Advances in Sustained Delivery of Anti-VEGF Therapy: Prepare for Practice Change
Release Date: September 30, 2020
Last Reviewed: September 22, 2020
Expiration Date: September 30, 2021
Time to Complete Activity:   1.5 Hours


Faculty 
Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA

Clinical Associate Professor 
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 
Managing Partner, Director of Clinical Research, Director of Fellowship
Sierra Eye Associates
Reno, NV

Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS
Director, the Retina Service of Wills Eye Hospital 
Professor of Ophthalmology
Thomas Jefferson University
Partner, Mid Atlantic Retina 
Philadelphia, PA
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Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of retina specialists. It may also benefit comprehensive ophthalmologists and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with neovascular retinal diseases.

Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Develop anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment strategies that have been demonstrated to improve visual acuity and anatomical outcomes, and to halt disease progression
  • Evaluate clinical trial designs, safety, and efficacy for novel strategies under investigation for sustained delivery of anti-VEGF agents used to treat neovascular retinal diseases
  • Describe appropriate surgical techniques for the implantation and/or refill of novel anti-VEGF delivery strategies, as well as common pitfalls that should be avoided

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Faculty 

Arshad M. Khanani, MD, MA
Consultant: Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc; Allergan, Inc; Bausch and Lomb Incorporated; Chengdu Kanghbing Pharmaceutical Group Co, Ltd; Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals; Gemini Therapeutics; Genentech, Inc; Graybug; Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited; Kodiak Sciences, Inc; Novartis; Opthea; Oxurion NV; Recens Medical; Regenxbio, Inc
Grant/Research Support: Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc; Allergan, Inc; Chengdu Kanghbing Pharmaceutical Group Co, Ltd; Genentech, Inc; Graybug; Gemini Therapeutics; Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited; IVERIC bio; Kodiak Sciences, Inc; Novartis; Opthea; Oxurion NV; Recens Medical; Roche; Regenxbio, Inc
Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Inc; Novartis

Carl D. Regillo, MD
Consultant: Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc; Allergan, Inc; Genentech, Inc; Kodiak Sciences, Inc; Novartis
Grant/Research Support: Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc; Allergan, Inc; Genentech, Inc; Kodiak Sciences, Inc; Novartis; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

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One independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose. 

Peer reviewer Sunir J. Garg, MD has the following relationships to disclose:
Consultant: Allergan, Inc; Bausch and Lomb Incorporated; Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc; TopiVert
Grant/Research Support: Aerpio Pharmaceuticals; Apellis Pharmaceuticals; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Resident reviewer, Samir N. Patel, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

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