Primary Care Pulse: Live on November 9, 2021

Pri-Med's weekly web series, Primary Care Pulse, features live conversations about timely topics and concerns facing primary care clinicians. 
These short educational sessions provide opportunities for interactive Q&A with our expert faculty.


  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non-CME/CE Session
Sponsored by Industry

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11:30am–12pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Web Series Part 34: Vaccines for Children and Vaccine-associated Myocarditis  

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA | Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP


With ever-changing information on the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is hard to keep the facts straight! There’s new information about vaccines daily but it can be challenging to keep up. Join Drs. Charles Vega and Ty Gluckman as they team up live to discuss vaccines for children 5-11 years old, and vaccine-associated Myocarditis.

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research, and Data Science (CARDS), Providence Heart Institute, Providence St. Joseph Health, Portland, OR

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

12:05–12:35pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session


Understanding Tolerance, Physical Dependence, and Addiction 

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD | Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP


The most appropriate analgesic regimen for some patients may include the use of opioids as a component of pain management. Opioids may be considered for pain severe enough to require an opioid when alternative treatments are inadequate and when the benefits of opioids are expected to outweigh the risks. Before prescribing opioids, it is essential for clinicians to screen patients for risk of opioid-related aberrant behaviors using validated tools. It is also essential to differentiate among opioid tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction, and as to how these conditions may present clinically.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine, Senior Vice-Chair, The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Chief, Pain Medicine and Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Supported by Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies

12:40–1:25pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Preventive Cardiology


Lipoprotein(a) is a genetically determined LDL-C like particle that is uniquely proatherogenic, prothrombotic, and proinflammatory. While emerging therapies are on the horizon, there are no current FDA approved medicinal treatment options for Lp(a). Understanding the prevalence and need to test for Lp(a) will hopefully help your patients mitigate potential cardiovascular risks via lifestyle modification and informing clinical practice.

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation