Expanding the Understanding of Geographic Atrophy (CME Monograph)

Activity Description and Purpose

Geographic atrophy is a deleterious disease that leads to visual function loss and affects the ability to perform tasks of daily living. Although nonpharmacologic options are available to aid those with vision impairment, no US Food and Drug Administration–approved therapies exist for geographic atrophy. This educational activity is intended to increase clinician awareness of geographic atrophy, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting their clinical practice and patient care. Experts will provide information on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, burden of disease, current landscape of care, and emerging treatments for geographic atrophy. The desired results of this activity are for retina specialists and other ophthalmologists to enhance patient communication in order to raise awareness and understanding and to help reduce the burden of geographic atrophy.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for retina specialists and other ophthalmologists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize factors that influence the epidemiology of geographic atrophy
  • Recommend strategies to assist patients in managing the burden of geographic atrophy
  • Describe the pathophysiology of geographic atrophy
  • Incorporate education on geographic atrophy regularly into patient encounters
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
10/01/2022
Course expires: 
10/31/2023
Cost:
$0.00

Faculty

Michael Singer, MD (Chair)
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Texas Health Science Center
Director of Clinical Research
Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates
San Antonio, Texas
Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA, FASRS
Managing Partner
Director of Clinical Research
Director of Fellowship
Sierra Eye Associates
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Reno, Nevada
Judy E. Kim, MD, FARVO, FASRS
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Teleophthalmology and Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician and President
Cleveland Clinic Martin Hospitals
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Stuart, Florida

Disclosure Policy

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Faculty

Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA, is a consultant for Alimera Sciences, Allergan, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, AsclepiX Therapeutics, Aviceda Therapeutics, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Broadwing Bio, Chengdu Kanghong Pharmaceutical Group Co, Ltd, Cholgene Therapeutics Inc, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, 4DMT, Gemini Therapeutics, Genentech, Inc, Graybug, Inc, Gyroscope, Iveric Bio, Inc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Kato Pharmaceuticals, Kodiak Sciences Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Oculis, Opthea, Oxurion NV, PolyPhotonix, Recens Medical, Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Regenxbio Inc, Retrotope Inc, Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited, and Unity Biotechnology; is on the speakers bureau for Allergan, Genentech, Inc, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; is a contracted researcher for Apellis Pharmaceuticals, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, 4DMT, Gemini Therapeutics, Genentech, Inc, Gyroscope, Iveric Bio, Inc, Kodiak Sciences Inc, NGM Bio, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Oculis, Opthea, Oxurion NV, Regenxbio Inc, and Unity Biotechnology; and has individual stocks or stock options in Aviceda Therapeutics, PolyPhotonix, Recens Medical, Inc, and Retrotope Inc.

Judy E. Kim, MD, is an advisory board member of Adverum, Alimera Sciences, Allergan, Astellas Pharma Inc, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Clearside Biomedical, Inc, D.O.R.C. Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International) B.V., Genentech, Inc, Notal Vision, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Outlook Therapeutics, Inc, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; and was formerly a contracted researcher for Notal Vision, Inc, within the past 2 years.

Michael Singer, MD, is a consultant for Allergan, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc; and is on the speakers bureau for Allergan, Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rishi P. Singh, MD, is a consultant for Alcon, AsclepiX Therapeutics, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Genentech, Inc, Gyroscope, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc, and Zeiss.

Peer Reviewer

Danny Mammo, MD, formerly served as an advisory board member for Alimera Sciences, EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, and Genentech, Inc, within the past 2 years, but those relationships have ended.

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.

Other MedEdicus planners, managers, and writers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

MedEdicus LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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.

Off-Label Discussion

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.

Provider Contact Information

For questions about this educational activity, please contact MedEdicus LLC at info@mededicus.com.

Disclaimer

The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of MedEdicus LLC, Iveric Bio, Inc, or Retina.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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