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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

May 2013

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in our fifth Conference for Ophthalmic Educators in Copenhagen on Friday, June 7. If you plan to attend the European Society of Ophthalmology Congress in Denmark, we encourage you to attend our one-day Conference for Ophthalmic Educators on “Medical Teaching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency.” 

The Copenhagen Conference includes workshops such as developing assessment rubrics and creating effective multiple-choice questions. Plenary sessions and workshops will cover e-learning, online resources, and creating webinars. Please review the final agenda for more details.

This conference is organized and co-sponsored by the ICO, the European Society of Ophthalmology, and the Danish Ophthalmological Society.

We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!

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

Register Now: Rio de Janeiro Conference for Ophthalmic Educators

Register now for the Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Rio de Janeiro Conference for Ophthalmic Educators.

The conference will offer short lectures and interactive, practical workshops on educational topics such as “Teaching and Assessing Surgery” and “Professionalism and Communication Skills.” All plenary sessions and select workshops during this valuable, one-day conference will be offered with simultaneous translation in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

The conference is being held prior to the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) Congress and is co-sponsored by the ICO, the PAAO, and the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology.

Registration includes lunch and light refreshments. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the Conference.

Register now or learn more about the conference.

View the agenda for the conference. Visualice la agenda preliminar. Veja a agenda preliminar.

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 durante a conferência. Para maiores detalhes, visite a página do evento.

50 Free Online Tools for Teachers

The resource, 50 Free Online Tools for Teachers, is a list of online tools, based on a presentation from the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE & C). Each resource includes a brief description, what type of tool it is, and a link to the tool’s website.

Access the list of online tools.

Dulaney Foundation Hosts Ophthalmology Update Course

The Ophthalmology Update Course by the Dulaney Foundation is a continuing medical education course accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Medical Association. The course’s primary focus is on ocular surface and glaucoma. A detailed statement of need is presented, and clear and measurable learning objectives are described. A self-assessment procedure and instructions on getting credits for participating in this activity are detailed.

This resource requires creating a username and password for the Dulaney Foundation website.

Start the course.

The Use of Real Patients, Simulated Patients, and Simulators in Clinical Examinations

The Use of Real Patients, Simulated Patients, and Simulators in Clinical Examinations medical education guide from the Association for Medical Education in Europe provides suggested guidelines for the use of both real and simulated patients in clinical examinations. The guide also discusses the benefits and disadvantages of each type of simulated patient or simulator.

Download the guide here.

The EyePathologist

The EyePathologist is a web-based instructional environment on the anatomy and pathology of the eye from Duke University Medical Center. The EyePathologist includes a database of more than 5,000 diseases, illustrated with over 4,000 high quality images, and links to a glossary of over 6,000 linked definitions.

This resource requires creating a username and password for the EyePathologist website.

Log in to the EyePathologist learning environment.

Recent Educator Blog Posts

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog recommends the journal article by Roberts, Gustavs, and Mack, "Becoming an expert: a review of adult learning theory and implications for vocational training in ophthalmology."

The Technology for Teaching and Learning blog discusses adding apps to Google Drive

New Resources Recommended by our Editorial Board

Glosario de términos de educación médica de Andrzej Wojtczak

The University of Pittsburgh Medical College presents The Charles Campbell Ocular Microbiology Lab

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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