Presents: Risk of Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) –
52-Year-Old Male with a History of Poor Adherence to Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Therapy

Expert Faculty Presenters

Jordan Graff, MD, FACS
Surgeon & Partner, BDP Eye Center at American Vision Partners (AVP)
Chair, Division of Ophthalmology, Creighton University
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Phoenix
Medical Executive Committee, AVP - Phoenix, AZ
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Dana McCormick, RPh, FAMCP
Director of Pharmacy
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of medical directors, registered nurses, pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, specialty pharmacists, quality directors, as well as network physicians affiliated with various MCOs, health systems, and other payer organizations.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Managed care professionals are responsible for balancing the efficacy, safety, and cost of therapeutic interventions with member affordability and access to appropriate care. In retinal vein occlusion (RVO), a case-based approach to learning can be utilized to elucidate factors surrounding evidence-based diagnosis and treatment as well as effective management of co-occurring conditions associated with disease progression. This program traces the experiences of a 52-year-old male with RVO and his provider as they journey from presentation to appropriate management. This educational format can be instrumental in learning about identifying appropriate drug coverage and optimizing outcomes.

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

Accreditation Information

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Impact Education, LLC. MER 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.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
Medical Education Resources designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education
Medical Education Resources designates this continuing education activity for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: JA0003680-9999-23-192-H01-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge

Please note: Pharmacists have up to 30 days to complete the evaluation and claim credit for participation so that information can be submitted to CPE Monitor as required.

Continuing Nursing Education
Medical Education Resources designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies relevant financial relationships with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Reported relevant financial relationships are mitigated by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing learners with high-quality CE activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with ineligible companies whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship

Jordan Graff, MD, FACS

Grants/Research Support: Digital Diagnostics DDx, Genentech/Roche, Novartis, RegenxBio
Consulting Fees (eg. Ad boards): Genentech/Roche, RegenxBio, Hi-Health, Alimera

Dana McCormick, RPh, FAMCP

No financial interest/relationships relating to the topic of this activity.

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with ineligible companies whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Content Manager Reported Financial Relationship

MER Content Managers

No financial relationships to disclose.

Impact Education, LLC Staff

No financial relationships to disclose.

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, Impact Education, LLC, or Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the accreditation period, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) and complete the evaluation form. Upon completion of the full CME/CE activity, your certificate will be made available immediately to download and print.

For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the activity evaluation form, you may immediately submit your CPE credit to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. This may require you to add or update the e-profile ID/date of birth information saved in your account.


There is no fee for this educational activity.