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Two days Ophthalmology Residency Program Directors Course in Crete, Greece

Two days Ophthalmology Residency Program Directors Course in Crete, Greece


The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has a long experience in Residency Programs Directors Educational Courses all over the world. The interactive approach of these courses has allowed participants to acuire practical information and skills, and improves their residency-training program. Several countries have formed residency program directors’ groups to continue efforts in enhancing resident education.

The first course of this kind in Greece will take place at Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on October 3-4, 2011 at Terra Maris Hotel,, just prior to EVER Meeting. The Course is organized by the ICO with the support of the University Eye Clinic of Heraklion, Crete and the Confederation of the Greek Ophthtalmological Societies.

The Residency Program Director’s Course is designed to improve the participants teaching and assessing effectiveness. There will be valuable presentations and resources related to new methodologies of residency training.


The meeting is based on active participation. Teaching methods include lecture (25%), small group discussion (35%), and large group discussion (40%). Major topics include adult learning principles, curriculum design, resident assessment and improving teaching skills.

Participants should possess the following qualities:

  1. Speak and understand English
  2. Be involved with residency education
  3. Interested in improving the quality of their educational program
  4. Enthusiastically participate in discussion groups

We encourage all ophthalmologists involved in training programs to participate. We are confident that attending this course they will benefit through the presentations, resources and discussions with colleagues.

Thanks to the support of the ICO, the University Ophthalmological Clinic of Crete and the EVER, the participants will be able to attend the Course with no registration fees. Moreover, participants who will attend the Course will be able to register in the EVER meeting with a reduced fee.

Looking forward to seeing you in Crete