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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

July 2016

Save these dates in your travel plans for the upcoming ICO-organized educator sessions at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting; and the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Congresses in 2017. Read on for more information about sessions for ophthalmic educators at the AAO in Chicago, October 15-17, 2016.

We hope to also see you at APAO in Singapore in March 2017 or SOE in Barcelona, Spain in June 2017. More details will be announced as sessions are finalized. We would like to thank our editors Drs. Helena Prior Filipe and Jake Waxman for their contributions this month. Read on for more events and resources for your teaching and students.

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

ICO Co-Sponsored Educator Sessions during AAO 2016

Please join us at these ICO co-sponsored sessions for educators during the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) annual meeting in Chicago, USA:

“How to Use Free Technology to Add Interactivity to Face-to-Face Lectures and Presentations” (LAB143) on Monday, October 17, 2016 Noon–2 p.m. in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Room N227A. Learn by doing: bring your smartphone, iPad, or laptop to this course and see firsthand how to apply principles, strategies, and techniques of lecture interactivity to your presentations. A Skills Transfer Lab Fee is required to attend the lab.

“Presentation Skills: How to Improve the Effectiveness of Lectures” (Course 662) on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Room E353C. Gain specific skills and strategies to make your lectures more engaging, active, and effective. An Academy Plus Course Pass is required to attend this course.

Visit the AAO Poster Session 2 (Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18) and look for Poster # 439: The International Council of Ophthalmology Residency Program Directors Course: Measurement of Participants’ Satisfaction and Program’s Impact. Authors will be present for a 90-minute presentation on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 12:30–2:00 p.m. in South, Hall A

Search the AAO Program for Lab 143 and Course 662.

Chicago Conference for Ophthalmic Educators October 15, 2016

Join us for the Chicago Conference for Ophthalmic Educators "Improving Teaching Effectiveness" on October 15, 2016, from 2–5:30 p.m., during the AAO’s annual meeting.  

The Chicago Conference for Educators is open to all AAO registrants at no additional charge and is intended for anyone interested in education or in improving their own teaching interventions. Add the Conference to your schedule by searching “SYM04” in the AAO program browser.

The Chicago Conference for Ophthalmic Educators is co-sponsored by the ICO, AAO and APAO.

Learn more about the Chicago Conference for Educators and planned workshops.

Look up the Chicago Conference for Educators by searching “SYM04” in the AAO program.

AMEE 2016 Meeting Offers Online Participation

The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) is offering online registration to their annual meeting, “AMEE 2016 Live,” August 28–31, 2016.

With online registration, individuals who cannot attend the conference in Barcelona, Spain, are able to participate in events, interviews and sessions from a location of their choosing. A broadband internet connection allows online registrants to engage in AMEE live session discussions and ask questions. Sessions can also be accessed afterwards for up to one year.

Learn more or register for AMEE 2016 Live.

Review the AMEE Program.

Website: MEDSKL

The website MEDSKL is designed for medical school students and practicing physicians to learn and review the fundamentals of clinical medicine. The content comes from a collaboration of nearly 200 medical school professors from around the world. Current ophthalmology modules include acute visual loss, chronic visual loss, diplopia, and eye redness.

Explore MEDSKL’s content now.

General Medical Council: CPD App for Doctors

The General Medical Council of the United Kingdom has developed a free continuing professional development (CPD) app for physicians: “GMC My CPD.” The app is designed as a personal development portfolio. It enables practicing physicians to record learning activities, note personal reflections, and plan future learning. All activities can be organized and categorized to be ready to demonstrate continuing education and learning development.

Learn more about the GMC CPD App or download it.

Infographic: 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters

This infographic provides a brief visual overview of 20 habits outlined in the ebook 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters by Maurice De Castro. These tips will help you to improve your presentations and become a better presenter.

Access the infographic now.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Twelve Tips for Successfully Implementing Logbooks in Clinical Training

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog recommends the Medical Teacher article, “Twelve Tips for Successfully Implementing Logbooks in Clinical Training” by Drs. Katrin Schüttpelz-Brauns, Elisabeth Narcissa, Claudia Schneyinckb, Klaus Böhmeb, Peter Brüstleb, Ulrike Mau-Holzmannc, Maria Lammerding-Koeppelc, and Udo Obertackea.

Access the article on the education blog.

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.

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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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