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International Council of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Educators Letter

August 2016

We are excited to share two new ICO curricula with you this month. The ICO Subspecialty Curriculum in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery has been finalized and is available for download.

The ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum Content Outline is in the final stages of development, and we would appreciate your comments and feedback to ensure the curriculum’s accuracy, ease of adaptability, and relevance. For consideration, your comments need to be posted by September 15.

We would like to thank the developers of the ICO Subspecialty Curriculum in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery and the ICO Educators Curriculum, as well as editorial board member Dr. Helena Prior Filipe for her 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 Subspecialty Curriculum in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery

The ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery has been finalized and is available for viewing and download from the ICO website.

The Oculoplastics Subspecialty Curriculum Committee, composed of co-chairs Drs. Santosh Honavar and Christine Nelson, and committee members Drs. Richard Allen, Kostas Boboridis, Daniel Briscoe, Paul Langer, and Gangadhar Sundar, has strived to present an international consensus on what ophthalmologic subspecialists in training in oculoplastics should be taught, with the intention that the curriculum be adapted and modified to meet local and regional needs.

The Oculoplastics Curriculum can be downloaded in Microsoft Word, PDF, or Google Doc formats from the ICO website at icoph.org/curricula.html. You may comment on this and other ICO curricula at icocurriculum.blogspot.com. Your comments are encouraged and will be considered during future revisions.

Access and download all ICO Curricula now.

Review and comment on ICO Curricula.

Draft ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum: Feedback Needed by September 15

The ICO Ophthalmic Educators Curriculum is a broad-based curriculum for ophthalmic education training and is intended to provide ophthalmic educators with a clear path to increasing their competency in teaching.

A draft content outline is now available for review and suggestions. Please share your ideas and comments on the listed subjects and their definitions, as well as any additional subjects you think should be added to the content outline.

The deadline to submit feedback on the content outline is September 15.

Review and comment on the draft Ophthalmic Educator Curriculum now.

ICO Ophthalmic Educator Sessions at AAO 2016

If you are attending the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA, please join us at the following ICO co-sponsored sessions for ophthalmic educators:

Chicago ICO Conference for Ophthalmic Educators "Improving Teaching Effectiveness" on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 2–5:30 p.m., in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Room S104AB. This session is open to all AAO registrants at no additional charge and is intended for anyone interested in education or in improving their own teaching. Participants may choose two workshops from a variety of selections. Plenaries and workshops will cover new topics not previously offered at past AAO meetings.

“How to Use Free Technology to Add Interactivity to Face-to-Face Lectures and Presentations” (LAB143) on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 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 from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., in Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Room E353C. Learn specific skills and strategies to make your lectures more engaging, active, and effective. A 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 poster presentation on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 12:30–2:00 p.m. in South Hall A.

Search the AAO Program for SYM04, Lab143 and Course 662 to add them to your calendar.

Paper: 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters

In the July issue of the Ophthalmic Educators Letter, we shared the infographic overview of tips from 20 Habits of Truly Brilliant Presenters by Maurice De Castro. In this issue, download the full ebook to learn more about how to improve your presentations and become a better presenter.

Download the ebook now.

Technology Blog: Linking to Full Screen YouTube Videos

The Technology for Teaching and Learning Blog discusses how to modify links to a YouTube video so that it is displayed full screen with no links or other videos surrounding it.

Review the blog post to learn more and see example apps.

Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library: Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher

The Ophthalmology Teacher’s Library blog recommends the book Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher: An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine by Profs. Ronald M. Harden and Jennifer M. Laidlaw.

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.

Diagnose This: 22 year old man with night blindness

Diagnose This: Repositioning a Descemet's membrane detachment

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

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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