AAO's O.N.E. source for online education and resources

The academy has created a comprehensive online educational resource center for ophthalmologists. The Ophthalmic News & Education Network or O.N.E. is a powerful resource that will allow the Academy to share more of its resources with ophthalmologists around the world, helping them deliver the best possible eye care.

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To meet this need for instant access to the latest information, the academy has created a comprehensive online educational resource center for ophthalmologists. We call it the Ophthalmic News & Education Network or O.N.E. It's a powerful resource that will allow the Academy to share more of its resources with ophthalmologists around the world, helping them deliver the best possible eye care.

Employing some of the newest Web technologies, we have aggregated clinical content from a variety of trusted sources and made it easier to search. We combined this access to in-depth clinical knowledge in a variety of formats (including practice standards, cases, surgery videos, podcasts, and videocasts.) Rich educational tools allow you to execute targeted learning plans, and effectively prepare for the American Board of Ophthalmology's (ABO) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements-all on a single Web site.

The search scours trusted academy resources including the Basic and Clinical Science Course, as well as extensive literature banks of Academy and third-party material including Ophthalmology, and coming soon, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Survey of Ophthalmology, and British Journal of Ophthalmology.

In addition, Academy members have access to the full texts of all studies that appear in those four journals.

Customize the page further with a personal calendar, an MOC/CME dashboard to track your completed CME hours and to find out where you are on the 10-year MOC clock, as well as a "favorites" section where you can create and store quick links to individual site pages.

In short, the academy's new online resource center is O.N.E. major advance in the delivery of educational information to ophthalmologists. See for yourself at http://www.aao.org/.

Susanne Medeiros is Editor, Communications Department, American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco.