Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic Retinopathy

70640 Views
60 Min
English

4.4 (557 ratings)

1398 learners enrolled

Course overview:

The module discusses the complications, risk factors and pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy (DR), classification of stages and screening for DR and diabetic macular edema. The course also addresses the recommended diagnostic tests and management strategies for DR.

Benefits for learners:

Evidence-based latest clinical recommendations
Continued professional development and learning
IDF Certificate of Completion
CME from the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)
Be part of a global multidisciplinary community of diabetes professionals

Course duration:

60 min. self-paced learning to be completed within a month of enrolment.

Assessment & Award:

Complete all the section of this online course to be awarded with the IDF "Certificate of Completion" and one European CME credit.

What will you learn?

Describe Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and its complications

Enlist the risk factors and pathophysiology of DR

Classify stages of DR and diabetic macular edema (DME)

Analyse the management strategies of DR

Comprehend the treatment recommendations for DR

Course overview

All health professionals involved in diabetes management and care are eligible to take the course.
In particular, health professionals who work in isolated, remote settings and lack access to latest evidence-based education resources.

CME Accreditation

The European Accreditation Council accredits this online course for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
1 European CME credit (ECMEC®) will be awarded on successful completion of this course.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at
www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme

About the Author and Conflicts of Interest

Professor David Owens, UK

Emeritus Professor of Diabetes at Cardiff University, and since his official retirement he has joined Swansea University’s College of Medicine as Professor in the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru on a part time basis . He is also a visiting Professor at Leicester University and Senior Research Fellow of the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France.

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Professor Owens has been involved in the management of diabetes and related research activities for more than 35 years. His early work regarding the clinical pharmacology of insulin was published as single author book ‘Human Insulin’ in 1986. His primary research interests included the evolution of glucose intolerance and pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and the evaluation of all new and emerging therapies. Clinically he has had a long term interest in the micro-vascular complications of diabetes especially diabetic retinopathy and diabetic foot disease. He introduced the first community based National Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service for Wales as its Director and Clinical Lead from its establishment in 2003, following a successful regional pilot project. This service now accommodates approximately 180,000 patients screened annually. He has published over 400 articles and contributed many chapters in books relating to diabetes, its complications and management. He is currently exploring the value of retinal images for predicting the risk of co-morbidities such as stroke and the utilisation of automated programmes in diabetic retinopathy screening.

Professor Owens is a member of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Fellow of the Institute of Biology. His advice and opinion has been sought by numerous diabetes-related advisory boards for both United Kingdom and International Governmental organizations.

Professor Owens continues to work and carry out research in diabetes and its complications and is involved in several countries including Mauritius, the Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago) and India in an educational and advisory capacity. In Mauritius he was instrumental in originating the National Service Framework for Diabetes in 2006 and has since been actively involved since 2008 in developing several services including establishing a Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service, a Diabetic Foot Care training programme and an educational programme for Children and Young persons with diabetes and their health care professionals. From a situation will no diabetic retinopathy screening and inadequate hospital eye services. Mauritius now has a National programme with trained screeners/graders in each of its five Regional Health Authorities together with the introduction of the latest laser equipment and VEGF treatment in the hospital eye units. As a consequence a major reduction in the need for vitreo-retinal surgery for end stage eye disease in persons with diabetes has been observed over the last few years. He has also helped to train and introduce the speciality of Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetic Foot Care Officers in Mauritius.

He is now involved in a similar program in Trinidad and Tobago following a Pilot study introducing a limited diabetic retinopathy screening service in the largest Regional health Authority almost 3 years ago. The present government have expressed a wish to expand the programme as part of their future NCD plans. Other countries with whom there is communication relating to the establishment of diabetic retinopathy screening includes Peru and Bermuda where we have donated non-mydriatic cameras in order to initiate the programmes which are still in the planning stage.

Since 2000 Professor Owens with two of his colleagues inaugurated the first ‘on-line’ Post-Graduate Diploma Course in Diabetes from the University of Cardiff. Since then more than 200 student from across the globe have been trained each year and the programme has been extended to other institutions. In addition he has been involved in producing training materials and delivering training on diabetic retinopathy and grading in the respective services mentioned above.

Professor Owens has and continues to be regularly invited to lecture at the main International meetings in Diabetes, including the IDF, ADA and EASD.

In 2002 Professor Owens was awarded the CBE for his services to diabetes and the National Health Service.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is IDF’s policy that all authors, reviewers, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The authors reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Declaration of Conflict of Interest:
The author has received no funding, payments or benefits from any commercial entity.

Dr Marco Dutra Medeiros, Portugal

Dr Medeiros holds a medical degree from the Faculty of Medical Sciences in NOVA medical school and has specialised in ophthalmology. He also completed study towards a PhD in Clinical research in 2016. Dr Medeiros currently works for the Portuguese Diabetes Association (APDP), the Central Lisbon Hospital Centre- in the retinal surgery department and also for the Lisbon Retina Institute. Aside from work, Dr Medeiros has been appointed Secretary of the Portuguese Laser Medical Society and holds membership with the Portuguese Retina Study Group..

Dr Medeiros has vast experience in running clinical trials and has published extensively. He won the award for the ‘Best Paper in Retina’ 2009.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the IDF that all authors, reviewers, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The authors reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Declaration of Conflict of Interest:
The author has received no funding, payments or benefits from any commercial entity.

Additional contributor(s)

Belma Malanda, Sameer Pathan, Romina Savuleac, Lorenzo Piemonte and Anne Wiebke Ohlrogge

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This online module is supported by an educational grant from

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Indegene

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SHORT_Diabetic_Retinopathy
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