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Pediatric & Hereditary Retinal Diseases: A Survey and Update
This live course addresses the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric retinal diseases and the use of gene therapy in hereditary retinal diseases. Case scenarios and surgical examples are provided.


1. To better understand the presence and course of various conditions in the spectrum of pediatric retinal disease including disorder pathophysiology, clinical features, management options, and typical treatment course.

2. To understand the mechanism of action and current status of gene and cell therapies for inherited retinal dystrophies and degenerations and how these therapies are altering the treatment of hereditary retinal diseases, potentially restoring vision or slowing the progression of vision loss.

This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1 CE Credit by COPE (Course Number 70793-PS, Activity 118664).

The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Michigan State Medical Society and Foundation for Vision Research. The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Apr 21, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Joseph Boss, MD
Ophthalmologist @Retina Specialists of Michigan
Dr. Boss is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his medical school training at Michigan State University, his ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute and completed a 2-year vitreoretinal fellowship at Cleveland Clinic/Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Boss is passionate about research and teaching; he has published many peer-reviewed articles, a sub-investigator in clinical trials, authored numerous book chapters, and he has presented at 22 national and international conferences. His specific interests include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, macular surgery, complex retinal detachment repair, surgical pediatric retina, secondary intraocular lens fixation, and uveitis/ocular inflammatory disorders.
Liliya Sutherland, DO
Ophthalmologist @Retina Specialists of Michigan
Dr. Sutherland is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology. She completed medical school training at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, her ophthalmology residency through Michigan State University, a 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Retina Specialists of Michigan, and additional fellowship training in inherited retinal disease at Casey Eye Institute. Her ophthalmic genetics fellowship included training in the evaluation, diagnosis, and genetic counseling of those with a wide range of ophthalmic genetic disorders and how to distinguish them from other masquerading diseases. She has participated in multiple research studies and has published several articles and book chapters. Her interests include: diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases, and uveitis/ocular inflammatory disorders.