Instructions to Course Directors & Faculty Members


The EBO accredited courses are expected to be held under the umbrella of a “European” or “National” society, which society must organise one annual meeting accessible to residents. The meeting must be in due order with EUACME.

Application form

The application form can be downloaded from the downloads section.

Course director:

  • is responsible for the quality and educational value of the course programme
  • contacts the faculty members according to their specific expertise
  • defines the course outline in collaboration with the faculty
  • instructs the faculty about the didactic merits of the course
  • sets up, after the course, some MCQs in collaboration with the faculty
  • sends the MCQ form to the chair of the EBO Education Committee (see attachment)

Course outline

  • The length of a course can be 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours or more. Two or more courses on different topics within the field of the same subspecialty can be organised on the same day.
  • The course outline should properly describe the course content.
  • A short description of the course aims and what the attendee should acquire in knowledge should be specified.
  • The course lay-out should present a progressively increased level of difficulty (from basic to advanced).

Instructions to the faculty

The aim of EBO accredited courses is to provide the residents:

  • updated illustrations of the syllabus of ophthalmology
  • the possibility to meet with European experts in the different fields of ophthalmology subspecialties
  • the possibility to learn about the specific clinical attitude per subspecialty

Didactic material

  • Illustrations – clinical cases – videos
  • It is not the intention to provide a book-based theoretical overview of the subject covered!!
  • The cases should be representative and cover easy to difficult cases.


  • No mock exam will be conducted.
  • The level of knowledge of the audience can be assessed in a subtle way by means of interactive discussions.

MCQ database and viva voce clinical cases

  • After the course, the faculty is asked to discuss and prepare MCQs suitable for the EBO MCQ database.
    This will allow to continuously refresh the database of questions.
  • The clinical cases used to illustrate the course will be collected in order to set up a database of examples suitable for the viva voce.

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