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, October 26–27. This free remote learning experience includes:

  • A carefully curated CME/CE curriculum, moderated by Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA, 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 1.26 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
Sponsored by Industry

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8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Pulmonology

 

Session Overview to Come 

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

Endocrinology

Employing Innovation and Overcoming Inertia: New Options in Basal Insulin  

Michelle F. Magee, MD, MBBCh, BAO, LRCPSI | Jay H. Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

 

Session Overview to Come 

Michelle F. Magee, MD, MBBCh, BAO, LRCPSI

Researcher for Novo Nordisk and Uluru

Jay H. Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

Advisor for Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Eli Lilly, Nevro, and Novo Nordisk, Consultant for Abbott, Bayer, and Novo Nordisk

Supported by Novo Nordisk Inc.

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

Pulmonology

Ron Balkissoon, 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

Ron Balkissoon, MD

Faculty, Information, Goes, Here

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

Gastroenterology

Donna Cryer | Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, FACE

 

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) often occurs in patients with obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D), insulin resistance, and atherogenic dyslipidemia and is the manifestation of metabolic disease in the liver. It is estimated that over 80 million people in the United States (US) are living with NAFLD and that 20% of NAFLD patients in the US have nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the more severe and progressive stage of NAFLD.

Join us in sharing the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) new clinical practice guidelines and recommendations for the diagnosis and management of NAFLD. 

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Donna Cryer

Kenneth Cusi, MD, FACP, FACE

Sponsored by Labcorp

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

Cardiology

 

Cardiovascular Genetics provides a mechanism for precision medicine. In this one-hour session, learn about the core concepts of Cardiovascular Genetics, patient selection for genetic testing, the importance of genetic counseling, and how results might change management. This session combines didactics and case-based learning to provide practical approaches for your patients with heritable cardiovascular conditions.

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Lisa D. Wilsbacher, MD, PhD

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

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

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

 

Session Overview to Come 

Timothy Fong, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program, Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

Urology

Matt T Rosenberg, MD

 

Matt T Rosenberg, MD

Sponsored by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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

Endocrinology

Ted Okerson, MD, FACP, FACE

 

  • Recognize the health burden and prevalence of both CKD and hyperkalemia
  • Review screening and monitoring recommendations for patients with CKD
  • Understand CKD and hyperkalemia risk factors
  • Highlight current approaches to the management of CKD and hyperkalemia 

Ted Okerson, MD, FACP, FACE

Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

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

Infectious Diseases

COVID-19 Cases in Primary Care 

Laila Woc-Colburn, MD

 

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.

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

Hot Topics

Medication Updates for Primary Care 

Lawrence Herman, DMSc, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA

 

Session Overview to Come 

Lawrence Herman, DMSc, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA

Adjunct Professor, Doctor of Medical Science Program, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia, President, Palantir Healthcare, LLC, Boiling Springs, South Carolina

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

Pulmonology

 

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Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD

Sponsored by Merck

8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Ophthalmology

Common Acute Eye Problems 

Yvonne I. Chu, MD, MBA

 

This 45-minute session will answer some frequently asked questions by attendee at prior Pri-Med conferences, and help the primary care provider brush up on common acute eye complaints and when to consider urgently referring the patient to an eye care specialist.

Yvonne I. Chu, MD, MBA

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

Infectious Disease

Diagnosis and Management of Influenza  

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP | Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP

 

Session Overview to Come 

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

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

Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR

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

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

Gastroenterology

Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE

 

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.

Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE

Faculty, Information, Goes, Here

Sponsored by AbbVie

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

Pulmonology

Neil Skolnik, MD

 

Uncovering the burden of COPD exacerbations may help in generating an appreciation of the range of potential consequences to the patient. In this program, learn about defining exacerbation severity in COPD, possible impacts of moderate and severe COPD exacerbations, and important considerations for appropriate COPD management.

Neil Skolnik, MD

Neil Skolnik, MD

Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

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

Endocrinology

The Renaissance of SGLT2 Inhibitors—Not Just for Diabetes Anymore 

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP | Christopher Cannon, MD

 

Session Overview to Come 

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

Christopher Cannon, MD

Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Supported by Merck & Co., Inc.

12:25–1:25pm 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

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

Rheumatology

Christopher Parker, 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

Christopher Parker, DO

Sponsored by AbbVie

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

Stroke

Ted Okerson, MD, FACP, FACE

 

  • Understand the risk factors that contribute to the elevated risk for thrombotic cardiovascular events pre- and post-myocardial infarction in patients across the coronary artery disease spectrum.
  • Differentiate oral P2Y12 inhibitors with respect to their clinical pharmacology and examine the select differences between oral and antiplatelet therapies.
  • Describe the role of BRILINTA in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome, history of myocardial infarction, and high-risk coronary artery disease without prior myocardial infarction.

Ted Okerson, MD, FACP, FACE

Sponsored by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP

2:30–3:30pm 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

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

Wellness

 

Session Overview to Come 

Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN

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

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

Hematology

Changing the Cancer Landscape with Multi-Cancer Early Detection (MCED) Screening  

Mylynda B. Massart, MD, PhD | Candace Westgate, MD | Sana Raoof, MD, PhD

 

Recommended screening tests exist for only a few cancers. The Galleri multi-cancer early detection test screens for multiple cancers through a simple blood draw. Adding Galleri to standard-of-care cancer screening provides an opportunity to detect many more cancers. Join us to learn how physicians are using the Galleri test in their practices and its impact on their patients.

Mylynda B. Massart, MD, PhD

MD, PhD, Founder/Director, UPMC, Primary Care Precision Medicine Center, Chair of Family Medicine Co-director for the HUB Core

Candace Westgate, MD

DO, Medical Director of Women and Infant Services and Adventist Health Founder, AHEAD Program

Sana Raoof, MD, PhD

Sponsored by GRAIL, LLC