Overview

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.


Accepting and Classifying Obesity as a Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess risk in patients with obesity
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Achieving Premium Results with Premium IOL Cataract Surgery: Managing Patients’ Expectations and Improving Outcomes

Presbyopic intraocular lenses (IOLs) appear to be making inroads in cataract surgeons’ practices. The counterpart to presbyopic lenses in the premium channel, toric IOLs, are even more popular. Patients have come to expect superior results from premium IOLs. This starts with excellent communication between the staff and the patient. A challenging task is for the surgeon and staff to clearly de...
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Acute Ischemic Stroke: Overcoming Barriers by Improving Systems of Care

According to the American Heart Association, strokes are experienced by approximately 795,000 Americans each year and remain the leading cause of disability in North America. It is important for emergency room physicians to identify and treat patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) quickly in order to best retain patients’ quality of life. Treatment of AIS is time sensitive, and with the rec...
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Adult Intraocular Tumors

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess adult intraocular tumors.
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Advances in LDL Reduction: 2015 and Beyond

Dyslipidemias are a prevalent condition in the United States, and they are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and can have serious consequences if left untreated. Statin therapy, while effective in most patients, may not be adequate as monotherapy for the treatment of complex dyslipidemias. The 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) G...
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Advances in Ulcerative Colitis Management: Targeting Inflammation to Achieve Remission Across the Disease Spectrum

Although ulcerative colitis (UC) is globally one of the most common inflammatory bowel diseases, many patients continue to receive suboptimal therapy. Outcomes in UC are diminished by multiple factors, including physician uncertainty regarding approaches to treatment for newly diagnosed patients, confusion regarding the role of biologic and conventional therapies, and a lack of guidance on patie...
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Against All Odds: Managing Recalcitrant Diabetic Macular Edema

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review current treatment options for patients with diabetic macular edema and how each works in the clinical stages of disease. Describe parameters that define and characterize patients with diabetic macular edema to be sub-optimal responders or non-responders to treatment. Assess the safety and ...
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AMD Masquerade Syndromes

Dr. Rosenfeld discusses how to identify AMD masquerade syndromes..…
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ANCA-associated Vasculitis: Cross-disciplinary Considerations to Optimize Patient Care

Diagnosis and management of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) presents substantial diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Underdiagnosis and undertreatment of AAV are associated with a dismal prognosis and a high mortality rate. Therefore, accurate and timely diagnosis, together with early initiation of appropriate treatment, are key to improving patient outcomes. Given the combinations of clini...
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Anti-VEGF and Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Lim assesses the role of anti-VEGF therapy in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy…
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Antiplatelet Agents for Secondary Prevention of Thrombotic Cardiovascular Events in Patients with History of Cerebrovascular Disease

In this CME activity, Dr. David Morrow discusses the use of antiplatelet agents for secondary prevention of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with a history of cerebrovascular disease. The prevention of thrombotic cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States – is crucial, as this condition results in an average of 1 death every 40 ...
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Antiplatelet Agents for Secondary Prevention of Thrombotic Cardiovascular Events in Patients with History of Myocardial Infarction

In this CME activity, Dr. Deepak Bhatt discusses the use of antiplatelet for secondary prevention of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with history of myocardial infarction. The prevention of thrombotic cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States – is crucial, as this condition results in an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Fa...
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Antiplatelet Agents for Secondary Prevention of Thrombotic Cardiovascular Events in Patients with History of Peripheral Artery Disease

In this CME activity, Dr. Mark Bonaca discusses the use of antiplatelet agents for secondary prevention of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with peripheral arterial disease. The prevention of thrombotic cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States – is crucial, as this condition results in an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. F...
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Antiplatelet Agents in ACS: Distinguishing Characteristics, Safety, and Efficacy

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a condition that can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke, antiplatelet therapy should be administered to patients with ACS. Choosing the most appropriate therapy for the different ...
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Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a condition that can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke, antiplatelet therapy should be administered to patients with ACS. Choosing the most appropriate therapy for the different ...
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Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a condition that can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke, antiplatelet therapy should be administered to patients with ACS. Choosing the most appropriate therapy for the different ...
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Application of Guidelines for Obesity Management in Adults

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to apply clinical practice guidelines to identify, counsel, and treat patients with overweight or obesity.
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Assessing and Applying Real-world Data on Advanced Ocular Nutrition for an Age-old Dilemma

Clinicians continue to identify better approaches to managing age-related macular degeneration. There is a greater understanding of the role genetics plays in identifying patients at greater risk for disease progression. In addition, the 2 AREDS trials have shown the role of dietary supplementation in delaying the progression of the disease. In this activity, leading clinicians will discuss the ...
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Autoimmunity: Lessons from Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

Current research in immunology is providing greater insight into the mechanisms involved in the development of autoimmunity. In this activity, the contributory mechanisms to self-tolerance and how their disruption leads to autoimmunity will be explored.
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”… Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, in part because many patients are not identified as needing therapy. In addition to counseling patients on the impact glucose control has on maintaining vision, clinicians should emphasize the need for vision screening among patients with diabetes. Early detection offers ...
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”…Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, in part because many patients are not identified as needing therapy. In addition to counseling patients on the impact glucose control has on maintaining vision, clinicians should emphasize the need for vision screening among patients with diabetes. Early detection offers ...
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Best of Lipid Forum III

Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk for cardiovascular disease, even after statin therapy to achieve optimal outcomes for their patients. World-class lipidologists discuss recent clinical trial data and their application to practice, as well as new and emerging therapies targeting LDL-C
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Best of MDD Summit 2015

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is prevalent in the United States and a well-acknowledged cause of disability and suicide-related mortality. Clinical and therapeutic advances in MDD management have shifted the goal of treatment from symptomatic relief to partial or complete remission. Although the armamentarium for treating MDD is steadily growing, management is complicated by issues of treatmen...
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Best of MS Forum II

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that affects over 2.3 million people worldwide. Given its complex nature, arriving at an accurate and timely diagnosis of MS, as well as managing symptoms, can represent a challenge for health care professionals. Therefore, it is critical for health care providers to be up-to-date with the mo...
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Best of RA Forum: Applying Immunologic Approaches in RA Management – A Call to Arms

