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The Changing Approach to DR: Comanaging with the Retina Specialist- St. Louis

By: Gaurav Shah, MD; and Rob Brusatti, OD

This course has expired. You can still review the content but course credit is no longer available.

Webinar Credits: 2

Join us for this live virtual meeting, hosted Gaurav K. Shah, MD, and Rob Brusatti, OD, that will focus on the importance of collaborative care, the additional care that must be addressed when undergoing ocular surgery, the benefits of diabetic eye exams, and early treatment of retinal disease.

Expiration Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Release Date: October 20, 2020

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the increasing prevalence of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Identify and implement screening guidelines for patients based on their risk factors.
  • Explain to patients the need for early referral to a retina specialist.
  • Understand advances in imaging and how these allow for earlier diagnosis of disease or disease progression.
  • Identify the novel therapies under investigation.


Accreditation and Designation Statement

Evolve is an approved COPE Administrator.

This course is COPE approved for 2.0 hours of CE Credit for Optometrists.

Course ID: 69606-PS
Activity #: 120312


Participation Method

In order to obtain credit, proceed through the program, complete the post-test, evaluation and submit for credit.


Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 11 for Windows
Edge (recent versions; Chromium-based) for Windows
Google Chrome (recent versions) for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox (recent versions) for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, or Linux
Safari (recent versions) for Mac OSX, or iOS

Hardware Requirements:

Recommended internet speed 5Mbps+


Faculty and Disclosures


Gaurav Shah, MD
The Retina Institute
St. Louis, Missouri

Rob Brusatti, OD
Ophthalmology Associates
St. Louis, Missouri


It is the policy of Evolve that faculty and other individuals who are in the position to control the content of this activity disclose any real or apparent conflict of interests relating to the topics of this educational activity. Evolve has full policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

The following faculty/staff members have the following financial relationships with commercial interests:

Guarav Shah, MD, and or spouse, has had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant: Allergan, DORC, Novartis, OMIC, and Regeneron. Speakers Bureau: Allergan and Regeneron. Grant/Research Support: Allergan and Regeneron.

Rob Brusatti, OD, and or spouse, has no financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with commercial interests.

The Evolve staff and planners have no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Nisha Mukherjee, MD, peer reviewer, has no financial relationships with commercial interests.



This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The opinions expressed in the 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.

The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Evolve or Genentech, a member of the Roche group.

Welcome to The Changing Approach to DR: Comanaging with the Retina Specialist- St. Louis.

Please click “Begin Program” to open the Zoom session for the live program.