PrimaryCareNOW: A Virtual CME Conference
 
PrimaryCareNOW offers the same high-quality medical education clinicians have come to expect at our in-person conferences, in an all-digital format.

Thank you to all who joined us live for PrimaryCareNOW on Thursday, July 23, 2020. If you were not able to join us, most sessions have been recorded and are available below.

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Agenda

  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non CME/CE Session
Sponsored by Industry

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Session Times Listed in ET

3–4pm ET

Psychiatry


 

In this presentation Dr. Vollmer will be discussing how COVID-19 has created a mental health crisis. This mental health crisis consists of mourning our bygone lives, adjusting to new fears and anxieties along with severe constrictions on our leisure time. The audience member will learn to make a mental health diagnosis during COVID-19 in both children and adults. The participant will also learn to work with previously vulnerable psychiatric patients during COVID-19. Additionally, in this presentation, Dr. Vollmer will be a look at healthcare provider mental heath during COVID-19, and the resulting crisis to providers. The last two sections of the presentation will be a discussion of the shift to on-line mental health interventions and at-home tools for mental health that can be used for both providers and patients. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 07/23/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Shirah Vollmer, MD 

Shirah Vollmer, MD

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

4:10–5:10pm ET

Neurology

Migraine in Motion: Treatment Advances in Management and Prevention

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP | Stewart Tepper, MD, FAHS


 

Migraine treatment has a new and more powerful focus due to recently approved therapies that target migraine’s underlying pathophysiologic pathways. As primary care providers are on the frontlines of caring for individuals with headaches, they are well positioned to identify those with migraine and those who may benefit from medical intervention. In this case-based session, attendees will learn about the underlying pathophysiologic mechanism, as well as safety and efficacy of new preventive therapies for episodic and chronic migraine.

This session is designed to satisfy CME/CE requirements on Pain Management. Please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements.

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP 

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA

Stewart Tepper, MD, FAHS
 

Stewart Tepper, MD, FAHS

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

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

5:15–6:00pm ET

Industry Theater

COPD: Simplifying a Complex Paradigm for Busy Clinicians

David Mannino, MD


 

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.

David Mannino, MD 

David Mannino, MD

 

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

6:05–7:05pm ET

Psychiatry


 

Are the technological addictions really bone fide mental disorders or just an exaggeration of everyday social and personal ailments of the 21st century? The spectrum of illness that encompasses the technological addictions feels like a slippery slope that starts with discrete and legitimate medical conditions and tumbles all the way down to capricious (and occasionally fraudulent) medicalization of everyday life.

In this session, we emphasize the latest scientific literature on this emerging field of medicine. We will focus on the following seven technological addictions:
1. Video and Computer Games
2. Cybersex and Online Porn
3. Internet Gambling
4. Texting and Emailing
5. Internet Surfing and Information Overload
6. Social Media
7. Online Auctions and Shopping

Petros Levounis, MD, MA 

Petros Levounis, MD, MA

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Chief of Service, University Hospital, Newark, NJ

7:15–8:15pm ET

Neurology


 

One in fifty people in the U.S. has an unruptured brain aneurysm, and 30,000 of them rupture every year. 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 focus on the importance of early detection via proper diagnosis and scanning, and the faculty will discuss treatment options for participants to recognize or use in practice.

Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD 

Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD

Director, Endovascular and Operative Neurovascular Surgery, BIDMC Brain Aneurysm Institute; Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Faculty

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Petros Levounis, MD, MA 
Petros Levounis, MD, MA
Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD 
Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD
Stewart Tepper, MD, FAHS
 
Stewart Tepper, MD, FAHS
Shirah Vollmer, MD 
Shirah Vollmer, MD