A disease of immune dysregulation, the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) necessitates a well-grounded understanding of immunology. In this activity, the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and…
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Best of Retina Forum: Focus on the Diabetic Eye

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Compare the capabilities of new tools and imaging techniques for use in assessing and monitoring patients with diabetic eye disease. Implement new guidelines for the management of patients with diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. Apply the mechanisms of action of anti-VEG...
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Best of: MDD Summit 2015

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is prevalent in the United States and a well-acknowledged cause of disability and suicide-related mortality. Clinical and therapeutic advances in MDD management have shifted the goal of treatment from symptomatic relief to partial or complete remission. Although the armamentarium for treating MDD is steadily growing, management is complicated by issues of treatmen...
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Beyond Anti-VEGF: Is It Really A Choroidal Neovascular Membrane?

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of anti-VEGF therapy in patients with neovascular AMD.
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Bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly)

Dr. Wallace identifies bilateral coronal synostosis (brachycephaly).
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Biological Reconstruction of The Condyle by Chondro-osseous graft

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess techniques for biological reconstruction of the mandibular condyle utilizing chondro-osseous graft.
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Biopsy of Intraocular Tumors

Dr. Demato assesses biopsy use in patients with intraocular tumors.
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Brachioplasty with Interdigitation of the Posteromedial Scar

Dr. Herman identifies the major steps in brachioplasty surgery and landmarks used to mark the brachioplasty incisions...
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BRAF/MEK Combination Therapy in Melanoma: Current Status

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the current status of BRAF/MEK combination therapy in patients with metastatic melanoma.
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Branch and Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Clinical Trials: A Comprehensive Review

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Explain how evidence gained from clinical trials should be used to guide everyday clinical practice.
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Brief Overview of Obesity Medications

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the recently approved medications for weight loss.
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Can We Modify the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy?

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess strategies to modify the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
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Cardiovascular Event Reduction: A Closer Look at Secondary Prevention in 2015

The prevention of thrombotic cardiovascular disease–the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States–is crucial, since this condition results in an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. Fatal cardiovascular events are 2.5 times more likely to occur in patients with a prior myocardial infarction. Clinical trial evidence suggests that long-term therapy with antiplatelet agents ...
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Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excess fat deposition in the liver due to causes other than alcohol consumption and tends to develop in individuals who are overweight, obese or have diabetes, hypercholesterolemia or hypertriglyceridemia. With the growing obesity epidemic, pediatric NAFLD is on the rise. Left unmanaged, NAFLD may progress to cause progressive fibrosi...
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Case Presentation: Refractory Crohn’s Disease

Patients with Crohn’s disease can become refractory for many reasons. Some patients present with severe disease with stricture, fistula, and obstructive symptoms and undergo surgery prior to use of...
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Case Study: Elderly Woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Managing patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), as well as choosing the most appropriate antiplatelet therapy and determining its duration, can represent a challenge for clinicians. Patients with diabetes represent a particular challenge, largely due to their greater risk of all-cause mortality following unstable angina (UA)/non ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) or ST-segment ele...
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Case Study: Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with ACS and PCI

It is estimated that in the United States, over 780,000 persons annually will experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a condition that can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke, antiplatelet therapy should be administered to patients with ACS. Choosing the most appropriate therapy for the different ty...
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Challenges and Solutions in Retinal Vascular Disease: Pigment Epithelial Detachment and Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema

With anti-VEGF therapy well-established as front-line therapy in the management of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema, clinicians are now facing more challenging clinical questions related to more difficult cases. The disease process of vascularized retinal pigment epithelial detachments in patients with AMD is not completely understood, but they are fairly common, and s...
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Challenges in Managing Exudative AMD

Dr. Singh assesses patient outcomes related to the real-world use of anti-VEGF..…
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Cleaning IOL Posterior Surface Using the 27G Flexible Loop

Dr. Leng discusses how to assess subretinal surgery for stem cell transplantation.
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Clinical Case: Treatment of Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Hanauer assesses strategies for treatment initiation, monitoring, and optimization to individualize care in patients with IBD, including consideration of current guidelines and quality measures for screening and treatment.
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Clinical Consensus: Managing Dry Eye and Ocular Surface Disorders

Managing the ocular surface is critical for a patient’s vision and quality of life. For patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery, a compromised ocular surface can significantly hinder postoperative visual acuity. Given the varied etiologies of ocular surface disease, proper differential diagnosis is needed to initiate appropriate therapy, and new technologies are increasing accuracy ...
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Coding and Compliance Issues Confronting the Retinal Specialist

This CME Activity focuses on the coding and compliance issues facing retina specialists…
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Comparative Treatment Trials for Wet AMD: A Comprehensive Review

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Explain how evidence gained from clinical trials should be used to guide everyday clinical practice. Review clinical trials using sequential treatment regimens in t...
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Complement in Rheumatic Disease

The immune system has many complex components . In this activity, learners will review the role complement plays in host protection and, conversely, how its disruption may contribute to the…
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Complications and Management Following Mid-Body Sculpting

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the complications and management of mid-body sculpting.
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Complications of Obesity During Pregnancy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the complications and management of obesity during pregnancy.
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Conducting Macular Clinical Trials in a Private Practice Environment

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the basics in the design and execution of clinical trials pertaining to retinal pharmacotherapy. Examine how to develop successful clinical trial programs in both private practice and academia.
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Contemporary Management of Massive Submacular Hemorrhage

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the contemporary management of massive submacular hemorrhage.
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Crohn's Disease Cases

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in Crohn’s disease. ...
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Deciding Factors: Answering the Questions of When, How, and Why When Individualizing Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

With an increasing range of disease-modifying treatment options for the management of multiple sclerosis, understanding how to initiate therapy and the relative strengths of different agents is critical in order to maximize patient outcomes and quality of life. Patient responses to a given therapy will vary, and some patients will stop responding to an agent over time, forcing clinicians to cons...
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Diabetic Eye 2015: New Concepts in Screening, Managing, and Referral

