Creating Superior Educational Programs and Resources
The Academy’s new clinical webinars offer more opportunities for live instruction outside the annual meeting. We record all sessions for viewing later. Above: “Damage Control: Essential Actions in the Initial Management of Ocular Trauma” helps ophthalmologists successfully handle these intense situations.
The Academy continues to expand our educational offerings to support your ongoing efforts to enhance the care you provide. In 2016, we created numerous resources to broaden our range of live courses, interactive tools, surgical videos and other media.
Academy CME program earns highest ranking
One of our most significant accomplishments is the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education granting the Academy’s CME program its highest ranking—Accreditation with Commendation—for the fifth time. The ACCME reserves this ranking for programs that go above and beyond physician’s learning needs to help them provide better patient care.
“The ACCME through this process recognizes that the Academy is a leader in professional education for the benefit of patients and the public,” said Louis B. Cantor, MD, Academy senior secretary for clinical education.
Showcasing the latest advances
Thanks to funding from the Academy Foundation, the Academy’s Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE®) Network has evolved into the world’s leading online resource for ophthalmic education. The ONE Network comprises thousands of clinical videos, podcasts, images, interactive cases and courses. It also includes access to 10 leading journals, the latest news, practice guidelines and maintenance-of-certification resources.
With just a few clicks, a seasoned U.S. ophthalmologist preparing for a laser trabeculoplasty or a resident in Mumbai learning the details of visual field tests can hone their skills and help their patients see the vibrancy of the world around us.
In 2016, the ONE Network added major new, innovative resources, such as the The Knights Templar Eye Foundation Pediatric Ophthalmology Education Center. Other recent additions include a pathology atlas for resident education, the Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Education Center and a media library boasting more than 2,000 surgical videos, presentations and interviews.
Keeping you up to date with timely live instruction
We expanded our live offerings with a new clinical webinar series that helps ophthalmologists improve patient outcomes. These interactive seminars include presentations from well-known ophthalmic leaders and provide a chance for participants to earn CME credit, interact with other attendees and take online polls. Topics include:
- New techniques for performing emergency anterior segment surgery;
- Treatment and management of critical ocular trauma;
- How Ebola and Zika viruses affect the eyes;
- Morbidity and mortality in cataract surgery; and
- Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology.