Diabetic Retinopathy Grand Rounds for Primary Care
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in the United States, however, 90% of cases are avoidable. Providers are the key to fighting diabetic retinopathy at the primary care level through screening and diagnosis programs. Timely screening and treatment prevent morbidity, although low follow-up rates remain problematic. In this lecture, we will review primary care focused methods for increasing screening and follow-up for diabetic retinopathy, including patient education, a streamlined referral and scheduling process, telemedicine-based primary care programs, and collaboration between local ophthalmologists, optometrists and primary care providers.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR (RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2017)
CME CREDITS: 1.0 (SEE BELOW)
FACULTY: JORGE CUADROS OD, PHD
By the end of the session, participants will:
1. Understand strategies for screening and identification of diabetic retinopathy in primary care settings.
2. Understand advances in risk stratification, management and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
3. Use a case-based approach to understanding various modalities of primary care screening, including provider and telemedicine empowered diabetic retinopathy.
JORGE CUADROS OD, PHD
FOUNDER, EYEPACS, LLC
ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR, DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL INFORMATICS RESEARCH
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY
Jorge Cuadros, OD, PhD has been involved in telemedicine-based eye care since 1994. With a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Biological and Medical Information Science from the University of California, San Francisco, he offers both clinical and technical expertise in the discipline of telemedicine.
He developed several communication programs using digital imaging for clinical diagnosis and distance learning, including programs in India, China, and Latin America. Through his personal efforts and leadership, he developed EyePACS, an open access, license-free system for clinical communication in eye care that has been used for remote care, diabetic eye disease screening, home care, education, and research. Besides directing the system development and implementation, he also established a Virtual Reading Center for the evaluation of retinal images in diabetic patients.
Within a three year span, he has led a multi-million dollar grant from the California Health Care Foundation to establish telemedicine-based diabetic retinopathy screening services in over 50 safety net clinics in California. This network is now being extended to other health care settings both in California, other states and internationally. His work is also supported by the National Eye Institute for the validation of new low-cost retinal imaging systems for primary care settings.
In the last 10 years, he has given more than 100 lectures domestically and internationally on informatics, telemedicine and diabetic retinopathy. He is also the co-author of an international collaborative book titled Teleophthalmology. He is currently Clinical Professor and Director of Informatics Research at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry.
J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Anna Potapov, MD, MPH, MBA
Marc E. Walker, MD, MBA
Pooja Mittal, DO
This lecture will be conducted as a one-hour live webinar. Registration is free. Participants will submit a survey at the end of the session to claim CME credit.
AAFP CREDIT STATEMENT
This Live series activity, Optimizing Management of Common Specialty Conditions in the Primary Care Setting, from 07/01/2017 - 07/01/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each webinar in the series is approved for 1.0 AAFP Prescribed credits.
AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
This Live series activity is eligible for Continuing Education credit from the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) may claim AMA PRA Category 1 equivalent credits per webinar based on their participation.