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Course Director

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, FACS
J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, FACS

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Faculty

Mandeep Brar, MD
Mandeep Brar, MD, MD

Cigna Health Insurance
Abrazo Health Network
Phoenix, Arizona

Accredited by

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

In this case-based activity, an expert ophthalmologist and expert endocrinologist discuss the importance of diagnosing patients with diabetic retinopathy with or without diabetic macular edema early and how individualizing treatment improves outcomes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care providers, ophthalmologists, endocrinologists, and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
  • Describe current evidence-based recommendations for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with suspected DR with or without DME
  • Facilitate timely diagnosis and treatment initiation, as appropriate, for patients with DR with or without DME
  • Incorporate strategies that overcome barriers to ensure timely and appropriate referral to ophthalmologic specialists who can utilize treatment regimens that have been shown to improve outcomes and/or encourage regression of DR in patients with diabetes

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

ACCMEThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material 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 activity.

This 0.5 contact hour educational activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing (PO103).

INTERNET CME POLICY

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. OCME 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 CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

SUPPORT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

POLICY ON PRESENTER AND PROVIDER DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

It is the policy of The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing to require our continuing nursing education program faculty and planning committee members to disclose any financial relationships with companies providing program funding or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in the program.

FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY AFFECTING CME ACTIVITIES

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME.

The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, FACS, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Topcon Corporation.
Other Financial or Material Support in the form of Royalties from Springer SBM LLC.

Margery Tamas, MPH, discloses that she was a Consultant for Fresenius Medical Care North America.

No one else in a position to control the content of this educational activity has disclosed a relevant financial interest or relationship with any commercial interest.


Note: Grants to investigators at the Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution that receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s).

JOHNS HOPKINS STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY

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

THE INSTITUTE FOR JOHNS HOPKINS NURSING MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is to share the innovations of Johns Hopkins Nursing in practice, education, and research – locally, nationally, and globally.

Our goal in continuing nursing education is to bring you programs that reflect the expertise and creativity of Johns Hopkins Nursing. Our service values are quality, integrity, flexibility, and personal attentiveness. We appreciate your thoughts and welcome your concerns – please feel free to email us: IJHN@jhmi.edu.

COPYRIGHT

All rights reserved - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. No part of this program may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.

NOTICE ABOUT OFF-LABEL USE PRESENTATIONS

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ”Seeing the Importance of the Timely Recognition and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema” may include presentations on drugs or devices, or use of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice.

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by Johns Hopkins of the uses, products, or techniques presented.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

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 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

RELEASE DATE

October 28, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE

October 28, 2021

COURSE FORMAT – METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

This enduring material is expected to take approximately 0.5 hours to complete. Once the activity is completed, you must pass the post-test within 3 attempts and complete the evaluation with attestation to receive CME/CNE credit.

POST-TEST

A post-test will be conducted at the conclusion of the activity. A grade of at least 75% is needed to receive CME credit. A grade of at least 80% is needed to receive CNE credit.

CHAIR

J. Fernando Arevalo, MD, PhD, FACS
Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

FACULTY

Mandeep Brar, MD
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Cigna Health Insurance
Abrazo Health Network
Phoenix, Arizona

NURSE PLANNER

Rebecca Barshick, MSN, BA, RN, NPD-BC
Nurse Educator
Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland

MEDICAL DIRECTORS

Angela McIntosh, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Margery Tamas, MPH
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

CONFIDENTIALITY DISCLAIMER FOR CME ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION

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

I understand that while I am participating 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 agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos, on any social media site (eg, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

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, email: HIPAA@jhmi.edu.

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

For CME questions, please contact the CME Office 410-955-2959 or email cmenet@jhmi.edu.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
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Reviewed & Approved by: General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

ABOUT THIS CME/CNE ACTIVITY

PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing are responsible for the selection of this activity's topics, the preparation of editorial content, and the distribution of this activity. The preparation of PeerView activities is supported by educational grants subject to written agreements that clearly stipulate and enforce the editorial independence of PVI, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Our activities may contain references to unapproved products or uses of these products in certain jurisdictions. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer's product labeling. No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our activities. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in activities.

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