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Newer and Emerging Treatment Options for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Macular Edema: A Focus on Managed Care Opportunities

FACULTY

S. Russell Spjut, PharmD
Director Formulary Management
Magellan Rx Management
Salt Lake City, Utah

Judy Kim, MD
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Teleophthalmology and Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

PROVIDER STATEMENT

Provided by HMP Education, an HMP Global Company.

For questions regarding this educational activity, or to cancel your account, please call 609-371-1137 or email accreditation@hmpglobal.com.

INTENDED LEARNERS

This activity is designed for medical directors, pharmacy directors, and other decision makers working in managed care organizations (MCOs) such as private payers, pharmacy benefit managers, Medicare/Medicaid, VA/DOD, large employers, hospitals, ACOs, long-term care, and other segments, including the Population Health Learning Network and the MCLN® and First Report Managed Care databases, as well as hospital and health-system pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, specialty pharmacists, community pharmacists, ophthalmology clinicians, retina specialists, and other frontline healthcare professionals who are involved in the management of AMD and DME.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Summarize the current treatment recommendations for AMD and DME
  • Evaluate the latest clinical evidence associated with new or emerging options for the management of AMD and DME and how they may address current treatment challenges 
  • Develop evidence-based and cost-effective managed care policies for the optimal management of AMD and DME 

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 3-question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: August 31, 2022 
Expiration Date: August 31, 2023 
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

The evaluation is accessible after the activity via a PC or Mac computer with current versions of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for print publications. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

In support of improving patient care, HMP Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIANS

HMP Education designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PHARMACISTS

This internet enduring, knowledge-based activity (Universal Activity Number: JA0006201-0000-22-131-H01-P) has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 contact hour (.10 CEUs).

The certificate is not the official record of your participation in the activity. The official record of credit will be the information in the CPE Monitor system. Following ACPE Policy, HMP Education must transmit your claim to CPE Monitor within 60 days from the date you complete this CPE activity. HMP Education is not able to report your claimed credit after this 60-day period. Eligibility for pharmacy credit is contingent upon the successful completion of a post-test and/or evaluation for each activity or session attended.

NURSES

This continuing nursing education internet enduring activity awards 1.00 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.00 contact hour. 

NURSE PRACTITIONERS

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

HMP Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This internet enduring activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

USE OF PROPRIETARY NAMES

This continuing medical education activity may include device or medicine brand names for participant clarity purposes only, due to the presence of different branded versions of the same product. No product promotion or recommendation should be inferred.

UNAPPROVED AND/OR INVESTIGATIONAL USES OF DRUGS AND DEVICES

This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of HMP Education.

DISCLAIMERS

The material presented and related discussions are not intended to be medical advice, and the presentation or discussion of such material is not intended to create and does not establish a physician-patient relationship. Medical advice of any nature should be sought from an individual’s own physician.

Neither HMP Education nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates is affiliated with, or formally endorsed by a medical society.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to HMP Education or HMP. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

HMP Education is an independent provider of continuing medical education. HMP Education has no proprietary or financial interest in medical or healthcare products over which the FDA (USA) or EMA (EU) has regulatory authority.

In accordance with our disclosure policies, HMP Education is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor for all accredited continuing education. These policies include assigning relevance to, and mitigating, all perceived or real conflicts of interest between any individual with control over the content and any ineligible company (commercial interest) as defined by the ACCME.

Any individual with control over accredited content, including planner, faculty, and reviewer, is required to globally disclose:

  1. Individual relationship(s) or lack thereof, and its nature, with any/all ineligible company, and;
  2. Any investigational, off-label, or non-FDA approved content or discussion

HMP Education has reviewed these disclosures, assigned relevance based on the relationship and scope of content, and identified those with the potential to compromise the goals and educational integrity of the education. Relevant relationships, or lack thereof, are shared with the learner.

Education has been independently peer-reviewed to validate content, mitigate identified conflicts of interest, and ensure:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine is based on evidence that is accepted within the medical profession as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  2. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in accredited continuing education in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
  3. Content is appropriate, fair and balanced, unbiased, referenced, and non-promotional.

FACULTY

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Kim: Advisory Board – Alimera Sciences, Allergan, Clearside, Bausch and Lomb, Genentech/Roche, Notal Vision


Dr. Spjut has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

CLINICAL REVIEWER

Kyle Copeland, PharmD, BCPS
Parkwest Medical Center
Knoxville, Tennessee

Dr. Copeland has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWCN, CWS (nurse planner)
Wound Clinic, Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego, California

Ms. Seaman has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

HMP Education planners and staff include Samantha Bella, Samantha Conforti, Seth Horowitz, Melissa Merz, Randy Robbin, Lacey Schmeidler, and Andrea Zimmerman.

No HMP Education planner or staff has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

ADA STATEMENT

HMP Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609-371-1137.

PRIVACY POLICY

HMP Education protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint providers. HMP Education and our joint providers will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. HMP Education maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Copyright © 2022 by HMP Education. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from HMP Education.

GRIEVANCE POLICY

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing education activity accredited by HMP Education may contact Samantha Conforti, Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance, by phone at 609-371-1137, by email at sconforti@hmpglobal.com or in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Ms. Conforti will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the complaint.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

Supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech, Inc.