2019 Webinar CEU


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Support: This activity received support in the form of unrestricted educational grants from Amplifon and Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals.

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March 26, 2019. 12:30-1:30pm EST, 9:30am PST

You, Optometry and Diabetes: Core Concepts, Drivers and Bridges to Interdisciplinary Care

Speaker: Michael r. dueñas, od, fnap- chief public health officer, american optometric association

Abstract: This webinar will discuss all forms of diabetic eye disease that have the potential to cause severe vision loss and blindness. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataract, and glaucoma. It will help to educate the inter professional collaboration team (PPOD+A and medical diabetes care professionals), on the theory and practice of diabetes eye care delivery, to empower them to influence patient health outcomes in positive and meaningful ways. We will explore the epidemiology of diabetes, drivers to reducing diabetes complications, bridges to early T2DM prevention and detection, new research & therapies and current & proposed health policy. 

Bio: Dr. Dueñas, is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S.) and the University of Alabama, UAB Medical Center - School of Optometry (O.D.).  Work experience includes; bench and translation research, private clinical and hospital-based practice, interdisciplinary teaching (Optometry/Pharmacy/Dentistry), with over a decade of service to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a health scientist and clinician, Dr. Dueñas is responsible for bringing the diabetes integrative practice model; Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry and Dentistry (PPOD), to the CDC. Dr. Dueñas is Immediate Past Chair of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems and has testified before the 111th US Congress on vision and eye health issues.

Educational Objective:

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

1.) Identify the workings of the human eye and vision system, stratify patient risk of complications and appropriately refer all forms of diabetic eye disease that may be encountered in their own patient population.

2.) Describe the current diabetes clinical practice guidelines and system gaps that can be filled to better promote patient centric diabetes care.

3.) Examine the inter professional collaboration of PPOD plus audiology and how to assess patient needs warranting referrals.

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, podiatrists, optometrists, dentists and audiologists and their staff (e.g. all office staff).


Continuing Education Information:

Physician Continuing Medical Education: The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team,and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education credit for learning and change.

Continuing Pharmacy Education: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Activity Type: Knowledge

Continuing Nursing Education: The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

COPE: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by COPE to provide continuing education to optometrists.

This course is COPE approved for 1 hour of CE credit. Activity number and Course ID will be provided soon. Check with your local state licensing board.

American Dental Association: This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint providership efforts between Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Audiology Project.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of the credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.

Commission on Dietetic Registration: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (CDR Provider #3631) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this/these activity(ies). This is a Level II activity.

American Podiatric Medical Association: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and PIM. APMA is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. APMA has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education contact hours

AAA: The Academy of Doctors of Audiology is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest:

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest