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

Join your clinician colleagues and expert faculty for PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference on Thursday, December 16. This free remote learning experience includes:

  • A carefully curated CME/CE curriculum, moderated by Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA
  • Interactive, live Q&A with distinguished faculty, including experts from top healthcare institutions across the country
  • The opportunity to earn up to 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 6.50 ABIM Medical Knowledge MOC Points, or 6.50 AANP contact hours of continuing education, including 2.28 hours of pharmacology
  • Access to on-demand CME/CE courses

Your free registration includes the full conference, but you're welcome to join the sessions that best fit your schedule. Agenda and details are subject to change.

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  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non-CME/CE Session
Sponsored by Industry

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8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Panel Discussion 

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

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, UC Irvine School of Medicine Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community, Irvine, CA

Daniel A. Solomon, MD

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

9–10am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session


Early Action in HCC: Supporting the Patient Journey in Primary Care 

Amit Singal, MD, MS | Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA


Although hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening can improve survival for patients, it is underused in clinical practice. Join two faculty experts as they discuss the urgency for early identification of HCC in primary care, and learn about the changing epidemiology of HCC and how primary care providers can support patients during their journey. This program also features patient/caregiver videos and interactive Q&A sessions.

Amit Singal, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine, Willis C. Maddrey Chair in Liver Disease, Chair of Hepatology, Medical Directory of Liver Tumor Program, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA

Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY

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

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


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

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


Jennifer Ennis, MD, Medical Director, LabCorp


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Jennifer Ennis, MD, Medical Director, LabCorp

Medical Director, LabCorp

Sponsored by Labcorp

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



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..

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



The entire field of migraine is witnessing a profound and unprecedented transformation with new therapeutic options now available to address serious unmet medical needs and patient burden. The new options range from monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting the CGRP ligand or receptor for migraine prevention, to a selective serotonin agonist, to oral CGRP-targeting agents (gepants) now approved for both preventive and acute treatment. These new advances are creating a vitality and excitement in the field not seen since the advent of triptans more than 2 decades ago.

Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS

Professor of Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Director, Dartmouth Headache Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Merle Diamond, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin Universty of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School, President and Managing Director, Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago, IL

Supported by Biohaven

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



  • 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.

Sponsored by AbbVie

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

Infectious Disease


Sponsored by Nabriva Therapeutics US, Inc.

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



Are you frequently challenged by the task of early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as a primary care clinician? Are you keen to the possibility of collaboration with secondary care specialists to optimize early recognition and management of AD? Are you up to date on the latest developments and clinical pearls of Alzheimer’s research in order to tailor patient-specific approaches for AD? This live virtual meeting will examine these challenges and provide effective strategies to meet them head on.

This session will provide you with the latest information regarding the role of primary care physicians (PCPs) and their extended care team in early diagnosis of AD, effective methods to address racial and ethnic barriers to dementia-related care, and important clinical pearls to encourage collaboration among PCPs and secondary care specialists. In addition, learn the intricacies surrounding patient-specific management considerations, as well as the role of recently approved and emerging disease-modifying therapies for the management of AD.

Richard S. Isaacson, MD

Director, Center for Brain Health, Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian, New York City, NY

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

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

Supported by Eisai

3:40–5:10pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Hot Topics


What do primary care providers need to know about PCPs in Diabetes, atrial Fibrillation, Mild Cognitive Impairment? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!

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

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP

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

5:20–6:05pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater



Join us to learn about a maintenance therapy for the treatment of COPD.

Ryan D. Reber, DO

Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit , Paoli Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Sponsored by Viatris and Theravance Biopharma