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, in part because many patients are not identified as needing therapy. In addition to counseling patients on the impact glucose control has on maintaining vision, clinicians should emphasize the need for vision screening among patients with diabetes. Early detection offers ...
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Diabetic Eye Disease Consults: Volume 1, Number 1

Although diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of adult blindness, approximately half of adults with diabetes are not recommended to, nor receive, timely eye examinations to detect, diagnose, and treat diabetic retinopathy. Data show that early treatment of diabetic eye disease offers the best long-term outcomes and reduces risk of progression, underscoring the importance of understanding the ...
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Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Trials: A Comprehensive Review

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Explain how evidence gained from clinical trials should be used to guide everyday clinical practice.
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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Importance of Early Screening, Referral, and Management

Diabetic eye disease is one of the most common causes of vision loss in the United States. As the rates of diabetes increase, the number of affected patients will rise as well. Better metabolic management would reduce the risk of progressive eye disease, and there are several approved medications to manage diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy that can not only stop progression, but ac...
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Diagnostic Strategy to Make a Confident Diagnosis of IBD

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to diagnose their patients with IBD.
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Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer in IBD

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to correlate dysplasia and colorectal Cancer in IBD.
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Early to Advanced AMD: Defining the Importance of Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment

Management of the geographic atrophy seen in late-stage dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) poses several challenges. Scientific understanding of geographic atrophy continues to develop, and recent changes have been made to how this condition is classified, which underscores the importance of accurately monitoring progression. Although no treatment has been approved to manage late-stage d...
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Effective Disease Management of Ulcerative Colitis: Where Are We Now and What Does the Future Hold?

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is the most common inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) worldwide, with approximately 600,000 Americans living with UC. Ulcerative colitis is characterized by an overactive immune response to the gut enteric flora, resulting in bowel inflammation and ulceration. As one study demonstrated that approximately 80% of studied patients with IBD received suboptimal therapy, there is...
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Efficacy Comparison of Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate current and emerging interventions for their ability to promote weight loss and manage obesity-related co-morbidities.
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Emerging Data in the Management of Ulcerative Colitis: Updates from Washington, DC 2015

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate the preclinical and clinical data regarding the safety and efficacy of emerging therapeutic agents for the management of moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis.
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Emerging Therapies for Dry AMD

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess emerging therapies for dry AMD.
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Emerging Treatments in Uveitis

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate emerging treatments in uveitis.
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En Face OCT Angiography of Macular Telangiectasia Type 2

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess en face OCT angiography of macular telangiectasia type 2.
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En Face OCT Imaging of Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Rosenfeld discusses how to evaluate the role of en face OCT in patients with dry AMD…
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Enhancing Postoperative Outcomes in Joint Arthroplasty: Overstepping the Cornerstones of Traditional Pain Management

Orthopedic procedures are associated with varying degrees of postsurgical pain that represent a challenge for clinicians and a significant burden for patients. The potential of optimal postoperative pain control include improved cardiac, respiratory, and gastrointestinal functions; fewer thromboembolic complications; improved arterial graft survival; fewer septic complications; reduced chronic p...
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Envisioning the Future of Melanoma Diagnosis Through the Lens of Medical Informatics

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the future of melanoma diagnosis utilizing medical informatics.
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Estimating Survival After Treatment of Uveal Melanoma

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess survival following therapy for uveal melanoma.
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Evidence-Based Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

A leading cause of blindness in the United States, diabetic retinopathy is especially challenging because it is generally asymptomatic, even as the vision-threatening disease process progresses…
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet regimens and more effective, better-tolerated drugs that are less prone to viral resistance. Reflecting these advances, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment guidelines have evolved to include a more targeted range of treatment choices, with many of the recommended regimens i...
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet regimens and more effective, better-tolerated drugs that are less prone to viral resistance. Reflecting these advances, HIV treatment guidelines have evolved to include a more targeted range of treatment choices, with many of the recommended regimens incorporating recently approved ...
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Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, stroke, or non-fatal myocardial infarction in patients with ACS, dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) should be administered. Management of ACS in special populations (including women, the elderly, and patients with diabetes or chronic kidney disease) represents a particular challe...
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Examining the Physiologic Basis of Obesity

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the pathophysiologic factors that lead to obesity.
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Expert Interviews on Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis: Shifting the Paradigm in 2015

Treatment with disease modifying therapies (DMTs) can transform the otherwise debilitating course of multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive, inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. For patients with established disease, DMTs are directed toward reducing the frequency and severity of clinical attacks, slowing the progression of disability, and reducing accumulation of lesi...
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Flow Controlled Vitrectomy: An Important Tool

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess flow controlled vitrectomy.
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Food-labeling

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the main uses of food-labeling Assess the evidence behind the use of food-labeling to modify consumer behavior against the obesity epidemic
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Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

Postoperative pain and inflammation can result as a consequence of cataract surgery despite advances in surgical technique. Due to the global aging of the population, cataract patients typically have other comorbid conditions that may place them at a higher risk of developing postsurgical complications. In this activity, renowned ophthalmologists will review the prophylaxis and treatment of peri...
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Geographic Atrophy in Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to describe the apprearance of geographic atrophy associated with advanced or dry age-related macular degeneration
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HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

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. The discovery, development, and availability of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) offers new treatment options and the possibility of improved outcomes for newly diagnosed patients, as well as those who have experienc...
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Highlights from Lipid Forum 2015®: Focus on Hypertriglyceridemia

Hypertriglyceridemia is a highly prevalent yet modifiable risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, pancreatitis, and associated complications. Despite evidence linking elevated serum triglycerides to preventable cardiovascular events, a wide gap separates national treatment recommendations and real-world practices, leaving patients at risk for excess morbidity and mortality. With new therapies e...
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Highlights from Obesity Forum 2015 - Assessing the Underlying Pathophysiological Processes Associated with Obesity: A Panel Discussion

