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Date ICO Member Headline Topic Subspecialty Region
February 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. They are currently available in English and Spanish.
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Glaucoma

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

January 29, 2016 ICO Guidelines to Manage Open and Closed Angle Glaucomas
The ICO Guidelines to Manage Open and Closed Angle Glaucomas symposium at the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® of the International Council of Ophthalmology will include, "Introducing ICO Guidelines for Open and Closed Angle Glaucoma."
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Glaucoma

January 29, 2016 Information about the Zika Virus
With the upcoming World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) February 5–9 in Guadalajara, Mexico, the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has received questions related to the Zika virus. We encourage those who are attending to consult the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) travel recommendations.
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January 28, 2016 Young Ophthalmologist Events at WOC2016
Are you a young ophthalmologist? Mark your calendar for the below events at WOC2016.
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January 22, 2016 Download the WOC2016 App
The WOC2016 mobile app offers everything you need to know about the Congress. Features include the full scientific program schedule, an interactive venue floor plan, and a customizeable/personalized agenda where you can add in all of the sessions you wish to attend, plus much more.
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World Ophthalmology Congress

Central & South America

January 7, 2016 Late Breaking Developments
Recognizing that rapidly advancing investigations may include results that were not available by the general abstract submission deadline, WOC2016 organizers accepted “Late-Breaking News” abstracts December 2-16. Late-breaking abstracts highlight novel, substantive, and high-impact studies that will further enrich the WOC2016 scientific program.
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January 6, 2016 ICO Member Prevention and Management of Complications in Anterior Segment Surgery: An Experience Based Approach. What the Literature Doesn't Teach Us.
This course aims to bring out top clinical pearls from experts on prevention and management of complications anterior segment surgery (cataract, corneal refractive surgery, corneal transplantation, glaucoma surgery).
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Cataract

Glaucoma

Central & South America

December 18, 2015 Learn from the Experts: How to Raise Funds for Your Worthy Causes?
This symposium is aimed at bringing out best practices from the experts who have made a difference in their areas of work by raising funds to meet the needs of the community. The symposium will provide insight to identifying needs, developing a strategy and then implementing the strategy with high impact outcomes.
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December 15, 2015 New ICO Three-Month Fellowship Opportunity: Diagnosis and Therapy of Retinoblastoma
Promising young ophthalmologists from India and developing countries are invited to apply for a new ICO Three-Month Fellowship opportunity in the Diagnosis and Therapy of Retinoblastoma at the LV Prasad Eye institute in Hyderabad, India. Candidates who have previously served an ICO Three-Month Fellowship may also apply.
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Fellowship

ICO International Fellowships

December 12, 2015 WOC2016: Ophthalmic History and South American Ophthalmic History
WOC2016 sessions in international ophthlamic history and South American ophthalmic history.
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December 12, 2015 ICO Member (ARVO) Ophthalmic Research - Understanding the Basics
This session will provide an overview of the "do-s and don't's" for those early (and middle) career scientists and academic clinicians involved in organizing research projects for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, in establishing their own research groups, and in writing papers and grants. The speakers are all experienced in supervising students, in writing scientific peer-reviewed papers, and play significant roles in the editorial process of journals. The symposium attendee is certain to come away with valuable 'tips and tricks', improving their future success in the above areas.
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December 12, 2015 Medical Malpractice Systems Around the Globe: A Comparative Overview
The symposium will explore medical malpractice law in each speaker's country, with topics including, but not limited to, the legal basis for malpractice actions, whether these cases are presented before a judge/jury, and caps on awards against physicians and hospitals. Additionally, speakers will discuss current trends in the speakers' host country, such as the types of cases being brought against ophthalmologists.
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December 12, 2015 Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) Rising Stars in Ophthalmology Symposium
This symposium presents young leaders in ophthalmology discussing valuable clinical topics, such as cataract refractive surgery and macular and retinal fiber layer changes after pars plana vitrectomy and their prognostic factors.
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December 12, 2015 WOC Day of Landmark Advancements (2014–2016)
A review of the progress in Ocular Oncology & Pathology, Uveitis & Ocular Inflammation, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, and Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine from 2014-2016.
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Neuro-ophthalmology

Pediatric, Strabismus, Genetics

Uveitis and Ocular Immunology

December 12, 2015 Special Symposium on Leadership
Discover how global leadership development enhances professionalism in ophthalmology, with the added side benefit of being a tremendous amount of fun.
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Leadership

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Central & South America

December 8, 2015 Subspecialty Highlight: Neuro-Ophthalmology
The 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) offers a wealth of learning and networking opportunities. Because the WOC2016 scientific program is so extensive, the ICO is highlighting a selection of subspecialty sessions between now and February. This month, the ICO highlights Neuro-Ophthalmology. View the scientific program online: www.wocabstracts.org.
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Neuro-ophthalmology

December 8, 2015 WOC2016 Subspecialty Highlight: Uveitis
The 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) offers a wealth of learning and networking opportunities. Because the WOC2016 scientific program is so extensive, the ICO is highlighting a selection of subspecialty sessions between now and February. This month, the ICO highlights Uveitis. View the scientific program online: www.wocabstracts.org.
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Uveitis and Ocular Immunology

December 7, 2015 ICO Member WOC2016: Young Ophthalmologist Symposium
Young Ophthalmologist Symposium is a collaboration between the Young Ophthalmologist Committees of the AAO, SOE, PAAO, and APAO. International mentors and young ophthalmologists will present on a variety of topics that focus on career development. From pursuing a faculty position in academic ophthalmology to private practice, you will have access to international leaders in the field.
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December 5, 2015 Eye Care Personnel and Training: Essential to Effective Eye Care
This course will address expanding human resources through educational and training initiatives for the eye care team. Presenters representing various international organizations will give insight into their regions' educational models and best practices to train the eye care team.
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Education

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