COPE-accredited Dinner Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

I invite you to participate in a unique continuing education dinner meeting titled System-based Screening and Referral for Diabetic Retinopathy.

This exciting activity for optometrists and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with diabetic retinopathy will feature world-renowned specialists, who will provide modern, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to help optometrists assess and monitor diabetic retinopathy more precisely, as well as to help establish a reliable, pragmatic protocol to identify candidates for referral to retina specialists for co-management.

Participants will utilize interactive learning modalities, including question and answer panel discussions, challenging case studies, and patient perspectives. The program is designed to create an intimate atmosphere for the exchange of declarative and procedural knowledge between attendees and our exceptional faculty.

Upon completion of the activity, learners will receive an electronic copy of the program materials, with bonus takeaways and a COPE-accredited CE Certificate to apply the credit hours toward licensure renewal.

For your benefit, we are offering this event twice – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 or Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Further details, along with contact information, are available below.

I hope that you can join us for this exciting initiative, and I look forward to seeing you at one of the dinner meetings!

Best Regards,
Rishi P. Singh, MD

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Avon, OH
Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland/Avon at the Emerald Event Center
33040 Just Imagine Drive
Avon, OH
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 – Cleveland, OH
Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic
8650 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Registration and Dinner
5:30 pm – 5:35 pm Introduction and Pretest – Part 1
Rishi P. Singh, MD
5:35 pm – 5:50 pm Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy: Imperfect Together
Robert Engel, OD
5:50 pm – 6:10 pm Use of Screening in Patients at Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy
Wes Immler, OD
6:10 pm – 6:30 pm Diagnostic Pearls: Going Beyond Fundus Examinations
Amy Babiuch, MD
6:30 pm – 6:35 pm Posttest – Part 1
Rishi P. Singh, MD
6:35 pm – 6:45 pm Question and Answer
All Faculty
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Dessert Break
7:00 pm – 7:05 pm Introduction and Pretest – Part 2
Rishi P. Singh, MD
7:05 pm – 7:20 pm Referring – When and Where?
Robert Engel, OD
7:20 pm – 7:40 pm Follow-up Care for Diabetic Retinopathy – State of the State in 2018
Amy Babiuch, MD
7:40 pm – 8:00 pm Exercise in Imaging – When to Refer
Rishi P. Singh, MD
8:00 pm – 8:05 pm Posttest – Part 2
Rishi P. Singh, MD
8:05 pm – 8:15 pm Question and Answer
All Faculty
8:15 pm Meeting Adjournment

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Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is optometrists and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Screen patients for diabetes and diabetic retinopathy according to clinical practice guidelines to ensure prevention of avoidable vision loss.
  • Employ effective, evidence-based methods to diagnose and assess diabetic retinopathy.
  • Identify patients who are candidates for referral to specialists for treatment of vision-threatening diabetic retinal disease.