Thank you to all who joined us live for PrimaryCareNOW on Thursday–Saturday, November 12–14, 2020. If you were not able to join us, most sessions have been recorded and are available below.

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Moderated by Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

8-9AM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Nephrology

Panel Discussion: Cases and Controversies in Nephrology 

Rajeev Raghavan, MD | Melanie Hoenig, MD

 


Nephrology can be a challenging topic for primary care providers. In this panel discussion, nephrologists Rajeev Raghavan, MD and Melanie Hoeing, MD will provide concise practice-changing pearls to help you better manage your patients with kidney disease.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/12/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Rajeev Raghavan, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine Selzman Institute for Kidney Health, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Melanie Hoenig, MD

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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

Infectious Diseases

Managing Influenza: Practical Strategies For Primary Care

Paul E. Sax, 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.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/12/2020, 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

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

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

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The Pancreas, Digestion, and EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency)

Rogelio Silva

 


The Pancreas, Digestion, and EPI presentation is aimed at education on Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI), understanding on how to recognize, identify, diagnose EPI.  In addition, will contain high level information on PERT and PERT dosing for patients with EPI.

Rogelio Silva

GI Partners of Illinois, Oak Lawn, IL

Sponsored by Abbvie

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Acute Exacerbations: Predictors of Poor Outcomes in COPD

Gary T. Ferguson, 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.

Gary T. Ferguson, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; , Director, Pulmonary Research Institute of Southeast Michigan, Farmington Hills, MI

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

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

Geriatrics

Alzheimer’s Disease in Primary Care: Gaining Diagnostic & Management Confidence in a Changing Clinical Landscape

Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN | Gad A. Marshall, MD

 


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 11/12/2020, 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, Indiana

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, Massachusetts

Supported by Biogen, Inc.

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

Cardiovascular Medicine

Advances in the Management of Cardiometabolic Risk in Diabetes and Comorbid Conditions 

Christopher Cannon, MD | Jennifer B. Green, MD | Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP

 


As the incidence of diabetes and obesity continue to grow, more Americans will develop serious complications and experience premature mortality from cardiometabolic causes. This session will enable you to stay up to date on recent groundbreaking research and management guideline updates that could change the way you treat your patients with diabetes, obesity, and/or dyslipidemia.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/12/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Christopher Cannon, MD

Education Director, Cardiovascular Innovation, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Jennifer B. Green, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Faculty Member, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

Supported by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Clinical Case Studies in COPD: Consider Alpha-1—It’s More Common Than You Think

D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP

 


Through presentation of clinical case studies, this educational program will provide a practical overview of COPD. The pathogenesis of COPD, including the potential role of alpha-1 antitrypsin, will be reviewed.

D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP

Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago

Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

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

Cardiovascular Medicine

An Approach to Managing Lipids: Oral, Nonstatin Therapies for Lowering LDL-C

Alan S. Brown, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA

 


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

Alan S. Brown, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA

Director, Division of Cardiology, Advocate Heart Institute at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Past President, National Lipid Association, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Sponsored by ESPERION Therapeutics

2:30-4PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Medical Updates

Facing New Challenges in Lung Health: Vaping and COVID-19 

Clara Schroedl, MD, MS | Khalilah Gates, MD

 


In the last year, two new diseases have emerged with significant and lasting impact on the lung: E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) and COVID-19 pneumonia.  This session will address new information and challenges related to both diseases. Vaping has increased in popularity, especially among youth, and in late 2019, EVALI was first described.  While the outbreak has subsided, recognition of the symptoms, association with marijuana use, and radiographic findings of EVALI remain important.  Further, providing tobacco and marijuana cessation guidance remains critical.  The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-Cov2 virus, has burdened healthcare workers and scientists across the globe. COVID-19, often associated with severe pneumonia and systemic illness, has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality in the US and we can continue to learn and discover its full impact.  Additionally, COVID-19 has unmasked major health disparities in our healthcare system that we must address.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/12/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Clara Schroedl, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education, Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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

4:10-5:10PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Ethical & Legal Issues

 


This session will use four case presentations as a guide to review cancer and chronic disease differences and prevalence by race/ethnicity. Specific differences in diseases seen in Asian Americans and African Americans will be highlighted. Tobacco use and trends in different populations will also be emphasized. 

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/12/2020, 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

5:20-6:05PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Heart Failure

Daniel R. Bensimhon, MD

 


Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a complex disease with pathophysiological heterogeneity, whose treatment is primarily focused on management of symptoms vs treatment of the underlying disease. This talk will highlight some of the multiple pathways being explored in the attempt to bridge the gap between managing comorbidities/symptoms and treating the disease itself.

