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Credits: 0.50 CME / CE
Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community: A Case-Based Review of Best Practices
Rishi P. Singh, MD
Clinical Care Options

Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community: A Case-Based Review of Best Practices

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetic eye disease in the Latino/Hispanic community.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the unmet need for improved diabetic eye care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Outline risks associated with delayed intervention in patients with diabetic eye disease.
  • Describe standards of care and preferred practice patterns for screening and diagnosing diabetic eye disease.
  • Explain the benefits of timely anti-VEGF treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Activity Description

This program aims to raise awareness among primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—arming them with strategies to identify, evaluate and address key biological, social, psychological and social factors that influence the development and course of retinal disease in the Latino/Hispanic population. As front line providers, primary care is uniquely positioned to direct patients to necessary tertiary care services. Throughout this interactive learning opportunity, participants will learn about the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Best practices in screening, diagnosis, and referral also will be described. Finally, participants will become well acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Statement of Educational Need

The primary care visit is an essential touch-point at which diabetic patients can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. Unfortunately, countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The Latino/Hispanic population is at particularly high risk. This group, which is expected to reach 30% of the total US population by 2050, is more likely to develop diabetes-related complications, often has a higher mortality rate, and receives lower quality of health care when compared to mainstream groups.1

With so many Hispanics failing to adhere to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prompt and effective intervention is essential.2,3 Indeed, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. This program will utilize a case-based approach to optimize diabetes patient education for the Latino/Hispanic community, promote adherence to recommended eye exams and encourage earlier-stage treatment when indicated.

1Caballero AE. Transcultural diabetes care: a call for addressing the patient as a whole. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):766-768.

2Hu J, Wallace DC, McCoy TP, Amirehsani KA. A family-based diabetes intervention for Hispanic adults and their family members. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):48–59. doi:10.1177/0145721713512682

3Faber AJ. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Minority health: Recent findings. 2009

Agenda

  • Latino/Hispanic population growth in the US
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Diabetic eye disease risk and complications
  • Eye exam frequency recommendations
  • Triage and other practical diagnostic challenges
  • Screening and exam recommendations
  • Evidence-based best practices for diagnosing diabetic eye disease
  • The most commonly performed procedure in ophthalmology
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DME
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DR
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for NPDR

Faculty

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interest related to the content of this activity:

Rishi P. Singh, MD, has disclosed grant research funding by Apellis and Grayburg. Dr Singh also discloses he receives consulting fees from Genentech, Regeneron, Zeiss, Optos, Bausch and Lomb, Novartis and Alcon.

Clinical Care Options’ Planners and Managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) and Infinity Medical Education. Clinical Care Options, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 7, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Anne Rojas
President
Infinity Medical Education, LLC
Anne.rojas@infinitymeded.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetic eye disease in the Latino/Hispanic community.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the unmet need for improved diabetic eye care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Outline risks associated with delayed intervention in patients with diabetic eye disease.
  • Describe standards of care and preferred practice patterns for screening and diagnosing diabetic eye disease.
  • Explain the benefits of timely anti-VEGF treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Activity Description

This program aims to raise awareness among primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—arming them with strategies to identify, evaluate and address key biological, social, psychological and social factors that influence the development and course of retinal disease in the Latino/Hispanic population. As front line providers, primary care is uniquely positioned to direct patients to necessary tertiary care services. Throughout this interactive learning opportunity, participants will learn about the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Best practices in screening, diagnosis, and referral also will be described. Finally, participants will become well acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Statement of Educational Need

The primary care visit is an essential touch-point at which diabetic patients can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. Unfortunately, countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The Latino/Hispanic population is at particularly high risk. This group, which is expected to reach 30% of the total US population by 2050, is more likely to develop diabetes-related complications, often has a higher mortality rate, and receives lower quality of health care when compared to mainstream groups.1

With so many Hispanics failing to adhere to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prompt and effective intervention is essential.2,3 Indeed, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. This program will utilize a case-based approach to optimize diabetes patient education for the Latino/Hispanic community, promote adherence to recommended eye exams and encourage earlier-stage treatment when indicated.

1Caballero AE. Transcultural diabetes care: a call for addressing the patient as a whole. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):766-768.

