Dry Eye and Sjögren’s CME Now Available!

The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF) was instrumental in the development of a Continuing Medical Education course on dry eye and Sjögren’s that is now available. The initiative was led by Gary Foulks, MD, University of Louisville, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Foulks is a former Chair of the SSF Board of Directors and current member of the SSF Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. Additional authors are listed below.

Dr._Gary_FoulksThe course is designed to improve diagnosis and, ultimately, outcomes for Sjögren’s patients by raising awareness on the part of ocular professionals that their dry eye patients could have Sjögren’s and need to be identified. Coverage includes sections on Dry Eye Disease Taxonomy, Sjögren’s Disease: The Disease State, Diagnosis (including an Algorithm for Diagnosis), Management of Sjögren’s, and information on the SSF as a major resource for healthcare professionals and patients.

Improving Diagnosis and Outcomes of Sjögren’s Disease Through Targeting Dry Eye Patients was jointly sponsored by Candeo Clinical/Science Communications, LLC and the University of Florida College of Medicine. The publication was administered by an independent editorial board, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Bausch and Lomb/Nicox Inc., and published in a special issue of The Ocular Surface.

Click here for a complimentary link. Reference:
Foulks GN, Bunya VY, Hammit KM, Nichols KK, Pflugfelder SC, Vivino FB. Improving Diagnosis and Outcomes of Sjögren's Disease through Targeting Dry Eye Patients: A Continuing Medical Education Enduring Material. Ocul Surf. 2015 Oct;13(4S):S1-S33.