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

Join your clinician colleagues and expert faculty for a two-day PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference on Wednesday–Thursday, June 29–30. This free remote learning experience includes:

  • A carefully curated CME/CE curriculum, moderated by 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 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 12.00 ABIM Medical Knowledge MOC Points, or 12.00 AANP contact hours of continuing education, including 4.48 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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Agenda

  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non-CME/CE Session
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8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Pulmonology

Curbside Consults: Top Questions from PCPs on Asthma and COPD 

Timothy J. Scialla, MD | Dharani Narendra, MD

 

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

Timothy J. Scialla, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Program Director Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training Program, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Dharani Narendra, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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

Endocrinology

Where Are We Now? The Integral Role of GLP-1 RAs in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus  

Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC | Tina K. Thethi, MD, MPH

 

GLP-1 RAs have now been on the market for some time, yet they remain underutilized in primary care. This session will not only review recent evidence of the manifold benefits of GLP-1 RAs, but it will also use a patient case to illustrate the obstacles PCPs experience in prescribing these important agents—and how to overcome them!

Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC

President and Owner, Diabetes Consulting Services, North Bethesda, MD

Tina K. Thethi, MD, MPH

Associate Investigator and Endocrinologist, AdventHealth Translational Research Institute, Orlando, FL

Supported by Novo Nordisk Inc.

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

Nephrology

Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Risk in Primary Care 

Jennifer Ennis, MD, FACP | Elizabeth Montgomery

 

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) screening and early detection for at-risk patients with diabetes and hypertension helps improve patient outcomes.  Since a majority of these patients are seen in the primary care setting, these clinicians have the opportunity to be the first line of defense in CKD recognition and improved management. 

 

Join leaders from Labcorp and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) as they discuss strategies, tools and available resources to assist time constrained primary care practices in identifying and managing patients at risk for CKD and potential associated cardiovascular events.  Through a case study you will gain insight on these resources and tools so you can incorporate new strategies into your practice and improve CKD management. 

Jennifer Ennis, MD, FACP

Practicing Nephrologist and Medical Director, Clinical and Digital Solutions, Labcorp

Elizabeth Montgomery

Vice President of Learning Strategies and Primary Care Programs at the National Kidney Foundation

Sponsored by Labcorp

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

Hot Topics

 

We all have those slightly abnormal, entirely unexpected or just unfamiliar lab and test results that we are not quite sure how to handle. In this 60-minute session, we will review 5 common patient scenarios where the results, whether blood, urine, or radiologic, may have been unexpected and the work up can often be controversial or unclear. Learn practical and evidence-based management plans for abnormal liver tests, subclinical hypothyroidism, microscopic hematuria, and trichomonas infections on Pap tests.

Amy Clouse, MD, FAAFP

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

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

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Cases in Primary Care 

Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP

 

COVID-19 has driven many decisions in healthcare since early 2020. Vaccination is effective in reduction in disease severity and prevention. This session with give providers tools and strategies to effectively implement outpatient antiviral treatment to minimize the impact of COVID on their high-risk patients. 

Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP

Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Little Rock, AR

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

Pulmonology

 

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

Ryan D. Reber, DO

Sponsored by Viatris and Theravance Biopharma

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

Hot Topics

 

Every year, medical journals publish countless new studies with important updates that inform clinical practice. As a busy clinician, you likely do not have time to sift through this mountain of literature, so we’ve done it for you. This wide-ranging session touches on novel nutritional supplements, estimating GRF without considering race, new injections for osteoarthritis, thiazide diuretics for chronic kidney disease management, updates to KDIGO, a new tool for dementia-related psychosis, and much more. Keep yourself up to date on the essential findings from the past year’s most practice-changing literature.

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

Clinical Professor, UC Irvine Medical Center, Director, Kushner Wellness Center, Orange, CA

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

Oncology

Geriatric Cancer Screening  

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

 

What do primary care providers need to know about Geriatric Cancer Screening? Join expert Geriatrician faculty as they review important questions they get asked about this topic!

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

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

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

Pulmonology

Erica Herzog, MD, PhD | Marilyn Glassberg, MD

 

During this podcast, expert pulmonologists who specialize in the field of interstitial lung disease (ILD) focus on recognizing and referring patients with signs of potential idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

For more interstitial lung disease (ILD) educational content, please visit www.InsightsinILD.com

 

Erica Herzog, MD, PhD

Vice Chief for Basic and Translational Research, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Director, Yale Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Center of Excellence, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Associate Dean, Medical Student Research, Yale School of Medicine

Marilyn Glassberg, MD

Chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc  

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

Rheumatology

Saira Z. Sheikh, MD | Vera Oyabure, MD

 

Dr Saira Sheikh and Dr Vera Oyabure discuss racial, socioeconomic, and healthcare access disparities in SLE, and their impact on these patient outcomes from a multidisciplinary perspective. 