2Hu J, Wallace DC, McCoy TP, Amirehsani KA. A family-based diabetes intervention for Hispanic adults and their family members. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):48–59. doi:10.1177/0145721713512682

3Faber AJ. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Minority health: Recent findings. 2009

Agenda

  • Latino/Hispanic population growth in the US
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Diabetic eye disease risk and complications
  • Eye exam frequency recommendations
  • Triage and other practical diagnostic challenges
  • Screening and exam recommendations
  • Evidence-based best practices for diagnosing diabetic eye disease
  • The most commonly performed procedure in ophthalmology
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DME
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DR
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for NPDR

Faculty

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interest related to the content of this activity:

Rishi P. Singh, MD, has disclosed grant research funding by Apellis and Grayburg. Dr Singh also discloses he receives consulting fees from Genentech, Regeneron, Zeiss, Optos, Bausch and Lomb, Novartis and Alcon.

Clinical Care Options’ Planners and Managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) and Infinity Medical Education. Clinical Care Options, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 7, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Anne Rojas
President
Infinity Medical Education, LLC
Anne.rojas@infinitymeded.com

Ophthalmology Presentations

0.50 CME / CE
Clinical Care Options
Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community: A Case-Based Review of Best Practices

Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community: A Case-Based Review of Best Practices

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetic eye disease in the Latino/Hispanic community.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the unmet need for improved diabetic eye care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Outline risks associated with delayed intervention in patients with diabetic eye disease.
  • Describe standards of care and preferred practice patterns for screening and diagnosing diabetic eye disease.
  • Explain the benefits of timely anti-VEGF treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Activity Description

This program aims to raise awareness among primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—arming them with strategies to identify, evaluate and address key biological, social, psychological and social factors that influence the development and course of retinal disease in the Latino/Hispanic population. As front line providers, primary care is uniquely positioned to direct patients to necessary tertiary care services. Throughout this interactive learning opportunity, participants will learn about the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Best practices in screening, diagnosis, and referral also will be described. Finally, participants will become well acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Statement of Educational Need

The primary care visit is an essential touch-point at which diabetic patients can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. Unfortunately, countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The Latino/Hispanic population is at particularly high risk. This group, which is expected to reach 30% of the total US population by 2050, is more likely to develop diabetes-related complications, often has a higher mortality rate, and receives lower quality of health care when compared to mainstream groups.1

With so many Hispanics failing to adhere to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prompt and effective intervention is essential.2,3 Indeed, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. This program will utilize a case-based approach to optimize diabetes patient education for the Latino/Hispanic community, promote adherence to recommended eye exams and encourage earlier-stage treatment when indicated.

1Caballero AE. Transcultural diabetes care: a call for addressing the patient as a whole. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):766-768.

2Hu J, Wallace DC, McCoy TP, Amirehsani KA. A family-based diabetes intervention for Hispanic adults and their family members. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):48–59. doi:10.1177/0145721713512682

3Faber AJ. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Minority health: Recent findings. 2009

Agenda

  • Latino/Hispanic population growth in the US
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Diabetic eye disease risk and complications
  • Eye exam frequency recommendations
  • Triage and other practical diagnostic challenges
  • Screening and exam recommendations
  • Evidence-based best practices for diagnosing diabetic eye disease
  • The most commonly performed procedure in ophthalmology
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DME
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DR
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for NPDR

Faculty

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interest related to the content of this activity:

Rishi P. Singh, MD, has disclosed grant research funding by Apellis and Grayburg. Dr Singh also discloses he receives consulting fees from Genentech, Regeneron, Zeiss, Optos, Bausch and Lomb, Novartis and Alcon.

Clinical Care Options’ Planners and Managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) and Infinity Medical Education. Clinical Care Options, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 7, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Anne Rojas
President
Infinity Medical Education, LLC
Anne.rojas@infinitymeded.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetic eye disease in the Latino/Hispanic community.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the unmet need for improved diabetic eye care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Outline risks associated with delayed intervention in patients with diabetic eye disease.
  • Describe standards of care and preferred practice patterns for screening and diagnosing diabetic eye disease.
  • Explain the benefits of timely anti-VEGF treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Activity Description

This program aims to raise awareness among primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—arming them with strategies to identify, evaluate and address key biological, social, psychological and social factors that influence the development and course of retinal disease in the Latino/Hispanic population. As front line providers, primary care is uniquely positioned to direct patients to necessary tertiary care services. Throughout this interactive learning opportunity, participants will learn about the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Best practices in screening, diagnosis, and referral also will be described. Finally, participants will become well acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Statement of Educational Need

The primary care visit is an essential touch-point at which diabetic patients can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. Unfortunately, countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The Latino/Hispanic population is at particularly high risk. This group, which is expected to reach 30% of the total US population by 2050, is more likely to develop diabetes-related complications, often has a higher mortality rate, and receives lower quality of health care when compared to mainstream groups.1

With so many Hispanics failing to adhere to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prompt and effective intervention is essential.2,3 Indeed, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. This program will utilize a case-based approach to optimize diabetes patient education for the Latino/Hispanic community, promote adherence to recommended eye exams and encourage earlier-stage treatment when indicated.

1Caballero AE. Transcultural diabetes care: a call for addressing the patient as a whole. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):766-768.

2Hu J, Wallace DC, McCoy TP, Amirehsani KA. A family-based diabetes intervention for Hispanic adults and their family members. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):48–59. doi:10.1177/0145721713512682

3Faber AJ. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Minority health: Recent findings. 2009

Agenda

  • Latino/Hispanic population growth in the US
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Diabetic eye disease risk and complications
  • Eye exam frequency recommendations
  • Triage and other practical diagnostic challenges
  • Screening and exam recommendations
  • Evidence-based best practices for diagnosing diabetic eye disease
  • The most commonly performed procedure in ophthalmology
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DME
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DR
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for NPDR

Faculty

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interest related to the content of this activity:

Rishi P. Singh, MD, has disclosed grant research funding by Apellis and Grayburg. Dr Singh also discloses he receives consulting fees from Genentech, Regeneron, Zeiss, Optos, Bausch and Lomb, Novartis and Alcon.

Clinical Care Options’ Planners and Managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) and Infinity Medical Education. Clinical Care Options, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 7, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Anne Rojas
President
Infinity Medical Education, LLC
Anne.rojas@infinitymeded.com

0.75 CME / MOC
Vindico Medical Education
A Vision for the Future: Reducing the Burden of Anti-VEGF Therapy With Emerging Options

A Vision for the Future: Reducing the Burden of Anti-VEGF Therapy With Emerging Options

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ABO MOC
Released: October 31, 2020
Expires: October 30, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is ophthalmologists, retina specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with neovascular retinal diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the burden associated with current therapies used for the treatment of neovascular retinal diseases.
  • Investigate the role of subretinal fluid in determining response to treatment in neovascular retinal diseases.
  • Evaluate new and emerging modalities that may reduce the burden of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy in neovascular retinal diseases.

Activity Description

Evolving advances for the treatment of neovascular retinal diseases have the potential to further enhance visual acuity outcomes, while reducing treatment burden. Several novel delivery systems, along with therapies that target alternate pathways, are currently being evaluated in clinical studies. Understanding these therapeutic advances prior to their possible approval is imperative for their optimal integration into clinical practice. In this educational activity, experts in the field review the burden associated with current treatment strategies in neovascular retinal diseases, investigate the role of subretinal fluid in determining response to treatment, as well as evaluate new and emerging modalities that may reduce the burden of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy in neovascular retinal diseases.

Agenda

Moving Beyond the Injection Burden – Are We There Yet?
Margaret A. Chang, MD, MS

New Paradigms for Treatment of Neovascular Retinal Disease
Nancy M. Holekamp, MD

Activity Chair

Nancy M. Holekamp, MD
Director, Retina Services
Pepose Vision Institute
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Disclosures:
Receipt of Intellectual Property/Patent: Katalyst Surgical
Consulting Fee: Acucela, Allergan, Clearside, Gemini, Genentech, Gyroscope, Katalyst Surgical, Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Notal Vision, Novartis, Regeneron
Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Genentech, Novartis, Regeneron, Spark Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Gemini, Genentech, Gyroscope
Ownership Interest: Katalyst Surgical

Faculty

Margaret A. Chang, MD, MS
Senior Partner
Retinal Consultants of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Genentech

Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to satisfy the Lifelong Learning requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification (ABO MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Upon successful completion, learners who opt-in by providing their ABO ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. The CME activity provider will submit learner completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABO MOC credits within 30 days of activity completion.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ABO MOC
Released: October 31, 2020
Expires: October 30, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is ophthalmologists, retina specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with neovascular retinal diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the burden associated with current therapies used for the treatment of neovascular retinal diseases.
  • Investigate the role of subretinal fluid in determining response to treatment in neovascular retinal diseases.
  • Evaluate new and emerging modalities that may reduce the burden of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy in neovascular retinal diseases.