Daniel R. Bensimhon, MD

Medical Director, Advanced HF & Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Cone Health, Greensboro, NC

Sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

5:20-6:05PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Asthma

Uncontrolled Asthma: Changing the Patient Experience

Neil Skolnik, MD

 


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.

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 GlaxoSmithKline

Moderated by Jennifer A. Bierman, MD, FACP

8-9AM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Medical Updates

Practice-Changing Evidence from 2020 

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

 


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, milk preference in children, personal protective equipment, COPD management, deprescribing in older adults,  metformin in chronic kidney disease, and medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. 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 11/13/2020, 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

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

Neurology

A Head Start on Migraine: Emerging Approaches to Acute Management

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN | Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

 


With the latest on new and emerging approaches treatment and the most up-to-date patient-centered strategies, this talk will give you a head start on managing acute migraine. Faculty will review the features of migraine to help you distinguish it from other headache types and discuss acute treatments that are currently available. Focus will be placed on comparison of the classic acute treatments with newer acute migraine-specific treatment modalities. Faculty will also interview a young woman with episodic migraine to demonstrate how to discuss acute management of migraine with patients.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/13/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Associate Professor of Neurology, Division of Headache Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

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

Supported by Allergan

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

Neurology

Case Study: Progressive Muscle Weakness in a 28-Year-Old Female and a Treatment for the Disease

Benajmin T. Barnes, MD

 


Participants are invited to join us in an interactive discussion to uncover the cause of the patient's symptoms and work together on this complex case. A treatment will be discussed following the diagnosis.

Dr. Benjamin Thomas Barnes, MD

Benajmin T. Barnes, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Augusta University Medical Center

Sponsored by Biogen

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

Endocrinology

Close to the Heart: The Importance of Recognizing Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

 


The objective of this program is to communicate the importance of addressing cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes. The program will cover data on prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and intensive versus conventional glucose lowering on macrovascular complications. In addition, the program will review guidance from leading medical associations that is based upon completed cardiovascular outcome trials of antihyperglycemic medications in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Executive Director, Primary Care Metabolic Group,

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

11:05AM-12:15PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Endocrinology

Thyroid: "Curbsiders" 

Eve D. Bloomgarden, MD

 


Blazing hot tips to diagnose and treat hypo- and hyperthyroidism with Dr. Eve Bloomgarden. In this session, Dr. Bloomgarden will cover a ton of ground, including how to: interpret thyroid function tests, use your thumbs (or an ultrasound) to examine the thyroid, become an expert on Graves’ orbitopathy, prescribe methimazole, decide who needs surgery or radioactive iodine therapy, diagnose subclinical hyperthyroidism, and manage of hypothyroidism.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/13/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Eve D. Bloomgarden, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Endocrinology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

12:25-1:10PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Rheumatology

Path To Diagnosis, Mapping Symptoms of Inflammatory Back Pain

Amar Q. Majjhoo

 


  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

Amar Q. Majjhoo

Practices at Shores Rheumatology in Saint Clair Shores, MI. Current President of Michigan Rheumatism Society

Sponsored by Abbvie

1:20-2:50PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Diseases

Panel Discussion: Challenges and Controversies in a COVID-19 World 

Karen Krueger, MD | Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc

 


This session will explore some of the most relevant questions clinicians have as we approach a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty will review the cardiovascular complications that are directly and indirectly attributed to COVID-19 that have been documented since the onset of the pandemic as sequelae of fear leading to avoidance of prescription medication use, emergency department avoidance, and missed routine healthcare. This session will explore “long” COVID-19 and long-term cardiovascular manifestations and population-level health implications. Faculty will compare COVID-19 to influenza and explore how to distinguish presentation of these viruses. Lastly, we will focus on preventative measures including the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/13/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Karen Krueger, MD

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

Sadiya S. Khan, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

3-4PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Cardiovascular Medicine

Clinical Considerations on Lipid Management of ASCVD in the New Era

John R. Nelson, MD, FACC, FNLA, FASNC | Gregory S. Pokrywka, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASCP, NCMP

 


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.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/13/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

John R. Nelson, MD, FACC, FNLA, FASNC

Director, California Cardiovascular Institute, Past President - Pacific Lipid Association, ACC - Governmental Relations – Committee Member, Fresno, CA

Gregory S. Pokrywka, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASCP, NCMP

Asst. Professor Medicine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director, Baltimore Lipid Center, Baltimore, MD

Supported by Amarin Pharma Inc.

4:10-5:10PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Women's Health

 


New guidelines, evidence, and products present challenges for clinicians who provide gynecologic care. This session focuses on two major clinical areas in gynecology—cervical cancer screening and contraception. We will use a case-based approach to explore current best practices in managing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and Pap testing, as well as to expand evidence-based knowledge of controversies in contraceptive care.  Faculty will also provide a brief introduction to the newest contraceptive products available.  

