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Beyond Blindness (Webinar)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Overview of Beyond Blindness (Webinar)

A virtual collaboration of New England College of Optometry (NECO), Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), and Massachusetts Eye & Ear (MEE) for eye care providers in Massachusetts

Beyond Blindness Webinar: Overcoming Barriers of Perception & Inequity for Low Vision Patients May 12, 2021

Join us on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 5:30-7:30pm (ET) for a virtual discussion on how to overcome barriers of perception and inequity for low vision patients.

Hosted by Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), New England College of Optometry (NECO) and Mass Eye and Ear (MEE), this fast-paced CME event will include presentations, case discussions, audience participation, a panel discussion, and a preview of MCB's new online registration system. It will be moderated by Dr. Nicole Ross from NECO and MCB Commissioner David D’Arcangelo.

Registered participants will be eligible to receive 2.0 hours of complimentary CME/Optometric CE.

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In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation 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. Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. Fees associated with AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ have been provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

The course number is 210414-JA. Please include this course number and the course's title on all future correspondence to identify the course information correctly.  This document provides essential compliance information on multiple aspects of your continuing education activity.  Please review the entire document and contact the CE department if you have any questions.

The Boston Children’s Hospital Continuing Medical Education Department and the IPCE are responsible for ensuring that continuing education (CE) activities are in compliance with the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education criteria and policies including the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support(SM) and other national CE regulations and standards.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: (1) have compassionate and efficient conversations with patients about their blinding conditions, (2) help patients overcome the perceived barrier to registering with the Mass Commission for the Blind, and (3) understand the variety of MCB benefits, wider eligibility for membership, and improved process for registering their patients. 

Faculty Disclosures

Dr. Alice Lorch, MEE - Speaker

Dr. Nicole Ross, NECO - Co-host/Speaker

Dr. Babak Eliassi-Rad, BU School of Medicine/BMC - Speaker

Dr. Kathryn Deliso, MCPHS - Speaker

Dr. Alexis Malkin, NECO - Speaker

The presenters listed above have indicated a relevant financial relationship(s) with Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) in that they will be paid a fee for their presentations during the Beyond Blindness webinar on 5/12/2021. Their presentation content will be evidence-based and unbiased.

Continuing Education Reviewers/Approvers

Lesley Niccolini (CME) - No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

Greg Durkin (Nursing) - No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

Crystal Tom (Pharmacy) - No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

Pamela Chamorro (Social Work) - No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

Eugene D’Angelo (Psychology) - No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

Stephen Shusterman (Dentistry) - No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose