Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Diabetic Macular Edema: Essential Updates for Managed Care Pharmacists

This educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Registration & Dates for Activities

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
2:30-3:30 PM ET

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET


Sheldon J. Rich, RPh, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Ann Arbor, MI
SJR Associates, LLC
Sarasota, FL

John W. Kitchens, MD
Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal Surgeon & Partner
Retina Associates of Kentucky
Lexington, KY


Dr. Rich has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Dr. Kitchens has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Alcon, Allergan, Alimera, Apellis, Bayer, Biogen, Genentech, Kodiak, Optos, Outlook, Regeneron, Roche, and Zeiss; honoraria for non-CME (speaker bureau) from Biogen, Genentech, and Regeneron; and has stock ownership in Kodiak, Outlook and Vortex.

The clinical reviewer, Steven Kheloussi, PharmD, has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Susanne Kwas, MSHF, BSN, RN, Robin Soboti, RPh, and Susan R. Grady, MSN, RN as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


acpePostgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
UAN: 0430-0000-24-041-L01-P
Credits: 1.0 hours (0.1 ceu)
Estimated time to complete activity: 60 minutes

Location: From the convenience of your home or business; accessible via both PC and MAC
Fee Information:
There is no fee for this educational activity.
Type of Activity:
Media: Internet


Managed care pharmacists


Participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) attend and participate in the live webinar; and 3) complete the evaluation form directly after the event with a maximum of within 60 days of attending the live session. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Your credit will automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor.


The goal of these activities is to equip managed care pharmacists with greater knowledge regarding the pathophysiology of wet, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema, the need for newer treatments, the efficacy and safety of newly approved and emerging agents for wet, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema, and the ways in which pharmacists can improve access and adherence to therapy, thus improving patient quality of life and outcomes.


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

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of wet, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema
  • Assess the efficacy and tolerability profiles of current and emerging agents for wet, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema
  • Appraise results of clinical trials and real-world evidence data to ensure appropriate treatment of wet, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema
  • Recognize pharmacist involvement in referrals, patient follow up, formulary decisions, and prior authorizations


Introduction (5 minutes)
Presentation (75 minutes)
Conclusions & Question & Answer Session (10 minutes)


Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
  • Internet Browser (Mac & Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher, & Opera 5 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
  • Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC or Genentech. Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. 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 patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this activity have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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