Clinical Trials of Emerging Therapies for Retinal Degeneration Patients: Hope and Opportunities

Joint Providership

Premiere Date: Monday, April 5, 2021

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Nurses (CNE)

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

Credit Expiration Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Alan Kimura, MD, MPH Alan Kimura, MD, MPH 
President and Partner
Colorado Retina
Denver, CO

Statement of Need

More than 40 clinical trials for emerging retinal degenerative disease therapies are underway. The studies provide hope for patients and the opportunity for them to participate in the research.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss why it is important for patients with inherited retinal diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, and AMD to know about clinical research.
  • Describe patient perspectives on clinical trials and their expectations and experiences when participating in them.
  • Gain insights about the clinical trial process from the perspective of the investigator.

Target Audience

Ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses, and other eye care professionals.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC and Foundation Fighting Blindness. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1 contact hours.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse Practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

COPE: This activity, COPE Activity Number 121350, is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists. CME Outfitters will submit attendance to COPE within 30 days of completion.

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For complete technical requirements and privacy policy, visit https://www.cmeoutfitters.com/privacy-and-confidentiality-policy.

Dr. Kimura reports he is on the speaker bureaus for Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

Ben Shaberman (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

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