Carl D. Regillo, MD
Director, Retina Service
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University
This case-based online activity is designed for retina specialists, ophthalmologists, primary care providers, optometrists, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration and/or diabetic macular edema. The activity aims to improve treatment for patients who do not achieve optimal outcomes due to insufficient responses to therapy or insufficient adherence. In addition, it will elucidate the benefits and limitations of current therapeutic approaches, equip participants with strategies for improving the durability of treatment response in patients receiving intravitreal therapies, and provide education on new and emerging treatment strategies.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of retina specialists, ophthalmologists, primary care providers, optometrists, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration and/or diabetic macular edema.
- Discuss the unmet needs associated with the use of conventional anti-VEGF therapies for patients with DME or nAMD
- Evaluate strategies for extending time between intravitreal treatments in patients with DME or nAMD
- Analyze clinical trial data on the safety and efficacy of new and emerging therapies for DME and nAMD
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 enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses who treat for patients with DME and nAMD.
CNE Credits: 1.0 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 an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or providers of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Carl Regillo, MD, discloses that he has received consulting fees from Allergan, Adverum, Annexon, Apellis, Coherus, Genentech, Iveric, KSI, Merck, NGM, Novartis, Opthea, Regenxbio, Takeda, Thea, and Zeiss. Dr. Regillo has conducted contracted research for Allergan, Adverum, Annexon, Apellis, Genentech, Iveric, KSI, NGM, Novartis, Opthea, Regenxbio, and Regeneron.
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.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
Staff Planners and Managers
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, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Ana Maria Albino, Senior Program Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Jessica Feygin, Program Coordinator of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
- Cindy Lampner, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Aimee Meissner, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
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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 this lecture, 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/CE credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CE credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the online activity.
- Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.
You will receive your certificate upon completion as a downloadable file.
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