|Time Commitment:||3 Hrs 0 min over 90 days|
|Credits Available:||2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 2 COPE CE Credits|
This COPE-certified small group educational experience is designed for optometrists involved in the management of patients with geographic atrophy (GA). Key goals of the curriculum are:
~ Discuss the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration
~ Articulate the burden of illness linked to geographic atrophy (GA)
~ Understand the pathogenesis of GA
~ Describe disease detection and factors influencing progression
~ Review the therapeutic interventions that have been explored as well as those in the pipeline
Recognition & Referral: Best Practices for Managing Patients with GA: Baseline Assessment
Prevalence of GA underscores the need for clinicians to reliably detect, characterize, & measure the disease. Burden & demographics associated with GA, options for imaging, classifying disease based on presentation characteristics, & evaluating progression of GA will be reviewed.
By learning the dynamics of the biologic pathways that mediate GA clinicians may better understand the targets of various investigative therapies. Delve into the particulars of the complement system & learn about pipeline therapies under investigation for the treatment of GA!
Please join me for a brief kick-off where you'll have a chance to greet other group members and discuss our collective goals and priorities for the next few weeks. I’m really looking forward to seeing you.
This Group Discussion will include a brief review of responses to the self-study modules, particularly areas of greatest challenge. Group members will then be encouraged to raise questions and discuss challenges they are facing with the group.
This Group Discussion will focus on your responses and comments on the Group Task, particularly on areas in which there were divergent management approaches.
This group task will focus on the assessment and referral strategies for a patient who presents with progressing GA.