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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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ICO Examinations Modified to Better Serve Candidates

The ICO Examinations have been modified to increase clarity and comprehension. Whereas previously, candidates were required… More »

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IAPB Offers Diabetic Retinopathy Essential Equipment List

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has published an Essential Equipment List for… More »

Date ICO Member Headline Topic Subspecialty Region
September 30, 2014 ICO Member ICO and non-ICO Training and Eye Care Events at AAO
In addition to World Ophthalmology Roundtable on Leadership Development (WORLD) and the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Conference for Educators, the ICO will be offering sponsored courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting. There will also be non-ICO events that highlight training and eye care in developing regions.
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Conference/Congress

Course

Eye Care

ICO Programs and Initiatives

Research

North America

September 16, 2014 Passing of Arthur Lim: A Leader in International Ophthalmology
Professor Arthur Siew Ming Lim passed away peacefully in Singapore on August 30, 2014, and the ICO and ophthalmology lost a dear friend and dynamic colleague. He was 80.
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Asia

September 1, 2014 Community Eye Health Journal: Focus on Team Training
A recent issue of the Community Eye Health Journal focused on teamwork for eye care, and how eye care teams can function more effectively to address blindness and improve eye health in the communities where the need is greatest.
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Eye Care

Journal/Publication

August 29, 2014 Champalimaud Vision Award: Submission Deadline December 31, 2014
The Champalimaud Foundation is inviting nominations and applications for the €1,000,000 2015 António Champalimaud Vision Award. The 2015 award will be presented to groups with outstanding contributions towards the prevention and alleviation of blindness and visual impairment primarily in developing countries.
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Eye Care

Grants

August 13, 2014 ICO Examinations Modified to Better Serve Candidates
The ICO Examinations have been modified to increase clarity and comprehension. Whereas previously, candidates were required to determine which of five options were true and which were false, candidates now select a single best answer from four options, (ie, multiple true/false vs. single best answer).
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E-Learning

Education

ICO Programs and Initiatives

August 1, 2014 Eyexcel: Expanding the Global Eye Care Workforce
At the July 15–18, 2014, Eyexcel Course, “Expanding Global Eye Care Workforce through Excellence in Training,” 46 participants from eight countries took part in workshops that focused on increasing the availability of eye care and helping eye hospitals become regional training centers.
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Course

Eye Care

Asia

August 1, 2014 IAPB Offers Diabetic Retinopathy Essential Equipment List
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has published an Essential Equipment List for Screening/Monitoring and Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy (DR).
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Eye Care

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

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