Reducing Treatment Burden with Emerging Therapies in the Management of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (nAMD): Comparing Recent Clinical Trial Outcomes

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

Reducing Treatment Burden and Improving Outcomes in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (nAMD): What Managed Care Needs to Know about Emerging Therapies is a 3-part live webinar series that will provide attendees with the latest information in the management of nAMD

This is part 1 of the series focusing on reducing treatment burden with emerging therapies

This activity is an archive from the webinar held November 13, 2019

This activity is valid from December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2021

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of severe vision loss among people aged 50 years and older. It is estimated that nearly 3 million individuals in the US will develop AMD by 2020 and that the prevalence will continue to increase due to the aging population. Neovascular, or "wet" AMD imposes a high burden on patients, eye care providers and payers alike, as optimal visual outcomes have been contingent on regular, ongoing treatment. Fortunately for patients with nAMD, new treatments have arrived or are on the horizon. This webinar series will feature strategies to reduce treatment burden and improve outcomes as experts will discuss the current burden of treatment, evaluate new dosing and administration schedules, as well as review the safety and efficacy of therapies in late-stage development.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the burden associated with the conventional use of anti-VEGF agents in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD)

  • Identify early signs of nAMD based on recommended tests

  • Analyze new evidence pertaining to the safety and efficacy of new and emerging therapies in the management of nAMD

  • Discuss new dosing and administration schedules for the treatment of nAMD that may reduce injection frequency while maintaining visual acuity

  • Differentiate new and emerging agents and modalities for nAMD, based on clinical profile, mechanism of action, pharmacology, dosing, and delivery, as appropriate

Faculty: Diana V. Do, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Professor of Ophthalmology
Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine


Dr. Do serves as a consultant for Aerie, Biotime, Genentech, Kodiak Sciences, Novartis, Regeneron, and Santen. She has in the past received grant or research support from Aerie, Biotime, Genentech, Novartis, Regeneron, and Santen. Her presentation has been peer reviewed for bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
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NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hour toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

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