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/13/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Susan L. Goldsmith, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Jessica W. Kiley, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Chief, Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

5:20-6:05PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD: Simplifying a Complex Paradigm for Busy Clinicians

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

5:20-6:05PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Women's Health

Importance of Contraception Counseling in the Primary Care Setting

Michael Green, 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

Michael Green, MD

Michael Green, MD is an OB hospitalist at the Northridge Medical Center in California where he serves as the OBHG site director. Prior to this he worked for 17 years as the Chief of OB/GYN at the Centers for Family Health in Ventura California. Dr. Green attended the St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed residency at the Ventura County Medical Center and the Carolinas Medical Center. He is board certified in Family Medicine as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Green has been involved in medical mission work. He has volunteered in China, Nigeria, Jordan, India, and Zimbabwe. He lives in Lake Arrowhead, CA with his wife of 32 years.

Sponsored by Merck

Moderated by Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

8-9AM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Behavioral Health

Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19 

Jeffrey Rado, MD, MPH, FAPA

 


The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the mental health of Americans. Rates of depression, suicide and anxiety have all increased.  This session will focus on the negative impact that COVID-19 has had on anxiety.  Participants will learn how to support their patients in the context of increased isolation, infection fears and financial insecurity.  The appropriate use of medications, including benzodiazepines, will also be reviewed.   

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/14/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published. 

Jeffrey Rado, MD, MPH, FAPA

Associate Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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

Genitourinary

Curb the Urge: Overactive Bladder for Primary Care

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA | Matthew P. Rutman, MD | Stephanie Kielb, MD

 


Over 46 million adults in the U.S. experience overactive bladder. While not a life threating condition, OAB can curtail an individual’s independence, productivity, and enjoyment, especially in older adults who often already suffer impairment from other medical comorbidities. Despite its detrimental effects on quality of life, OAB is vastly underdiagnosed and undertreated in primary care. Join our panel of expert faculty in this live-streaming 60-minute roundtable discussion that can help you improve screening, diagnosis, and management of a condition that affects patients you see in practice every day.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/14/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

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

Matthew P. Rutman, MD

Associate Professor of Urology at CUMC, Director of Division of Voiding Dysfunction, Incontinence and Urodynamics, Department of Urology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Stephanie Kielb, MD

Chief of Reconstruction and Neurourology, Department of Urology, Professor of Urology, Medical Education and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Supported by Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc.

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

Dermatology

When Topicals Aren’t Enough: An Oral Non- Biologic Treatment Option for Plaque Psoriasis

Brad Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD

 


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

Brad Glick, DO, MPH, FAAD

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Sponsored by Amgen, Inc.

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

Pain Management

Management of Osteoarthritis and Chronic Pain: Where Are We Now?

Yvonne M. D'arcy, BSN, MS, NP, CRNP, CNS, FAANP | Jimmy Mali, MD

 


This presentation will provide an overview of the epidemiology and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) and chronic OA pain. We will review the current understanding of chronic pain pathophysiology – the various mediators, their role in central and peripheral sensitization, and the nociceptive components of chronic OA pain. We will also examine current OA treatment guidelines and explore “multimodal” treatment options, with a focus on working with patients toward individual treatment goals, and the establishment of holistic management strategies for patients with chronic OA pain.

Yvonne M. D'arcy, BSN, MS, NP, CRNP, CNS, FAANP

Suburban Hospital – Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Jimmy Mali, MD

EmergeOrtho, Durham, NC

Sponsored by Pfizer, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company

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

Dermatology

 


This session will cover the recognition of common dermatological diagnoses, presented as a series of dyads, from which you will be asked to pick out a diagnosis. Reasons for why the photo depicts one diagnosis rather than the other will be described. The session will conclude with a rapid-fire viewing of multiple different photos of each diagnosis covered to solidify your visual recognition of rashes in different nuanced contexts.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/14/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Jacob Levitt, MD, FAAD

Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

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

Obesity Medicine

Managing Obesity in Primary Care Practice 

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS

 


Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease of the modern era in the U.S. and around the world, affecting both the adult and pediatric population. Although many believe that helping patients to achieve a healthy weight is of minimal complexity, weight regulation and management is a challenging endeavor. In this talk, the faculty will explore the complexities of obesity and offer a range of strategies (behavioral, therapeutic, and surgical) to help you in the quest to address overweight and obesity in your practice.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/14/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS

Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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

The Impact and Management of Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis in Appropriate Patients

Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD

 


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

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Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanson, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist and Pediatric Dermatologist, Ada West Dermatology, St Luke's Children's Hospital, Boise, Idaho

Sponsored by Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme

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

Asthma

Know When Eosinophils Play a Role in Severe Asthma

Jonathan Bernstein, MD

 


Join us for an educational program exploring the role of eosinophils in severe asthma. This presentation will examine key concepts in severe asthma, including, defining severe uncontrolled asthma and the impact of oral corticosteroid (OCS) use in severe uncontrolled asthma.

