Duke Perspectives From the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
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Duke Perspectives From the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting


This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

Med-IQ      Duke Medicine
 

Released:
11/12/19
Expires:
11/11/20

Maximum Credits:

0.5
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Released:
11/12/19

Expires:
11/11/20

Maximum Credits:
0.5
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Released:
11/12/19
Expires:
11/11/20


Maximum Credits:
0.5


Overview: This publication summarizes pertinent new research findings that were presented at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting held October 12 to 15 in San Francisco, CA. In addition, Lejla Vajzovic, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at Duke, provides interesting perspectives on the study results.

CME Information:

Faculty
Lejla Vajzovic, MD
Co-Director, Duke Pediatric Retina and Optic Nerve Center
Director, Duke Ophthalmology Continuing Medical Education
Director, Duke fAVS and AVS Courses
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke University Eye Center
Durham, NC 

Activity Planners
Christie Avraamides, PhD
Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Laura Rafferty, ELS
Managing Editor
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD

Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
Med-IQ
East Lansing, MI 

Writer
Katherine Kahn
Holyoke, MA
 
Learning Objective
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss pertinent new studies presented at AAO and consider how to apply this information to clinical practice 

Target Audience
This activity is intended for ophthalmologists. 
 
Statement of Need
More than 100 presentations were shared by faculty members, residents, and fellows from the Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology at the 2019 AAO Annual Meeting held October 12 to 15 in San Francisco, CA. Herein, we summarize information from select presentations and gain insight from Lejla Vajzovic, MD, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Duke who specializes in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal surgery and diseases, with the goal that this information will help physicians who manage patients with eye and vision issues remain up to date on current research from the Duke Department of Ophthalmology. 

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This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke Health.

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Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Medium/Method of Participation
This CME activity consists of a 0.5-credit online publication. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly. 

Initial Release Date: November 12, 2019
Expiration Date: November 11, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 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. 
 
Lejla Vajzovic, MD
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Alcon, Alimera Sciences, Allergan, Inc., Bausch & Lomb, Guidepoint, Orbit Biomedical
Contracted research: Heidelberg Engineering, Inc., Orbit Biomedical, Second Sight 

The writer, peer reviewers, and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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