PrimaryCareNOW | Begin CME/CE | Pri-Med

Welcome to PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference!

Developed in partnership with leading faculty from Harvard Medical School and University of Massachusetts Medical School, this three-day learning experience will provide you with evidence-based sessions that span the diverse therapeutic areas that touch primary care, allow opportunities for interactive Q&A, and offer timely medical updates to keep you informed on the most current clinical strategies relevant to your daily practice.

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8-11:30AM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Pain Management

Strategies for Effective Pain Management 

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

 


The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain versus the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s Strategies for Effective Pain Management curriculum focuses on improving practitioners’ ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including non-opioid pharmacologic interventions; and providing risk reduction strategies through integration of opioids into individualized pain management plans. Clinicians will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse to manage patients’ pain and medication use optimally.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://ce.opioidanalgesicrems.com/RpcCEUI/rems/pdf/resources/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf 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 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM

Professor of Neurology, Albany Medical College, Director, Comprehensive Pain Center, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

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

11:40AM-12:25PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Rheumatology

 


  1. Understand the causes and prevalence of chronic low back pain
  2. Differentiate inflammatory back pain (IBP) from mechanical back pain
  3. Learn the significance of IBP as a potential early symptom of ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
  4. Learn the importance of referring patients with IBP to a rheumatologist in a timely manner
 

 

Lori Siegel, MD

Board Certified Rheumatologist in Bannockburn, IL and is in practice at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Sponsored by AbbVie

12:35-1:35PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Diseases

Managing Influenza: Practical Strategies For Primary Care 

Daniel A. Solomon, MD | Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

 


This session on influenza diagnosis and management will improve how you respond when annual fluctuations in vaccine efficacy expose your patients to risk of serious illness. Through interactive patient cases, the faculty will demonstrate how to identify and treat patients with suspected influenza, including patients at high risk for complications. These practical, evidence-based strategies will help you to use antiviral medications effectively and reduce the burden of influenza.

Daniel A. Solomon, MD

Associate Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

Clinical Professor, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Director, Kushner Wellness Center, Los Alamitos, CA

Supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group

1:45-2:30PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Randall E. Brand, MD

 


During this presentation, Dr. Randall Brand, an interventional gastroenterologist, will review which patients are at highest risk for developing pancreatic cancer and how primary care providers can assist those patients. Dr. Brand will also review what clinical symptoms should raise suspicion for pancreatic cancer, with the goal of helping to identify pancreatic cancer at earlier stages. 

Randall E. Brand, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Director, GI Malignancy Early Detection, Diagnosis & Prevention Program, University of Pittsburgh & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Sponsored by Immunovia

1:45-2:30PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Neil Skolnik, MD

 


This program will examine the risk factors associated with COPD exacerbations and the potential impacts of acute exacerbations on patient health, quality of life, and mortality. An understanding of COPD exacerbations and the range of consequences highlights opportunities to optimize COPD management earlier in the course of disease.

Neil Skolnik, MD

Neil Skolnik, MD

Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Jefferson Health

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

2:40-4:10PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Endocrinology

Obesity and Diabetes Update 

Frank J. Domino, MD | Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP

 


Dr. Martin Abrahamson will review the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, discuss non-insulin treatments, and explore the most recent guidelines and recommendations for advancing treatment in people with type 2 diabetes to achieve glycemic goals. Dr. Frank Domino will then review a basic framework for counseling patients on weight loss, including a discussion of best evidence on diet, exercise, and appropriate use of medication.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/03/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Division of CME, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

4:20-5:20PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Neurology

 


Sleep benefits memory in a myriad of ways. Most simply, it stabilizes recent memories and enhances recently practiced skills. In this session, Dr. Robert Stickgold will describe how the brain changes across sleep cycles, why certain memories are retained after sleep, and how dreaming works. Faculty will take a look at the interplay of dreams on memory processing and formation. Join us for this unique session that can assist you in understanding both your own sleep and the importance of sleep for your patients. 

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/03/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Robert Stickgold, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

5:30-6:15PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Jennifer Bepko (ret) USAF LtCol

 


Early and accurate diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) followed by optimal management are very important. This educational activity will discuss the diagnosis of COPD, goals for treatment, pharmacological management, and the role of inhaled therapy and inhaler choice in the management of patients with COPD.

Jennifer Bepko (ret) USAF LtCol

Family Medicine Physician

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

5:30-6:15PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

James C. Clifford, MD

 


  • Review guidance for managing A1C 
  • Review a treatment option for adults with T2DM
 

 

James C. Clifford, MD

James Clifford, MD, is a Staff Endocrinologist and Division Head at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr. Clifford attended Loyola University Chicago and completed a residency program in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Dr. Clifford completed postgraduate training in Endocrinology at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is board certified in the areas of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. Dr. Clifford is also Fellow of American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Sponsored by Merck

8-9AM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Ethical & Legal Issues

 


Dr. Lamas will examine the thin border between life and death through real stories of patients whose lives were saved by modern medical technology. Her talk will also touch on the long-term consequence of survival faced by many coronavirus patients. 

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/4/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

 

Daniela Lamas, MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Doctor, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

9:10-10:10AM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Neurology

 


It is important to recognize and address cognitive complaints and dementia symptoms early in the disease continuum and as part of routine care. Steps to diagnose mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed, as will the importance of early treatment. Approaches to Alzheimer’s disease prevention, including lifestyle changes, will be presented, along with emerging disease-modifying therapies.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/4/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN

Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor in Alzheimer's Disease Research, Professor in Neurology, Radiology, Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Gad A. Marshall, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Medical Director of Clinical Trials, Center for Alzheimer Research & Treatment, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Supported by Biogen, Inc.

10:20-11:05AM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Cardiovascular Medicine

Kris Vijay, MD

 


The objective of this program is to discuss the pathophysiology, disease burden, and management of heart failure (HF). The program will present data on HF prevalence and health outcomes, review the implications of type 2 diabetes as a common comorbidity, and provide guidance on diagnosing HF. It will conclude with a brief overview of current treatment options for HF, as well as treatments currently under investigation.

Kris Vijay, MD

Medical Director, CHF, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital and Abrazo Health Network, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona, Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Past Governor, ACC Arizona, Founding Member and Past President, Cardiorenal Society of America (CRSA), Founding member and President, Twinepidemic, Inc, President, Innovative Cardiometabolic Center

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC 

10:20-11:05AM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Pulmonary Medicine

Matthew Mintz, MD,FACP

 


This session will provide clinically relevant information regarding the management of patients with COPD and focuses on establishing a valid diagnosis, avoiding common pitfalls in assessment, reducing symptoms and preventing exacerbations.

Matthew Mintz, MD,FACP

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physician, Private Practice in Bethesda, Maryland

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

11:15AM-12:15PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Cardiovascular Medicine

The Top Questions I Most Often Get Asked About: Hypertension, Polypharmacy in the Elderly, and Asthma 

Sunjay R. Devarajan, MD | Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA | Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

 


What do primary care providers need to know to know about hypertension, polypharmacy in the elderly, and asthma? Join cardiologist Karol Watson, geriatrician Lee Lindquist, and pulmonologist Sunjay Devarajan as they review important questions they get asked about these three topics!

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/04/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Sunjay R. Devarajan, MD

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary/Critical Care, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief of Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

12:25-1:25PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Cardiovascular Medicine

Clinical Considerations on Lipid Management of ASCVD in the New Era 

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FACP, FACC | Christopher B. Granger, MD

 


Providing practical information in an informative format focused on lipid management of ASCVD in the New Era, learners will  be provided with important changes in ASCVD guidelines, recognition of elevated triglyceride levels as a target for therapy, a review of clinical trials that recently made a difference in lipid management, practical considerations on using lipid-modifying therapies, and the latest on omega-3 fatty acids for ASCVD.

Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, FACP, FACC

Professor of Medicine, Molecular & Human Genetics, and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Chief of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Research, Director of the Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Christopher B. Granger, MD

Professor of Medicine, Director, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Supported by Amarin Pharma Inc.

1:35-2:20PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Dermatology

Mital Patel-Cohen, MD

 


  1. Understand the chronic, progressive, and immune-mediated nature of HS by exploring a potential patient journey
  2. Identify clinical signs and symptoms of HS for both adolescents and adults and the impact of timely diagnosis
  3. Partner with a dermatologist for appropriate treatment when HS is suspected

Mital Patel-Cohen, MD

Dr. Patel-Cohen completed her internship at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, followed by a dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She served as Chief Resident of her program and was voted Resident of the Year at King's County Hospital. After residency, she completed a fellowship in Dermatology-Rheumatology at Brigham and Women's Medical Center followed by The Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education at the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center., Her areas of expertise include complex medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology (lasers, fillers, neuromodulators). Dr. Patel-Cohen is a widely respected national expert in the areas of psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa and has made countless contributions to research by publishing over twenty papers in major dermatology journals. She has been an invited speaker at numerous local, regional, national and international meetings and has directed several sessions at the American Academy of Dermatology.

