Save the Date for the Ophthalmic Educators Workshop at AAO 2024

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AAO 2024: 

Ophthalmic Educators Workshop

The Vision Forward: Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Devices’ Role in Ophthalmology Education and Practice

Friday, 18 October 2024, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

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Workshops provide valuable hands-on learning opportunities. If you’re attending AAO 2024 this November, join us on 18 October, 1:30-4:30 PM, US Central Time, for our Ophthalmic Educators Workshop: The Vision Forward: Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Devices’ Role in Ophthalmology Education and Practice, co-sponsored by the Ophthalmology Foundation and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the practice of ophthalmology is not just a distant future concept—it’s happening here and now, transforming how we teach, learn, and work in the field. We aim to empower educators with knowledge about the latest AI-driven tools and methodologies to enhance teaching effectiveness and clinical work. On the contrary, it is believed that the easy access to digital devices, specially during a teaching session, can adversely impact learning and become impediment to education. This session will provide medical educators an overview of the pros and cons of allowing digital devices in classrooms and will present on different ways of incorporating technology to support learning objectives while ensuring it does not become a distraction.

In addition, visit the Ophthalmology Foundation and the International Ophthalmological Fellowship Foundation (IOFF) Saturday, Sunday, or Monday at the exhibition hall.

Workshop Chairs:

Dr. Eduardo P. Mayorga
Dr. Prashant Garg
Dr. Karl Golnik


Dr. Giselle C. Ricur
Dr. Gabriela Palis
Additional presenters TBA

Workshop Schedule:

1:30 Introducing the OF Education Consortium and the Symposium
 Artificial Intelligence Workshop
1:35 Artificial Intelligence (AI): its definition, concepts, and current evolution
1:50 The use of AI in solving clinical cases
2:05 AI for enhancing presentations and courses
2:20 AI for writing multiple-choice questions and scenarios
2:35 AI in giving feedback to learners
 AI and Ethics
 Digital Devices in Classrooms Workshop
3:10 Digital devices in classrooms – overview of the topic
3:18 Panel discussion on pros and cons of allowing digital devices in a classroom
3:30 Reaction of Gen Z with and without digital devices
3:40 Device usage and student performance
3:50 Different ways of using digital devices for learning and engagement
4:05 Distraction, not the devices is the problem – how do I reduce off-topic use of devices in a classroom
4:15 Practical demonstration of use of devices for interactivity and collaboration (group activity)
4:30 End Program