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PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference | Pri-Med

Thank you to all who joined us live for PrimaryCareNOW on Thursday-Friday, October 7–8. If you were not able to join us live, some sessions have been recorded and are available below. 

Upcoming Virtual Conferences 
Pri-Med has more virtual education planned. View the schedule here.

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8–11:30am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Pain

Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice

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 vs the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice curriculum focuses on improving practitioners’ ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including nonopioid 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 in order to optimally manage patients’ pain and medication use.

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 U.S. 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, PAs

Supported by Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies

11:40am–12:25pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Pulmonology

Evaluating the Use of Oral Corticosteroids in Asthma: Benefits and Risks

Andrea Fuller, FNP-BC, MSN, AE-C

 

  • Review updated treatment paradigms for severe asthma.
  • Evaluate the benefit-risk of oral corticosteroid use in severe uncontrolled asthma and the need for OCS stewardship.
  • Discuss the role of biologics as a preferred treatment option for severe asthma management.

Andrea Fuller, FNP-BC, MSN, AE-C

Senior Respiratory Medical Science Liaison - AstraZeneca

Andrea Fuller is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Senior Respiratory Medical Science Liaison with AstraZeneca. She started her medical career 17 years ago as a Registered Nurse working in various departments including the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room, and Gastroenterology. She then received a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Rush University in 2010. As a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as both an inpatient and outpatient provider in the fields of Neurology and Family Practice in which she treated numerous patients diagnosed with Asthma and COPD. She has been in her current position with AstraZeneca for over 4 years and is a certified Asthma educator. Prior to her roles in medicine, Andrea spent 4 years active duty serving our country in the US Air Force. She lives just outside Chicago and serves on the board for the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing.

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

11:40am–12:25pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Pediatrics

Recognizing Developmental Delay: Early Identification of Pediatric Disorders in Primary Care, Including Rare Lysosomal Diseases

Barbara Burton, MD

 

This educational program will provide a practical overview pertaining to the significant role of primary care providers in pediatric developmental surveillance and screening. The importance of early developmental delay identification, with attention to neuromotor milestones, will be reviewed, including implications for rarer pediatric diseases, such as lysosomal storage disorders.

Barbara Burton, MD

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Attending Physician and Clinical Practice Director, Division of Genetics, Metabolism, and Birth Defects, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

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

12:35–1:35pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Endocrinology

A Holistic Approach to Diabetes Care: Reducing HbA1c and Weight with Emerging Pharmacotherapies

Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD | Anne Peters, MD

 

This educational activity will review strategies to improve glycemic and extra-glycemic outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and explore the role of agents that target GIP and GLP-1 in the management of type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD

Professor of Medicine, Clinical Chief, Endocrinology, Medical Director, Yale Diabetes Center, Yale School of Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Anne Peters, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA

Supported by Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

1:45–2:45pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Cardiology

 

Refresh your skills in managing common cardiovascular conditions in your primary care patient population during this session. Cardiology specialist Ty Gluckman, MD, will review important updates and considerations for managing your patients with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and heart failure.

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

2:55–3:40pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Gastroenterology

A Proactive Way to Treat IBS-D: Post-Marketing Information and Phase 4 Data

Darren M. Brenner, MD

 

Please join us in a clinical review of exciting Phase 4 data and the latest post-marketing information on a proactive treatment that may help your IBS-D patients. IBS-D is a chronic functional disorder of the GI system that affects approximately 16 million people.

Darren M. Brenner, MD

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

Sponsored by AbbVie

2:55–3:40pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Endocrinology

Shifting Perspectives: How Do You Choose the Next Oral Therapy for T2D?

Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE

 

Review the pathophysiology of T2D and the recommendations from relevant associations on the oral treatment options that should be used after metformin in the T2D treatment plan. Discuss head-to-head data for a once-daily treatment option from pivotal glycemic control trials and safety data from a cardiovascular outcomes trial, followed by dosing and administration information.

Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE

Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, UC Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, California, Director, Unger Concierge Primary Care Medical Group, Rancho Cucamonga, California

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk Inc.

3:50–4:50pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Neurology

 

One in fifty people in the U.S. has an unruptured brain aneurysm, and one ruptures every 18 minutes. 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 describe the importance of early detection, since brain aneurysms are treatable via proper identification, and will highlight risk factors and populations who are most vulnerable. Faculty will also review treatment options for clinicians 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

Supported by Brain Aneurysm Foundation Incorporated

5–5:45pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Rheumatology

Path To Diagnosis, Mapping Symptoms of Inflammatory Back Pain

Brett Smith, DO

 

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

Brett Smith, DO

Sponsored by AbbVie

8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Hot Topics

Curbside Consults: Top Questions From PCPs on HCV and Glaucoma 

Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF | Yvonne I. Chu, MD, MBA

 

What do primary care providers need to know about HCV and glaucoma? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!

Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF

Professor, Medicine and Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Head, Outcomes Research in Hepatology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Yvonne I. Chu, MD, MBA

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

9:10–10:10am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Women's Health

Update in Women's Health 2021 

Juliana (Jewel) Kling, MD, MPH, NCMP, FACP

 

Over the last year, important papers have been published that impact women’s health. In this 60-minute presentation, these important articles will be reviewed and cover topics from CVD risk and associated factors during the menopause transition, risk of breast cancer and menopausal hormone therapy, risk reducing medications for women at an elevated risk of breast cancer, the role of testosterone in postmenopausal women. 