Activity Description

Evolving advances for the treatment of neovascular retinal diseases have the potential to further enhance visual acuity outcomes, while reducing treatment burden. Several novel delivery systems, along with therapies that target alternate pathways, are currently being evaluated in clinical studies. Understanding these therapeutic advances prior to their possible approval is imperative for their optimal integration into clinical practice. In this educational activity, experts in the field review the burden associated with current treatment strategies in neovascular retinal diseases, investigate the role of subretinal fluid in determining response to treatment, as well as evaluate new and emerging modalities that may reduce the burden of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy in neovascular retinal diseases.

Agenda

Moving Beyond the Injection Burden – Are We There Yet?
Margaret A. Chang, MD, MS

New Paradigms for Treatment of Neovascular Retinal Disease
Nancy M. Holekamp, MD

Activity Chair

Nancy M. Holekamp, MD
Director, Retina Services
Pepose Vision Institute
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Disclosures:
Receipt of Intellectual Property/Patent: Katalyst Surgical
Consulting Fee: Acucela, Allergan, Clearside, Gemini, Genentech, Gyroscope, Katalyst Surgical, Lineage Cell Therapeutics, Notal Vision, Novartis, Regeneron
Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Genentech, Novartis, Regeneron, Spark Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Gemini, Genentech, Gyroscope
Ownership Interest: Katalyst Surgical

Faculty

Margaret A. Chang, MD, MS
Senior Partner
Retinal Consultants of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Genentech

Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to satisfy the Lifelong Learning requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification (ABO MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Upon successful completion, learners who opt-in by providing their ABO ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. The CME activity provider will submit learner completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABO MOC credits within 30 days of activity completion.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABO MOC
Released: October 31, 2020
Expires: October 30, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is ophthalmologists, retina specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with retinal diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe injection protocols that have been shown to improve the long-term management of diabetic retinopathy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration.
  • Explain how the persistence of retinal fluid post-treatment may influence visual outcomes in patients with retinal diseases.

Activity Description

The incorporation of intravitreal therapy into treatment protocols for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) has led to enhanced visual outcomes. In nAMD, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapies have demonstrated significant visual acuity gains, yet lack of patient adherence due to treatment burden can result in suboptimal outcomes. Dosing strategies that elongate the time between injection intervals yet maintain early visual acuity gains are currently evolving. In patients with DR, early intervention with anti-VEGF therapies has demonstrated significant slowing of disease progression and reduction of vision-threatening complications. In this educational activity, experts in the field review injection protocols that have been shown to improve the long-term management of DR and nAMD, as well as evaluate how the persistence of retinal fluid post-treatment may influence visual outcomes in patients with retinal diseases.

Activity Chair

Sophie J. Bakri, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Alimera, Allegro, Allergan, EyePoint, Genentech, Kala, Novartis, Oxurion, Roche


Faculty

Diana V. Do, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Ophthalmology
Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to satisfy the Lifelong Learning requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification (ABO MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Upon successful completion, learners who opt-in by providing their ABO ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. The CME activity provider will submit learner completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABO MOC credits within 30 days of activity completion.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA–approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABO MOC
Released: October 31, 2020
Expires: October 30, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is ophthalmologists, retina specialists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with retinal diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe injection protocols that have been shown to improve the long-term management of diabetic retinopathy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration.
  • Explain how the persistence of retinal fluid post-treatment may influence visual outcomes in patients with retinal diseases.

Activity Description

The incorporation of intravitreal therapy into treatment protocols for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) has led to enhanced visual outcomes. In nAMD, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapies have demonstrated significant visual acuity gains, yet lack of patient adherence due to treatment burden can result in suboptimal outcomes. Dosing strategies that elongate the time between injection intervals yet maintain early visual acuity gains are currently evolving. In patients with DR, early intervention with anti-VEGF therapies has demonstrated significant slowing of disease progression and reduction of vision-threatening complications. In this educational activity, experts in the field review injection protocols that have been shown to improve the long-term management of DR and nAMD, as well as evaluate how the persistence of retinal fluid post-treatment may influence visual outcomes in patients with retinal diseases.

Activity Chair

Sophie J. Bakri, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Alimera, Allegro, Allergan, EyePoint, Genentech, Kala, Novartis, Oxurion, Roche


Faculty

Diana V. Do, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Ophthalmology
Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to satisfy the Lifelong Learning requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification (ABO MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Upon successful completion, learners who opt-in by providing their ABO ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. The CME activity provider will submit learner completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABO MOC credits within 30 days of activity completion.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA–approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com