Primary Care Pulse: Live on November 10, 2020

Thank you to all who joined us live for Primary Care Pulse on November 17, 2020. If you were not able to join us live, the sessions have been recorded and are available below.

Upcoming Virtual Programs

Join your clinician colleagues and expert faculty as they present the latest clinical insights and guidelines during a variety of upcoming virtual education opportunities, including Primary Care Pulse and PrimaryCareNOW. View our upcoming virtual conference schedule.


Virtual Programs


  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non-CME/CE Session
Sponsored by Industry

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Session Times Listed in ET

12–1pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Ethical & Legal Issues


The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally impacted the African American community. How can you help care for your patients during these stressful times? This session will provide an overview of the health disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the stress that many patients are feeling. We will look at the demographics of mental illnesses across race/ethnicities as well as look at perspectives on the differences noted.  Lastly, we will discuss approaches to pain management difficulties in patients based on recent research outcomes.   

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/17/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


Gregory L. Hall, MD

Associate Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Director, Center for African American Health, Research, Education & Policy, Cleveland, OH

1:10–1:55pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Acute Coronary Syndromes

Clinical Considerations in Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack

Joseph Ghobrial, MD, MSc


  • Understand the disease burden and pathophysiology for acute ischemic stroke (AIS), and appreciate the underlying alterations in platelet physiology and phenotype in the context of AIS or high-risk transient ischemic attack (TIA).
  • Learn about the use of BRILINTA in patients with AIS and high-risk TIA and the differentiation of P2Y12 inhibitor use in this patient population
  • Appreciate the evidence and indications for BRILINTA across the spectrum of atherosclerotic and atherothrombotic disease by understanding the BRILINTA Pivotal Trials and the recently published THALES Trial


Joseph Ghobrial

Joseph Ghobrial, MD, MSc

Senior Medical Science Liaison, AstraZeneca Medical Affairs

1. Received MD / M.Sc. degrees from Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University Cairo Egypt – 1987/1994, 2. ENT surgeon in Egypt - till 2005, 3. 2005-2012 Sanofi US CV team, 4. 2012-current AZ Medical Affairs Cardiovascular/Metabolic Disease team.

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

2:05–2:35pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Medical Updates


During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, association between diet/exercise and cancer, vaccination updates, dietary coconut oil, and milk preference in children. You don’t want to miss these updates!

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/17/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education, Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA