All Eyes on Evolving Management Strategies for Geographic Atrophy (CME Monograph)
Activity Description and Purpose
Clinicians are presented with unique challenges now that there are new and emerging treatments for geographic atrophy (GA). This educational activity aims to help clinicians recognize epidemiologic factors that influence GA, identify key findings on imaging throughout the course of GA, and understand the pathophysiology of GA in the context of new and emerging treatments. Because the end goal is always to optimize patient care and visual health, there will also be a discussion on incorporating education into patient encounters and the use of low-vision centers. The desired results of this educational activity are for ophthalmologists to enhance patient communication to raise awareness and understanding of GA and its burden and to increase confidence for referral to specialists.
This educational activity is intended for ophthalmologists.
After completing this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Recognize factors that influence the epidemiology of geographic atrophy
- Discuss the importance of diagnostic imagery throughout the course of geographic atrophy
- Describe the pathophysiology of geographic atrophy
- Incorporate education on geographic atrophy regularly into patient encounters
|David Eichenbaum, MD (Co-Chair)|
Collaborative Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Partner and Director of Research
Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida
|Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO (Co-Chair)|
Director, Optometric Services
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
|Peter K. Kaiser, MD|
Chaney Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research
Professor of Ophthalmology
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
|Michael S. Korenfeld, MD, ACOS|
Comprehensive Eye Care, Ltd
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Mark T. Dunbar, OD, is a consultant for Allergan, Avellino, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc, Iveric Bio, Inc, Orasis Pharmaceuticals, and Visus Therapeutics; and is an advisory board member of Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
David Eichenbaum, MD, is a consultant for Alimera Sciences, Allergan, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Coherus BioSciences, D.O.R.C. Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V., EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc, Gyroscope, Iveric Bio, Inc, KKR, Kodiak Sciences Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Opthea, Outlook Therapeutics, Inc, Recens Medical, Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, REVIVE2 Biotechnology, Inc, and Vial; is on the speakers bureau for Allergan, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Bayer Corporation, D.O.R.C. Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V., EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; is a contracted researcher for 4DMT, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Alkahest, Inc, Allegenesis Biotherapeutics Inc, Annexon Inc, AsclepiX Therapeutics, Bayer Corporation, Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd*, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Gemini Therapeutics, Genentech, Inc, Gyroscope, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Iveric Bio, Inc, Kodiak Sciences, Mylan NV*, NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, Opthea, Recens Medical, Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Unity Biotechnology; and has individual stocks or stock options in Clearside Biomedical, Inc, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc, and REVIVE2 Biotechnology, Inc†.
Peter K. Kaiser, MD, is a consultant for Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC, Allergan, Annexon Inc, Bayer Corporation, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Biogen Idec, Iveric Bio, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, Regenexbio Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc.
Michael S. Korenfeld, MD, is a consultant for AimMax Therapeutics, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Oculis, and Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited; and is an advisory board member of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
This activity was peer reviewed. The peer reviewer has no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.
Planners, Managers, and Writers
Carrie Allen, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, MedEdicus Content Manager for this activity, was previously employed by CVS within the past 2 years, but that relationship has ended.
Medical Writer: Tony Realini, MD, is a consultant for iSTAR Medical*, Ivantis Inc*, New World Medical, Inc, Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, Oyster Point Pharma Inc, and Sight Sciences.
Other MedEdicus planners, managers, and writers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.
* The financial relationship existed during the past 24 months but has now ended.
† Individual stocks or stock options have not been exercised
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Credit Designation Statement
MedEdicus LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This continuing medical education activity is supported through an educational grant from Iveric Bio, Inc.
This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of drugs and devices. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each drug or device discussed in this activity for approved dosing, indications, and warnings.
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- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Participation