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Date ICO Member Headline Topic Subspecialty Region
November 3, 2012 ICO-OSCARs: Assessing Residency Competence
The ICO has added several new ICO-Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) tools to its resources for educators and learners. The ICO-OSCAR is a standardized, internationally valid tool for the educator (and the resident) to objectively evaluate competence in performing a specific procedure.
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Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

June 23, 2012 ICO Member Update on ICD-11
The ICO International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-11 Task Force has been working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to revise the ophthalmologic data in the current ICD-10 and create a new generation of classification, the ICD-11.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

ICD-11

April 19, 2010 2010 Visiting Professors
The ICO CME Task Force has announced the plans for the 2010 Visiting Professors Program.  The Task Force will support the visits of Francisco Contreras, MD and Felipe Chiriboga, MD to Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Joseph Colin, MD to Yaoundé, Cameroon; and Donald Tan, MD to a soon-to-be-announced location in Southeast Asia.
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CME/CPD

August 30, 2011 ICO Member 2011 BCSC Distribution with AAO
This year marks the fourth year the ICO and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) have partnered together to send 200 sets of the AAO Basic and Clinical Sciences Course (BCSC) to ophthalmology residency training programs in economically disadvantaged countries. Beginning in 2008, 800 BCSC sets to date have been delivered.
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ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmology Residency Education

Residency

Other (e.g., Education, Research)

January 24, 2011 2011 ICO Advanced Examination will be October 13
The ICO Advanced Examination is offered to ophthalmologists who have passed the complete Basic Science and the Clinical Science Exams or an examination of similar standard recognized by the ICO Examinations Committee.
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Education

ICO Examinations

April 26, 2013 ICO Member 2013 Residency Program Directors Courses in Chile and China
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) conducted two Residency Program Directors Courses in March and April 2013.
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Courses for Residency Program Directors

Education

Ophthalmic Educators

Asia

Central & South America

January 31, 2017 ICO Member 2017 APAO Congress: Scientific Program Now Online

Discover new treatments for eye diseases, novel imaging and surgical techniques, and results of pivotal clinical trials that will impact your practice at the 32nd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress, March 1–5, 2017, in Singapore. The APAO Congress is co-sponsored by the ICO.

The intensive program will include four sessions hosted or co-hosted by the ICO; five education sessions organized by the ICO; and a March 1 reception for the ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG), which is open to everyone interested in ophthalmic education. Sessions are:

  • ICO Exams and Fellowships Symposium
  • ICO Education Forum: Student, Faculty, and Program Evaluation
  • ICO-WHO Symposium: How to Increase Resources for Eye Care through Evidence Based Advocacy
  • ICO Education Forum: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Your Students 
  • ICO Education Forum: Managing Underperformance in Trainees: a Framework Towards Successful Remediation
  • ICO-AAO Joint Symposium: Safety in the Clinic and Operating Room: Improving Patient Care and Staying Out of Trouble
  • APAO-ICO Symposium: Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines and Implementation: Real World Lessons
  • ICO Education Forum: Technology Assisted Teaching & Learning: Reflective Learning • ICO International Guidelines to Improve Glaucoma Eye

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Conference/Congress

October 9, 2012 A Positive Response to the WHO Draft Action Plan for 2014-2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) Zero Draft, “Universal Access to Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014-2019,” received convincing support for its structure and key components at the October 8 consultation in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

April 20, 2010 A Simplified Program to Monitor CME Activities
The ICO CME Task Force has created a document entitled: Continuing Professional Development: A Simplified Program to Monitor Individual CME Activities.
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CME/CPD

May 31, 2013 A Spirit of Collaboration in SSA
More than 15 nongovernmental development organizations and agencies involved in strengthening eye-health training programs and training institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) met in March in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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Allied Health Education

Eye Care

Africa

January 19, 2013 A Successful 2013 APAO-AIOS Congress in Hyderabad, India
The 28th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) in Hyderabad, India, held in conjunction with the 71st Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), was a truly international event, attended by over 7,500 registrants.
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Conference/Congress

Asia

June 20, 2014 Access WOC Review Day Articles
Leading experts representing a variety of subspecialties presented the latest findings, clinical advances, and cutting-edge research at WOC Review Day, a dynamic event at the 2014 Congress in Tokyo.
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World Ophthalmology Congress

August 1, 2010 Advocacy Tips from ICO Luncheon in Berlin
On June 5 in Berlin, “Advocates” named by ophthalmologic societies to work with the ICO on advocacy gathered to learn more about international initiatives to increase support for eye care and to suggest how they and their societies can contribute most.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

December 7, 2011 African Program for Onchocerciasis Control,15th Anniversary
The African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) is celebrating 15 years of success in controlling river blindness in Africa, a major public health problem affecting millions of the world’s poorest persons.
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Other (e.g., Education, Research)

Africa

October 31, 2012 AJO and APJO Articles Highlight ICO Educational Initiatives
Two recently published papers describe the rich variety of programs the ICO–in collaboration with ophthalmologic partners– offers to improve ophthalmic education.
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Education

Education Initiatives

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

November 27, 2012 American Academy Recognizes International Leaders
Ophthalmologists who were honored at the AAO Meeting for their contributions to international ophthalmology, education, and eye care delivery.
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Leadership

July 29, 2011 AOF Announces Launch of Web Site
Supporting the interests of national and sub-regional ophthalmological societies across Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Ophthalmology Forum (AOF) announced that its Web site is live: www.aofsite.org. The Web site is one of many AOF projects, including the development of an AOF newsletter.
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Education

Leadership Development/WORLD

Ophthalmologic Societies

Africa

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

January 18, 2013 APAO Awards Ceremony Honorees and Announces New Leadership Roles
At the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)-All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) Inaugural Ceremony on January 17, the APAO honored ophthalmologists for their exceptional contributions to eye care in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Ophthalmologists were also named to new roles within the APAO.
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Asia

September 17, 2010 APAO Celebrates 50 Years, Meeting in Sydney in March 2011

The 25th APAO Congress, a joint meeting of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and hosted by the Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS), was held in Beijing, China, September 16-20, 2010.
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Ophthalmologic Societies

Western Pacific

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