Primary Care Pulse: Live on July 27, 2021

Thank you to all who joined us live Primary Care Pulse on July 27, 2021. 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.

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12–1pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Health Equity


Literature consistently shows lower engagement in advanced-care-planning among ethnic and racial minority groups when compared to Whites. A recent study with a nationally representative sample reported that only 18% of ethnic minority participants completed advance directives compared to 34% of White respondents. Studies in hospital settings also found lower rates of discussion about advanced-care-planning with a physician during the hospitalization among racial/ethnic minority patients when compared to Whites. Given that engagement in advanced-care-planning and end-of life discussions positively influences the quality of life near its end, a lower engagement in these meaningful discussion among ethnic minorities can lead to inadequate care at the last stage of life, exacerbating earlier health disparities. There are also significant differences in the treatment of pain in African Americans, as well as the perception of pain, and potential for abuse. 

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

1–1:12pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater


Highlights from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Guidelines 2020

Gerald J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP | Jill Ann Ohar, MD


Understanding the six ATS recommendations on the pharmacologic treatment of stable COPD. 

Gerald J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP

Chair and Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery,, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Jill Ann Ohar, MD

Professor of Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1:13–1:25pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater


Identifying Patients for De-escalation or Withdrawal of Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS) in COPD

Surya Bhatt, MD | Timothy Hudd, BS, PharmD, RPh, AE-C


Reviewing the GOLD, ATS and European Respiratory Society (ERS) recommendations on the initiation and de-escalation on or withdrawal of ICS in patients with COPD. 

Surya Bhatt, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Timothy Hudd, BS, PharmD, RPh, AE-C

Professor of Pharmacy Practice,, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.