In October 2022, the Academy celebrated the one-year anniversary of Experts InSight, a biweekly podcast that covers major trends across each subspecialty in 30-minute conversations with experts. Each episode discusses critical research from the literature, diagnostic and management updates, and issues impacting the practice of medicine. CME credit is available for most episodes.
To further grow Academy podcast programming, in January 2022 we launched the Ophthalmology® Journal Podcast. It offers a deep dive into research articles, editorials and more from the Academy's journal family of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology® Retina, Ophthalmology® Glaucoma and Ophthalmology® Science.
The Academy's flagship Ophthalmology journal received its highest Impact Factor rating of 14.2 in 2021, maintaining its position as the top peer-reviewed journal in our profession publishing original research. The valuable contributions and dedication of the journal's editorial board, reviewers and social media editors are a testament to the journal's continued success in publishing the best and most highly cited works in the field of ophthalmology.
A new Resident Rotation Curriculum series, designed for ophthalmology residents entering each new clinical rotation, launched in September 2022 with coverage of pediatric ophthalmology and glaucoma. Each course includes three levels of content with videos, self-assessment questions and more. Additional topics will launch in 2023.
Throughout the year, members also enjoyed a wide variety of virtual learning opportunities to connect with their colleagues through the Academy's monthly clinical webinars. Several webinars were eligible for CME credit and developed jointly with subspecialty societies, and all were published online following the live broadcasts. Popular sessions reviewed critical neuro-ophthalmology updates, office based-oculoplastic procedures and advances in glaucoma management.
Also this year, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) granted the Academy's CME program its highest ranking, Accreditation with Commendation, for the sixth time. The ACCME reserves this ranking for programs that go above and beyond physicians' learning needs to support them in providing better patient care and that engage with the greater healthcare environment.