Optimizing Outcomes in Diabetic Retinopathy

0.75 CME
0.75 ABO MOC
45 MINS
$0 FEE
SAVE
Extending the anti-VEGF treatment interval and its effect on visual outcomes

Overview

Provider Statement

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


Support Statement

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Activity Description

Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy has become standard of care for many retinal diseases, such as neovascular age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Clinical trials continue to evaluate intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy in these retinal diseases, further refining treatment protocols, injection intervals, and dosing. Because this new data has the potential to enhance visual acuity gains and/or delay disease progression, it is imperative that these data are taken into consideration when selecting individualized treatment protocols. In this series of 3 curbside consults, experts in the field evaluate optimizing outcomes in diabetic retinopathy (DR) through the discussion of the optimization of treatment dosing to achieve regression in DR, treatment of proliferative versus non-proliferative DR, and transitioning treatment from DME to DR.


Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is retina specialists, ophthalmologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to assess new evidence about the optimization of treatment dosing to improve the management of diabetic retinopathy.


Activity Chair

W. Lloyd Clark, MD
Palmetto Retina Center, LLC
Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC


Faculty 

John W. Kitchens, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Retina Associates of Kentucky
Lexington, KY


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 0.75 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 is defined as answering ALL the posttest questions and 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, June 30, 2020, through June 29, 2021.


How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objective, answer the pretest question, listen to the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for the question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 80% 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)

W. Lloyd Clark, MD
Consulting Fee: Genentech/Roche, Regeneron
Speakers Bureau: Genentech/Roche, Regeneron
Contracted Research: Genentech/Roche, Regeneron

John W. Kitchens, MD
Consulting Fee: Alcon, Allergan, Genentech, Orbit, Regeneron, Spark, Zeiss
Speakers Bureau: Regeneron
Contracted Research: Genentech, Janssen, Orbit (Gyroscope), Regeneron
Ownership Interest: Vortex Surgical
Board of Directors: Surgical Care Affiliates

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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