Easing the Burden of Retinal Diseases: A Focus on the Optimal Application of Intravitreal Therapy in DME and nAMD

Program Overview

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.

1.0 CE Credit(s)
Expires: September 26, 2024

Target Audience

Ophthalmology, retina specialists, and optometry clinicians 

Educational Objectives

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

  • Identify the disease- and treatment-related burdens experienced by patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD)
  • Utilize available data when choosing among approved therapies for patients with DME
  • Select therapeutic regimens for patients with nAMD in consideration of current safety and efficacy data from clinical trial and real-world settings
  • Integrate the unique roles and responsibilities of interprofessional care team members in the management of patients with DME and nAMD

Activity Faculty

Courtney Crawford, MD, FACS, FASRS

Courtney Crawford, MD, FACS, FASRS

Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Ophthalmology
Owner, Star Retina and Star Vision Research
Burleson, TX

Diana V. Do, MD  

Diana V. Do, MD

Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
Professor, Ophthalmology
The Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

R’Kes D. Starling, RPh, MBA

R’Kes D. Starling, RPh, MBA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Reveles Clinical Services
Southlake, TX


Supporter Statement

Supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. 

Provider Statement

Provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy. 


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. 

Planners and Managers

RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement 

In support of improving patient care, RMEI Medical Education, 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.


Credit Designation

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.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification 

ABIM MOC AccreditedSuccessful 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.


Interprofessional Continuing Education 

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.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

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]. 

Users must: 

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures 
  • Participate in the activity 
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attest to credit

 There is no fee to participate. 



*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC. 
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card. 

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This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a jointly accredited provider. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a quarterly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your e-mail address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.  

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. 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. 

Disclaimer Statement

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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