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CPD: Diabetic Retinopathy: You Need to Keep an Eye on It!

Jeremy Gilbert, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Endocrinologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON.

Chair, Scientific Organizing Committee.

Carol Schwartz, MD, FRCSC, DABO, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Ophthalmologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON.

Jean-Marie Ekoé, MD, CSPQ, PD, Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montréal, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec.

Jean-François Yale, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC, Endocrinologist, Royal Victoria Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

McGill CPD representative.

James Obaji, MD, CCFP, Family Physician, Toronto, ON.

Peter J. Lin, MD, CCFP, Director, Primary Care Initiatives, Canadian Heart Research Centre, Associate Editor, Elsevier WebPortal - PracticeUpdate Primary Care, Medical Director LinCorp Medical Inc.

Carl Fournier, MD, CCFP, Family Physician, Montréal, Québec.

Carol Schwartz, MD, FRCSC, DABO, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Ophthalmologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON.

Jeremy Gilbert, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Endocrinologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON.

This learning program has been developed for primary care physicians, educators, and other health care professionals.

  • It’s best viewed with accompanying video and voice-over narration.
  • This program runs in a sequence, and is accompanied by pre- and post-test quizzes, as well as informative illustrations and animations.
  • You may pause, rewind, or fast-forward at any point.
  • Slides with animations will pause automatically; to view the animation press Play on the video itself; to continue to the next slide press Next on the slides viewer controls.
  • After completing this program, at the end of the presentation from the Appendix page, you will be offered to download the “Certificate of Participation.”

After participating in this online CPD module, physicians should be able to:
  • Explain the significance of diabetic retinopathy to colleagues and patients.
  • Identify individuals at risk for diabetic retinopathy.
  • Recognize which eye symptoms are potential medical emergencies and what to do about it.
  • Develop and implement a prevention and treatment plan for diabetic retinopathy, based on current guidelines, that will be effective in their practice setting.
  • Recognize anti-VEGF injections and laser photocoagulation treatment modalities for diabetic retinopathy.

This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McGill University CPD Office for up to 1.75 Mainpro+ certified credits.

Date of accreditation period: December 12, 2019 – December 12, 2020
Views and opinions in this program are of the faculty and not necessarily endorsed by, or reflective of, those of the publisher or editors of Health Plexus.

DISCLOSURE OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
Specific details:
This program has received an educational grant from Merck Canada Inc.


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