Accreditation/Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.0 Contact Hours.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

Advances In™ Choroideremia—Evaluating the Potential of Gene Therapy on the Horizon

Release Date: September 21, 2020
Expiration Date: September 21, 2021

Activity Overview

This online educational activity is designed to provide expert interpretation of emerging data on the treatment of choroideremia, with a forward-looking perspective on how new and novel agents might impact clinical practice. Essentials of pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and advances in gene therapy and other investigational treatments will be presented in a multimedia format. The program will integrate a series of video interviews with expert thought leaders into text-based elements.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.


Target Audience

This online educational activity is directed toward retinal specialists and other ophthalmologists. Other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with choroideremia are also invited to participate.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of choroideremia and the implications new insights have for diagnosing and potentially treating the disease
  • Recognize symptoms and characteristic clinical features of choroideremia, including those which differentiate choroideremia from X-linked retinitis pigmentosa
  • Evaluate trial data for gene therapies currently under investigation for the treatment of choroideremia and assess their clinical implications.

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty

Byron L. Lam, MD
Byron L. Lam, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Robert Z. & Nancy J. Greene Chair in Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Biogen; Consultant: Biogen

Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD
Stephen H. Tsang, MD, PhD
Director, Electrodiagnostic Clinic,
Jonas Children’s Vision Care,
New-York Presbyterian Hospital
Laszlo T. Bito Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology & Cell Biology
Graduate Programs in Nutritional & Metabolic Biology and Neurobiology & Behavior
Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
New York, NY

Disclosures: Grant/Research Support: Abeona Therapeutics

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.


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