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   eOphthalmology Review Volume 1 Issue 6
Title of Issue: Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Our Guest Author is Dr. Susan Bressler, The Julia G. Levy, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

After participating in this audio activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

Develop an appropriate diagnostic assessment of a patient presenting with symptoms of neovascular macular degeneration
Apply the results of the pivotal phase 3 studies of ranibizumab to eyes with choroidal neovascular lesions that are either predominately classic, minimally classic, or occult with no classic components in the lesion composition
Integrate the results of the CATT study into their clinical practice

This discussion, offered as a downloadable audio file and companion transcript, covers the important issues related to Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the format of case-study scenarios for the clinical practice. This program is a follow up to the Volume 1, Issue 5 eOphthalmology Review newsletter – Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration



Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses

The author has indicated that this presentation will include off-label discussions of bevacizumab and ranibizumab
Dr. Susan Bressler Dr. Susan Bressler
The Julia G. Levy, PhD,
Professor of Ophthalmology
The Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, Maryland

Faculty Disclosures
Susan Bressler, MD has disclosed that she has served as a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline, and also has received grant/research support form Notal Vision, Genentech, Novartis, Bausch & Lomb, and Regeneron.

Release Date
September 13, 2011
Expiration Date
September 12, 2013
Next Issue
October 11, 2011

Next Issue: Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Neil M. Bressler, MD
The James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chief, Retina Division Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Maryland
 
 accreditation statements
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

credit designations
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Podcast: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

internet cme policy
The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. The Johns Hopkins University SOM CME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public.

Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CE Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the accredited provider's CE program. CE collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request

launch date
March 15, 2011; activities expire 2 years from the date of each publication.

statement of responsibility
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine take responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

intended audience
The activity has been developed for ophthalmologists and retina specialists.

There are no prerequisites to participate.

Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes.

disclaimer statement
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

faculty AND PLANNER disclosure
As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Neil M. Bressler, MD has disclosed that he has received grants/research support from Allergan, Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Bausch & Lomb, Carl Zeiss Meditec, EMMES Corporation, ForSight Labs, LLC, Genentech, Genzyme Corporation, Lumenis, Notal Vision, Novartis, Ora, Inc., QLT. Inc., Regeneron, and Steba Biotech.
Susan Bressler, MD has disclosed that she has received grants/research support from Bausch & Lomb, Genentech, Notal Vision, Novartis and Regeneron.  She also has served as a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline.
No other planners have indicated that they have any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.
Guest Author Disclosures




CONFIDENTIALITY DISCLAIMER FOR CME CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
I certify that I am attending a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am attending in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the "Privacy Regulations"). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential.

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is: Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: HIPAA@jhmi.edu.

"The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only."

For CME Questions, please contact the CME Office at (410) 955-2959 or e-mail cmenet@jhmi.edu.
For CME Certificates, please call (410) 502-9634.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
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Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
Updated 4/09


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