The Art of Ophthalmology Medicine: Individualizing Therapy in Diabetic Macular Edema in an Era of Expanded Treatment Options
DME Virtual Pathways Activity
December 20, 2023
September 29, 2024
This activity is provided by Med Learning Group.
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This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This initiative is designed to meet the educational needs of retina/ophthalmology, optometry, managed care, primary care/internal medicine, diabetes education, and cardiology/endocrinology sub-specialties.
This enduring activity focuses on individualizing therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) based on patient-, disease-, and treatment-related factors. Providers will learn about technological advancements that can help with timely diagnosis and/or effective interval monitoring of DME. Listen to a retina expert discuss the benefits and treatment burdens of conventional anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapies and compare the safety, efficacy, and durability of established and emerging therapies for patients with DME.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Evaluate technological advancements to incorporate into best practices for timely diagnosis and/or effective interval monitoring of DME
- Discuss the benefits and treatment burdens of conventional anti-VEGF therapies for patients with retinal vascular disease
- Compare the safety, efficacy, and durability of established and emerging therapies for patients with DME
- Personalize treatment and dosing strategies for patients with DME based on patient-, disease-, and treatment-related factors
David Xu, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Member of the Retina Service
Wills Eye Hospital
Mid Atlantic Retina
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
Physician Credit Designation Statement
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
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In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
David Xu, MD discloses that he has received consulting fees from Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Bausch + Lomb, and Gyroscope Therapeutics (Novartis).
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed. The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer. The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
Staff Planners and Managers
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Caitlin Rothermel, MD, Medical Director of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
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