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to describe the pathophysiological, psychosocial, and environmental factors that contribute toward obesity’s definition as a disease.
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Highlights from Obesity Forum 2015 - Models of Obesity Care: Implications for Your Practice

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Utilize comprehensive therapeutic modalities, including patient engagement and activation tools, to induce and maintain weight loss in patients with overweight and obesity. Incorporate effective lifestyle modifications and motivational strategies in the management of overweight and obesity.
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Highlights from Obesity Forum 2015 - The Landscape of Obesity Pharmacotherapy: Surveying the Options

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the clinical benefits, mechanisms, and safety profiles of new and emerging anti-obesity medications when evaluating the most appropriate therapeutic interventions for patients with overweight or obesity.
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Highlights from Obesity Forum 2015 - Weighing in on Combination Therapy: Bringing It All Together

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to utilize comprehensive therapeutic modalities, including patient engagement and activation tools, to induce and maintain weight loss in patients with overweight and obesity.
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History of Voluntary Surgical Missions

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to describe the history of voluntary humanitarian surgical missions. Participants should also be able to assess the models of care that have been established for voluntary humanitarian surgical missions.
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Hot Topics in RA: Debates and Discussion from Rome

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Apply evidence-based approaches when selecting initial therapies for patients with RA. Optimize treatment approaches for patients with RA who do not respond adequately to anti-TNF agents. Employ personalized treatment regimens for patients with RA in scenarios where the use of methotrexate (MTX) ...
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Dr. Hanauer assesses the most appropriate medical and surgical treatment options for induction and maintenance of remission in mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease
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IBD in the Elderly

Dr. Colombel reviews the peculiarities of the natural history of IBD in elderly and discusses the risks and benefits of IBD therapies in elderly…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Assess current recommended immunization schedules and guidelines in order to facilitate vaccine coverage in all eligible patients. Evaluate advances in available immunizations for infants, adolescents, and children. Evaluate effective communication techniques for educating parents on vaccine safe...
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 85% of lung cancers. Approximately 70% of patients with NSCLC present at locally advanced stages, which are associated with poor survival rates. Although the past decade has witnessed several breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of NSCLC, survival rates remain...
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC Monograph

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Assess new evidence about the clinical utility of emerging immunotherapeutic agents in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Examine the latest safety and quality-of-life data from clinical trials utilizing immunotherapies in non-small cell lung cancer to aid in increasing physician awarene...
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Improving Patient Adherence and Compliance to Therapy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to to improve patient adherence and compliance to therapy.
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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 - 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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Insights on the Role of PDT in Retina Practice

Although anti-VEGF agents are well established as first-line therapy for age-related macular degeneration, more recent research has shown that there are multiple pathways that contribute to this disease, so anti-VEGF agents will not be successful in all cases. In addition, there are disease mimics that may present clinically similarly to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but are driven by ...
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Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography: The Present Role

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the present role of intraoperative OCT (iOCT).
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Intravitreal Interventions: Volume 4, Issue 1

Intravitreal pharmaceuticals have become the mainstay for retinal therapy. This series will review the latest data and guidelines for their use in a range of vascular disorders, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion.
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Intravitreal Interventions: Volume 4, Issue 2

Upon successful completion of this educational series, participants should be better able to: Review the recommendations of evidence-based treatment guidelines into the management of patients with DR and DME. Evaluate evidence on current and emerging treatments for optimizing visual outcomes for patients with diabetic retinal disease. Identify new therapeutics recently approved for the trea...
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Intravitreal Interventions: Volume 4, Issue 3

Upon successful completion of this educational series, participants should be better able to: Review the recommendations of evidence-based treatment guidelines into the management of patients with DR and DME. Evaluate evidence on current and emerging treatments for optimizing visual outcomes for patients with diabetic retinal disease. Identify new therapeutics recently approved ...
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J-Pouch Surgery: Expected Outcomes and Long-Term Complications

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the most appropriate medical and surgical treatment options for induction and maintenance of remission in mild-to-moderate and moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease.
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Key Components in the Design and Execution of a Successful Clinical Trial

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the basics in the design and execution of clinical trials pertaining to retinal pharmacotherapy. Examine how to develop successful clinical trial programs in both private practice and academia.
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Lessons from the HARBOR Study for Managing Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr. Dugel assesses treatment strategies in age-related macular degeneration…
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Leveraging Technologies for Melanoma Screening and Diagnosis

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the value of technology for melanoma screening and diagnosis
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Local Therapy for Uveitis

Dr. Srivastava evaluates sustained local therapy for uveitis…
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Management and Prevention of Infections in IBD

Dr. Velayos discusses how to manage and prevent infections in patients with IBD…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis 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 has been associated with modestly improved rates of clinical and microbiological remission in comparison with the use of placebo. While prescribing an ant...
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Managing Diabetic Eye Disease Long-term: Examining New Evidence

In this activity, faculty will discuss how to apply clinical data into practice about the safety and efficacy of ophthalmic medications used to suppress ocular inflammation and manage diabetic…
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Managing Glaucoma 24/7: New Insights About Old Dilemmas

Intraocular pressure (IOP) control is a vital component in the management of glaucoma. In recent years, it has become clear that IOP is not constant, but fluctuates over the course of a 24-hour period, with nocturnal and positional variability. This is further complicated by the variable effectiveness of some glaucoma medications during a 24-hour period. As a result, peak IOP measurements often ...
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Managing Hepatitis C Virus: Pharmacoeconomic and Patient Outcomes Considerations

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic blood borne infection in the United States. Approximately 75% to 85% of HCV-infected persons will progress to chronic HCV infection and are at risk for the development of extrahepatic manifestations, compensated and decompensated cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Approximately 3.2 million persons in the United States are chronic...
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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options, on May 15, 2015, in Nashville, TN. Obesity constitutes a risk factor for some of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Over the past 2 decades...
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Managing Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema

Dr. Waheed assesses treatment strategies in refractory DME…
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Medical Therapy for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Crohn’s Disease

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in Crohn’s disease. Implement strategie...
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Micronutrient Monitoring in Bariatric Surgery

