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ICO Advocates Global Ban on Consumer Fireworks

The ICO has called for a global ban on consumer fireworks. The ICO position paper, which was endorsed by the International… More »

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His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain to Serve as Honorary President of WOC2018

España is officially the Kingdom of Spain, and His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain will serve as honorary president of the… More »

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ICO Issues Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has published ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care. The ICO Guidelines… More »

Date ICO Member Headline Topic Subspecialty Region
June 19, 2016 ICO Advocates Global Ban on Consumer Fireworks
The ICO has called for a global ban on consumer fireworks. The ICO position paper, which was endorsed by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council (IPOSC), encourages ophthalmologists and national ophthalmology societies to advocate for a ban on consumer fireworks by their governments as a strategy to prevent unnecessary blindness and visual impairment from firework-related injuries.
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Advocacy/Vision 2020

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Eye Trauma and Emergencies

June 16, 2016 ICO Member His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain to Serve as Honorary President of WOC2018
España is officially the Kingdom of Spain, and His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain will serve as honorary president of the 2018 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) of the International Council of Ophthalmology, bringing the country’s majestic history to the fore.
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World Ophthalmology Congress

May 16, 2016 ICO Member Societies Extending Reach of ICO Educator Programs
The ICO Conferences for Ophthalmic Educators offer expert instruction, interactive workshops, and group discussion for ophthalmic educators, where they learn about the latest tools and practice techniques of modern education.
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Education

May 16, 2016 Transforming Lectures into Effective Teaching Interventions
Applications are being accepted for two upcoming sessions of the ICO’s popular online course, “Transforming Lectures into Effective Teaching Interventions”:
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Course

May 6, 2016 ICO Issues Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has published ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma Eye Care. The ICO Guidelines summarize core requirements for the appropriate care of open and closed angle glaucoma and consider low and intermediate to high-resource settings. The Guidelines are available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
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Eye Care

Glaucoma

May 6, 2016 ICO Ethical Guidelines Translated into Russian and Spanish
The ICO Ethical Guidelines for Ophthalmologists: Ethical Principles and Professional Standards, which can be adapted and modified by national societies, are intended to present comprehensive guidelines to which practitioners might refer when confronted with professional or ethical dilemmas, and to act as a benchmark by which to judge behavior in professional matters.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

ICO Programs and Initiatives

May 1, 2016 Supporting Residency Training Through Distribution of BCSC
The ICO and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) have partnered to send 125 sets of the AAO Basic and Clinical Sciences Course (BCSC) to ophthalmology residency training programs in low resource countries this year.
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Education

April 24, 2016 APAO 2016 Awards Ceremony Honorees
At the 31st Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, March 24–27, the APAO recognized the following ophthalmologists for their exceptional contributions to eye care in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond:
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Leadership

Asia

April 19, 2016 Historic Meeting Sets Groundwork for Standardized Training in Sub-Saharan Africa
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the African Ophthalmology Council convened a meeting March 18–19 in Accra, Ghana, to explore harmonizing a curriculum for ophthalmology training across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
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Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Africa

April 13, 2016 WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) draft document “Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030” recognizes that health systems only function successfully when there is universal access to quality health workers.
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Eye Care

February 12, 2016 ICO Welcomes New ICO Officers and Board Members and Recognizes Outgoing Members
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) welcomes incoming ICO Officers and ICO Board members, and recognizes ICO Officers and Board members whose terms ended in early 2016. The new positions took effect at the close of the World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) of the ICO in Guadalajara, Mexico, February 5–9, 2016.
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ICO Programs and Initiatives

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

February 9, 2016 Update on ICO Activities in 2015
The ICO has been working vigilantly to advance our mission to enhance eye health worldwide, and we invite you to review the 2015 ICO Program Update, which outlines this year’s accomplishments.
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ICO Programs and Initiatives

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

February 5, 2016 Medal and Award Recipients Honored at WOC2016 Opening Ceremony
The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) recognized outstanding leaders in ophthalmology at the opening ceremony of the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® of the ICO in Guadalajara, Mexico, on February 5.
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Leadership

World Ophthalmology Congress

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