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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

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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Allied Health Education

Education

Education Initiatives

Eye Care

ICO International Fellowships

Other (e.g., Education, Research)

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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Leadership

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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Education

World Ophthalmic Educational Colloquium

World Ophthalmology Congress

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

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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Eye Care

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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Eye Care

Uncorrected Refractive Error

Asia

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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Courses for Residency Program Directors

Education

Medical Student Education

Ophthalmic Educators

North America

July 18, 2014 Congratulations 2013-2014 ICO Fellows
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) would like to congratulate 2013-2014 fellows.
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Fellowship

ICO International Fellowships

ICO Programs and Initiatives

June 10, 2010 Congratulations to 2010 ICO Medal Awardees
The ICO recognizes our colleagues who were selected by the ICO Board to receive ICO Medals and Awards in 2010. All of the ICO Medal awardees were honored at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) in Berlin.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

Leadership

World Ophthalmology Congress

Europe

December 5, 2011 ICO Member Congratulations to AAO Awardees
Cngratulations to those awardees who were honored at the 2011 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  Award winners were chosen because of their extraordinary contributions to ophthalmology, education and service.
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Eye Care

November 30, 2012 Consensus on the Need to Train Teams
The ICO hosted its eighth World Ophthalmology Roundtable on Leadership Development (WORLD) during the 2012 American Academy of Ophthalmology Joint Meeting with the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, held November 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Leadership Development/WORLD

February 6, 2016 David E I Pyott Master of Surgery in Clinical Ophthalmology Scholarship
Six online distance learning Master's scholarships are available in the field of Ophthalmology for students from Africa, South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and South America.
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Education

October 9, 2013 David Pyott to Head ICOFoundation
David Pyott, Chairman of the Board and
 Chief Executive Officer of Allergan, Inc., has been elected by the ICOFoundation Board of Directors to serve as ICOFoundation President.
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