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of micronutrient monitoring in bariatric surgery.
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Mild-to-Moderate Crohn's Disease

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in Crohn’s disease....
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Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in ulcerative colitis. Impleme...
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Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in ulcerative colitis....
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Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the management of moderate to severe Crohn’s Disease.
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Moderate-to-Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in ulcerative colitis. Implement strategi...
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Multifaceted Approaches to Optimize Care for Patients with Obesity

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Implement obesity counseling for eligible patients using evidence-based communication frameworks, such as motivational interviewing and the 5As. Evaluate current data on the safety and efficacy of currently available medications for the treatment of overweight and obesity. Identify patients with ...
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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

In the United States, over 29 million people have diabetes, of which approximately 95% of cases are type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). While developments in the understanding of the molecular basis of the disease have led to therapeutic advances and new guidelines for T2DM management, many patients do not meet the recommended goals for treatment, resulting in suboptimal outcomes. New and emerging ...
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New Concepts in Vitreous Surgery: Assessing the Impact of Fluidics and the Latest Vitreoretinal Techniques

The goal of the vitreous surgeon is to perform the desired surgical intervention, with minimum deleterious effects to the ocular tissues, and in the most efficient way possible. An understanding of…
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New Medications and New Ways to Use Them

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to individualize care for obese and overweight patients by applying established guidelines, best practices, and novel management modalities to improve outcomes and overall quality of life.
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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty five percent of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); approximately 70% of patients with NSCLC present at locally advanced stages, which are associated with poor survival rates. Current treatment paradigms for NSCLC are based on accurate staging, and comprise multimodal approaches that depend on individual...
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NSCLC Treatment on Target: Examining New Evidence and Advances- Monograph

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Eighty-five percent of lung cancers are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); approximately 70% of patients with NSCLC present at locally advanced stages, which are associated with poor survival rates. Current treatment paradigms for NSCLC are based on accurate staging and comprise multimodal approaches that depend on individual ...
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Nutritional Supplementation in AMD – Applying Clinical Data to Practice

In this activity, Dr. Chew assesses nutritional supplementation in AMD and how to apply that clinical data to practice…
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Obesity Consults® ObesityForum® 2015 Highlights

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and is considered a health care epidemic in the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects 34.9% of adults in the United States. It is also a risk factor for some of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Recent c...
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Ocriplasmin Treatment Outcomes: The Role Of Patient Selection

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate the role of patient selection in ocriplasmin treatment outcomes.
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OCT Angiography Imaging of Wet AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Waheed assess the role of optical coherence tomography angiography in patients with wet AMD and diabetes…
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OCT Angiography: The Next ‘Big Thing’ in Retinal Imaging

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography has the potential to significantly improve clinicians’ ability to view the retinal anatomy through the use of highly detailed 3-dimensional images that provide greater detail with better sensitivity, while eliminating the need for a contrast dye. These advances will aid clinicians in diagnosing disease, monitoring progression, and managing patient...
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OCT Imaging and Sickle Cell Retinopathy: New Findings

Dr. Lim discusses how to assess the role of OCT imaging in sickle cell retinopathy...
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Ocular Surface Disease in the Surgical Setting: Recognition and Treatment of an Increasing Dilemma

Dry eye disease (DED) is becoming an increasing burden as the population ages or undergoes treatments, procedures, or engages in tasks that predispose one to DED. Left untreated, DED can progress to cause significant morbidity. Despite this, many eye care professionals continue to underestimate the impact of DED on patients’ eye-related health, vision, and quality of life. As a result, DED is ...
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Ocular Surface Diseases Disorders and Dysfunctions: Volume 1, Number 2

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to the number of potential challenges, including dry eye disease, which can have a range of causes; various forms of allergic conjunctivitis; the impact of contact lens wear, and the effect topical medications and their preservatives have on the ocular surface. The health of the ocular surface can have a considerable impact on visual...
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & Dysfunctions: Volume 1, Number 1

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to the number of potential challenges, including dry eye disease, which can have a range of causes; various forms of allergic conjunctivitis; the impact of contact lens wear, and the effect topical medications and their preservatives have on the ocular surface. The health of the ocular surface can have a considerable impact on visual...
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On the Scenes at EULAR: Updates on Current and Emerging Therapies

Clinicians have several classes of highly effective biologic and conventional disease modifying antirheumatic agents (DMARDs) used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in their armamentarium. However, despite this, some patients do not receive early, aggressive treatment. Conversely, others may be placed aggressive therapy but continue to live with high disease activity due to a lack ...
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Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an annual 130,000 stroke-related fatalities in the United States alone. Stroke is the cause of 1 in every 19 deaths and contributes heavily to national economic burden and patient disability. Management is time-sensitive; emergency medical service providers are generally the first to evaluate patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), and are...
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human papillomavirus (HPV), and most recently seasonal influenza (flu) vaccines, have been added to the recommended vaccine schedule for adolescents. Despite vaccines being an important component of adolescent health care, immunization rates in adolescents ...
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Optimizing the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: Clinical Insights for Selecting First-line Therapy

The incidence of melanoma is continuing to increase worldwide. In recent years, the treatment landscape for this disease has been revolutionized with the development of novel and effective immunotherapeutic and targeted therapies, several of which have received FDA approval. Given this continuously evolving scenario surrounding the management of melanoma, it is critical for clinicians to fully u...
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Optimizing the Use of Targeted Therapy in Advanced Melanoma: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Apply knowledge of the safety, efficacy, and recommended usage of new and emerging targeted therapies for advanced melanoma to the development of effective treatment regimens. Evaluate evidence for sequencing and combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapy in advanced melanoma.
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Other Potential Targets in Melanoma: Clinical Perspective

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the clinical perspective concerning future targets for melanoma therapy.
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Palatal Fistula Repair with FAMM Flap and Custom Obdurator

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able tto assess palatal fistula Repair with FAMM flap and custom obdurator.
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Patient and Disease Assessment for IBD

Upon successful completion of the activities, participants should be better able to differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers.
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a condition that can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and stroke, antiplatelet therapy should be administered to patients with ACS. Choosing the most appropriate therapy for the different ...
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PDT for the Management of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

