Foundation Fighting Blindness to Co-Host Online Continuing Medical Education Webinar (CME, COPE)

Course Title: Review and Comparison of Different Forms of Age-Related and Hereditary Macular Degeneration

COLUMBIA, MD., September 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s leading organization committed to finding cures and cures for blinding diseases of the retina, will host an online continuing medical education (CME and COPE) course on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, To 7 p.m. ET.

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During the hour-long webinar, Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, will examine, compare and contrast different forms of macular degeneration such as age-related macular degeneration (wet, dry and GA) , Stargardt’s disease, Best’s disease, and cone-stem dystrophies.

The webinar is supported by an educational grant from Apellis Pharmaceuticals.

The continuing education course will enable eye care professionals to:

  • Describe and contrast the clinical presentations of the different forms of macular degeneration.

  • Discuss genetic and environmental / lifestyle factors that affect the risk and progression of macular degeneration.

  • Discuss the diagnoses and prognoses of the different forms of macular degeneration.

  • Inform patients of potential therapeutic approaches to preserve and potentially restore vision

Dr Zarbin is President of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Vice President of the Science Advisory Board of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and MD, PhD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Event details
Dated: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Credits: 1.0 CME or COPE credit *
Review and comparison of the different forms of age-related and inherited macular degeneration

* All other clinicians will receive a certificate of participation stating that this activity has been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credit.

Additional credit information
Credit CME (Doctors):
This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through CME Outfitters, LLC and the Foundation Fighting Blindness. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 ™ credits. Physicians should only claim credit for the extent of their participation in the activity.

TO COPE: This activity is COPE approved and worth 1.0 COPE credit.

Post-tests, credit application forms and activity assessments must be completed online (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or credit statement immediately (75% pass rate required). This website supports all browsers except Internet Explorer for Mac. For full technical requirements and privacy policy, visit

About the Fight Blindness Foundation
Established in 1971, the Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s leading source of private funding for research into degenerative diseases of the retina. The Foundation has raised more than $ 816 million towards its mission to accelerate research to prevent, treat and cure blindness caused by the entire spectrum of blinding retinal diseases, including: retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and Usher syndrome. Visit for more information.

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