Foundation Fighting Blindness To Jointly Host Online CME, COPE Webinar

Source: Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness has announced it will host its first continuing medical education (CME and COPE) event. The distance-learning course will be hosted on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12 pm eastern time. The course will cover inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), Foundation resources, and current clinical trials, and is designated for both ophthalmologists and optometrists and will be offered free of charge.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) and their impact on patients.
  • Identify the benefits of IRD genetic testing, genetic counseling, and patient registries
  • Review current clinical trials for emerging IRD therapies

The course will be delivered by Jacque Duncan, MD, professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at University of California, San Francisco.

Ben Yerxa, PhD, chief executive officer of the Foundation noted, “We are always looking for new avenues to effectively communicate with our healthcare providers, in addition to evolving our available resources to continue to meet both their own needs and the needs of their patients.”

Event Details
Date: Monday, May 18th, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Credits: 1.0 CME or COPE credit*
Registration: Inherited Retinal Diseases Overview, Patient Resources, and Clinical Trials

* All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.


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