TLC Initiative

TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #6

Teach. Learn. Connect. in November

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s new online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Please note that login details for every event are in IACLE’s new calendar under Member Login


Global experts speak on myopia management

Our next global webinar series starts on Tuesday 3 November with ‘Myopia development and its progression’, hosted by Professor Nicola Logan from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. The full agenda and Zoom details can be found below (speakers l-r):

Date3 November at 12:00 noon (GMT)
Topic: Myopia development and its progression
SpeakerProfessor Nicola LoganAston University, Birmingham, UK
Zoom login details are provided in the member login of our website in the events calendar

Date10 November at 10:00 am (GMT)
Topic: Methods of controlling myopia
SpeakerProfessor Padmaja Sankaridurg, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Zoom login details are provided in the member login of our website in the events calendar

Date17 November at 12:00 noon (GMT)
Topic: Contact lenses for myopia control
SpeakerProfessor Mark Bullimore, the University of Houston, Texas, USA
Zoom login details are provided in the member login of our website in the events calendar 

Date24 November at 10:00 am (GMT)
Topic: Bringing myopia control to practice
SpeakerDr Kate GiffordMyopia Profile, Brisbane, Australia
Zoom login details are provided in the member login of our website in the events calendar

Members can watch live online via Zoom or through our Facebook page. Recorded versions of the series will be available on IACLETOP.


What can IACLETOP offer you?

The content for the IACLE Case Report Series has been refreshed and transformed into a new format. Each series contains several case reports designed to support a self-directed learning experience for members. The first four case series were launched at the end of October, and in a first for IACLE, certificates of completion will be awarded.

Did you know?

When registering for the Online Student Trial Exam (STE), a dedicated Student Area is made accessible to give support to students in the assessment journey and is also a space for members to develop and deliver teaching material. For more information, please contact Professor Craig Woods.

Coming up…

Content for the Case Report Series will continue to grow, adding a total number of 10 series to the Teaching Online Platform (TOP) over the coming months. The cases will be delivered in a variety of formats to support the learning experience of students, either as self-directed learning or as flipped classes.


Spanish-speaking webinars in November

Weekly webinars to be conducted in November across Latin America live on IACLE’s Facebook Page. Contact IACLE Latin America Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information. 

4 November at 11.00 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Strengthening basic training
Presenter: John Jairo Valencia

11 November at 11.00 am Mexico (GMT-5)
Topic: Parents’ perceptions of visual health and contact lens wear
Presenter: Arturo Aguirre

18 November at 11.00 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Fitting soft toric contact lenses in post-refractive surgery patients
Presenter: Adriana Navarrete

19 November at 4:00 pm Argentina (GMT-3)
Topic: Importance of comfort and compliance in contact lens wear
Presenters: Ingrid Pedraza, Gabriel Cordone, Enzo Ghilliasa and Joselyn Retamales

25 November at 1.00 pm Argentina (GMT-3)
Topic: Myopia control and binocular vision
Presenter: Andrea Monteleone


IACLE webinar in Bahasa

On Sunday 22 November at 11.00 am Jakarta (GMT+7)Lucia Sutedja is hosting a webinar on the topic of ‘Cases of RGP fitting practices’.

Members and students can tune into the webinar live via Zoom. A recorded version of the webinar will be available on IACLETOP after the event has taken place. Bahasa-speaking members will be contacted by Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Dr Cheni Lee with login details.


Keep a look out for an announcement on the changes we are making to our membership renewal system for 2021.

Read more about the Teach. Learn. Connect. Initiative