Dr. Kokame analyzes the distinguishing features of PCV and apply the latest treatment strategies to manage this disease…
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Platelet Function and Genetic Testing: Current Status and Use

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, stroke, or non-fatal myocardial infarction in patients with ACS, dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) should be administered. Optimization of DAPT therapy in patients with ACS requires balancing the risks of thrombotic and bleeding events in individual patients. Finding the optimal...
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Postoperative Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: Etiology and Treatment Recommendations

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to describe the etiology and treatment of postoperative weight gain after bariatric surgery.
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Practical Strategies Combining Anti-VEGF Agents and Steroids

A leading cause of blindness in the United States, diabetic retinopathy is especially challenging because it is generally asymptomatic, even as the vision-threatening disease process progresses. Screening to identify patients early is critical to afford patients the best visual outcomes. Anti-VEGF agents and corticosteroids have been established as effective treatment options to prevent new bl...
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Predictive biomarkers for immunotherapy: Where are we?

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of predictive biomarkers in treating patients with malignant melanoma.
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Premium Cataract Surgery in 2015: Advances in Technique, Technology, and Premium IOL Materials

Patients have high expectations for their visual acuity following cataract surgery and implantation of premium IOLs. To meet these expectations, surgeons must thoroughly assess the patient, carefully match the patient’s visual needs with the appropriate IOL, and employ perfect technique and the latest technology to perform the surgery. Taking these steps will significantly reduce the risk of c...
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Premium Cataract Surgery in 2015: Comparing Surgical Techniques

Patients have high expectations for their visual acuity following cataract surgery and implantation of premium IOLs. To meet these expectations, surgeons must thoroughly assess the patient, carefully match the patient’s visual needs with the appropriate IOL, and employ perfect technique and the latest technology to perform the surgery. Taking these steps will significantly reduce the risk of c...
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Prevalent Skin Lesions in Patients with Obesity

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate prevalent skin lesions in patients with obesity.
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Prognosis and Prediction of Disease Course

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Differentially diagnose inflammatory bowel disease using current classification criteria as well as diagnostic modalities, such as serologic, genetic, and inflammation markers. Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative coliti...
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Psych Evidence-Based Consults

Major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar depression, and schizophrenia are prevalent psychiatric illnesses that remain inadequately treated, placing patients at risk for suboptimal outcomes. In recent years, changes have been made in the criteria used to diagnose these disorders, while advances have been made in the therapeutic landscape. To improve patient outcomes, it is necessary to educate p...
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Quality Measures for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to implement procedures to ensure that quality of care is applied equally to all patients in their practice.
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Quantitative Assessment of PEDs With SDOCT in Response to Anti-VEGF Therapy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to analyze the quantitative assessment of PEDs with SDOCT in response to anti-VEGF therapy.
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RA Forum Pre-study: Applying Immunologic Management Approaches in Rheumatoid Arthritis

The recent advent of biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has transformed the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment landscape from symptom management to disease modification. These…
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Rapid Response from HAWAIIAN EYE 2015: Managing Diabetic Eye Disease

Recent approvals have expanded clinicians’ options for the management of diabetic macular edema, making a thorough understanding of their efficacy and safety profiles critical in the management of patients. The FDA is also considering expanding the indications for some agents to include proliferative diabetic retinopathy based on subanalyses of clinical trials. If found to be a viable treatmen...
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Rapid Response: Updates in the Management of Diabetic Eye Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Examine newly released evidence for the multimodal use of intravitreal agents and steroid implants in persistent DME. Detail the rationale for selecting and optimizing treatment options for patients with DME. Analyze new data about the optimal dosage, frequency and duration, and use o...
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Real-World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Recent approvals have expanded clinicians’ options for the management of diabetic eye disease. Anti-VEGF therapy remains first-line therapy for the management of diabetic macular edema, and a thorough understanding of the efficacy and safety profiles critical in the management of patients. The FDA has also expanded the indications for one agent, with another under consideration, to include pro...
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related macular degeneration. What is still being determined are the optimal dosing regimens for these conditions. Recognizing how these macular diseases respond differently to therapy is critical to achieving best results for patients. Recently, 2 anti-VEGF agents have been approved to ...
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Reconstruction of Mandibular ORN using Virtual Surgical Planning

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the utility of virtual surgical planning in reconstruction of complex mandibular defects secondary to osteoradionecrosis.
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Regulatory T Cells in Autoimmunity

A cascade of immunologic events contributes to the development of autoimmunity and diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. This lecture will review the different types of T regulatory cells, their…
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RetinaCME® Rapid Response from Retina 2016

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review current comparative data for the use of intravitreal therapy in DME. Assess emerging data from clinical trials of intravitreal therapy for DR.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Mechanisms of Autoimmunity, Immunogenicity, and Advances in Immunotherapy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Assess B-cell biology and its role in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. Define immunogenicity in the context of biologic therapies and appraise its role in efficacy and toxicity. Apply clinical advances in the use of biologic therapy to optimize the treatment ...
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Risk Assessment Strategies and Preventive Health in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to evaluate risk assessment strategies and preventive health measures in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
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Safety of Ocriplasmin

Dr. Kaiser evaluates the safety of ocriplasmin.
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Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder: Utilizing Tools to Optimize Outcomes Across the Spectrum of Acute-to-Maintenance Treatment

Adherence can be problematic across all therapeutic areas. When the patient suffers from schizophrenia, the situation becomes more complex. Late diagnosis and undertreatment can cause significant morbidity, increased suicidality, crime, and psychosocial dysfunction. Despite the known benefits of consistent treatment, many patients are not provided timely access to care or experience difficulty a...
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Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events: Current Insights on Advancing Science

Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is critical in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic burden. Preexisting conditions – including diabetes, myocardial infarction, and peripheral arterial disease – are strong predictors of CVD-related fatalities. Clinical trial data suggest that antiplatelet therapy may reduce the risk of cardiac and peripheral vascular events. ...
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Sequencing Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy for Patients with Metastatic BRAFV600 Mutant Melanoma: How are We Going to Figure it Out?

