The landscape of genetic testing and treatment for inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) is rapidly evolving. Keeping up to date on clinical trials, ordering and interpreting genetic test results, and knowing how and when to best collaborate with genetic counselors can be a challenge for ophthalmologists, retina specialists, and optometrists. In this interactive activity, experts in retinal disease and genetic counseling discuss challenges and opportunities to enhance collaborative patient care, including 2 compelling IRD cases.
- General ophthalmologists
- Pediatric ophthalmologists
- Retina specialists
- Genetic counselors
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Describe the clinical and genetic heterogeneity observed in IRDs
- Identify patients for whom genetic testing for IRDs is appropriate and who may qualify for inclusion in current clinical trials
- Facilitate genetic testing for patients with suspected IRDs based on their ocular work-up and family history
- Collaborate with genetic counselors to support patient learning about IRD genetic testing and their results
ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT DESIGNATION
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc., and Spire Learning. American Academy of CME, Inc. 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.
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 COPE credit hours. Optometrists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Instructions on How to Receive Credit
There is no fee to participate in this activity. In order to receive CME/CE credit, you must:
- Complete the preassessment questions prior to the start of the activity
- Participate in the activity
- Complete the postassessment (achieving a passing score of 75%) and evaluation at the end of the activity.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not represent those of the Academy or Spire Learning. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.
This activity will not review off-label use of FDA-approved agents. The activity does discuss clinical trials which are ongoing in IRD.
Conflict of Interest Statement
According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and levels of evidence.
- This educational activity is jointly provided by the American Academy of CME and Spire Learning.
- This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Spark Therapeutics, Inc.