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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

May 2015

We look forward to seeing those of you attending the Vienna Conference for Ophthalmic Educators on June 5 and the European Society of Ophthalmology Congress (SOE) June 6–9, 2015. There is still room for you to join us at the Conference for Educators on June 5. Register now!

Read on for more details and additional resources for your teaching and students.

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

Future Conferences for Ophthalmic Educators in Bogotá and Las Vegas

The Conferences for Ophthalmic Educators are tailored to each region and are open to anyone interested in education or in improving their own teaching interventions.

If you cannot join us in Vienna, there are additional opportunities to attend conferences in 2015: August 4 in Bogotá, Colombia, in conjunction with the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and November 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada, a day prior to the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.

Register now or 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. Open to all AAO 2015 registrants.

ICO Sponsored Sessions at SOE 2015 Congress

If you are attending the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Congress in Vienna, you will want to add these ICO sessions to your calendar:

How to Make Your Eye Care Team Excel (C08)
Sunday, June 7: 10:15 to 11:45––Hall L1
This ICO/World Health Organization joint symposium will advise attendees how to build strong and competent eye care teams to increase skills and efficiency.

Course: Resident, Faculty, and Program Evaluation: Optimizing Education (C17)
Monday, June 8: 08:15 to 09:45––Hall L1
Chaired by ICO Director for Education Karl Golnik, MD, MEd, this course will present principles of good assessment practices and provide specific assessment tools.

The Cutting Edge of Diabetic Eye Care (S46)
Monday, June 8: 10:15 to 11:45––Hall B
This ICO symposium will include discussion of new diabetic eye care treatments and highlight the ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care, a translatable working document designed to be adapted for local use.

Ideas in Global Education (S67)
Tuesday, June 9: 08:15 to 09:45––Hall K2
This ICO/SOE/Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology joint symposium will present a vision for education, its relevance to the World Health Organization framework for eye health, and perspectives on how to build future leaders. Practical educational tools to enhance communication, integrate ethics, and assess surgical training will be shared.

Website: Oculoplastics.info

The Oculoplastics.info website from Richard Caesar aims to provide surgical trainees with a comprehensive video atlas of oculoplastic surgical techniques and tutorials. The site utilizes HTML5 videos in order to provide more accessibility on mobile and tablet devices.

Explore the videos on Oculoplastics.info

12 Ways to Hook an Audience in 30 Seconds

The article, “12 Ways to Hook an Audience in 30 Seconds,” by Bruna Martinuzzi, presents practical tips on how to gain your audience’s attention early in your presentation.

Access the article on presentation tips.

Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Book Series

The Core Curriculum for Ophthalmic Nursing from the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN) has been revised into the Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Book Series. Written by ophthalmic nurses and with a nursing perspective, the update has converted the text into four separate volumes.

The two volumes now available cover: ocular anatomy and physiology, embryology, nursing assessment, visual impairment, nutritional disorders, systemic disorders with ocular manifestations, professional issues, and pharmacology. The final two volumes will be available later this year.

Access the ASORN publications list to review the Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Book Series.

Guidelines for Approval of Educational Events

The Guidelines for Approval of Educational Events document from the Irish College of Ophthalmologists is an excellent example of an event accreditation guide for continuing professional development/continuing medical education (CPD/CME) from a professional society.

The comprehensive guide is based on the questions most frequently asked by CPD/CME event educators and providers.

Download the guidelines now.

Recently Added from the AAO’s ONE Network

These resources from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s ONE Network are excellent for practicing ophthalmologists, residents, and subspecialty fellows.

IOL power calculation remains problematic in small eyes

Refractive surgery safe in some corneal dystrophies

Cataract surgery may make the pupil smaller, rounder

Teaching the Teachers Supporters

Funding for the Ophthalmic Educators Letter is provided in part by Abbott Medical Optics Inc. (AMO) and Santen Pharmaceutical Co. 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.

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

We thank all of the supporters of the International Council of Ophthalmology's Teaching the Teachers Initiative.

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