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of targeted immunotherapy and immunotherapy in patients with metastatic melanoma.
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Spotlight on Hypercholesterolemia: New Ways to Test and Treat

Hereditary dyslipidemias are caused by single or multiple gene mutations that result in either overproduction or defective clearance of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, as well as underproduction or excessive clearance of HDL. Physicians are challenged when confronted with hypercholesterolemia of a genetic origin that may lead to misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. In this CME activity, ...
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Steroids and DME

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of intravitreal steroids in the treatment of diabetic macular edema.
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Subretinal Transplantation: Stem Cells

Dr. Leng discusses how to assess subretinal transplantation of human central nervous system stem cells to treat geographic atrophy in dry macular degeneration.
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Surfacing on the Web: Dry Eye in Special Populations

Dry eye can be a debilitating disease, both in terms of patients’ visual acuity as well as their quality of life. The varying etiologies of dry eye in different patient populations increases the challenges of diagnosing and treating the condition. Ophthalmic surgery can exacerbate dry eye, through severing of corneal nerves and introduction of topical medications, often containing preservative...
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Surfacing on the Web: Pre-, Peri- and Postoperative Practices: Managing the Ocular Surface

Dry eye can be a debilitating disease, both in terms of patients’ visual acuity as well as their quality of life. The varying etiologies of dry eye in different patient populations increases the challenges of diagnosing and treating the condition. Ophthalmic surgery can exacerbate dry eye, through severing of corneal nerves and introduction of topical medications, often containing preservative...
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Sustained Release Anti-VEGF Strategies

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess sustained release anti-VEGF strategies.
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Swept OCT Source

Dr. Sadda assesses the potential and value of swept source OCT.
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Synovial Phenotypes in Rheumatoid Arthritis Correlate With Response to Biologic Therapeutics

In this activity, learners will review emerging molecular and cellular processes driving the variability in response to biologics used in the management of rheumatoid arthritis…
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T-cell Checkpoints: Autoimmunity, Cancer, and Infection

Modulation of the immune response has become the cornerstone of treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. In this activity, learners will explore the…
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Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of myeloid clonal hemopathies with heterogeneous clinical manifestations. The main clinical complication in MDS is morbidity due to cytopenias and the potential to progress into acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Unfortunately, approximately 30% of patients will eventually develop leukemia, and even in those who do not, prognosis is extremely poor. Pr...
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Taming the Difficult Diabetic Eye: Examining New Options for Treatment

Proliferative diabetic retinopathy has long been one of the most challenging ocular conditions, as damage can be asymptomatic and often starts in the peripheral retina, which is not visualized by standard imaging techniques. In addition, although laser has been shown to be effective at inhibiting progression, vision loss remains a concern. New imaging technology has significantly expanded the 7 ...
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Technique of closing cleft palates without the relaxing incisions

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess a technique for closing cleft palate without the relaxing incisions.
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Th17 Cells in Health and Disease

IL-17 is slowly being recognized as having an important role in the development and persistence of certain autoimmune and rheumatic diseases. This activity will discuss the discovery timeline for the…
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The CMS Data: It’s More Than Just Dollars

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of ultrahigh resolution OCT for foveal pathology.
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The Emerging Biosimilar Therapeutic Landscape: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Implications

Recent processes have been established to facilitate the production, validation, and utilization of biosimilars. Biosimilars are therapeutic products similar in quality, safety, and efficacy to already-licensed reference biotherapeutic products. Used widely in Europe since 2006, the first biosimilar agent for use in the United States was approved in March 2015. In May of 2015, a Biosimilars Foru...
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The Evolving Roles of B Cells in Autoimmune Diseases Including Rheumatoid Arthritis

Developments in the understanding of immunology have led to advances in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases. In this activity, participants will learn about the role of B…
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The Evolving Roles of B Cells in Autoimmune Diseases Including Rheumatoid Arthritis

Developments in the understanding of immunology have led to advances in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and related diseases. In this activity, participants will learn about the role of B...
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The Patient With Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of tachyarrhythmia and is characterized by disorganization of the heart’s electrical activity, increasing the risk of an embolic stroke. This CME activity will focus on stroke reduction in the patient with chronic atrial fibrillation.
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The Patient With Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of tachyarrhythmia and is characterized by disorganization of the heart’s electrical activity, increasing the risk of an embolic stroke. This CME activity will focus on stroke reduction in the patient with chronic atrial fibrillation.
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The Patient with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is prevalent in approximately 170 million persons worldwide and in 3.5 million people in the United States (US). Those with HCV are at risk for the development of compensated and decompensated cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and a variety of extrahepatic manifestations. This educational acivity will review treatment approaches to patients infected wi...
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The Patient with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is prevalent in approximately 170 million persons worldwide and in 3.5 million people in the United States (US). Those with HCV are at risk for the development of compensated and decompensated cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and a variety of extrahepatic manifestations. This educational acivity will review treatment approaches to patients infected wi...
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The Patient with Major Depressive Disorder

This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).
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The Patient with Major Depressive Disorder

This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).
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The Patient with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved in the past decade, as advances are made in diagnosis, characterization and treatment of the disease. Chemotherapy has seen refinements to make it more efficacious and less toxic, while targeted therapy has made its debut in this setting. This educational activity will discuss treatment options in patients with NSCLC.
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The Patient with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved in the past decade, as advances are made in diagnosis, characterization and treatment of the disease. Chemotherapy has seen refinements to make it more efficacious and less toxic, while targeted therapy has made its debut in this setting. This educational activity will discuss treatment options in patients with NSCLC.
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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational activity will review the pathophysiology and assessment of patients infected with this virus.
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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational activity will review the pathophysiology and assessment of patients infected with this virus.
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The Patient with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, progressive, multifactorial, and life-long disease characterized by degenerative and inflammatory processes affecting joints and surrounding tissues, resulting in pain and functional disability. This educational activity will review the diagnosis and treatment of patients with osteoarthritis.
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The Patient with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, progressive, multifactorial, and life-long disease characterized by degenerative and inflammatory processes affecting joints and surrounding tissues, resulting in pain and functional disability. This educational activity will review the diagnosis and treatment of patients with osteoarthritis.
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The Patient with Ulcerative Colitis

