Rishi P. Singh, MD
Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute
Associate Professor Ophthalmology
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
This online activity targets healthcare gaps correlated with screening, multidisciplinary care and timely intervention in diabetic retinopathy (DR), which can impact vision-related quality of life.
- By addressing these gaps, you can assess whether your approach to DR management through screening, utilization of clinical trial data to guide appropriate treatment and multidisciplinary coordination for comprehensive DR management – could be modified to help both strategize treatment design and close these gaps.
- Expert discussion will guide you in identifying appropriate opportunities for early intervention, as well as assessing impact that DR can have on vision-related quality of life.
- You will also be immersed in dynamic whiteboard animations to memorably highlight key points related to how the inflammatory and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathways lead to the development of DR, as well as the fundoscopic retinal changes associated with each retinopathy stage.
This online CME activity is designed to meet the educational needs of retina specialists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, primary care providers, managed care providers, pharmacists and other healthcare providers who manage patients with diabetic retinopathy.
- Communicate the importance of proper eye care and early intervention in preventing progressive visual changes in patients with or at risk for DR
- Incorporate collaborative strategies into clinical practice that promote team-based communication, maintain continuity of care, and improve treatment adherence for patients with or who are at risk for DR
- Identify pathogenic changes in DR that would be best managed with a multidisciplinary approach
- Evaluate clinical trial data on the efficacy and safety of currently available treatment options for the management of DR
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 online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with diabetic retinopathy.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
|Rishi P. Singh, MD||Has received consulting fees from Novartis, Genentech, Regeneron, Alcon, Bausch and Lomb, and Gyroscope. Dr. Singh has contracted research with Aerie, Graybug, and Apellis.|
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.
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METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
- Participate in the online activity; and
- Complete online pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.
You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.
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RELEASE DATE: July 20, 2021
EXPIRATION DATE: July 20, 2022
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