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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

February 2015

For those attending the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in Guangzhou, China, we hope you will join us for ICO-sponsored events and sessions.

The ICO Conference for Ophthalmic Educators on Tuesday, March 31 will be a day of workshops and discussion for those interested in ophthalmic education.

There is a diverse selection of symposia and courses included in the APAO scientific program, outlined in this newsletter. Please read on for more details about these events, and other new courses and resources for ophthalmic educators.

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

Education Sessions at APAO 2015 Congress

If you are attending the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in Guangzhou, China April 1–4, you will want to add the following sessions on ophthalmic education to your calendar. (All sessions will be in the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center).

Wednesday, April 1:
Tools for Evaluation of Residents, Faculty and Programs in Ophthalmic Education
11:00–12:30 in International Conference Room 2

Technology Assisted Teaching and Learning
14:30–16:00 in Room 3308/3309

Thursday, April 2:
Lessons Learned in Building Educational Programs in Multi-Specialty Eye Centers in Asia
9:00–10:30 in International Conference Room 2

ICO Instruction Course: Planning Attractive CME – CPD Programs in Asia to Improve Quality of Eye Care
11:00–12:30 in International Conference Room 2

Developing Educational Programs to Promote a Team Approach for Eye Care in Asia
16:30–18:00 in Room 4301 (Chaozhou Hall)

Friday, April 3:
Advanced Tips and Tricks for PowerPoint Presentations
9:00–10:30 in Room 3402

Instruction Course: Smart Phone and Tablet Computers for Ophthalmic Information for Private Study or by the Bedside
16:30–18:00 in Room 3308/3309

Access the full APAO 2015 Congress Scientific Program.

March 31 Application Deadline: Transforming Lectures into Effective Teaching Interventions Online Course, 4th edition

The application deadline for the next edition of the ICO’s online course on Transforming Lectures into Effective Teaching Interventions is March 31.

The course offers another opportunity for a unique and enriching experience for ophthalmic educators and has been the most popular online course from the ICO to date.

Transforming Lectures into Effective Teaching Interventions is designed to be valuable for all teachers––  even if you have limited experience utilizing online tools and software in your teaching. Participants will learn to generate interactions that foster knowledge and critical thinking, as well as how to use different approaches when teaching facts, concepts, procedures, processes, and principles.

Please note that if you have taken a previous Web-Based Teaching or Transforming Lectures Course, some course material will be repeated. The eight-week course will take place April 20–June 12, 2015. Apply by March 31, 2015 to participate!

Apply to the online course, Transforming Lectures.

Download the course flyer for more information.

Attend the Guangzhou Conference for Ophthalmic Educators March 31

Attend the Guangzhou Conference for Ophthalmic Educators on March 31, 2014, prior to the APAO Congress.

The full-day Conference will focus on “Essential Concepts for Eye Care Educators,” featuring workshops on program management, practical approaches to e-learning, and teaching professionalism and communication skills. Participants will have the choice to attend group discussions in special interest areas such as resident educational standards, team training, and continuing professional development.

Everyone involved or interested in ophthalmic education is welcome to attend this informative, one-day conference. Registration includes lunch and light refreshments. A Certificate of Participation will be provided at the conclusion of the Conference.

Learn more about the Guangzhou Conference.

Download the preliminary agenda for Guangzhou.

Additional Conferences for Ophthalmic Educators During 2015

Learn more about the Vienna Conference for Educators on June 5, 2015.

Learn more about the Bogotá Conference for Educators on August 4, 2015.

Learn more about the Las Vegas Conference for Educators on November 14, 2015.

Healio Ophthalmology Education Lab

Healio.com, published by SLACK Incorporated, features news, videos, question-and-answer columns, CME and other educational activities.

The Ophthalmology Education Lab includes free continuing medical education (CME) content as well as the ability to track your activities. A free user account is required to access the Education Lab materials.

Explore the Healio Ophthalmology Education Lab.

Presentation Skills: American Association of Medical Colleges

This presentation from William Barnett, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, reviews skills needed for more effective presentations, including the concept of communication as negotiation, developing a presentation, and the physical aspects of speaking. This presentation was delivered at the 2014 American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Information Resources Leadership Institute. A free user account is necessary to access the slides at the AAMC website.

Access the AAMC presentation now.

Core Curriculum for Ophthalmic Nursing

The Core Curriculum for Ophthalmic Nursing, edited by Patricia A. Lamb, from The American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN), covers all aspects of ophthalmic nursing. Written by nurses for nurses, each chapter includes a continuing education test.

Access the ASORN publications list to review the curriculum for ophthalmic nursing.

The Red Book for Medical Meetings and CME/CPD Glossary

The Red Book for Medical Meetings, developed by the Society for Worldwide Medical Exchange (SWME), provides four consensus documents on Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD) Harmonization, Guidelines for Commercial Support, Guidelines for Distance Learning Accreditation, and a CME/CPD Glossary. A paid subscription is required to access the Red Book.

The CME/CPD Glossary is a systematic, comprehensive, and user-friendly document. The Glossary is free to access and enables a common terminology to facilitate communication.

Visit the The Red Book for Medical Meetings website.

Access the CME/CPD Glossary.

Ophthalmology Teachers Library: Reflective Writing and Its Impact on Empathy

The Ophthalmology Teachers Library Blog recommends the Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professionals article, “Reflective Writing and Its Impact on Empathy in Medical Education: Systematic Review” by Isabel Chen and Connor Forbes.

Read more and access the article on the education blog.

Recently Added from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s ONE Network

These resources from the AAO’s ONE Network are excellent for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialty fellows.

The "10 Commandments" of Posterior Capsule Rupture Management

Intravitreal Chemotherapy for Vitreous Seeds in Retinoblastoma

Teaching the Teachers Supporters

Funding for the Ophthalmic Educators Letter is provided in part by Santen Pharmaceutical Co. and Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO). We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.

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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