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Develop treatment strategies that achieve long-term remission and minimize risk of relapse in ulcerative colitis. Implement strategies for monitoring disease activity and mucosal healing in accordance with the most current definitions in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
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The Role of Imaging Studies in the Design and Evaluation of Macular Clinical Trials

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review the role of imaging studies and reading centers in clinical trials.
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The Utility of ICG Angiography (ICGA) in 2015

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the utility of indocyanine green angiography (ICGA).
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Treatment Approaches in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Kornbluth discusses appropriate treatment algorithms in the management of patients with mild-moderate ulcerative colitis and recognizing the role of biologic and immunosuppressive drugs in the management of patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
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Treatment of Central Vein Occlusion: Where Are We in 2015?

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the treatment of retinal vein occlusion.
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Treatment of Mild to Moderate Crohn’s Disease

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to evaluate strategies for treatment initiation, monitoring, and optimization to individualize care in patients with IBD, including consideration of current guidelines and quality measures for screening and treatment.
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Treatment of Mild to Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess strategies for treatment initiation, monitoring, and optimization to individualize care in patients with IBD, including consideration of current guidelines and quality measures for screening and treatment.
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Treatment of Pigment Epithelial Detachments in Wet AMD

Dr. Rosenfeld assesses evidence-based medicine and best practices regarding the safe and effective use of treatment options for patients with retinal pigment epithelial detachments in neovascular…
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Treatment of Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema

Dr. Waheed discusses how to apply effective treatment in patients with diabetic macular edema who demonstrate a poor response to initial therapy…
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Trends and Trials: Prevention of Miosis, Postoperative Pain, and Inflammation

Postoperative inflammation is a natural side effect of cataract surgery. However, a clear consensus on the prevention of miosis and the treatment of inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has not been achieved. Customizing the therapeutic regimen for each individual patient is necessary. Although post-surgical complications are rare, the clinician must keep current on the latest develo...
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Trends in Coding and Compliance: 2015 Updates

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able todiscuss the most recent trends in coding among retina specialists.
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Ultrahigh Resolution OCT of Foveal Disorders

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the role of ultrahigh resolution OCT for foveal pathology.
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Unilateral Coronal Synostosis (Anterior Plagiocephaly)

Dr. Wallace identifies and manage unilateral coronal synostosis (anterior plagiocephaly).
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Update on Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the diagnosis and treatment of central serous chorioretinopathy.
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Updates from Rome: Translating Advances in Immunology into the Management of Rheumatic Diseases

The treatment armamentarium for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has seen massive expansion over the past 2 decades. Advances in the field of rheumatology are expected to continue with a multitude of...
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Updates from Vienna 2015 – Highlights in Hematologic Malignancies

The management of patients with hematologic malignancies—from diagnosis to treatment decisions—can represent a challenge for hematologists and oncologists due to several factors, including lack of nonspecific/overlapping symptoms, and the rapidly advancing research that has resulted in new and emerging therapies. Therefore, it is critical for these health care professionals to remain up-to-d...
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Updates in Immunotherapy – Philadelphia 2015

The promise of immunotherapy in oncology has become a reality with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the programmed death-1 (PD-1) inhibitor pembrolizumab and the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein-4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor ipilimumab for treatment of advanced melanoma, the approval of the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab for treatment of advanced squamous non-small cell lung cance...
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Updates in Melanoma 2015: Entering a New Therapeutic Era

The incidence of melanoma, an aggressive disease that accounts for approximately 75% of skin-cancer-related deaths, is continuing to increase worldwide. Historically, treatment options for patients with advanced-stage melanoma have been limited by modest response rates and failure to improve overall survival (typically less than 1 year). However, in recent years, the treatment landscape for meta...
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Using an Integrated Team Approach: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner

Learning Objective Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to appreciate the role of the nurse practitioner as vital part of the team approach to treating obesity.
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Using Treatment as Prevention: New and Emerging Options for Miosis, Postoperative Pain, and Inflammation

Patients expect optimal vision immediately after cataract surgery, especially patients who have had premium IOLs implanted. Achieving optimal outcomes is driven by careful preoperative IOL selection for a given patient, identification of patients at risk for poor outcomes, and appropriate use of pharmacotherapy to achieve adequate miosis and to prevent inflammation. In this activity, leading sur...
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Vitreomacular Adhesion: Addressing Patient Selection and Safety Concerns for Optimal Treatment

With the approval of a pharmacologic option to resolve vitreomacular adhesion, clinicians are tasked to determine how to best incorporate it into their practices. Clinical trials have shown that ocriplasmin is effective, but also that this efficacy is most pronounced in well-selected patients. In this activity, leading clinicians will discuss optimal OCT and clinical selection criteria to ensure...
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Vitreomacular Adhesion: Addressing Patient Selection and Safety Concerns for Optimal Treatment

Clinicians gained a new option for the management of vitreomacular adhesion in 2012 with the FDA approval of a vitreolytic agent, ocriplasmin. Since that approval, its usage in clinical practice has yielded significant data to better identify the patients likely to benefit from this drug, as well as the safety issues associated with its use. In this monograph, leading clinicians will review sele...
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Wet Macular Degeneration: A Review of Pivotal Clinical Trials

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Review pivotal clinical studies for the management of wet macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion. Explain how evidence gained from clinical trials should be used to guide everyday clinical practice. Review clinical trials using sequential treatment regimens in th...
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Wide-field Retinal Imaging: Applications and Limitations

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to assess the contemporary management of massive submacular hemorrhage.
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World Lung Updates: Immunotherapy in NSCLC

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to: Examine new evidence about the efficacy of investigational immunotherapeutic agents in NSCLC, as monotherapy and in combination with other agents. Review the latest information about the immunologic profiles and unique toxicities associated with immunotherapeutic agents being investigated for NSCLC.
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