In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts review some of the key challenges associated with intravitreal therapy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) and neovascular age-related macular edema (nAMD); critical data on recent therapeutic advances designed to reduce the burden of treatment of these diseases are also highlighted. In addition, two patients with a history of DME or nAMD discuss their journey, while the panel highlights the role of the interprofessional care team and navigate the nuances of intravitreal therapy selection.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Ophthalmology
Owner, Star Retina and Star Vision Research
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
The Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Reveles Clinical Services
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Courtney Crawford, MD, FACS, FASRS, has relevant financial relationships with Alcon Laboratories, Apellis, Dutch Ophthalmic, Genentech, Oculus, Regeneron (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau); Alcon Laboratories, Genentech, Ocular Therapeutics, Regeneron, Welch Allyn (Consultant).
Diana V. Do, MD, has relevant financial relationships with Apellis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Iveric Bio, Kodiak Sciences, Kriya, Regeneron, Regenxbio (Consultant); Boerhinger Ingelheim, Kriya, Regeneron, Regenxbio, (Grant/Research Support); Kodiak Sciences (Stock/Shareholder).
R’Kes D. Starling, RPh, MBA, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Patients participating in this activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.
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Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
COPE Credit Hours
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this Asynchronous Online activity for a maximum of 1.0 COPE credit hour(s). Optometrists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 credit hour(s) of Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 80% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at [email protected].
There is no fee to participate.
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Rules and Regulations
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. 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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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