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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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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

October 25, 2017 App: 9 Gaze
The iOS app, 9 Gaze, documents eye motility and strabismus in the nine cardinal positions of gaze. The app provides an on-screen guide for eye positioning to assist with image consistency and automatically creates a composite image of the photographs for easy exporting.
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November 21, 2017 App: Eye Emergency Manual
An emergency manual is available as an app for both Android and Apple. The content within this app was developed by ophthalmic and emergency clinicians of the New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). It provides a quick and simple guide to recognizing important signs and symptoms, and management of common eye emergencies.
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September 20, 2012 Assessment of Capacity for Ophthalmic Education in the SAARC Region
The ICO and SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology (SAO) have received a grant from The Fred Hollows Foundation to assess the capacity for ophthalmic training in the eight SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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Asia

April 22, 2011 Awards for Distinguished Service and Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness
The Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) presented awards for Distinguished Service and for Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness at the 26th Congress in Sydney, Australia.
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March 18, 2012 Behind the Scenes at World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) 2012
Organizing the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) Scientific Program requires balancing the interests of a diverse and global audience. Each WOC is held in a different part of the world, so program organizers also consider the region's ophthalmic concerns. Read a Medscape interview with Peter Wiedemann, MD, who served as chair of the WOC2012 scientific program.
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ICO Programs and Initiatives

World Ophthalmology Congress

October 27, 2013 Best Practices in Eye Bank Development April 1, 2014
Best Practices in Eye Bank Development is a full-day practicum on how to establish new eye banks and develop existing eye banks to increase the availability of corneas.
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World Ophthalmology Congress

EyeBank

March 14, 2012 Better Education to Reduce Burden of Blindness - Mark Tso Profile
Ophthalmic education and training were at the heart of activities at the WOC in Abu Dhabi where the third World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC) took place. This article discusses the WOEC and features Dr. Mark Tso, ICO Director for Education.
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World Ophthalmic Educational Colloquium

World Ophthalmology Congress

November 21, 2017 Book: Mastering Techniques of Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation

The second edition of Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation: Mastering Techniques and Complications in Cataract Surgery is available.

This edition is greatly expanded in size and scope to accommodate the latest state-of-the-art methodologies and refinements in surgical strategies.


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January 31, 2011 Call for Entries–Award for Glaucoma Research in Latin America
Allergan is accepting submissions for its “Latin American Research Incentive Award in Glaucoma.” The submission deadline is March 15, 2011.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

Central & South America

June 28, 2017 Canadian Ophthalmological Society Launches
See the Possibilities Campaign

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) recently launched its first public awareness campaign, See the Possibilities / Voir les Possibilités, in honor of National Vision Health Month.

The COS initiated the campaign after identifying a need to improve public, government, health care professional, and stakeholder awareness of the unique skills and training of ophthalmologists. The goal of the three-year campaign is to help educate Canadians about the important role of ophthalmologists as medical and surgical leaders in eye health care.

Told through the voices of Canadian patients who share inspiring stories about their sight restoration, See the Possibilities / Voir les Possibilités demonstrates the transformative effect ophthalmologists have on the lives of their patients.

Videos and patient experiences will be presented online, on social media, and through traditional media outreach. To learn more about the COS campaign, visit: www.seethepossibilities.ca or www.voirlespossibilites.ca.


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March 19, 2012 CEO Position Confirmed at General Assembly
At the General Assembly meeting on February 16, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Member societies approved revisions in organizational Statutes so the ICO can move forward with proposed governance changes, including the selection of a chief executive officer (CEO). The ICO invites applications from experienced, highly-respected ophthalmologists.
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August 29, 2014 Champalimaud Vision Award: Submission Deadline December 31, 2014
The Champalimaud Foundation is inviting nominations and applications for the €1,000,000 2015 António Champalimaud Vision Award. The 2015 award will be presented to groups with outstanding contributions towards the prevention and alleviation of blindness and visual impairment primarily in developing countries.
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Grants

September 29, 2010 CHEF International Flood Relief Efforts in Pakistan
It has been ten long weeks since the devastating monsoon rains and ensuing floods have ravaged Pakistan. Dr. Babar Qureshi, ICO Task Force for Uncorrected Refractive Error Chair, reports on the efforts of his Comprehensive Health and Education Forum (CHEF) International to help:
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Uncorrected Refractive Error

Asia

October 25, 2017 Chiefs’ Rounds from Wills Eye Hospital

View recorded “Chiefs’ Rounds” from Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, USA online, where residents present two mystery cases to the Service Chiefs and Attending Physicians.

The case-based learning experience is designed as an ongoing update for practicing ophthalmologists engaged in comprehensive and subspecialty practice, as well as for ophthalmologists in training.


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Education

April 30, 2010 CME Task Force Explores Accreditation for Ophthalmological Society Meetings
Heather Mack, MD, Chair of the Meeting Accreditation Sub-Committee, has produced a document proposing an ICO accreditation mechanism for national and supranational society meetings. It proposes reasonable standards and criteria for national societies seeking accreditation, for both developing and developed countries.
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CME/CPD

September 1, 2014 Community Eye Health Journal: Focus on Team Training
A recent issue of the Community Eye Health Journal focused on teamwork for eye care, and how eye care teams can function more effectively to address blindness and improve eye health in the communities where the need is greatest.
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Eye Care

Journal/Publication

June 1, 2014 ICO Member Conference for Ophthalmic Educators at AAO Annual Meeting
The next ICO Conference for Ophthalmic Educators, "Improving Teaching Effectiveness," will be held on October 18, 2014. The Conferences offer expert instruction, interactive workshops, and group discussion for all ophthalmic educators.
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