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Vindico Medical Education is solely dedicated to delivering the highest quality and immediately relevant educational programs. These activities provide health care professionals with information on clinical advances they need to better treat their patients.

Vindico delivers the highest quality and relevant educational programs and activities to physicians and other health care providers, with the ultimate goal of improving patient health. With delivery through the more than 30 specialty journals and newspapers published by its sister company, SLACK Incorporated, Vindico Medical Education has access to more than 300,000 physicians, nurses and other health care professionals every month, and long-standing relationships with key opinion leaders worldwide.


Achieving a Comfort Level in Managing Obesity in 2015 and Beyond

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and is considered a health care epidemic in the United States. One-third of US adults are considered obese, having a body mass index of 30…
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Advanced OCT Imaging Technology

Advances in retinal pharmacology have significantly improved outcomes for patients with a range of chronic retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, macular edema, retinal vascular disorders and diseases of the vitreomacular interface. Maximizing the efficacy of available treatments requires the appropriate use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to diagnose these conditi...
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Advanced Optical Coherence Tomography Applications for the Retina Specialist Activity

Advances in retinal pharmacology have significantly improved outcomes for patients with a range of chronic retinal conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, macular edema, retinal vascular disorders and diseases of the vitreomacular interface. Maximizing the efficacy of available treatments requires the appropriate use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to diagnose these conditi...
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Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

Protease inhibitors (PIs) have played an instrumental role in decreasing mortality and morbidity among HIV-infected patients. These agents, however, have been associated with emergence of cross-resistance, reduction of active drug serum concentrations due to extensive CYP3A4-mediated metabolism, and a high pill burden. The need to improve both the effectiveness and convenience of PIs has led to ...
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Applying Imaging, Biomarkers, and Immunotherapy in the Management of NSCLC

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common form of lung cancer, but the numerous subtypes make this disease challenging to accurately diagnose and manage. Careful technique is necessary to obtain adequate tissue and diligent attention to interpretation is critical to properly classify the disease. Once diagnosed, clinicians must identify optimal treatment regimens, which may include t...
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Best of Major Depressive Disorder Summit 2014

Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects nearly 21 million Americans in any given year with a lifetime incidence among US adults of 16.5%, and a yearly incidence of 6.7%, accounting for nearly 10% of all primary care office visits. The consequences of this disorder may be severe, encompassing potentially debilitating impairments to the patient’s physical as well as psychological health, quality...
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Best of RA Forum™ 2014

In the United States, the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been reported to range from 0.5% to 1.0% of the general population, and incidence rate increases with age. Up to 45% of people…
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Binge Eating Disorder: Out of the Closet and Into a New Era of Diagnosis and Treatment

Binge eating disorder (BED) is characterized by insatiable food cravings that can occur at any time of the day or night. With the association of BED and obesity, this disorder has become a major public health issue that presents both medical and psychiatric issues that impair patients’ quality of life. While the prevalence of this disorder is increasing, awareness is lacking. BED is now includ...
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Challenges in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis: PrEP’ing for the Future

A substantial proportion of Americans with HIV remain undiagnosed and suboptimally treated. Failure to follow recommended screening protocols, particular for high-risk individuals, results in delayed diagnosis. Once diagnosed, many patients are lost to care increasing the risk of HIV transmission. Despite a high level of awareness of the evidence for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, uptake b...
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Changing Perspectives on HCV: What Gastroenterologists Need to Know

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, liver transplant, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death from liver disease. The current prevalence of HCV in the United States has been estimated to be 5.2 million people and is expected to continue to increase over the next decade. Given this scenario, identification of HCV-infected individuals for...
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Critical Issues in HBV - HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance of timing and management options for treating HBV. This monograph will review the management of HBV during pregnancy, in children, adolescents, and immunocompromised patients, and address cultural competency in the clinician-patient dialogue to bridge cultural and language gaps ...
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CRITICAL ISSUES IN HBV: Considerations in Optimizing HBV Treatment

