This activity is intended for optometrists who provide primary care optometry services, including but not limited to medical optometric services.
Continuing Education Credit
This activity, COPE Activity Number(s) 125165 is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists.
At the conclusion of one or more of the proposed activities, participants will be better able to: 1. Outline best practices for diagnosing, monitoring and treating patients who have AMD or diabetes. 2. Consider applications and features of diverse technologies and imaging devices for screening, diagnosing and monitoring patients who have retinal disorders or disease. 3. Outline available evidence on current and investigational treatments and therapies for retinal diseases, from nutrition to injections. 4. Describe retinal presentations of systemic disease.
[bold]Joint Accreditation Statement [/bold] [break] In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Review Education Group. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
[bold]Request for Credit[/bold] [italic][bold]Live, In-Person Participants:[/bold][/italic] [break] In order to be eligible to receive LIVE COPE credit for this activity, you must remain in the session room for at least [italic][bold]50 minutes of each 60 minute presentation and at least 100 minutes of each 120 minute presentation. [/bold][/italic] [italic][bold]ARBO OE Tracker & QR Codes: [/bold][/italic] The OE Tracker Mobile App is available for tracking your CE course attendance. You can download the app to your iPhone or Android phone and use it to instantly send your attendance to your OE Tracker. QR codes for each course will be available for you to scan so that you can keep track of each course you attended. If you do not have the OE Tracker Mobile app, you can download the app via the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can find the app by searching for “OE Tracker”. You will be required to log in using your username and password. More instructions can be found at [italic][bold]arbo.org/oetracker/mobile. [/bold][/italic] [break] [break] Attendance will be submitted to COPE, however, please be mindful that it is your responsibility to submit to your appropriate state board. Review Education Group does not guarantee that this course has been approved for continuing education credit by your licensing board.
In Memory of
Dr. Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO
July 8, 1955 – October 26, 2022
Dr. Stuart Richer, “Stu” as he was known to many, was a brilliant optometrist, researcher, and professor. He served for many years at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Chicago, providing superior eye care to our nation’s veterans. His work in the Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Academy of Optometry (AAO), The Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), The Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS), and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS) is second to none. His many contributions to the science of vision loss and nutrition cannot be understated. His research in the area of visual function, nutrition in macular degeneration, and other retinal and systemic disease has led to important discoveries that have already changed public health outcomes and quality of life for millions of patients in the United States and world-wide. He will be missed, but his contributions to Optometry and Ocular Nutrition will continue for many years, if not forever.