Thank you to all who joined us live for PrimaryCareNOW on Thursday, July 30, 2020. If you were not able to join us live, some of the 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

8–9am ET

Endocrinology

 


This 60 minute session entitled, Updates for Primary Care Clinicians; Pearls from the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, will take place during an upcoming Pri-Med PrimaryCareNOW Virtual Conference. The faculty will discuss recent clinical trials presented at the 80th American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions Virtual Experience which took place from June 12-16, 2020. The faculty will highlight important updates including new data on SGLT2 inhibitors related to cardiovascular outcomes, renal outcomes, and their use in prediabetes and will also discuss the latest information on continuous glucose monitoring. Further, the faculty will walk learners through the latest guidelines from the ADA regarding the management of type 2 diabetes and describe how recent clinical trial data has been integrated into these guidelines. After this meeting review, learners will be equipped to optimally manage type 2 diabetes based on these guidelines and new findings. 

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP 

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP

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

Supported by Merck & Co., Inc.

9:10–10:10am ET

Infectious Disease

Managing Influenza: Practical Strategies For Primary Care

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP | Daniel A. Solomon, MD


 

Is influenza going viral in your practice? This session on influenza diagnosis and management will improve how you respond when annual fluctuations in vaccine efficacy expose your patients to risk of serious illness. Through interactive patient cases, the faculty will demonstrate how to identify and treat patients with suspected influenza, including patients at high risk for complications. These practical, evidence-based strategies will help you to use antiviral medications effectively and reduce the burden of influenza.

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP 

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

Clinical Professor, University of California Irvine Medical Center; Director, Kushner Wellness Center, Los Alamitos, CA

Daniel A. Solomon, MD 

Daniel A. Solomon, MD

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

Supported by Genentech

10:15–11:00am ET

Industry Theater

Is It Time to Reconsider Your Treatment Strategy in Your Patients With T2D?

Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE

 

Explore efficacy and safety data for 2 GLP-1 RA options for adults with T2D. A data review from pivotal glycemic control trials as well as cardiovascular outcomes data will be presented.

Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE
 

Jeff Unger, MD, FAAFP, FACE

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

10:15–11:00am ET

Industry Theater

Uncontrolled Asthma: Changing the Patient Experience

Anne Marie Irani, MD

 


In this session, Dr. Irani will use a case presentation to discuss the impact of uncontrolled asthma and tools for assessing asthma control as well as asthma management. Learn to identify ways to customize management of uncontrolled asthma by pairing the right medications with the right patients.

Anne Marie Irani, MD 

Anne Marie Irani, MD

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

11:05am–12:05pm ET

Hot Topic


 

Microaggression are common, everyday occurrences that impact an individual’s sense of well-being. They occur because of implicit bias and can have an impact on our relationships with our patients, colleagues and on our own sense of well-being. In this session, I will discuss the concept of microaggressions including definitions and terminology through examples. I will also discuss the impact that repetitive exposure can have on an individual. I will conclude with a discussion on strategies for managing occurrences in the moment and frameworks for recognizing and reducing implicit bias.

Aarati Didwania, MD, MSCI, FACP 

Aarati Didwania, MD, MSCI, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of STAR Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

12:10–12:55pm 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

Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; Founding Board Member, COPD Foundation, US Medical Expert, Respiratory Therapeutic Area,

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

12:10–12:55pm ET

Industry Theater

Path To Diagnosis, Mapping Symptoms of Inflammatory Back Pain

Paul G. Sutej, MD

 

1.) Understand the causes and prevalence of chronic low back pain
2.) Differentiate inflammatory back pain (IBP) from mechanical back pain
3.) Learn the significance of IBP as a potential early symptom of ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
4.) Learn the importance of referring patients with IBP to a rheumatologist in a timely manner

Paul G. Sutej, MD
 

Paul G. Sutej, MD

Sponsored by AbbVie

1:00–4:30pm ET

Pain Management

Strategies for Effective Pain Management: Managing Patients on Opioid Analgesics

Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM | Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD | Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP


 

This session is designed to satisfy CME/CE requirements on Pain Management. Please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements. Participate in this Opioid Analgesic REMS activity to earn 3.5 Medical Knowledge and Patient Safety credits in the ABIM MOC program.

Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM 

Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD 

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP 

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

Supported by Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies


Faculty

Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM 
Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM
Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD 
Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD
Aarati Didwania, MD, MSCI, FACP 
Aarati Didwania, MD, MSCI, FACP
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP 
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP
Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP 
Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP
Daniel A. Solomon, MD 
Daniel A. Solomon, MD