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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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