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Fifteen Years of ICO Fellowships - Program Report

The ICO Fellowships Program helps promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills… More »

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Next Application Deadline for Three-Month and Six-Month ICO Fellowships is March 31, 2017

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ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME

The ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME is a new, practical resource covering concepts and questions regarding continuing… More »

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Date ICO Member Headline Topic Subspecialty Region
November 17, 2016 ICO Fellowships: Enhancing Eye Care Delivery in Low-Resource Countries Worldwide

Since the ICO Fellowships began 15 years ago, 928 ICO Fellows from 83 low-resource countries have trained at internationally recognized teaching institutions in 24 subspecialties. ICO Fellows return to their home countries and participate in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness.


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ICO International Fellowships

November 17, 2016 ICO Fellowships 2001-2016: A 15-Year Success Story
In 2001, then ICO Treasurer Prof. Balder Gloor initiated the ICO Fellowships as an educational effort to preserve vision and prevent blindness. Prof. Peter Gabel, who succeeded Prof. Gloor as ICO Director for Fellowships, once suggested that ICO programs be evaluated based on "how many people they help to see better." By that measure, the ICO Fellowships have had a profound and lasting impact.
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ICO International Fellowships

November 17, 2016 New ICO Six-Month Fellowship in Retinoblastoma
Retinoblastoma affects approximately 8,200 children annually, and, tragically, the majority will die due to not being diagnosed or treated in time. By contrast, the survival rate is 96% or higher in high-resource countries in North America and Europe.
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ICO International Fellowships

November 17, 2016 NEI-ICO Ophthalmic Genetics Fellowships
The United States National Eye Institute (NEI) and ICO have formed a partnership to train ophthalmologists from middle and low resource countries interested in ocular genetics.
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ICO International Fellowships

November 17, 2016 ICO Examinations: Setting an International Standard
The ICO Basic and Advanced Examinations assess an ophthalmologist’s knowledge and enable teachers to evaluate their trainees’ performance by international standards. In 2016, more than 5,000 ICO Examinations were conducted in over 130 centers in 80 countries.
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ICO Examinations

November 17, 2016 ICO Subspecialty Examination in Cornea and External Eye Diseases

In conjunction with the ICO Subspecialty Curricula, the ICO Examinations team piloted a new subspecialty examination in Cornea and External Eye Diseases with the All-India Ophthalmological Society at six centers across India in September.


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ICO Examinations

November 17, 2016 Ophthalmologists Honored for Achievement in ICO Examinations
The Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG) presented the prestigious Dr. Rolf M. Schwiete ICO Examination Award to the top performing German candidate from each ICO Examination category:
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ICO Examinations

November 17, 2016 On the Frontline of Care in Syria
Dr. Ahmed Hassan Batal is a member of the ICO Examinations Committee, and a pediatric ophthalmologist from Saudi Arabia. For the last two years, Dr. Batal has been working at Emel Hospital in Syria, which is close to the Turkish border. The hospital is on the frontline of the crisis in Syria and is receiving many casualties from the conflict every day. Dr. Batal and other volunteer doctors work tirelessly to save the lives and eyesight of patients suffering terrible injuries.
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November 8, 2016 WOC2016 Video: A Different Surgical Approach for ACCS
Surgical strategies can reduce the more severe consequences of anterior capsular contraction syndrome (ACCS). In his video accepted into the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) Submitted Program, Dr. Nikhil Gandhi demonstrates an alternate surgical approach for managing ACCS.

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E-Learning

November 7, 2016 ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME

The ICO Guide to Effective CPD/CME is a new, practical resource covering concepts and questions regarding continuing professional development (CPD) and continuing medical education (CME), reinforcing that medical education goes far beyond accreditation.


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Education

Guidelines

November 4, 2016 Next Application Deadline for Three-Month and Six-Month ICO Fellowships is March 31, 2017

For more information on the ICO Fellowships program click on http://www.icoph.org/fellows


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ICO International Fellowships

October 15, 2016 Honored for Leadership at AAO

Congratulations to ICO leadership who were recognized for their contributions to ophthalmology at the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting in Chicago:


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Leadership

October 15, 2016 Educators Gain Valuable Skills at ICO Conference

Exploring the latest tools and techniques of modern education was the focus of the ICO Conference for Ophthalmic Educators, “Improving Teaching Effectiveness,” at the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. Workshops and plenaries covered a range of topics, including “Tools for Teaching and Assessing Ethics and Professionalism” and “Stimulate Deep Learning: Utilizing Mind Maps for Learning and Performance Support.”


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ICO Meetings

October 15, 2016 Transforming Organizations Discussed at ICO WORLD Meeting

Two talks exploring transitioning to new organizational paradigms and having more inclusive representation within organizations were the focus of lively and stimulating discussion at the ICO World Ophthalmology Roundtable on Leadership Development (WORLD), at the 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago, Illinois


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Leadership Development/WORLD

October 14, 2016 Fifteen Years of ICO Fellowships - Program Report
The ICO Fellowships Program helps promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives in ophthalmology. Fellows are expected to bring that acquired knowledge and skills back to their home countries and take part in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness.
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ICO International Fellowships

October 12, 2016 ICO Educational Sessions at IAPB 10th General Assembly

The ICO will be participating in courses on glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 10th General Assembly (10GA) October 27–30, 2016, in Durban, South Africa:


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Eye Care

October 11, 2016 Purchase WOC OnDemand When You Register for WOC2018

The World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) is the largest and oldest international ophthalmologic meeting, and the WOC2018 OnDemand online-only library will capture over 500 hours of recorded scientific sessions covering all subspecialties from WOC2018 (eg, invited symposia, videos, debates, clinical interest groups, submitted program sections).
 


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World Ophthalmology Congress

October 11, 2016 ICO WORLD Meeting in Chicago: Transforming Organizations

"The Diversity Challenge: How to Transform Organizations to Reflect Your Community” will be the topic of a lively discussion at the ICO’s World Ophthalmology Roundtable on Leadership Development (WORLD) at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting in Chicago.
 


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Leadership Development/WORLD

October 11, 2016 Global Ophthalmology at AAO Annual Meeting

In addition to the WORLD roundtable, the AAO meeting offers additional symposia for those interested in global ophthalmology:


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ICO Meetings

September 15, 2016 NASEM Study on Making Eye Health a Population Imperative

The report, “Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow,” from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division (NASEM), finds that millions of people have undiagnosed or untreated vision impairments, and eye health remains relatively absent from national health priority lists.


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