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

Join your clinician colleagues and expert faculty for a three-day PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference on Wednesday−Friday, February 9−11. This free remote learning experience includes:

  • A carefully curated CME/CE curriculum, moderated by Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA; Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP; and Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP
  • Interactive, live Q&A with distinguished faculty, including experts from top healthcare institutions across the country
  • The opportunity to earn up to 18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 18.50 ABIM Medical Knowledge MOC Points, or 18.50 AANP contact hours of continuing education, including 0.66 hour 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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Agenda

  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non-CME/CE Session
Sponsored by Industry

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8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Hot Topics

Curbside Consults: Top Questions from PCPs on Menopause and Arthritis 

Jan L. Shifren, MD | Peng Thim Fan, MD, FACP

 

Session Overview to Come 

Jan L. Shifren, MD

Peng Thim Fan, MD, FACP

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

Dermatology

 

Session Overview to Come 

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

Cardiology

David Wolinsky, MD, FACC, MASNC

 

This Product Theater Presentation focuses on providing education to Frontline Providers on the topics of CAD risk assessment, the various testing modalities available, the value of SPECT MPI, and the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC).

David Wolinsky, MD, FACC, MASNC

Head of Nuclear Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, Florida

Sponsored by Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc.

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

Pulmonology

 

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

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

Gastroenterology

 

Session Overview to Come 

Philip Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc

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

Endocrinology

Cardiometabolic Panel Discussion: Making Sense of New Guideline Updates 

Archana R. Sadhu, MD, FACE | Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

 

Session Overview to Come 

Archana R. Sadhu, MD, FACE

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

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

Cardiology

 

Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

Rheumatology

 

  • 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

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

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Panel Discussion (February 2022) 

Daniel A. Solomon, MD | Laila Woc-Colburn, 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.

Daniel A. Solomon, MD

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

Laila Woc-Colburn, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

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

Urgent Care

 

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

Howard Libman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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

Endocrinology

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

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, PA

Supported by Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies

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

Gastroenterology

 

Sponsored by AbbVie

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

Infectious Disease

 

Sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics

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

Neurology

 

Are you frequently challenged by the task of early and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) as a PCP? 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 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

Supported by Eisai

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

Rheumatology

 

Session Overview to Come 

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

Dermatology

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.

Elizabeth A. Kiracofe, MD

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

Sponsored by Regeneron and Sanofi Genzyme

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

Endocrinology

 

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.

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

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

Psychiatry

Psychopharmacology: Prescribing with Confidence 

Jeffrey Rado, MD, MPH, FAPA

 

Session Overview to Come 

Jeffrey Rado, MD, MPH, FAPA

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

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

Cardiology

 

Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Hot Topics

 

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.

Howard Libman, MD

Attending Physician, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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

Infectious Disease

Bridging the Gap: Strategies for Ending the HIV Epidemic 

Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD, MPH | Gregory L. Hall, MD

 

Session Overview to Come 

Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD, MPH

Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta, GA

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

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

 

Sponsored by Industry Sponsor here

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

Wellness

 

Nutrition research and recommendations are rapidly changing.  Fill your toolbox with behavioral and food driven action plans to answer your patients' toughest Nutrition and lifestyle issues.
Updated recommendations for nutrition advice for IBS, intermittent fasting, popular diets, food intolerances and more will be answered.

Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN

Senior Clinical Research Dietitian, Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Marciella School of Nursing
Loyola University
Chicago, IL

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

Cardiology

 

Session Overview to Come 

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

Gastroenterology

 

Sponsored by AbbVie Inc.

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

 

Sponsored by Industry Sponsor here

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

Hepatology

 

Session Overview to Come 

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

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

Dermatology

Dermatology A-Z: A Refresher for Primary Care 

Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH

 

This session will provide an update on common skin disorders including diagnosis and management of papulosquamous disorders, medication reactions, skin infections, and melanocytic lesions.

Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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

 

Sponsored by Industry Sponsor here