Highly endowed award honors best German ICO graduates – reception for all ICO Fellows

Once again, the prestigious “Dr. Rolf M. Schwiete ICO Examination Award” will go to the best German candidates in the four exams. The awards, which are endowed with a cash prize of 5,000 Euros each, will be presented at the DOG. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 3.00 to 4.15 pm.

Committed to promoting excellence in ophthalmology, the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) sets an international standard for written ophthalmology exams with its annual examination. In Germany, there are currently four ICO test centers at locations in Düsseldorf, Homburg/Saar, Cologne, and Leipzig. Exams are held in the four categories Basic Science, Theoretical Optics & Refraction, Clinical Science, and Advanced (FICO) Examination. The next ICO Advanced (FICO) Examination is scheduled for October 17, 2018. Worldwide, there are 130 test centers in 82 countries.

All ICO Exams graduates as well as fellows and hosts of the ICO Fellowships Program are cordially invited to reception during the DOG on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10.15 to 11.30 am. DOG admission is free for ICO Fellows.