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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

June 2015

We look forward to seeing those of you attending the Bogotá Conference for Ophthalmic Educators “Trends and Evidence to Improve Your Teaching Skills” on August 4 and the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology August 4–8, 2015. There is still room for you to join us at the Conference for Educators on August 4. Register now!

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

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

Attend: Bogotá Conference for Educators on August 4

The upcoming Conference for Ophthalmic Educators “Trends and Evidence to Improve Your Teaching Skills” will be held on August 4, 2015 prior to the Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology.

Each Conference agenda is developed by a steering committee of regional educators, changes from conference to conference, in order to introduce new content and to build on past Conferences in the region. The Bogotá steering committee includes regional members Fernando Arévalo, MD, Fernando Gómez Goyeneche, MD, Peter Quiros, MD, Jorge Valdez García, MD, and Marlene Vogel, MD​.

The Bogotá Conference will be conducted in both English and Spanish, with translation available in the main activity room. The Bogotá Conference includes lectures, workshops and group discussions for anyone interested or involved in ophthalmic education.

Workshops at this conference will include:

  • Effective Large Group Instruction
  • Student Assessment
  • Faculty & Program Assessment
  • Professionalism & Communication Skills

Special interest group discussions will also be held focusing on resident educational standards, continuing professional development, and subspecialty training. These popular sessions provide an opportunity for educators to discuss challenges in the region, consider various strategies, and make connections around a common interest.

Registration includes lunch and light refreshments. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the Conference. Please register prior to the Conference to save your place!

Register now for the Bogotá Conference: Trends and Evidence to Improve Your Teaching Skills.

Find more details and updates on the ICO website.

Apply Now: ICO Online Course Transforming Lectures Into Effective Teaching Interventions

Do not miss another opportunity to participate in the ICO’s online course, Transforming Lectures into Effective Teaching Interventions. The application deadline for the fifth edition sessions are approaching:

Session 1 application deadline is July 6, 2015 (to start July 20).

Session 2 application deadline is July 29, 2015 (to start August 10).

For this most popular online course from the ICO to date, we have updated our enrollment process to accommodate more participants. The course requires approximately 2–3 hours per week, and typically can be completed in 8–10 weeks.

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.

Apply now to participate in the upcoming sessions!

Apply to the online course, Transforming Lectures.

Download the course flyer for more information.

The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers

With “The Flipped Classroom Guide for Teachers” offered by the eLearning Industry, you will be able to learn what a flipped classroom is, how a flipped classroom contributes to student learning, the top benefits and disadvantages of a flipped classroom, and how to successfully flip your classroom.

Learn more about using the flipped classroom.

国际眼科助理核心课程 – Chinese Translation of International Core Curriculum for Ophthalmic Assistants

The International Core Curriculum for Ophthalmic Assistants is now available in Chinese.

The curriculum was jointly developed by the ICO and the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO). It is designed to provide training on the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform the necessary ophthalmic tasks in the ophthalmology clinic, practice, or hospital setting.

The curriculum is designed for easy adaptation to the trainer's specific needs covering common eye diseases, eye examinations, equipment, and treatments specific to a region.

Download the Chinese language International Core Curriculum for Ophthalmic Assistants.

Access the English language International Core Curriculum for Ophthalmic Assistants.

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

The University of Iowa’s EyeRounds is a comprehensive photographic atlas covering ophthalmic subspecialties for medical students and ophthalmologists in training. It includes tutorials and clinical scenarios, as well as videos demonstrating clinical and surgical skills.

Explore EyeRounds now.

Glaucoma Frequently Asked Questions – Glaucoma: Perguntas Frequentes

The Glaucoma Frequently Asked Questions from the Glaucoma Group of the Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology is available online in both Portuguese and English.

Coordinated by Maria da Luz Freitas, MD and Manuela Carvalho, MD, this practical handbook of questions and answers about glaucoma is intended to target all ophthalmologists, not just specialists. It is organized into chapters on pathophysiology, genetics, diagnostic methods, medical therapy, laser therapy, surgical therapy and quality of life in glaucoma.

Access the Portuguese-language site.

Access the English-language site.

OphEd: Pitt Ophthalmology Education Site

The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) Ophthalmology Department residents and faculty have collected useful resources at the website “OphEd.” The website includes videos, links to outside online resources, and discussion forums.

Access the Pitt Ophthalmology resource website.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Effects of Teaching Evidence-Based Care Overview

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog recommends the PLOS ONE article, “What Are the Effects of Teaching Evidence-Based Care (EBHC)? Overview of Systematic Reviews” by Taryn Young, Anke Rohwer, Jimmy Volmink, and Mike Clarke.

This overview of 16 systematic reviews evaluates interventions for teaching evidence-based health care to health professionals compared to no intervention or different strategies.

Read more and access the article on the education blog.

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.

WOC2018: June 16-19, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain

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. 

Interested in presenting an abstract? The abstract submission website is open and the abstract submission deadline is 1 December 2017. Download the abstract guidelines, "WOC2018: Call for Abstracts."

Revenues from the WOC help support ICO programs, including ophthalmic education, society and leadership development, and advocacy. 

Check out the latest WOC details and sign up to receive updates via email: www.icoph.org/woc2018
 
With over 15,000 delegates expected to attend from over 130 countries, this is a not-to-be-missed event. Register now!

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