The presentational method for this activity will be Case Presentation with Learner Participation, Panel Discussion, and Lecture with Q&A Session.  This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of local comprehensive ophthalmologists.  This activity will encompass the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, and Systems-Based Practice.

 

Desired Outcomes

 At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

 

  1. Select from various management options for atypical diseases, such as combined hamartoma of the retina and RPE
  2. Recognize various ways OCT and Fluorescein Angiography are useful to detect uncommon diseases, in order to better manage patients with subtle retinal pathology; recognize new technologies in OCT and what to expect in very near future
  3. Differentiate between exudative and non-exudative macular degeneration and a number of different entities included within its differential diagnosis; understand utilization of imaging studies as well as the complexity of decision-making that leads to observation vs treatment vs treatment trial
  4. Recognize the importance of new genetic testing and utilize appropriately 
  5. Cite the necessity of Fluorescein Angiography for evaluating, localizing and categorization of lesion in Retinal, Macular and Choroidal pathologies
  6. Utilize the multi-modal imaging techniques to diagnose and monitor various types of uveitis
  7. Have educated and informed discussions with patients about their diagnosis, current treatment options, and future medical interventions

 

This 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 CME Consultants and Retinal Consultants Medical Group. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

 

CME Consultants designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Retinal Consultants Medical Group at (916)453-5449 or swearingenl@retinalmd.com should you require special assistance.

 

Retina, Macula, Vitreous Specialist and Surgeon, Retinal Consultants Medical Group, Inc., Sacramento, CA:

Margaret A. Chang, MD, MS 

David G. Cupp, MD 

Robert A. Equi, MD

Carlos A. Medina, MD

Arun C. Patel, MD 

Sarju Patel, MD

Joel A. Pearlman, MD, PhD 

J. Brian Reed, MD 

David Telander, MD, PhD 

Tony Tsai, MD