Interactive ESA Strabismus Course


This interactive pre-conference workshop is aimed at those relatively new to strabismology, who have some experience, and are starting to attend ESA meetings. The participants will submit questions which we will answer with short presentations, clinical cases and discussion with all participants. The intention of the workshop is to introduce the participants to:

- a systematic approach to strabismus;
- terminology across Europe;
- approaches to assessment and management of strabismus across Europe;
- case discussions;
- and plenty of time to answer questions and have discussion.

This workshop will take place at wednesday, September 13th, from 12h30 to 16h. The detailed program will be announced later. After registering, participants are asked to submit 3 to 5 specific questions or cases by email to:

Learning and Teaching in Orthoptics and Ophthalmology OCE Pre-ESA Education Forum

It is with great pleasure that the OCE Education Committee cordially invites you to participate in the OCE pre-conference Education Forum at the 39th ESA meeting. The OCE (The Orthoptistes de la Communauté Européenne) is the representative professional body in the EU and spokesperson for the orthoptic profession on European topics.

This OCE pre-conference is scheduled for the morning of September 13th 2017 and will provide a unique opportunity to discuss and share good practice. We invite all those attending the ESA Congress who are currently involved or interested in the education of orthoptic students, residents, medical students or other ophthalmic personnel to attend.

Please check the preliminary programme of this Forum:

Wednesday | 13th September 2017
Moderators: Dr Agneta Rydberg and Dr David Newsham

Part one: Invited speakers (10min + 5min discussion)

10.00-10.05 | Welcome and introduction OCE Pre-ESA Education Forum

Ingrid van Wijnen-Segeren MSc, Chair OCE Education committee, University of Applied sciences Utrecht, Netherlands

10.05-10.20 | Use of e-learning and enhancement of student learning

Anna O'Connor PhD, Senior Lecturer in Orthoptics, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

10.20-10.35 | Teaching strabismus to residents

Rosario Gomez de Liaño MD, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

10.35-10.50 | Strabismus surgery: How Ophthalmologists and Orthoptists learn together

Carlien Bennebroek, MD Amsterdam Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam

10.50-11.10 | Coffee Break

Part two: Free papers (8min + 2min questions)

11.10-11.20 | Contribution of education in Orthoptics for a better public health to eye care in Europe
Carla Lança PhD, Education group - OCE, Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa 
11.20-11.30 | Developing and Validating a Simple and Cost-Effective Strabismus Surgery Simulator
Temitope Adebayo BS, Penn State Hershey Eye Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA 
11.30-11.40 | Defining Orthoptic Curriculum Priorities
Anna M Horwood PhD DBOT, Research Director British & Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS)
11.40-11.50 | The Pediatric Ophthalmic Examination Assessment Rubric (POEAR)
Ajay Soni MD, Pennsylvania State University,Hershey, PA USA 
11.50-12.00 | Summative peer assessment of electronic posters using iPads
Anne Bjerre MSc, BSc(Hons) Orthoptics, Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom 

Authors are invited to submit an abstract related to best practice in education and how reflective practitioners can be developed during professional education programmes. Abstracts should follow the ESA abstract guidelines, but should be submitted as e-mail attachments to and will be reviewed by the Education Forum organisers.