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CME / ABIM MOC

A New Era in Retinal Disease Management: Targeting New Pathways and Investigating Novel MOAs

  • Authors: Caroline Baumal, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 5/26/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 5/26/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.50 ABIM MOC points

    Optometry - This course is COPE approved for 0.5 hours of CE credit.

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for ophthalmologists, diabetologists, endocrinologists, and optometrists.

The goal of this activity is for learners to have a better understanding of new and emerging treatments for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) so they can optimize outcomes for patients with retinal disease as more treatments with novel mechanisms of action (MOAs) or dosing become available.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • VEGF pathway 
    • Angiopoietin (Ang) pathway in disease pathogenesis 
    • MOAs of new treatments for nAMD and DME  


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.


Faculty

  • Caroline Baumal, MD

    Professor of Ophthalmology and Vitreoretinal Surgery
    New England Eye Center
    Tufts Medical Center
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Caroline Baumal, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Apellis; Genetech; Novartis
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Regeneron

Editors

  • Pakinam Aboulsoud, PharmD

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

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

  • Christin Melton, ELS

    Associate Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Christin Melton, ELS, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

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


Accreditation Statements



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 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians 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 0.50 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. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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

     

    COPE Credit

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by COPE to provide continuing education to optometrists.
    Credit Statement: This course is COPE approved for 0.5 hours of CE credit. Activity #123431 and Course ID 77008-TD. Check with your local state licensing board to see if this counts toward your CE requirement for re-licensure.

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Instructions for Participation and Credit

Physicians

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

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 75% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Study the educational content online or printed out.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

You may now view or print the certificate from your CME/CE Tracker. You may print the certificate but you cannot alter it. Credits will be tallied in your CME/CE Tracker and archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can print out the tally as well as the certificates from the CME/CE Tracker.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

 

Optometrists

 

In order to obtain your CE certificate, please follow the steps below at the conclusion of the activity:

1. Go to www.cmeuniversity.com.

2. Login or Create a New Account (this will take less than 1 minute).

a. If you receive a message when creating a new account that "the email you entered is already in use," please click Forgot my Username or Password to have your Username and Password sent to you via email.

b. After logging in, you may be asked to verify/update your information; after doing so, click Save at the bottom of the page.

3. Type 17067  in the text field labeled "Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course" at the top of the page, then click enter.

4. Click on the activity title when it appears.

5. Choose the type of credit you desire.

6. Complete the online assessment.

7. Receive an immediate CE Certificate to download and/or print for your files.

CME / ABIM MOC

A New Era in Retinal Disease Management: Targeting New Pathways and Investigating Novel MOAs

Authors: Caroline Baumal, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 5/26/2022

Valid for credit through: 5/26/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is for learners to have a better understanding of new and emerging treatments for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) so they can optimize outcomes for patients with retinal disease as more treatments with novel mechanisms of action (MOAs) or dosing become available.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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