Do It Better: Case Studies in Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy for Primary Care

Improving Preventive Care for Patients with Diabetes
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) 0.5 ANCC Contact Hours 0.5 AAPA Category 1 Credit(s)
Launch Date:
December 27, 2021
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Primary care clinicians

Relevant Terms:

Primary care, preventive care, vision, ophthalmology, diabetes, endocrinology

Christian Hermansen, MD, MBA

Regional Medical Director
Lancaster General Health Physicians
Associate Director
Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program
Lancaster, PA

Christian Hermansen, MD, MBA is the regional medical director of Lancaster General Health Physicians in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Dr Hermansen graduated from Jefferson Medical College and completed the Lancaster General Health Family Medicine Residency Program.

John W. Kitchens, MD

Vitreoretinal surgeon
Lexington, KY

John W. Kitchens MD is a retina specialist and partner at Retina Associates of Kentucky.  Dr Kitchens attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology.

1. Use retinal screening devices, if available, or refer patients with diabetes to an eye care professional for regular screening in accordance with ADA or AAO guidelines.
2. Describe approaches to diagnosis, monitoring, and early initiation of treatment recommended by current and recently updated guidelines.


Jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC. 

Target Audience 

This activity is intended for health care professionals involved with the management or treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Joint Accreditation Statement 

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Physician Continuing Medical Education 

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Nursing Education (per activity) 

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hours.  

Media: Enduring 


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. 

Faculty / Presenter Reported Financial Relationship 

Christian Hermansen, MD - None

John Kitchens, MD  

  • Consulting Fees –  Allergan, Apellis, Alcon, Bayer, Genentech, Kodiak, Regeneron, Zeiss

  • Contracted Research – Genentech, Kodiak 

Planners and Managers 

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The DKBmed planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use 

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. 


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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

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Launch Date: 12/27/2021 
Expiration Date: 12/26/2022 


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