Sponsored by AbbVie

1:35-2:20PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Pulmonary Medicine

Matthew Mintz, MD,FACP

 


This session will use a case presentation to discuss the impact of uncontrolled asthma and tools for assessing asthma control as well as asthma management. Learn to identify ways to customize management of uncontrolled asthma by exploring medication options for appropriate patients.

Matthew Mintz, MD,FACP

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physician, Private Practice in Bethesda, Maryland

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

1:35-2:20PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Cardiovascular Medicine

Jan McAlister, NP

 


The session will cover the following information: 

  • Cardiovascular disease and its mortality and morbidity 
  • Unique mechanism of action for two treatment options 
  • Efficacy data for two treatment options 
  • Safety data for two treatment options 
  • Overview of the ongoing Outcomes trial

Jan McAlister, NP

Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA

Sponsored by ESPERION Therapeutics 

2:30-3:30PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Diseases

COVID-19 Panel Discussion 

Paul E. Sax, MD | Khalilah Gates, MD | Karen Krueger, MD

 


These troubling times require communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 panel, primary care, and infectious disease faculty will team up to discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/04/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Paul E. Sax, MD

Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Khalilah Gates, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Assistant Dean of Medical Education, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Karen Krueger, MD

Instructor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

3:40-4:40PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Cardiovascular Medicine

 


In this session, we will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases faced by primary care practitioners in their practice. Cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies, in addition to encounters with rare diseases and conditions.  Attendees will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses. A goal will be to increase awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, as well as to learn clinical decision aids to improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/04/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Gerald W. Smetana, MD

Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

4:50-5:35PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Cardiovascular Medicine

Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE

 


This program will review multiple clinical trials and approved indications for JARDIANCE. The presentation will cover efficacy and safety data, as well as the dosing information for JARDIANCE. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the faculty questions about the data presented. 

Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE

Vice President, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, East Hills, New York

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

4:50-5:35PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Women's Health

Mandy Gittler, MD

 


Topic Objective 1

  • Discuss unintended pregnancy and importance of the health care provider–patient dialogue.

Topic Objective 2

  • Discuss consideration of reversible contraceptives for appropriate patients in the primary care setting.

Topic Objective 3

  • Review characteristics of, and clinical data for, a nondaily reversible contraceptive.

 

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Mandy Gittler, MD

Dr. Mandy Gittler attended Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL and completed a residency at the University of Washington. She is board certified in Family Practice and a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Gittler is an attending physician at Erie Family Health Centers in Chicago IL, where she is also a resident preceptor. Dr. Gittler is also a speaker and trainer for the Midwest Access Project.

Sponsored by Merck

8-9AM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

25 Years of Medicine: A Look at the Past, Present, and the Future 

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP | Frank J. Domino, MD

 


During this session, Dr. Chopra and Dr. Domino will review the recent evolution of medicine, highlighting the most significant innovations that have taken place in clinical medicine over the past 25 years and discussing the potential changes to come in the next 25 years.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/05/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

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Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Marshal Wolf Master Clinician Educator, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

9:10-10:10AM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Orthopedics

 


Physical fitness and athletic pursuits are important for the health and quality of life of our patients; yet many patients experience orthopedic injuries in these athletic pursuits. This case-based session will discuss the identification, management, and prevention of common orthopedic injuries including ACL tear, meniscal tear, lateral ankle sprain, Achilles tendon rupture, and anterior shoulder instability.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/05/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Arun J. Ramappa, MD

Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

10:20-11:05AM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Dermatology

Jeffrey Cizenski, MD

 


Dr. Jeffrey Cizenski will be presenting a current oral, non-biologic treatment option for plaque psoriasis.

Jeffrey Cizenski, MD

Empire Dermatology

Sponsored by Amgen

10:20-11:05AM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Dementia

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

 


This video will provide general information regarding dementia-related hallucinations and delusions and will discuss a proposed neural pathway that may be associated with them. Additionally, the unmet need for the treatment of dementia-related hallucinations and delusions will be discussed, with a particular focus on the risk/benefit ratio of current atypical antipsychotics. This disease awareness, non-CME video is intended only for US healthcare professionals involved in the management of people with dementia-related hallucinations and delusions and is sponsored by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. This video is not meant to discuss specific treatment options for dementia-related psychosis.