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance of timing and management options for treating HBV. This monograph will review the methods for implementing and monitoring best practices in initial therapy; evaluating underlying causes; and safety issues with long-term therapy. Also, highlighted is the data presented at the rec...
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Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, stroke, or non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) should be administered. While clinicians are comfortable prescribing clopidogrel (standard of care the 1990s), they are are less familiar with the newer, more potent antiplatelet agents, prasugrel...
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Diabetic Eye Disease: Implications of Early Recognition, Treatment, and Continuity of Care

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of new cases of legal blindness among working-age Americans. Initially asymptomatic, this disease can often progress silently, thereby placing patients at risk for vision loss, and making early identification of patients critical. Ophthalmologists are in the unique position to potentially diagnose patients who may not know they have diabetes and to reinfor...
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Diabetic Retinopathy: Optometrists’ Role in Facilitating Detection, Disease Management, and Patient Awareness

Diabetic retinopathy can result in devastating vision loss, with structural damage occurring before visual symptoms even manifest. As a result, early diagnosis is critical to maintaining vision for patients. Understanding the pathophysiology of diabetes will enable clinicians to identify patients at greatest risk for developing diabetes and related complications. In addition, developing strong s...
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Expert Analysis on Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis: Defining and Addressing Factors That Affect Outcomes

Treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC) should induce and maintain remission of symptoms and mucosal inflammation to improve patients’ quality of life, according to ACG practice guidelines. Despite the perception that mild-to-moderate UC is a relatively benign condition, many patients experience suboptimal outcomes including frequent relapse and progression to more severe disease. Optimal patien...
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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 1

Physicians seldom experience a paradigm shift in disease management as great as that transpiring in HCV therapy. With the approval last fall of the 2 new direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs)—simeprevir, a protease inhibitor, and sofosbuvir, a nucleotide analogue polymerase inhibitor—the protease inhibitors approved to great acclaim less than 3 years ago, telaprevir and boceprevir, have esse...
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HCV Council 2014 Recap - Critical Appraisal of Data: Recommendations for Clinical Practice in a Rapidly Evolving Therapeutic Landscape

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death from liver disease in the United States. Effective management of HCV continues to pose a challenge for health care practitioners. The discovery, development, and availability of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) offer new treatment options and the possibilit...
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HCV Council 2014 Revisited at AASLD - Critical Appraisal of Data: Recommendations for Clinical Practice in a Rapidly Evolving Therapeutic Landscape

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, and death from liver disease in the United States. Effective management of HCV continues to pose a challenge for health care practitioners. The discovery, development, and availability of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) offer new treatment options and the possibilit...
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http://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/education-lab/2014/11_november/emerging-therapeutics-and-expert-insights-on-improving-outcomes-in-cataract-surgery/cme-information

Approximately 20.5 million US residents 40 years and older have cataract in 1 or both eyes, and 6.1 million have had a lens surgically removed. By 2020, an estimated 30.1 million people will be affected by this condition. Cataract surgery is the most frequent surgery performed in the United States, and patients’ rising expectations for outcomes have driven the introduction of advanced-technolo...
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In Focus: Advances in AMD - Clinical Case: Long-term Management of Established Age-related Macular Degeneration

Long-term management of wet age-related macular degeneration can be challenging, as medications and dosing schedules that had previously improved visual acuity may lose efficacy. In this activity, David Boyer, MD, will review the considerations in treatment-experienced patients.
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IN FOCUS: Advances in AMD - State of Macular Degeneration in 2014‐2015

Anti-VEGF therapy has dramatically improved visual acuity outcomes for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration. Clinicians now must establish the best treatment regimens for their patients, taking into account differences in agents and dosing schedules, and the systemic concerns associated with anti-VEGF therapy. In this activity, Szilard Kiss, MD, reflects on advances in treatment du...
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IN FOCUS: Advances in AMD - Strategies and Options in Managing Wet and Dry AMD

