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Hosts online, patient education event on Diabetic Retinopathy on October 14 at 12:00 PM ET

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The patient education programs will allow people to hear from and interact with medical experts, advocacy group leaders, and people like them to understand the risks and treatment options for different diseases.

PlatformQ Health, Inc., a leader in the online Continuing Medical Education (CME) field, today announced its expansion into the patient education area. It will use its online platform to educate patients about the risks and treatment options for different medical conditions.

PlatformQ Health has partnered with the Joslin Diabetes Center and dLife.com to host an online patient education event on Diabetic Retinopathy on October 14, 2015, at 12:00 PM ET. The event will provide people with diabetes a unique opportunity to learn from the Joslin Diabetes Center experts about the risks and dangers of diabetic retinopathy for people with diabetes, ways to protect their vision, and available treatments for those with diabetic retinopathy.

PlatformQ Health President & CEO Robert Rosenbloom said, “Having used our unique platform successfully to educate thousands of clinicians, we’re excited to expand now to educating patients. The patient education programs will allow people to hear from and interact with medical experts, advocacy group leaders, and people like them to understand the risks and treatment options for different diseases. It’s a way for people to get access to this valuable content from anywhere – home, their workplace, or on their smartphone, wherever they may be.”

The event, made possible by an educational grant from Genentech, is part of a larger, multi-faceted program on diabetic retinopathy that also includes CME programs for retina specialists, ophthalmologists, and primary care physicians. The patient program will feature Timothy Murtha, MD, Deborah K. Schlossman, MD, and Jerry Cavallerano, OD, Ph.D, of Joslin Diabetes Center as well as patient advocate Peg Abernathy — who has undergone treatment for DR. Participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with the presenters through polling and online Q&A.

To learn more and to register at no cost for this live, interactive video webcast, visit http://www.DiabetesEyeHealth.com or follow us on Twitter @DiabetesEdLive.

About PlatformQ Health
PlatformQ Health is the leading provider of live online medical education events. Our unique education platform allows physicians and other healthcare professionals to connect online from any computer, learn about the latest treatment options, engage in real-time Q&A with top faculty and earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Our solutions are a compliant alternative to "traditional" in-person events which not only are more costly and time consuming, but have a more limited reach.

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