CME Information

Ophthalmology CME Online Activity

Welcome to OphthoQuestions' CME!  For years, OphthoQuestions has helped subscribers prepare for their OKAPs, WQE, and re-certification for boards.  It has become the world's most popular website for Ophthalmology board review.  We now have a CME section where you can earn AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM at a very affordable price.  We invite you to try our CME product and save thousands of dollars toward maintaining your licensure! Unlike many competitors, our activities count towards both CME and SA-CME. 

Release date: June 1, 2017
Expiration date: June 1, 2019
Estimated time to complete activity: Up to 100 hours

Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME)

Depending on when their certificate expires, some ophthalmologists will need to complete Self-Assessment CME credits.

All OphthoQuestions CME activities can count towards either your SA-CME credits or CME credits.

According to the ABO, if your certificate expires on or before December 31, 2020, you need to complete at least 250 CME credits during the 10 years of your MOC cycle.

If your certificate expires on or after December 31, 2021, you will need to complete at least 50 CME credits, including 16 credits of Self-Assessment CME every two years.

Many CME activities available on the internet count only towards CME credits, and not SA-CME credits. OphthoQuestions counts for both CME and SA-CME!

Overview

OphthoQuestions helps subscribers prepare for their Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program exams, written boards, and recertification for boards. A question bank for ophthalmology physicians provides up-to-date questions, and explanations with answers.

Target Audience

The target audience consists of physicians specializing in ophthalmology.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Provide current guideline-based approaches to the topics presented
  • Improve their ability to diagnose and manage patients in these areas
  • Incorporate evidence-based changes into their practice

Faculty

Sidney Chang, M.D.
Collin McClelland, M.D.
Gus Stern, M.D.

Accreditation and Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA) and OphthoQuestions. The IPMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) MOC Initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS MOC Directory, OphthoQuestions has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity by the following ABMS Member Boards: 
MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity
Ophthalmology

Commercial Support

None

Faculty and Planners Disclosure Statement

As a provider dedicated to independent education and accredited by the ACCME, IPMA must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. It is the policy of IPMA to require disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or other relationship a faculty member, planner, or a sponsor has with either the commercial supporter of this activity or the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation.

Faculty Disclosures

Sidney Chang, M.D., has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Collin McClelland, M.D., has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Gus Stern, M.D., has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Planner Disclosures

Gus Stern, M.D., has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Heidi Ness, Director of Education and Accreditation, IPMA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Independent Reviewer Disclosure

Eric W. Bligard, M.D. has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.     

Peer Review

This activity has been reviewed by a physician of the target audience.

Method of Participation to Earn CME/CE Credit

Learner pays the appropriate fee for participating in and receiving credit for this online educational activity.  In order to obtain credit for participating in this activity during the period of May 15, 2017 through May 15, 2019, participants must:  
  1. Read the educational objectives and disclosure statements.
  2. Complete the case-studies presented during the session and score 70% or higher.
  3. Submit the online evaluation and redeem number of credits.
  4. A printable PDF certificate then will be generated for download.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the enduring educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

Privacy Policy

At IPMA, we care about providing you with tools and information to manage and protect your online privacy. IPMA retains records solely for keeping records in accordance with ACCME policies. We will not share your information with any other organizations. We will keep you informed of our CME activities. Please e-mail cmehelp@ipmameded.org if you do not want to receive any communications from us.

Copyright

© Copyright 2017 by OphthoQuestions. This also contains material copyrighted by third parties.

Contact Information

IPMA
PO Box 5474
Madison, WI 53705
608.231.9045
877.292.4489
cmehelp@ipmameded.org