Thyroid Eye Disease: New Insights on Diagnosis and Treatment

0.50 CME
0.50 ABO MOC
30 MINS
$0 FEE
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Overview

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.


Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Horizon Therapeutics USA, Inc.  


Activity Description

Thyroid eye disease (TED) is known by several names, including thyroid associated ophthalmopathy, Grave’s orbitopathy, Graves’ ophthalmopathy, and Graves’ eye disease. It is an autoimmune disease that is believed to result from the stimulation of several receptors located in the orbital fibroblasts. TED is frequently misdiagnosed, due to the heterogeneity of clinical presentation to a failure to understand the relationship between TED and hyperthyroidism. The faculty of this CME activity will assess risk and other factors that assist in distinguishing TED from other ophthalmic disorders as well as evaluate the safety and efficacy of conventional and new medical treatments for their ability to improve outcomes in patients with TED.


Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is comprehensive ophthalmologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with thyroid eye disease.


Learning Objective(s)

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess risk and other factors that assist in distinguishing thyroid eye disease from other ophthalmic disorders.
  • Evaluate the safety and efficacy of conventional and new medical treatments for their ability to improve outcomes in patients with thyroid eye disease.

Activity Chair

Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Ophthalmology
Director, Orbital and Thyroid Eye Disease Program
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Faculty

Wendy W. Lee, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Dermatology
Director of the Bascom Palmer Aesthetics Center
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL


Reviewer

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP


Accreditation

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABOSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to satisfy the Lifelong Learning requirements for the American Board of Ophthalmology’s Maintenance of Certification (ABO MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit. Upon successful completion, learners who opt-in by providing their ABO ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC credits equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. The CME activity provider will submit learner completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABO MOC credits within 30 days of activity completion.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, April 2, 2020, through April 1, 2021.


How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 out of 3 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


Disclosures

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.

Activity Chair and Faculty report the following relationship(s)

Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD
Consulting Fee: Horizon

Wendy W. Lee, MD
Consulting Fee: Allergan, Evolus, Galderma, Horizon, Mallinckrodt, Revance, Solta, Vertical/Osmotica

Reviewer reports the following relationship(s)

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.


Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.


Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.


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