New Insights into Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Geographic Atrophy is continuing education program provided jointly by New England College of Optometry and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. The webinar consists of three 60-minute sessions presented exclusively online at www.ClinicalSeriesLive.com. The complimentary webinar includes all of the features of a live program including, panel discussions, case presentations and interactive activities such as question and answer sessions.
- Session 1: Geographic Atrophy: Causes and Consequences
- Session 2: The Referral to the Ophthalmologist and Treatment Options for Patients with Geographic Atrophy
- Session 3: Focus on the Patient: Empowering Communication for Improved Outcomes
Speakers Rich Singh, MD and Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO address topics of interest such as: pathogenesis and natural history of the AMD and progression to GA, monitoring parameters for AMD and GA, and considering clinical and imaging findings, points of referral to a retinologist for AMD progression and treatment, patient education and management with multiple and often coexisting disorders, and the role in post-treatment management of the patient
The live webinars took place during May and July, 2017. Archived versions of each session are now available on demand for the next twelve months. Once you have registered for the series, you can sign in to attend one, two or all three sessions. All three sessions are complimentary and qualify for 1 hour/unit of COPE-Accredited CE.
Rishi Singh, MD
Rishi P. Singh, MD, is a staff surgeon at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, medical director of informatics at Cleveland Clinic, and associate professor of ophthalmology at the Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He specializes in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and age-related macular degeneration. He has authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications, books and book chapters, and is the principal investigator of numerous national clinical trials advancing the treatment of retinal disease. He is a reviewer for various ophthalmology and medical publications, is president of the Retina World Congress, and on the board of the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr Singh earned his medical degree from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO
Mark T. Dunbar, OD, FAAO, currently serves as the director of optometric services and is the optometric residency supervisor at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. Dr. Dunbar has authored numerous papers, has refereed several optometric journals articles, and currently writes the monthly Retina Quiz in Review of Optometry. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, and is one of the founding members for both the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS).
- Identify the risk factors for AMD and the role of the complement pathway in the pathogenesis of GA
- Describe the progression of early AMD to GA and monitoring parameters that can identify disease progression
- Discuss the importance of routine eye exams and prompt referral when patients with AMD experience disease progression
- Assess the efficacy and safety of emerging treatment options for GA secondary to AMD
- Identify patient barriers to the optimal management of AMD and how they may be effectively addressed through education
- Describe the benefits of comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the management of AMD
Each session has been approved for 1 hour of COPE-Accredited continuing education.
Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media.
Please contact New England College of Optometry at http://www.neco.edu/.
For any technical issues or issues with your CE Certificate, please contact ClinicalSeriesLive at 877-394-1306 or at http://www.clinicalserieslive.com/.
If you have further questions regarding the program, please email info@ClinicalSeriesLive.com
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