CME Accreditation


Tufts University School of Medicine—Office of Continuing Education


January 10, 2015 - Boston, MA

Jointly provided by Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, New England Eye Center and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston.

Course Directors

Jay S. Duker, M.D.
Director, New England Eye Center
Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center

Tufts University School of Medicine

Dean Eliott, M.D.
Stelios Evangelos Gragoudas Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Co-director, HMS Department of Ophthalmology Diabetic Eye Disease Center of Excellence; Associate Director, Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Jeffrey S. Heier, M.D.
Director, Vitreoretinal Service
Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston

Speakers & Other Faculty

David H. Abramson, M.D., FACS
Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill-Cornell Medical School
Chief, Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Carl Awh, M.D.
Retina Specialist
Tennessee Retina Physicians

Neil M. Bressler, M.D.
Chief, Retina Division, Professor of Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

David Brown, M.D.
Retina Specialist
Retina Consultants of Houston

Peter Campochiaro, M.D.
George S. and Dolores Dor Eccles Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Diana Do, M.D.
Vice Chair for Education
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director of the Carl Camras Center for Innovative Clinical Research
Director of Residency Program Truhlsen Eye Institute
Truhlsen Eye Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center

K. Bailey Freund, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, NYU School of Medicine
Senior Partner, Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York

Evangelos Gragoudas, M.D.
Charles Edward Whitten Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Retina Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

William Harbour, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman
Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair
Director of Ocular Oncology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Allen Ho, M.D.
Director of Retina Research, Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University
Wills Eye Hospital/Mid Atlantic Retina

Lee M. Jampol, M.D.
Louis Feinberg, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Peter Kaiser, M.D.
Vitreoretinal Faculty
Cole Eye Institute/ Cleveland Clinic

Daniel Martin, M.D.
Chairman, Cole Eye Institute
Barbara and A. Malachi Mixon III Institute Chair of Ophthalmology
Cleveland Clinic

William Mieler, M.D.
Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

Joan Miller, M.D., FARVO
Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Chief of Ophthalmology
Mass Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital

Tim Murray, M.D., MBA
Murray Ocular Oncology & Retina

Quan Nguyen, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology
Truhlsen Eye Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Carmen Puliafito, M.D.
Dean, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Carl Regillo, M.D., FACS
Director, Retina Service
Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University

SriniVas Sadda, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Medical Retina Unit, Ophthalmic Imaging Unit, Doheny Image Reading Center
Doheny Eye Institute
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California – Los Angeles

David Sarraf, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Retinal Disorders and Ophthalmic Genetics Division
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA

Carol Shields, M.D.
Co-Director of the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University

Jerry Shields, M.D.
Director of the Ocular Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital
Professor of Ophthalmology, Thomas Jefferson University

Jason Slakter, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer & President
Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York

Rick Spaide, M.D.
Retina Specialist
Vitreous Retina Macula Consultants of New York

Larry Yannuzzi, M.D.
Founder, Vitreous-Retina-Macula Consultants of NY
Vice-chairman and director of the LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Center
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital

John A. Wells, M.D.
Retina Specialist
Palmetto Retina Center

Target Audience: This activity is designed for practicing ophthalmologists.

Activity Goal: This activity will reinforce the basics in retina care as well as discuss latest innovations in screening and detection, imaging, and pharmacologic and surgical therapies that continue to advance the practice of vitreoretinal care.

Learner Objectives: At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:

  • Cite evidence and develop a methodology for screening and following patients with retinal diseases,
  • Apply proper examination and imaging techniques to properly document the retinal diseases and reduce the incidence of irreversible blindness.
  • Assess the safety and efficacy of pharmacologic treatments,
  • Integrate into patient care advances in imaging and surgical techniques/instrumentation,
  • Establish algorithms designed to determine when to treat, what to treat with, and when to change treatment,
  • Design strategies to integrate existing American Academy of Ophthalmology guidelines on retinal care in practice.

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

~Accreditation Statement~


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), New England Eye Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

To receive CE credit, participants must sign-in, attend the entire activity and complete and submit the activity evaluation provided in syllabus materials. Certificates/statements of credit will be emailed/mailed within 4-6 weeks after the activity.

Disclosure: Disclosure information from faculty and all other persons in control of content will be provided to participants prior to the beginning of the educational activity.

Commercial Support & Exhibitors: A list of commercial supporters and exhibitors will be provided to participants in activity materials.

ADA/OEO Nondiscrimination Policy: Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) considers all applicants and program participants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation. TUSM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. TUSM does not discriminate on the basis of a disability in admissions, access to treatment, or employment in their programs and activities as identified in the American with Disabilities Act. Please let us know in advance if you require any accommodations.

Registration Policy: Registration is required. For complete program and registration details, visit:

Cancellation/Refund Policy: We kindly ask that if you must cancel your registration, please do so on or before December 19, 2014 via your Cvent confirmation registration or email

A $5.00 administrative fee will be retained to cover registration costs.

After December 19, 2014 no refunds will be given.

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For questions regarding certification, please contact Tufts University School of Medicine- Office of Continuing Education at or 617-636-6579.