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New Data on the Training Capacity in the SAARC Region

To increase eye health human resources and improve ophthalmic care in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation… More »

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WOC2014 Presentations and Review Articles Online

More than 300 webcasts from the 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2014) are now online and available for free at WOC… More »

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ICO Advanced Examination Deadline: July 31, 2014

The Advanced (FICO) International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Examination will be held on October 16, 2014 and the… More »

Date ICO Member Headline Topic Subspecialty Region
July 1, 2014 WOC2014 Presentations and Review Articles Online
More than 300 webcasts from the 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2014) are now online and available for free at WOC OnDemand: www.wocondemand.com.
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E-Learning

World Ophthalmology Congress

July 1, 2014 ICO Advanced Examination Deadline: July 31, 2014
The Advanced (FICO) International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Examination will be held on October 16, 2014 and the application deadline is July 31, 2014. The ICO offers more favorable registration rates to candidates from countries whose societies are ICO Members.
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Education

ICO Examinations

Standards for Eye Care and Vision

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

June 19, 2014 ICO and SFO Collaborate on Program for Educators from Francophone Africa
Twenty-nine ophthalmic educators from 11 Francophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa participated in a one-day course organized by the ICO and Société Française d’Ophtalmologie (SFO) on May 12, during the SFO annual congress in Paris.
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Education

Ophthalmic Educators

Africa

June 6, 2014 ICO Issues Position Papers on CPD and Accreditation
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) creates position papers to take an official stance on important topics in ophthalmology. The position papers included here direct the ICO toward taking further action in continuing professional development (CPD) and accreditation for eye care training programs.
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Accreditation

Allied Health Education

CME/CPD

Education Initiatives

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Ophthalmic Educators

Ophthalmology Residency Education

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

May 29, 2014 New Data on the Training Capacity in the SAARC Region
To increase eye health human resources and improve ophthalmic care in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, the ICO and the SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology developed the Capacity Assessment Tool for SAARC Eyecare Education (CATSEYE), a web-based survey mechanism used to collect data on the number of ophthalmologists and other eye-care personnel, training institutions, and capacity for training in each SAARC country.
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ICO Programs and Initiatives

Standards for Eye Care and Vision

Asia

April 28, 2014 Selected ICO-OSCARS Now Available in French
The ICO-Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) is a standardized, internationally-valid tool to teach and assess an ophthalmologist’s competence in performing surgery. The ICO recently added selected ICO-OSCARS in French.
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Education

Eye Care

Standards for Eye Care and Vision

April 11, 2014 Dr. Hugh R. Taylor New ICO President
Hugh R. Taylor, AC, MD, succeeded Bruce E. Spivey, MD, MS, MEd, as President of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) on April 7, 2014. The official transition of power occurred at the end of the 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) of the ICO in Tokyo, Japan, April 2- 6.
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ICO Programs and Initiatives

April 7, 2014 Medal and Award Recipients Honored at WOC2014 Opening Ceremony
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI), and Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) honored leading ophthalmologists from around the world during the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Ophthalmology Congress® of the ICO in Tokyo, Japan, on April 2nd.
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Education

Leadership

World Ophthalmology Congress

April 7, 2014 ICO Issues Updated Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines Recommendations for High, Medium, and Low Resources Settings
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has published updated ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care.  The Guidelines provide recommendations for screening and evaluating people with diabetes for potentially blinding eye problems, and treating those with diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications of diabetes.
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