Saira Z. Sheikh, MD

Linda Coley Sewell Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vera Oyabure, MD

Board Certified Family Medicine, Physician/CEO, KarisMed

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Rheumatology

Case Studies in Rheumatic Disease 

Peng Thim Fan, MD, FACP

 

Through three case presentations, Dr. Fan will discuss how the clinical history, physical examination, and specific laboratory and imaging studies allow you to diagnose a patient with a degenerative or inflammatory arthritis. Learn when aspiration of a joint is required and how monoarthritis should be evaluated.

Peng Thim Fan, MD, FACP

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

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

Gastroenterology

 

Primary care providers frequently see patients complaining of abdominal bloating, cramping, or discomfort associated with diarrhea or constipation. Evidence-based guidelines are available, but recommendations developed using the GRADE framework may appear vague. Experts will discuss interpretation and implementation of recommendations developed through the GRADE framework. Recent American College of Gastroenterology Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome guidelines recommend multiple new diets, treatments, and diagnostic tools to optimize treatment. Finally, appropriate evaluation of these patients includes a careful digital rectal exam. A variety of ano-rectal findings, including anal fissures, hemorrhoids, warts, etc. will be shown as well as identifying pelvic floor dysfunction on rectal exam.

Philip Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc

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

Supported by AbbVie Inc. & Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc

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

Rheumatology

Joy Schechtman, 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

Joy Schechtman, DO

Sponsored by AbbVie

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

Dermatology

Omar Noor, MD

 

Come learn about the burden and management of atopic dermatitis.

This content is developed exclusively by or on behalf of the industry sponsor through a third party and is not reviewed by Pri-Med. The content and opinions expressed are those of the sponsor or presenters and may not reflect the views of Pri-Med. 

Omar Noor, MD

Sponsored by Sanofi and Regeneron

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

Neurology

Neurology Pearls 

Katherine Carroll, MD

 

Neurology Pearls will provide the primary care clinician with the most up-to-date knowledge needed to identify and treat commonly seen neurological outpatient diagnoses, including headache, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, tremor, and seizure vs. syncope.

Katherine Carroll, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

12:25–1:25pm 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

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

Cardiology

Marc Cohen, MD, FACC

 

Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD) are at risk for major cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke) and/or major thrombotic vascular events (myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, acute limb ischemia, and major amputation of a vascular etiology). This lecture will discuss an approach to reducing the risk of these events.  

Marc Cohen, MD, FACC

Chairman, Department of Medicine, Formerly, Director, Division of Cardiology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Professor of Medicine

Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

Pulmonology

Justin Hovey, MD, FAAP

 

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. 

Justin Hovey, MD, FAAP

President, Internal Medicine and Pediatric Consultants, P.C.

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

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

Hot Topics

 

Get back to the basics with this interactive, case-based activity that will help you to reason through the differential diagnosis and work-up of conditions that are commonly seen in primary care—and yet often not immediately identified! 

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

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

Cardiology

 

Join Dr. Ty Gluckman as he discusses important takeaways from the 12-lead ECG that can improve the care of your patients.

 

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

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

Pulmonary Medicine

Erica Herzog, MD, PhD | Amy Olson, MD, MSPH

 

During this podcast, expert pulmonologists who specialize in the field of interstitial lung disease (ILD) focus on how to manage the care of patients with IPF through disease, symptom and support-centered strategies with an emphasis on how all of these components and various healthcare specialties work together to help the patient in their journey.

For more interstitial lung disease (ILD) educational content, please visit www.InsightsinILD.com

 

Erica Herzog, MD, PhD

Vice Chief for Basic and Translational Research, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Director, Yale Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Center of Excellence, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Associate Dean, Medical Student Research, Yale School of Medicine

Amy Olson, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical Director, Pulmonary Physiology Unit, National Jewish Health

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc  

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

Rheumatology

Saira Z. Sheikh, MD | Vera Oyabure, MD

 

Dr. Saira Sheikh and Dr. Vera Oyabure discuss the challenges associated with diagnosing SLE from a multidisciplinary perspective, and why efforts to diagnose the disease earlier can improve long-term treatment outcomes.

Saira Z. Sheikh, MD

Linda Coley Sewell Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vera Oyabure, MD

Board Certified Family Medicine, Physician/CEO, KarisMed

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline