This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
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Release Date: September 8, 2017
Last Reviewed: August 29, 2017
Expiration Date: September 8, 2018
Time to Complete Activity: 1.25 hours
This activity is provided by Global Education Group. Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, is the educational partner.
Nancy M. Holekamp, MD
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Arshad M. Khanani MD, MA
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Reno
Managing Partner and Director of Clinical Trials
Sierra Eye Associates
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of retina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists. It may also benefit other healthcare providers (HCPs) interested in the management of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME).
Statement of Need
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are 2 of the most common causes of blindness among working-age people throughout the world. Effective management depends heavily on prompt treatment. Many of these patients remain untreated, however; as a result, they often suffer irrevocable vision loss that might have been prevented. Retina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists, who play a crucial role in the treatment of DR and DME, will require education to overcome deficits in their knowledge of anti-VEGF therapies for DR and DME, including recent study data elucidating important differences in the safety, efficacy, pharmacology, cost-effectiveness, and delivery of these agents. The proposed interactive video webinar will provide a case-enhanced, expert-led review of anti-VEGF agents (including discussion of a new anti-VEGF delivery mechanism and seminal Protocol S and Protocol T study data), to help retina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists provide the early intervention needed to maximize visual outcomes in patients with DME and/or DR.
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
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Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.
Credit Designation Statement
Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at (303) 395-1782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
Instructions for Participation
To receive a CME certificate of participation, participants must:
For questions regarding CME credit, contact the Paradigm CME Department at (845) 398-5949.
There is no fee required for participation in this activity.
This certified CME activity is designed using HTML5 video.
For Desktops (Windows/Mac)
Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Firefox 28 or higher, Safari 5.1 or higher, Google Chrome 31 or higher, Opera 21 or higher
For Tablets (iPad/Android/Surface)
iOS Safari 4 or higher, Android 2.3 or higher, IE Mobile 10 or higher
If you have any technical problems or playback issues email us at email@example.com.
Disclosure and Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Global Education Group (Global) and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC (Paradigm), require instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global and Paradigm for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty 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 activity:
The 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 activity:
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC, staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global and Paradigm do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Signed statements of informed consent granting permission for publication have been obtained for all photographs and videos in which an individual can be identified.
The materials provided for this activity are for informational purposes only, and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of a health problem without consulting a licensed medical professional. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the Faculty, and do not necessarily represent those of Global Education Group or Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. References to any entity, product, service, or source of information on this website should not be considered an endorsement, either direct or implied, by Global or Paradigm. Global and Paradigm accept no liability for the content referenced in this activity.
Global and Paradigm are committed to protecting the privacy of those who participate in the activities (herein referred to as “website") located at www.paradigmmc.com. The information below describes the security of the website for safeguarding personal information and the rationale for collection and use of personal information.
Collection and use of your personal information
The submission of certain personally identifiable information is necessary to award and track the credits participants may earn after completing the program. Required items include first name, last name, degree, and email address. These items are necessary. Participants are also required to complete an evaluation of the CME activity. All evaluative information submitted is collected and retained, and used by Global and Paradigm to continuously improve the learning experience.
Global and Paradigm do not transfer, sell, or share personal information with outside parties. Global Education Group and Paradigm will not otherwise disclose personal information unless required to in a legal process. Global and Paradigm staff members review individual test results to the extent necessary to record and track participants’ credits.
If you have any questions or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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