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*Course Code: 10198

Launch Date

June 10, 2014

Expiration Date

June 10, 2015

Estimated Time to Complete

1 Hour

Hardware/Software Needed to Participate

High speed internet access

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of retina specialists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, residents and fellows in training, and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with resistant macular degeneration or macula edema, vitreomacular traction, macular hole and other diseases of the vitreoretinal interface.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

The Cole Eye Institute Online Retina Case Forum is a virtual meeting place for healthcare practitioners to review current concepts within retina. The webinars are case based allowing for peer to peer presentation of the case, the creation of a comprehensive differential diagnosis, the interpretation of the results of diagnostic tests, and the exploration of the potential therapeutic options available. Each case has ample time period for collective discussion and two cases are presented during each webinar allowing for a large scope of pathology to be presented.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Evaluate new treatment options for patients with macular degeneration or macular edema
  • Identify therapeutic options for the management of treatment-resistant macular degeneration or macular edema
  • Appraise current vitreoretinal imaging technologies
  • Assess emerging surgical treatment options for patients with macular hole, vitreomacular traction, and other diseases of the vitreoretinal interface
Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MCME Global. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent 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 PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity.

Course Chair: Rishi Singh, MD

  • Consulting Fees: Alcon, Regeneron, Valeant, ThromboGenics
  • Contracted Research: Regeneron, Alcon, Ophthotech
  • Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest: Regeneron, Genentech

Faculty: Sunil Srivastava, MD

  • Consulting Fees: Bausch & Lomb, Regeneron, Sanofi
  • Contracted Research: Allergan, Clearside, Novartis
  • Royalty: Bioptigen, Synergetics

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CCMEP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The following MCME Global planners and managers, Yaremi Koopot, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period June 10, 2014 through June 10, 2015, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course code 10178. Upon registering and successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion 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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

 
*Course Code: 10198