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Retina Update for Ophthalmologists 2017 (17MR08a)


CME Certified Activity
Sunday, June 4, 2017
7:30 am – 1:00 pm



Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Clinical Academic Building
125 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Complimentary parking will be available in the Paterson Street parking deck located directly across from the Clinical Academic Building. Participants will receive additional information in their confirmation materials.


Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology, in collaboration with New Jersey Retina


Rapid advances in diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment and technology modalities have provided important opportunities to improve outcomes for many retinal diseases. The clinical management of retinal diseases continues to evolve as innovative therapies and new clinical research outcomes expand and refine practice patterns.

Ophthalmologists are confronted with the challenge of understanding and implementing the most up-to-date information and interpreting the specific methodologies and/or limitations of the new information. Various treatment options and dosing strategies will have an impact on treatment outcomes so clinicians need to be able to determine the appropriate management plan specific to the patient’s individualized needs. As such, ophthalmologists require continuous education to aid them in incorporating these new developments into routine clinical care.

This activity will provide an overview of conventional retina care management as well as present latest evidence, trends and innovations in screening and detection, imaging, and pharmacologic and surgical therapies of retinal disease.

To view the full conference agenda, click here


This educational activity will be of interest to ophthalmologists, other physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses, and physician assistants involved in the management of patients of retinal disease.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Evaluate current and emerging evidence related to pathophysiology findings of retinal diseases.
  • Review the current recommendations in formulating the appropriate strategy for screening and following patients with retinal diseases.
  • Examine the basic principles of image acquisition and data processing as well as their limitations.
  • Describe the proper examination and imaging techniques to document retinal diseases in order to reduce the incidence of irreversible vision loss or blindness.
  • Outline the current evidence and rationale for the most beneficial approaches for treatment of patients with retinal diseases.
  • Assess the safety and efficacy of pharmacotherapy and surgical techniques in the treatment of retinal diseases.
  • Review emerging research developments for new therapies and future approaches to retinal diseases.



Daniel B. Roth, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School FACULTY

Nicholas D. Chinsky, MD
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology

Howard F. Fine, MD, MHSc
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Eric S. Friedman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Bruce J. Keyser, MD
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology

Jonathan L. Prenner, MD
Clinical Associate Professor in Ophthalmology

Sumit P. Shah, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

H. Matthew Wheatley, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.


In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credit for this activity, participants are required to check in at the registration desk, attend the activity, and complete the online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.


In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences 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.


Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Advanced practice nurses, nurses and physician assistants may participate in this educational activity and earn a letter of attendance as AANP, ANCC and AANP accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through their reciprocity agreements.

Through 5/31/17 After 5/3117
(Payable onsite**
Physicians $95 $110
Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurses and Physician Assistants $75 $90
RBHS Faculty and Staff $50 $65
*Residents and Fellows $25


*Registration must be accompanied by program director’s letter confirming resident/fellow status. Please fax the letter to 973-972-3371

Registrants may be asked to furnish documentation confirming their employment status in order to be eligible for a reduced rate. If it is determined that a registrant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the registrant will be required to pay the necessary tuition fee.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment break, continuing education credits, and course material. 

Registration can only be accepted through our secure on-line website through May 31, 2017. Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa cards. American Express is not accepted. Pre-registration is recommended.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close on May 31, 2017 or earlier if seating capacity is reached.  

**Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


For additional information, questions, concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact CCOE by telephone at 973-972-4267 / 885-482-1834 or by email at ccoereg@ca.rutgers.edu.


In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available online to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity - we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.

A full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be granted if notice is received up to the date of the program. Refunds cannot be given for “no shows” or cancellations received once the program has started. Cancellations must be done online through the registration portal.

Click here to go to the registration portal. Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”

Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program content, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.

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