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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

November 2015

We are pleased to include events and other resources for ophthalmic educators this month, including the opportunity to submit “Late-Breaking News” abstracts for the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2016) February 5–9 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

We would like to thank our editors Drs. Vinod Gauba, Helena Prior Filipe, and Karl Golnik for their contributions this month. Read on for details and resources for your teaching and students.

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

WOC2016: “Late-Breaking News” Abstracts Accepted December 2–16, 2015

Recognizing that rapidly advancing investigations may include results that were not available by the general abstract submission deadline, “Late-Breaking News” abstracts will be accepted December 2–16, 2015, for the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, February 5–9, 2016.

Late-breaking abstracts should highlight novel and substantive studies of high impact to further enrich the WOC. This is not a second deadline for regular abstract submissions, and revisions to previously rejected abstracts will not be considered.

Please note that submissions received before December 2 or after December 16 will not be considered. Authors will be notified of acceptance by January 6, 2016.

Download the guidelines to submit a late-breaking abstract.

WOEC Courses: How to Develop a Successful Workshop and How Do We Learn Best?

Join us at WOC2016 in Guadalajara for the World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC) series of symposia and courses that spotlight a variety of educational techniques. The WOEC sessions are designed for a diverse audience, from trained educators to practicing ophthalmologists interested in education. 

As part of the WOEC, the invited course “How to Develop a Successful Workshop” will be held Sunday, February 6 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the Expo Guadalajara, Room Joya I.

The course “How Do We Learn Best? How Do We Stay Up to Date with Rapidly Developing Technology?” will be held Sunday, February 6 from 4–5:30 p.m. at the Expo Guadalajara, Room Joya I.

Review the WOEC session schedule.

Register for the World Ophthalmology Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Oculoplastic Surgery Video Library

The collection of oculoplastic surgery videos has been curated by Dr. Richard Allen of the University of Iowa. It is free to access, and users can sign up for notifications of new cases and tutorials that have been added to the site.

Browse the Oculoplastic Surgery Video Library now.

Surgical Audit and Peer Review Guide

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has published a comprehensive and concise document summarizing the importance of the surgical audit for effective continuing education and professional development. The rationale and steps of the audit cycle are outlined to encourage an effective use of this learning and assessment tool.

Access the guide.

Center for Teaching Excellence: Teaching Tips

The University of Waterloo’s Centre for Teaching Excellence has collected succinct documents that describe useful ideas and practical methods for effective teaching. Topic areas include: educational technologies, planning courses and assignments, assessing students, creating a positive learning environment, lecturing and presenting, learning activities, professional development, and tips for students.

Access the teaching tips documents.

What Is Your Teaching Style?

“What Is Your Teaching Style? 5 Effective Teaching Methods for Your Classroom,” by Eric Gill of Concordia Online Education, describes different styles of teaching and the importance of developing multiple styles integrated with effective classroom management skills. The guide covers today’s different teaching styles and helps teachers identify the style that is right for them, the curriculum, and their students.

Read about teaching styles and their application.

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.

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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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