Masters in Ophthalmology 2018

Accreditation

Target Audience

This program has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and nurses who have a specialized interest in the field of ophthalmology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify approaches to the accurate diagnosis and prevention of angle-closure glaucoma.
  • Describe ergonomic best practices for the ophthalmologist.
  • Recognize future directions related to the advancement of ophthalmic care.
  • Explain the advantages of using fibrin glue when implanting an IOL.
  • Examine the management of unique and complicated phacoemulsification surgery.
  • Discuss complications of herpes zoster ophthalmicus for effective patient counseling.
  • Identify recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
  • Discuss the latest strategies for glaucoma treatment and management.
  • Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in ophthalmology.
  • Identify approaches to the accurate diagnosis and prevention of angle-closure glaucoma.
  • Examine the outcomes of anti-VEGF intravitreal injections.
  • Discuss techniques for secondary IOL placement.
  • Describe a systematic approach for reconstruction of the eyelid after detection of abnormal lesions.
  • Identify significant risks and primary factors associated with medical errors.
  • Define domestic violence/intimate partner violence, particularly in the state of Florida.

Accreditation

CME/CE provided by AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Florida Society of Ophthalmology. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

The maximum allocation for participants attending the Domestic Violence course is 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The maximum allocation for participants attending the Prevention of Medical Errors course is 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Nurses

AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 14.5 contact hours.

Florida Nurses

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider for nursing continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this educational activity for 14.5 contact hours.

The maximum allocation for participants attending the Domestic Violence course is 1 contact hour.

The maximum allocation for participants attending the Prevention of Medical Errors course is 2 contact hours.

Activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Florida Society of Ophthalmology.

Criteria for Success

Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at www.ophmasters.com/cme. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Disclaimer

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through reader’s misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH/FSO planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Commercial Support

Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the final course syllabus.