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Clinical Trial Endpoints for Macular Diseases
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Clinical Trial Endpoints for Macular Diseases


This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.

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Released:
1/9/18
Expires:
1/8/19
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Maximum Credits:

0.25
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1/9/18

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1/8/19

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0.25
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Released:
1/9/18
Expires:
1/8/19
PDF:


Maximum Credits:
0.25


Overview: In this accredited CME webcast, recorded live at the 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting, expert faculty Nora Lad, MD, PhD, discusses clinical trials on biomarkers to detect early age-related macular degeneration and early treatment response.

CME Information:

Faculty
Eleonora (Nora) Lad, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of Grading, Duke Reading Center
Duke Eye Center
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
 
Activity Planners
Iwona Misiuta, PhD, MHA
Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN
Manager
Lead Nurse Planner
Med-IQ
East Lansing, MI
 
Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:
  • Summarize types of biomarkers of progression and treatment response in macular diseases, with an emphasis on functional endpoints in dry age-related macular degeneration 
Target Audience
This activity is intended for ophthalmologists.
 
Statement of Need
Macular degeneration, often called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in people older than 50 years. The causes of AMD include genetic and lifestyle risk factors such as smoking and poor dietary habits. There are two types of AMD: dry and wet. Dry AMD, which accounts for 80% to 90% of cases, is caused when drusen (damaging, small white or yellowish deposits) form on the retina beneath the macula. Early and intermediate stages of AMD usually start without symptoms. Currently, there is a lack of reliable measures to recognize patients at risk of developing AMD, including patients who are at risk of disease progression to blinding forms. No cure is currently available for this condition, but certain treatments can slow progression, such as nutritional supplements, laser therapy, or photodynamic laser therapy. New clinical trials are attempting to identify early biomarkers to assess disease progression and treatment response in macular diseases, including dry AMD. 
 
Collaboration Statement
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.
Med-IQ      Duke Medicine

Accreditation/Designation Statements
Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, watch the Webcast, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
 
Initial Release Date: January 9, 2018
Expiration Date: January 8, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes
 
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Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
 
Eleonora (Nora) Lad, MD, PhD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Apellis Pharmaceuticals, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc.
Other (clinical studies): Apellis Pharmaceuticals, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
 
The peer reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
 
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