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

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Fifteen Years of ICO Fellowships - Program Report

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February 8, 2017 Professor Peter Watson, FRCOphth, founder of ICO Exams, Passes Away at 86.

Professor Peter Watson, the founder of the ICO Exams and winner of the International Duke Elder Medal in 2002 and the Jules François Golden Medal in 2014, passed away last week following a long battle with cancer.

Prof. Watson was Director of Exams for the ICO from 1995 to 2008 and served on the ICO Council and Board for 15 years. He also served as the President of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis from 2006 to 2010.

Two tributes to Prof. Watson are attached. David Taylor, who succeeded him as ICO Director for Exams, emphasizes his role within the ICO, and his friend Keith Martin talks about Prof. Watson's other major contributions to ophthalmology.


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ICO Examinations

January 31, 2017 Thank You to Volunteers and Staff from ICO President Hugh Taylor

On behalf of the ICO, I extend my gratitude and heartfelt thanks to our esteemed volunteers––the critical core of the ICO’s workforce. Bringing unique insight and skills, these essential members of the ICO’s Board of Trustees, Advisory Committee, committees, and task forces are dedicated to improving ophthalmic education, enhancing eye care, and advancing leadership.

I also thank our ICO staff for their tireless work to advance ICO programs and initiatives. Together, we are building a global alliance for sight and making a true difference in the lives of so many.


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About the ICO

January 31, 2017 Invitation to Review New ICO Curriculum for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

A new ICO Subspecialty Curriculum for Training in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is available for online review until February 10, 2017. The ICO and the curriculum’s co-chairs, Drs. Dorothy Fan and Christopher Yu, welcome your feedback regarding the curriculum’s accuracy of content, ease of adaptability, and regional relevance.

The subspecialty curricula endeavor to present an international consensus on what ophthalmologic subspecialists in training should be taught, with the intention that the curricula will be adapted and modified to meet local and regional needs. Review and comment on the draft Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Subspecialty Curriculum now.


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ICO Programs and Initiatives

January 31, 2017 Resources at ICO Center for Ophthalmic Educators

Enhance your educational programs, discover valuable resources, share ideas, and collaborate with your peers at the ICO Center for Ophthalmic Educators.


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ICO Programs and Initiatives

January 31, 2017 ICO Fellowship Application Deadline is March 31

The March 31 application deadline for three-month and six months ICO Fellowships is fast approaching. The next opportunity to apply for three-month and six-month fellowships, as well as one-year fellowships, will be September 30, 2017.

Read the November 2016 issue of ICO Insight to see how ICO Fellowships have been helping to advance eye care in low-resource countries for 15 years. For detailed information about ICO Fellowships and to apply, go to www.icoph.org/fellows.


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ICO International Fellowships

January 31, 2017 ICO Member 2017 APAO Congress: Scientific Program Now Online

Discover new treatments for eye diseases, novel imaging and surgical techniques, and results of pivotal clinical trials that will impact your practice at the 32nd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress, March 1–5, 2017, in Singapore. The APAO Congress is co-sponsored by the ICO.

The intensive program will include four sessions hosted or co-hosted by the ICO; five education sessions organized by the ICO; and a March 1 reception for the ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG), which is open to everyone interested in ophthalmic education. Sessions are:

  • ICO Exams and Fellowships Symposium
  • ICO Education Forum: Student, Faculty, and Program Evaluation
  • ICO-WHO Symposium: How to Increase Resources for Eye Care through Evidence Based Advocacy
  • ICO Education Forum: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Your Students 
  • ICO Education Forum: Managing Underperformance in Trainees: a Framework Towards Successful Remediation
  • ICO-AAO Joint Symposium: Safety in the Clinic and Operating Room: Improving Patient Care and Staying Out of Trouble
  • APAO-ICO Symposium: Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines and Implementation: Real World Lessons
  • ICO Education Forum: Technology Assisted Teaching & Learning: Reflective Learning • ICO International Guidelines to Improve Glaucoma Eye

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Conference/Congress

January 31, 2017 Educator Sessions and ICO-OEG Receptions at 2017 Congresses

The ICO is collaborating with the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) at their upcoming 2017 congresses:

Save these dates, and please join us. Details about ICO education sessions and receptions for the ICO Ophthalmic Educators Group (ICO-OEG) will be shared as scientific programs and events are finalized.


