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Congratulations 2013-2014 ICO Fellows

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) would like to congratulate 2013-2014 fellows. 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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Residency Program Directors Course in China

More than 50 participants attended the most recent ICO Residency Program Directors Course, in Changsha, China, on June… More »

Date ICO Member Headline Topic Subspecialty Region
July 30, 2014 Supporting Future Leaders in Ophthalmology
The ICO Fellowships Program has exposed 740 fellows to ophthalmology subspecialties, and ICO Fellowships applications have increased from 61 in 2007 to more than 150 in 2013.
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Fellowship

ICO International Fellowships

ICO Programs and Initiatives

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

July 28, 2014 Deadline for ICO Fellowship Applications is September 30
The deadline to apply for all International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) fellowships is September 30.
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Fellowship

ICO International Fellowships

July 28, 2014 ICO-Retina Research Foundation Helmerich One-Year Fellowships
The ICO-Retina Research Foundation Helmerich One-Year Fellowships has increased its financial award.
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Fellowship

ICO International Fellowships

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

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

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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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

ICO Programs and Initiatives

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

Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

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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