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June 28, 2013 ICO Member WOC2014 Spotlight: ICO World Ophthalmology Quiz
"Are you eye smart? If so, the ICO World Ophthalmology Quiz is your chance to prove it!" said Dr. Peter Wiedemann, Chairman, World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) Scientific Program Committee.
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Education

Fellowship

Residency

World Ophthalmology Congress

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 29, 2014 ICO Member Residency Program Directors Course in China
More than 50 participants attended the most recent ICO Residency Program Directors Course, in Changsha, China, on June 14­–15, 2014.
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Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

Residency

June 20, 2015 ICO Member Ophthalmological Society of South Africa Selected to Host WOC2020
The ICO Board of Trustees voted to accept the proposal of the Ophthalmological Society of South Africa (OSSA) to host the 2020 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The selection of the host is provisional, pending definition and approval by ICO and OSSA of an Agreement on Expectations for WOC2020, which is anticipated later this year.
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CME/CPD

Education

Leadership

World Ophthalmology Congress

Africa

February 10, 2016 ICO Member Join Us for WOC2018 in Barcelona, Spain
The next World Ophthalmology Congress® of the International Council of Ophthalmology will take place June 16-19 in Barcelona, Spain.
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CME/CPD

Education

World Ophthalmology Congress

Europe

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

March 31, 2010 ICO and TOS Join Forces For Ophthalmic Education In Turkey
50 Ophthalmology specialists from various areas in Turkey and Azerbaijan participated in a two-day Residency Program Directors Course in Ankara.
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Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmology Residency 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

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

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

June 10, 2010 ICO Fellowship Alumni and Hosts Met in Berlin at the WOC
The ICO Fellowships program held a reception for all former and current ICO Hosts and Fellows at WOC 2010 in Berlin as a way to connect ICO fellows and hosts for networking, further education and career development.
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Education

ICO International Fellowships

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Europe

October 11, 2010 Next ICO Fellowship Application Deadline is March 31, 2011
The ICO Fellowships were organized to help promising young ophthalmologists, especially those from developing nations, improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology.
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ICO International Fellowships

August 15, 2010 New Advanced Ophthalmology Examination

Starting in October 2010, the ICO will offer a new annual Advanced Examination for ophthalmologists who have passed all parts of the ICO Standard Examinations. It will test a high level of up-to-date knowledge and common sense decision-making.
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ICO Examinations

January 23, 2009 ICO Clinical Guideline for HIV/AIDS
This Guideline, published in early 2009, breaks ground as the first evidence-based clinical guideline published on HIV/AIDS in the eye.
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Guidelines

May 19, 2010 ICD-11 Task Force Presented Alpha Draft to WHO
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has been revised every 10 years at the World Health Organization (WHO). The latest revision, ICD-10, was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1990. In 2007, the WHO announced the 11th revision of the ICD.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

ICD-11

May 23, 2010 Task Force on URE School Eye Health Program

Together with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD (LFTW) the ICO Task Force on Uncorrected Refractive Error (URE) is implementing a multi-dimensional school eye health program, which includes screening for eye health, service provision of spectacles, advocacy, systems strengthening and operational research to be carried out in Pakistan and Nigeria.


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Uncorrected Refractive Error

May 23, 2010 Progress in the Fight Against Trachoma

Significant progress in the fight against Trachoma is shown in the recent WHO report, Trachoma: Global Magnitude of a Preventable Cause of Blindness, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.


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Advocacy/Vision 2020

February 16, 2010 ICO Offers Research Primer, More Research Resources

The ICO Research Committee, lead by ICO Director for Research, Alfred Sommer, MD, has a new tool to assist beginning ophthalmic researchers: Clinical Research: A Primer for Ophthalmologists.


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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

May 23, 2010 VISION 2020 Symposia at WOC 2010
Important VISION 2020 and advocacy discussions will be held at the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) 2010 in Berlin, June 5-9.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

January 15, 2010 ICO Advocacy Committee News
Since its inception, the ICO Advocacy Committee has worked in cooperation with national societies to advocate for the prevention of visual loss.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

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