The damage associated with age-related macular degeneration begins before visual symptoms occur, making early diagnosis critical in achieving the best outcomes for patients. Large-scale clinical trials have given significant evidence to support the use of anti-VEGF therapy in managing wet AMD, as well as suggest regimens that may prove more beneficial. Safety concerns and the potential for long-...
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Clinical Case: Starting therapy in a patient newly diagnosed with wet AMD

Successful early treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration offers the best odds for maintaining visual acuity over time. In this activity, Seenu Hariprasad, MD, reviews the options for treatment-naïve patients and the data to support treatment choices.
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Current, Emerging, and Future Strategies for the Management of Dry AMD

Dry age-related macular degeneration has proven to be a challenging condition for clinicians, and no pharmaceutical options have been shown to be effective. Dry AMD is a disease unique to humans, meaning animal models cannot be used to evaluate treatments. In this activity, Michael Singer, MD, will offer guidance on educating patients with dry AMD about their condition and review ongoing researc...
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Managing Wet AMD in 2014 - What Do the Data Tell Us, and What Don’t They?

A number of clinical trials have established the use of anti-VEGF therapy as first-line therapy in the management of wet age-related macular degeneration, and considerable clinical research is now emerging comparing dosing schedules to guide clinicians on the optimal regimen for their patients. Important questions in the management of wet AMD remain and are being assessed in ongoing trials. In t...
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Intravitreal Interventions – Volume 3, Number 1

Intravitreal pharmacotherapy, including long-acting corticosteroids, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents, and other novel biologics, has spawned new clinical interventions that halt vision loss and in many cases restore useful vision. Adoption of these agents, especially the anti-VEGF medications, has dramatically reduced rates of blindness. In this issue of Intravitreal I...
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Intravitreal Interventions – Volume 3, Number 2

Diabetic macular edema (DME) and macular edema associated with retinal vein occlusions (RVOs) are common vision-threatening retinal vascular disorders that historically have been treated with laser photocoagulation. Since the advent of intravitreal corticosteroids and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents, laser therapy has become less prevalent and pharmacologic agents, devices, and de...
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages containing them. Low- and no-calorie sweeteners are regarded as an aid to limiting caloric intake to help control body weight and reduce the risk of weight-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease. Although low- and no-calorie beverages are a safe ...
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis –a very common presentation to pediatricians– affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the United States annually. Although acute bacterial conjunctivitis is frequently self-limiting, the use of antibiotic eye drops have been associated with modestly improved rates of clinical and microbiological remission in compariso...
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Multiple Sclerosis and Women’s Health: Dispelling Myths and Improving Care

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, leads to various degrees of neurological symptoms and disability. Given the nature of this disease in women, it is important to address appropriate preventative gynecological care. Since women with MS are often diagnosed and treated during their reproductive years, family-planning considerations are another vi...
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances have shown that 70% of cases are the result of inherited traits. Hemophilia A, typified by the lack of functional clotting factor VIII, is the most common followed by hemophilia B, which is caused by the absence of functional clotting factor IX. Although there is no cure, prophyl...
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New Insights on the Treatment of Retinal Vascular Diseases: Focus on AMD, DME, and RVO

This slides-audio lectures discusses evaluating the latest clinical data regarding the use of VEGF inhibitors and other agents in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevant guidelines and evidence-based interventions. Many physicians remain uncertain about assessing patients, its status as a chronic disease, how to use current treatment options, and communicating effectively with patients. Successful patient outcomes in obesity are hampered by a number of factors, including co...
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OCT in the Management of Macular Edema


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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

An estimated 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis occur in the United States annually. Cryptosporidium and Giardia are the most common protozoal causes of diarrhea in the developed and developing world. Persistent diarrhea, common in community pediatrics, is often caused by organisms such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. This activity will focus on the most clini...
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Postoperative Ocular Inflammation and Pain: Achieving a Clear Consensus on Prevention and Treatment

The pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery remain significant challenges for the ophthalmic surgeon and are critical to achieving patient satisfaction postoperatively. Careful technique and prophylactic measures can minimize the risks associated with cataract surgery, while emerging therapies may provide better options for surgeons. Clinicians also must be aware of quality report...
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Psych Forum 2014 Highlights

