Teaching Tools: Eye On Techs- Simulators for Eyecare Professionals

For Medical Student Educators: AUPO Medical Student Educators Website

For Practicing Ophthalmologists:Free Course sponsored by the Dulaney Foundation and Advanced Ocular Care: Diagnosis and Treatment of Dry Eye Disease and Ocular Allergy.Please note that an account should be open to be given a password to log in.

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.

Is 2013 Glaucoma’s Lucky Year?

Alternative Drug Delivery for Glaucoma Management

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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