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Education

ICO Meetings

January 31, 2017 WOC2016 Video: Paralysis of Horizontal Movements

Gain information about bilateral paralysis of horizontal movements related to Koolen-De Vries syndrome with this month’s WOC2016 “Best of’” Video and abstract by Dr. Ingrid Pita Ortiz.

To see all the videos and posters from the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, go to: http://www.bposters.com/WOC2016/en/122-videos.

Do you have an interesting approach to a clinical challenge? Let your colleagues know by submitting a poster or video for the 2018 World Ophthalmology Congress, June 16–19 in Barcelona, Spain. Abstract submission opens August 2017.

 


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World Ophthalmology Congress

December 20, 2016 Message from Prof. Hugh Taylor, ICO President

With the valued commitment of outstanding ophthalmologist volunteers, ICO Member societies, and collaborating eye health organizations, the ICO is making some significant advances in strengthening ophthalmology and the provision of eye care.

To learn more about these achievements, I invite you to read the 2016 ICO Program Update, which details the advancements the ICO made this year.

The ICO Board of Trustees and the staff join me in wishing our worldwide family of colleagues a peaceful and prosperous 2017, and we thank you for working with us to create a global alliance for sight.


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ICO Programs and Initiatives

December 20, 2016 ICO Global Call for Action to Eliminate Surgical Errors
Patient safety is a high priority for the World Health Organization and all of us, and we ask that you support, share, and promote the ICO’s Global Call for Action to Eliminate Surgical Eye Errors.
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ICO Programs and Initiatives

December 20, 2016 ICO Educational Sessions and More at IAPB 10th General Assembly

The ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma and the 2017 ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care were received with great enthusiasm at ICO-involved education sessions at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 10th General Assembly (10GA) in October in Durban, South Africa.

The IAPB 10GA was co-sponsored by the ICO. For additional news about the IAPB 10GA:


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Conference/Congress

Education

December 20, 2016 Valuable Resources for Advocacy

These resources provide beneficial information about the public health significance of visual impairment.


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Journal/Publication

December 20, 2016 WOC2016 Video: Dealing with the Unexpected

This month’s WOC2016 “Best of’” Video and related abstract offer an interesting approach to a difficult case. Dr. Karla VanDick-Sanchez and co-authors’ presentation explores “Dealing with the Unexpected; Management of Congenital Cataract with Phacoemulsification in a Patient with Persistent Hyaloid Artery.”


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E-Learning

World Ophthalmology Congress

December 20, 2016 Welcome New ICO Member Societies

The ICO, composed of over 145 national and subspecialty member societies, welcomed seven new societies into the ICO family in 2016: 

  • Asia Pacific Strabismus & Pediatric Ophthalmology Society
  • Asia Pediatric Ophthalmology Association
  • Cambodian Ophthalmology Society
  • Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations Fr
  • International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases & Retinoblastoma
  • Iraqi Ophthalmology Society
  • Refractive Surgery Alliance.

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ICO Membership

December 20, 2016 ICOFoundation Increasing Access to Eye Care Where it is Needed Most

The ICO Fellowships Program, the ICO Examinations, the ICO Teaching the Teachers Initiative, and the Magrabi-ICO Cameroon Eye Institute (MICEI) are just some of the ICO initiatives that focus on enhancing ophthalmic education and eye care delivery to preserve and restore vision worldwide. Donors from around the world help make these programs possible by contributing to the ICOFoundation.


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ICO Partners

December 14, 2016 WOC OnDemand Available for WOC2016

​More than 250 webcasts from the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2016) held in Guadalajara, Mexico February 5-9, 2016 are online and available for free. Browse content and watch slides with the original audio.

More information available at the WOC OnDemand resource page or access the WOC OnDemand catalog at www.wocondemand.com


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World Ophthalmology Congress

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

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