CME overview

approved for 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

PRIMARY CLINICAL TOPICS:

·       Cataract Surgery- IOLs, new technology, complex cases

·       Corneal Refractive Surgery

·       Ocular Surface & Dry Eye Disease, Corneal Disorders

·       Glaucoma – medications, devices/MIGS

·       Retina – Diagnostics, Treatments, Management

·       Peds/Strabismus- Medications, Surgical approaches

·       Plastics – Aesthetics, Co-morbidities with ocular diseases

·       Research – Clinical trials, publications, reviews

TARGET AUDIENCE:

·       This activity is intended for Ophthalmologists engaged in the the care of patients with ocular disorders and diseases.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: 

·       Analyze new technologies in cataract surgery, including advanced technology IOLs, laser- assisted surgery, diagnostics tools, and integrated systems.

·       Analyze the efficacy of emerging technologies in retinal disease for diagnosis and treatments

·       Describe and integrate key elements to improve corneal refractive outcomes to meet increased patient expectations

·       Compare advances in therapeutics and surgical management options for the treatment of glaucoma, corneal, oculoplastics, pediatric, and retinal conditions

·       Implement best practices in the diagnosis, preparation for, and surgical management of complex and challenging cataract and anterior segment cases.

·       Describe the process for clinical research including the formation of a clinical investigation, understanding FDA guidelines, scientific manuscript preparation, and publication

 

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and EnVision Summit. 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.

PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION: The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: This activity is supported in part by independent educational grants from Bausch and Lomb and Regeneron. Additional educational grants pending. (Guidelines prohibit use of commercial interest logos for CME educational grants)

AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT: Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Jeanie Kartalian prior to the live event at 703.598.8774.

NOTICE: The program schedule and speakers are updated frequently and are subject to change. Videotaping without prior written authorization from the program director is prohibited.