A Look Past the Lens: Identifying and Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy to Improve Eye Care for Patients with Diabetes

FACULTY

Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD
Director of Research, Retina Consultants of Houston
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Blanton Eye Institute and Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This online activity is focused on the team involved in the management of patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR).

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of optometrists and ophthalmologists who diagnose and manage patients with DR or who are at risk for developing DR.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Review the importance of proper eye care in patients with diabetes
  • Discuss the relationship between the development of diabetes and eye complications to encourage better patient self-care
  • Integrate strategies that focus on appropriate assessment and referral of patients with DR to improve patient communication and team-based collaborative care
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of currently available agents that target the VEGF pathway used to manage patients with DR and diabetic macular edema (DME) as they relate to the pathophysiology of diabetic eye conditions and study populations

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this web-based activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with DR.
CNE Credits: 0.75 ANCC Contact Hour.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG‐sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Charles Wykoff, MD, PhD, serves on the speakers’ bureau for Regeneron; is a consultant for Allergan, Bayer, Genentech, Novartis, Regeneron and Roche; and receives research support from Allergan, Genentech, Novartis, Regeneron, and Roche.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer-reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

The staff, 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/CE activity:
Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Marcello Morgan, MD, MPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Services, has nothing to disclose.
Ana Maria Albino, Program Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA‐approved and non‐approved indications.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making ability before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE: February 28, 2021

Copyright © 2020 Med Learning Group. All rights reserved. These materials may be used for personal use only. Any rebroadcast, distribution, or reuse of this presentation or any part of it in any form for other than personal use without the express written permission of Med Learning Group is prohibited.

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