Jonathan Bernstein, MD

Professor of Medicine University of Cincinnati, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology, Allergy Section, Cincinnati, OH

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

2:30-4PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Cardiovascular Medicine

Updates in Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation 

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA | Alison L. Bailey, MD, FACC, FAACVPR

 


Heart failure is a global pandemic that continues to increase in prevalence. Despite the availability of established and novel therapies, mortality and morbidity in heart failure remains high. Join us for this overview of heart failure classification and pathophysiology, the evidence base supporting various treatments, and current guideline recommendations. 

Despite being the most common sustained arrhythmia in practice, the ideal management strategy for atrial fibrillation remains elusive for many clinicians. Accordingly, this session will review the classification and initial workup of patients with atrial fibrillation, with further discussion of the primary treatment goals. Stroke prevention therapies will be reviewed, along with means to achieve rate and rhythm control. Tune in to learn about ongoing gaps in the care of patients with heart failure and/or atrial fibrillation and how a standardized approach can help improve outcomes.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/14/2020, 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

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Alison L. Bailey, MD, FACC, FAACVPR

Governor, Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, Chattanooga, TN

4:10-5:10PM ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Allergy Free Eating in 2020: Nutrition and Health Behavior Tool-Box 

Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN | Sarah E. Quinton, PsyD

 


Advanced GI dietitian Bethany Doerfler and GI Health Psychologist Sarah Quinton guide you through nutrition and lifestyle trends related to food intolerances, food allergies and GI health in 2020. Critical differences exist between food intolerances and IgE food allergies or Celiac disease. Consumers are often overwhelmed but interested in the role of dietary manipulation on GI health. This talk will focus on data surrounding the accuracy of testing, recommended diet and lifestyle therapy, and the impact of diet on eating behaviors and quality of life.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 11/14/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN

Advanced Clinical Research Dietitian, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Sarah E. Quinton, PsyD

Director, Behavioral Medicine for Digestive Health, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

5:20-6:05PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Philip Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc

 


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Philip Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc

Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc, Chief (Emeritus), Gastroenterology Section, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Sponsored by Salix Pharmaceuticals

5:20-6:05PM ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2

Role of the Kidney in Glucose Regulation in Type 2 Diabetes

James C. Clifford, MD

 


  • Review the pathophysiology of T2DM that contributes to hyperglycemia
  • Understand the role of the kidney in glucose regulation
  • 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.

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CME/CE Faculty

 Liana G. Apostolova
Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN
Alison L. Bailey, MD, FACC 
Alison L. Bailey, MD, FACC   
Eve D. Bloomgarden, MD 
Eve D. Bloomgarden, MD   
Christopher P. Cannon, MD 
Christopher P. Cannon, MD   
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS 
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS   
Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN 
Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN   
Khalilah Gates, MD 
Khalilah Gates, MD   
Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA 
Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA   
Susan L. Goldsmith, MD 
Susan L. Goldsmith, MD   
Jennifer Green, MD 
Jennifer Green, MD   
Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN 
Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN  
Gregory L. Hall, MD 
Gregory L. Hall, MD  
Melanie Hoenig, MD 
Melanie Hoenig, MD  
Sadiya Khan, MD 
Sadiya Khan, MD   
Jessica W. Kiley, MD, MPH 
Jessica W. Kiley, MD, MPH   
Stephanie Kielb, MD 
Stephanie Kielb, MD   
Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP
Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP  
Robert F. Kushner, MD 
Robert F. Kushner, MD   
Karen Krueger, MD 
Karen Krueger, MD   
Jacob Levitt, MD, FAAD 
Jacob Levitt, MD, FAAD   
Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA 
Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA   
 Gad A. Marshall
Gad A. Marshall, MD  
John R. Nelson, MD, FACC, FNLA, FASNC 
John R. Nelson, MD, FACC, FNLA, FASNC   
Gregory S. Pokrywka, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, NCMP 
Gregory S. Pokrywka, MD, FACP, FNLA, FASPC, NCMP   
Sarah Quinton, PsyD 
Sarah Quinton, PsyD   
Jeffrey Rado, MD, MPH, FAPA 
Jeffrey Rado, MD, MPH, FAPA   
 Rajeev Raghavan, MD
Rajeev Raghavan, MD  
Matthew P. Rutman, MD 
Matthew P. Rutman, MD   
Paul E. Sax, MD
Paul E. Sax, MD  
Clara Schroedl, MD 
Clara Schroedl, MD, MS   
Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP 
Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP