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Update on Management of Age-related Macular Degeneration

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Update on Management of Age-related Macular Degeneration
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    THIS ACTIVITY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CME CREDIT. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of severe, irreversible vision impairment...

    Available credits: 0.50

    Time to complete: 30 minutes

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    • Overview

      THIS ACTIVITY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR CME CREDIT.

      Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of severe, irreversible vision impairment in the world. In persons older than 40 years of age, AMD causes approximately 46% of cases of severe visual loss. Several risk factors can increase the chances of developing AMD, which include smoking, hypertension, ethnicity, age, and family history.

      Join us as Dr. Neil Bressler discusses the diagnostic methods, as well as the therapeutic approaches to managing the spectrum of AMD. Dr. Bressler will also review the scientific literature regarding AMD in addition to the future applications of clinical innovations in treating AMD.

    • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

      As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

      Planning Members and Faculty Disclosure:

      Faculty
      Neil M. Bressler, MD
      Chief, Retina Division - Wilmer Eye Institute
      The James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
      Johns Hopkins University
      School of Medicine & Hospital
      Baltimore, MD
      Financial Relationship Disclosure
      Research Grants: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharma AG, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

      Additional Planning Members

      Emily Y. Chew, MD
      Deputy Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
      Deputy Clinical Director at the National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Bethesda, MD
      Financial Relationship Disclosure
      No relationships reported

      Jessica Epps
      Financial Relationship Disclosure
      No relationships reported

      Barry A. Fiedel, PhD
      Financial Relationship Disclosure
      No relationships reported

      Amanda Hilferty
      Financial Relationship Disclosure
      No relationships reported

      Sean T. Saunders, CCMEP
      Financial Relationship Disclosure
      No relationships reported

      Robert Schneider
      Financial Relationship Disclosure
      No relationships reported

    • Target Audience

      This course is designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of the practicing ophthalmologist, optometrist, eye-health NP/PA, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with age-related macular degeneration.

      There are no prerequisites for this enduring activity.

    • Learning Objectives

      After listening to this activity, participants should be better able to:

      • Effectively evaluate and utilize current and new diagnostic testing modalities to assist in the early diagnosis of the age-related macular degeneration patient
      • Review the scientific literature regarding the National Eye Institute Age-Related Eye Diseases Study and its findings regarding AMD
      • Review evidence-based information regarding the use of pharmacologic, photodynamic, and laser therapies for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration
      • Develop a practice management model that improves efficiency and quality of care for the age-related macular degeneration patient
      • Review clinical innovations and discuss their future applications for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration

      The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

    • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Credit Designation Statement

      The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

      This activity is jointly presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. It has been developed in collaboration with Prova Education.

      Additional program collaboration was provided by the Society for Women's Health Research.

    • Commercial Support

      Supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    • Terms of Use

      Dr. Bressler has indicated that in his discussion he will reference the unlabeled or unapproved uses of aflibercept, bevacizumab,and ranibizumab.

      Confidentiality Disclaimer For CME Activity Participants

      I certify that I am participating in a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

      I understand that while I am attending in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the "Privacy Regulations"). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

      I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential.

      I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is: Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: HIPAA@jhmi.edu.

      The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only.

      For CME Questions, please contact the CME Office at (410) 955-2959 or e-mail cmenet@jhmi.edu.
      For CME Certificates, please call (410) 502-9634.

      Office of Continuing Medical Education
      Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue
      Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195

      Reviewed & Approved by:
      General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
      Updated 4/09

      Internet CME Policy

      The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins University SOM CME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

      To participate in additional CME activities presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office, please visit www.hopkinscme.edu.

    • Instructions

      There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of June 26, 2014, through June 25, 2015, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) listen to the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings; 3) successfully complete the post-test with a passing score and the evaluation at the end of the activity.

      Participants who successfully complete the activity, post test and evaluation will have a statement of credit made available immediately at www.reachmd.com

    • Disclaimer

      The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information for specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

      Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

      © 2014 The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Prova Education, Inc.; All rights reserved.

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