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October 15, 2016 Honored for Leadership at AAO

Congratulations to ICO leadership who were recognized for their contributions to ophthalmology at the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in Chicago:


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Leadership

October 15, 2016 Educators Gain Valuable Skills at ICO Conference

Exploring the latest tools and techniques of modern education was the focus of the ICO Conference for Ophthalmic Educators, “Improving Teaching Effectiveness,” at the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. Workshops and plenaries covered a range of topics, including “Tools for Teaching and Assessing Ethics and Professionalism” and “Stimulate Deep Learning: Utilizing Mind Maps for Learning and Performance Support.”


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Education

Education Initiatives

ICO Meetings

October 15, 2016 Transforming Organizations Discussed at ICO WORLD Meeting

Two talks exploring transitioning to new organizational paradigms and having more inclusive representation within organizations were the focus of lively and stimulating discussion at the ICO World Ophthalmology Roundtable on Leadership Development (WORLD), at the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago, Illinois


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Leadership Development/WORLD

October 14, 2016 Fifteen Years of ICO Fellowships - Program Report
The ICO Fellowships Program helps promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives in ophthalmology. Fellows are expected to bring that acquired knowledge and skills back to their home countries and take part in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness.
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ICO International Fellowships

October 12, 2016 ICO Educational Sessions at IAPB 10th General Assembly

The ICO will be participating in courses on glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 10th General Assembly (10GA) October 27–30, 2016, in Durban, South Africa:


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October 11, 2016 Purchase WOC OnDemand When You Register for WOC2018

The World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) is the largest and oldest international ophthalmologic meeting, and the WOC2018 OnDemand online-only library will capture over 500 hours of recorded scientific sessions covering all subspecialties from WOC2018 (eg, invited symposia, videos, debates, clinical interest groups, submitted program sections).
 


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October 11, 2016 ICO WORLD Meeting in Chicago: Transforming Organizations

"The Diversity Challenge: How to Transform Organizations to Reflect Your Community” will be the topic of a lively discussion at the ICO’s World Ophthalmology Roundtable on Leadership Development (WORLD) at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting in Chicago.
 


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Leadership Development/WORLD

October 11, 2016 Global Ophthalmology at AAO Annual Meeting

In addition to the WORLD roundtable, the AAO meeting offers additional symposia for those interested in global ophthalmology:


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ICO Meetings

September 15, 2016 NASEM Study on Making Eye Health a Population Imperative

The report, “Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow,” from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division (NASEM), finds that millions of people have undiagnosed or untreated vision impairments, and eye health remains relatively absent from national health priority lists.


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Journal/Publication

Research

August 31, 2016 Registration Now Open for WOC2018 in Barcelona!
Take advantage of early-bird registration rates––the lowest registration rates available––and register now for the June 16–19, 2018, World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2018) in Barcelona, Spain.
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CME/CPD

Education

Eye Care

Leadership

World Ophthalmology Congress

August 22, 2016 ICO Updating Data on the Number of Ophthalmologists Worldwide
The number of ophthalmologists in practice and training in each country is a core indicator for monitoring human resources for eye care. Additionally, this indicator was endorsed by World Health Organization (WHO) Member States as one of the key national indicators for monitoring progress in implementing Universal Eye Health: a global action plan 2014–2019. It is critical that we update this data on a regular basis to support eye health advocacy.
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July 18, 2016 New ICO Fellowships in Retinoblastoma; Pathology, Oncology, and Microbiology
Young ophthalmologists have the opportunity to participate in two exciting new ICO Fellowships that will improve their practical skills and broaden their knowledge in ophthalmology––the application deadline for these and other ICO Fellowships is September 30, 2016.
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Fellowship

Microbiology

Ophthalmic Pathology

Retina and Vitreous

June 19, 2016 ICO Advocates Global Ban on Consumer Fireworks
The ICO has called for a global ban on consumer fireworks. The ICO position paper, which was endorsed by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC), encourages ophthalmologists and national ophthalmology societies to advocate for a ban on consumer fireworks by their governments as a strategy to prevent unnecessary blindness and visual impairment from firework-related injuries.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Eye Trauma and Emergencies

May 16, 2016 ICO Member Societies Extending Reach of ICO Educator Programs
The ICO Conferences for Ophthalmic Educators offer expert instruction, interactive workshops, and group discussion for ophthalmic educators, where they learn about the latest tools and practice techniques of modern education.
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Education

May 6, 2016 ICO Issues Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has published ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care. The ICO Guidelines summarize core requirements for the appropriate care of open and closed angle glaucoma and consider low and intermediate to high-resource settings. The Guidelines are available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
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Glaucoma

May 6, 2016 ICO Ethical Guidelines Translated into Russian and Spanish
The ICO Ethical Guidelines for Ophthalmologists: Ethical Principles and Professional Standards, which can be adapted and modified by national societies, are intended to present comprehensive guidelines to which practitioners might refer when confronted with professional or ethical dilemmas, and to act as a benchmark by which to judge behavior in professional matters.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

ICO Programs and Initiatives

May 1, 2016 Supporting Residency Training Through Distribution of BCSC
The ICO and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) have partnered to send 125 sets of the AAO Basic and Clinical Sciences Course (BCSC) to ophthalmology residency training programs in low resource countries this year.
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Education

April 24, 2016 APAO 2016 Awards Ceremony Honorees
At the 31st Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, March 24–27, the APAO recognized the following ophthalmologists for their exceptional contributions to eye care in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond:
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Leadership

Asia

April 19, 2016 Historic Meeting Sets Groundwork for Standardized Training in Sub-Saharan Africa
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the African Ophthalmology Council convened a meeting March 18–19 in Accra, Ghana, to explore harmonizing a curriculum for ophthalmology training across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
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Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Africa

April 13, 2016 WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) draft document “Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030” recognizes that health systems only function successfully when there is universal access to quality health workers.
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Eye Care

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