Tackling Barriers to Care:
Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Practice

FACULTY

Leslie S. Jones, MD
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor and Residency Program Director
Director, Glaucoma Service
Howard University
Washington, DC

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This educational Microlearning Snapshot enduring activity aims to increase the target clinicians’ ability to recognize racial, ethnic and sex variations in the prevalence and disease course of ocular diseases, as well as factors that contribute to health disparities, exacerbate underutilization of care, and impact clinical trial recruitment. Learn more about the importance of diversity in clinical research and acquire tactics to encourage underrepresented minority enrollment in clinical trials.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians in ophthalmology, retina specialties and optometry.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify racial, ethnic and sex variations in the prevalence and disease course of ocular diseases
  • Define factors that contribute to health disparities in patients with ocular diseases
  • Devise tactics to encourage increased diverse representation in research and clinical trials

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 enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco 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.


NURSES (ANCC) CREDIT DESIGNATION

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contact hours.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, 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 manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVENT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP(S)

Leslie S. Jones, MD has received consulting fees from Allergan.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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 independently peer reviewed.
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 have with ineligible companies 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.
  • Chimene Richa, MD, Medical Director of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Nicole Longo, DO, FACOI, VP of Med/Sci Services and Learner Engagement of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Ana Maria Albino, Senior Program Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Lauren Welch, MA, VP of Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Daniel Dasilva, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator 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 credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME information and faculty disclosures
  2. Participate in the enduring activity
  3. Complete pre-test and post-test 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 scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize 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 expertise before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at [email protected]

Contact this CME provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement information at https://www.medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please contact Med Learning Group prior to participating at [email protected]

RELEASED DATE: April 21, 2023
EXPIRATION DATE: April 21, 2024

Copyright © 2023 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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