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, 2023
Review dates: May 2017; June 2020
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


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 100 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”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, OphthoQuestions has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) and/or a MOC Part II Self- Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity

Ophthalmology


Commercial Support

None

Disclosure Information

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. All individuals (including their spouse/partner) with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Conflict of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy and these declarations are listed below. All individuals with potential conflicts have been contacted as needed by IPMA staff, and issues of conflict have been discussed, managed, and mitigated.

Individual

Role

Disclosure

JP Abboud, MD, PhD

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

Sonya Bamba, MD

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

Eric W. Bligard, MD

Content Review

No relevant relationships to disclose

Charlotte Gore, MD

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

Sarah Mireles Jacobs

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

Neerav Lamba, MD

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

Collin Matthew McClelland

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

Heidi Ness

Program Planning

No relevant relationships to disclose

Kamran M Riaz, MD

Faculty

Consultant & Speakers Bureau: Bausch & Lomb Speakers Bureau: Beaver Visitec, Inc., CorneaGen Research: Imprimis Pharmaceuticals

Gus Stern, MD

Program Planning

No relevant relationships to disclose

Peter Hao Tang, MD, PhD

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

Aristomenis Thanos, MD

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

Mo Ziaei, MD

Faculty

No relevant relationships to disclose

All reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, and precautions) and drug delivery systems is subject to change, however, and the learner is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.

Approval of credit for this continuing education program does not imply endorsement by IPMA of any product or manufacturer identified.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CME activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.

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 June 1st, 2023, 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

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Copyright

© Copyright 2021 by OphthoQuestions. This also contains material copyrighted by third parties.


Contact Information

IPMA
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Madison, WI 53705
608.231.9045
877.292.4489
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