Schizophrenia is a common and serious disabling mental illness, estimated to affect 24 million people worldwide. Characterized by symptoms of delusions and hallucinations, the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms are poorly understood, and inadequacy of the major conceptual models of schizophrenia is a major roadblock in providing a coherent explanation for the known facts of the illness. Alth...
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Rapid Response: Real World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy - Clinical Experience Beyond Pivotal Trials

Management of retinal vascular diseases with anti-VEGF therapy has been well-established through large-scale trials. Smaller trials, in settings closer to typical clinical practice, provide valuable practical information on patient selection, safety issues, and delivery strategies that can help guide clinicians. In this activity, leading experts will review the latest data and discuss how it add...
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes Monograph

More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The goal of therapy remains long-term virologic suppression while minimizing drug toxicity. Some newer agents offer advantages in safety, convenience, and tolerability for both treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced patients. Reflecting these advances, HIV treatment guidelines hav...
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal of therapy remains long term virologic suppression while minimizing drug toxicity. Some newer agents offer advantages in safety, convenience and tolerability for both treatment naïve and experienced patients. Reflecting these advances, HIV treatment guidelines have evolved to ...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors and Guidelines Driven Management

In the United States, the prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been reported to range from 0.5% to 1.0% of the general population, and incidence rate increases with age. Up to 45% of people with RA experience activity limitation, 31% experiencing work limitation, and disability increases with disease duration. With the knowledge that RA is initiated by immune mechanisms, therapy has evolv...
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death. The greatest concern emerging from this epidemic is the increased risk of coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction and stroke. Patients with T2DM have a worse prognosis than those without the disease and derive the least ben...
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Schizophrenia: Improving Outcomes by Enhancing Adherence to Treatment

Schizophrenia is a mentally disabling condition characterized by hallucinations, affective changes, societal disengagement, and a multitude of other psychosocial symptoms leading to personal, social, criminal, and sometimes even fatal consequences. Several antipsychotic agents and treatment adjuncts are available for the management of this chronic condition. However, due to the neurophysiologic ...
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Screening and Treatment of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness among adults aged 40 years and older. Optimal outcomes necessitates good patient awareness, timely screening and treatment. However, knowledge and practice gaps can prevent optimal disease management. This CME activity will encourage health care professionals to change practice behaviors to improve patient outcomes.
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Taming the Beast: New Insights on Treating Mucosal Inflammation in Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is the most common inflammatory bowel disease in the world and is associated with significant morbidity and diminished quality of life. Historically, treatment options have had limited success, with half of patients failing to achieve sustained remission. Recently approved therapies have been shown to reduce symptoms and achieve remission. In this activity, leading clinician...
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates - Monograph

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in development, with the hope of dramatically improving outcomes for patients. Understanding the optimal strategies for implementing these therapies will be critical for physicians. In this program, leading clinicians and researchers discuss the state of the science for targeted therapie...
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Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: 2014 Updates - Monograph

Melanoma remains a challenging condition for clinicians. An array of targeted therapies and immunotherapy are in development, with the hope of dramatically improving outcomes for patients. Understanding the optimal strategies for implementing these therapies will be critical for physicians. In this program, leading clinicians and researchers discuss the state of the science for targeted therapie...
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The Evolving Seasonality of RSV: Implications for the Pediatric Practice

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a significant cause of severe respiratory illness in infants and young children. Pediatricians must therefore be aware of strategies to prevent and manage this disease. This monograph will review the epidemiology and seasonality of RSV, the status of current and emerging treatments, and important infection control procedures that can prevent the spread of thi...
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Updates in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: What New Guidelines Mean to Your Practice

Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) accounts for 5% to 15% of patients diagnosed with JIA and is the most severe form of the disease. Systemic JIA is responsible for a disproportionate share of the morbidity and mortality associated with childhood arthritis. In the past 2 years, data regarding the treatment of systemic JIA have increased rapidly, and the first 2 drugs have been approved...
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