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Executive Vice President for Education, Primary Care Education Consortium, Winnsboro, SC

Sponsored by ACADIA

10:20-11:05AM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Infectious Diseases

Martin C. Mahoney, MD, PhD, FAAFP

 


  • Examine the medical burden of influenza and its economic impact in adults 50+ years of age
  • Explore how influenza can exacerbate chronic health conditions and lead to adverse outcomes 
  • Review clinical evidence of 2 influenza vaccines that were compared to standard-dose influenza vaccines in older adults   

Martin C. Mahoney, MD, PhD, FAAFP

Sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur

11:15AM-12:15PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Pulmonary Medicine

 


Clinicians often find themselves navigating a gauntlet of choices when recommending over the counter (OTC) medications for an acute viral respiratory illness. Decisions about NSAIDs, acetaminophen and aspirin to manage pain, inflammation and fever may now be more complicated given the COVID-19 pandemic.  This session will dispel common misunderstandings about pain and fever reducing medications, with a focused discussion on some of the recent misconceptions surrounding NSAID use in relation to COVID-19. Faculty will present appropriate applications of NSAIDs and acetaminophen, based on current literature and evidence-based data. 

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/05/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

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

Supported by This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

12:25-1:25PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Neurology

 


One in fifty people in the U.S. has an unruptured brain aneurysm, and 30,000 of them rupture every year. Despite low frequency, brain aneurysms are high in mortality, because the lack of a timely diagnosis often leads to death. Complicating matters more, many of the symptoms are associated with other less dangerous conditions such as influenza or stress. This session will focus on the importance of early detection via proper diagnosis and scanning, and the faculty will discuss treatment options for participants to recognize or use in practice.

Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD

Director, Endovascular and Operative Neurovascular Surgery, BIDMC Brain Aneurysm Institute, Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

1:35-2:20PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Ann Michalek, MD

 


*This is a hypothetical case and not an actual patient    

Uncover the cause of the patient's symptoms in this virtual case study and consider if this could apply to any patients you manage.

Ann Michalek, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Albany Medical Center, Delmar, NY

Sponsored by Takeda

1:35-2:20PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Elizabeth A. Kiracofe, MD

 


Come learn about the burden and management of uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in your appropriate  patients and a treatment option that may help them.

@2020 Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All Rights Reserved 12/2020 DUP.20.10.0040

Elizabeth A. Kiracofe, MD

Founder & Principal Dermatologist, Airia Comprehensive Dermatology, Chicago, Illinois, Boise, Idaho

Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

2:30-3:30PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Women's Health

Women’s Health in 2020: A Discussion About Menopause, Genitourinary Syndrome, and Hereditary Breast Cancer 

Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP | Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD | Holly Pederson, MD, NCMP

 


Although women make up a majority of the population and typically the majority of primary care providers patient panel, it is well established that many gender specific needs of women, such as menopause and sexual health, are neglected, in part due to lack of women’s health education in these areas. In today’s panel, 3 women’s health experts will discuss 3 women’s health cases that highlight current data and best practice for management of early menopause, GSM, and women known to carry a genetic mutation that elevates their risk of breast and ovarian cancer. 

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/05/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP

Founder and CEO, Ms. Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD

Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, MacDonald Women’s Hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Professor, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Holly Pederson, MD, NCMP

Director, Medical Breast Services, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

3:40-4:40PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Rheumatology

 


This talk provides a brief summary of the alternative systems of healing and contrasts them with conventional modern medicine. Current use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in rheumatic diseases is described followed by dietary intervention and the role of the microbiome in rheumatic diseases and the rationale for using probiotics. Current evidence-based findings for CAM in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia are reviewed and the role of platelet-rich plasma injections in treating arthritis. 

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 12/05/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Peng Thim Fan, MD, FACP

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

4:50-5:35PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Hematology & Oncology

Nancy Thompson, MSN, RN, AOCNS

 


  • Describe challenges to coordinating care effectively for patients with cancer
  • Review practices to coordinate care across a multidisciplinary team (MDT)
  • Introduce a case study demonstrating care coordination

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Nancy Thompson, MSN, RN, AOCNS

Nancy Thompson, MSN, RN, AOCNS, is the Director of Quality and Clinical Practice at Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Thompson earned her BSN in Nursing from Montana State University and her MSN in Community Health Nursing at Arizona State University. She is certified in Gerontology and an Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is the Community Service Project Chair and part of the Nursing Education Cooperative Faculty of the Oncology Nursing Society’s Puget Sound Chapter and for the past five years was a reviewer for Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON). In addition to (co) authoring articles published in nursing journals such as American Nurse Today and CJON, Ms. Thompson has lectured internationally on topics related to oncology nursing and patient care.

Sponsored by Merck

4:50-5:35PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Insomnia

Seth L. Ivins, MD

 


Are your patients struggling with insomnia? Learn about its prevalence, impact, and a proven treatment option for your adult patients.

Seth L. Ivins, MD

Private Practice, Newark, DE, Wilmington, DE, Attending Physician, Christina Care, Newark, DE, St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE

Sponsored by Eisai