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CME

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Presenting Options to Improve Adherence

  • Authors: Nancy M. Holekamp, MD
  • CME Released: 4/1/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 4/1/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    Optometry: This course is COPE approved for 0.25 hours of CE credit.

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for ophthalmologists, optometrists, and primary care providers.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to present alternative forms of medication delivery to patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in an effort to overcome adherence issues and improve quality of life.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Selection of newer delivery options for anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy when treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD)
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Communicate therapy administration options to patients with nAMD


Disclosures

Medscape, LLC requires every individual in a position to control educational content to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated according to Medscape policies. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose.


Faculty

  • Nancy M. Holekamp, MD

    Director, Retinal Services
    Pepose Vision Institute
    Chesterfield, Missouri

    Disclosures

    Consultant or advisor for: Adverum; Allergan; Annexon; Apellis; Bayer; Cardinal; Clearside Biosciences; EyePoint Pharmaceuticals; Gemini; Genentech; Gyroscope; Katalyst Surgical; Nacuity; NGM; Notal Vision; Novartis; Ocuphire; Outlook Therapeutics; Regeneron; Thea Laboratories; Stealth Biosciences
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Allergan; Genentech; Regeneron; Spark
    Research funding from: Genentech; Gemini; Gyroscope; Notal Vision
    Patent beneficiary of: Katalyst Surgical
    Stock options from: Gemini; Nacuity
    Owns stock (privately owned) in: Gemini
    Owns stock (publicly traded) in: Apellis

Editor

  • Pakinam Aboulsaoud, PharmD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Pakinam Aboulsaoud, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

Developed through a partnership between Medscape and Post Graduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).



In support of improving patient care, Medscape, 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.

    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    For Optometrists



    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Medscape. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by COPE to provide continuing education to optometrists.

    Credit Statement: This course is COPE approved for 0.25 hours of CE credit. Activity #123398 and Course ID 76975-TD. Check with your local state licensing board to see if this counts toward your CE requirement for re-licensure. 

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

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CME

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Presenting Options to Improve Adherence

Authors: Nancy M. Holekamp, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 4/1/2022

Valid for credit through: 4/1/2023

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Medscape Clinic Patient Info
Patient first and last name: Tom
Patient Age: 73
Presenting condition: Underwent cataract surgery 14 months ago and was diagnosed with nAMD in his right eye; has been receiving injections of anti-VEGF therapy

 

 

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