Juliana (Jewel) Kling, MD, MPH, NCMP, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Chair, Women’s Health Internal Medicine, Associate Chair of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

10:20–11:05am ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Pulmonology

A Clinician’s Perspective on Managing Patients with Asthma

Monica Kraft, MD

 

Asthma is a significant public health concern in the US, making its diagnosis and management in clinical practice critically important, especially with recent increasing trends in prevalence and morbidity. With the help of engaging case-studies, this session will include discussions on the identification, diagnostic workup, and effective management of asthma. It will also review the assessment of symptom control and severity in patients with asthma.

Monica Kraft, MD

Robert and Irene Flinn Professor of Medicine, Chair, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Tucson, Deputy Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Center, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

10:20–11:05am ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Gastroenterology

Case Study: A 51-Year-Old Female With Crohn’s Disease and Intestinal Resection*

Sukanya Subramanian, 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.

Sukanya Subramanian, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Adult Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

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

10:20–11:05am ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Endocrinology

Progression of CKD—Opportunities for Prevention Intervention and Mitigation

Surendra Sivarajah, MD

 

  • Recognize the health burden and prevalence of CKD.
  • Understand CKD risk factors and the progressive nature of renal function decline.
  • Identify the risk of CKD in patients with T2D.
  • Review screening and monitoring recommendations in CKD.
  • Highlight current approaches to the management of CKD.

Surendra Sivarajah, MD

Field Physician, Biopharmaceuticals, US Medical | CVMD

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

11:15am–12:15pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Panel Discussion 

Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH | Jacob H. Johnson, MD

 

This pandemic required communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 panel, faculty will team up to discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.

Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH

Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Boston University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA

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Jacob H. Johnson, MD

Associate Physician, Division of Infectious, Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

12:25–1:25pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Gastroenterology

Managing Myths and Misconceptions about Chronic Idiopathic Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

Philip Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc

 

This activity will provide an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and management of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), with minimal diagnostic testing. The faculty will describe evidence-based treatment guidelines and discuss the efficacy of over-the-counter and prescription agents prioritized within the guidelines. This will help you navigate the progress from patient education to diet plus over-the-counter agents to prescription agents.

Philip Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc

Chief (Emeritus) - Gastroenterology Section, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI

Supported by Supported by an educational grant from AbbVie Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc..

1:35–2:20pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Pediatrics

Hidden in Plain Sight: Recognizing Manageable Conditions

Emily Glogowski, MS | Jennifer Clark Matthews, MS

 

This presentation will provide an introduction to lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs), a family of genetic diseases characterized by pathologic build-up of undegraded storage material in lysosomes as a result of enzyme deficiencies.

More than 50 LSDs have been identified, and many are now treatable. Five of these disorders will be discussed, providing an overview of the pathophysiology, and signs and symptoms of the diseases.

Methods of diagnosis will be described, including the availability of newborn screening for certain LSDs.

Emily Glogowski, MS

Medical Science Liaison

Jennifer Clark Matthews, MS

Medical Science Liaison

Sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme

1:35–2:20pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Neurology

AbbVie Treatment Innovations for Migraine Patients

Andrew Blumenfeld, MD

 

Presentation focus on AbbVie’s CGRP receptor antagonists for acute and preventive approaches for the treatment of migraines.

Andrew Blumenfeld, MD

Director, The Headache Center of Southern California; The San Diego Headache Center and The Los Angeles Headache Center

Sponsored by AbbVie

2:30–3:30pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Orthopedic

 

Hip, knee, and back pain are common complaints in the outpatient setting. It is critical for primary care providers to develop an evidence-based systematic approach to address these complaints. This presentation will improve familiarity with anatomy of the hip, knee, and back through a case-based approach. Learners will be able to generate differential diagnoses for pain in the aforementioned regions and determine appropriate imaging studies using ACR Appropriateness Criteria. The learner will be able to identify cases that require subspecialty care.

Stephen N. Henry, DO, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Team Physician, University of Miami Intercollegiate Athletics, Team Physician, Miami Marlins, University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

3:40–4:40pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Hot Topics

Challenging Cases in Primary Care 

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

 

In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses.

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

4:50–5:35pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Cardiology

Clinical Considerations in Coronary Artery Disease

Ted Okerson, MD, FACP, FACE

 

  • 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.
 

Ted Okerson, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Okerson currently serves as a Sr. Field Physician within the Biopharmaceuticals US Medical Team for AstraZeneca’s Division of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases. Dr. Okerson has a diverse medical and scientific background, with over 15 years of full-time clinical practice and leadership experience. For the past twenty years, he has exemplified a successful transition to industry, working as a Medical Director in various aspects of the pharmaceutical industry from clinical trial design to late phase clinical development and medical affairs for various well-known companies. In his current role, Dr. Okerson educates HCPs, works across specialties for internal collaborations, and strives to improve patient care.

Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP