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

Thank you to all who joined us live for PrimaryCareNOW on ThursdayFriday, November 17–18. If you were not able to join us live, some sessions have been recorded and are available below. 

Upcoming Virtual Conferences 
Join us Wednesday–Thursday, December 14–15, for the final PrimaryCareNOW of the year. Register here.

Pri-Med has more virtual education planned. View the schedule here.

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8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Hot Topics

Curbside Consults: Top Questions from PCPs on Medical Errors and Domestic Violence 

Ashton J. Hyde, Esq | Panagiota Caralis, MD, JD, FACP

 

What do primary care providers need to know about medical errors and domestic violence? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!

Ashton J. Hyde, Esq

Younker, Hyde, Macfarlane, LLC

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Panagiota Caralis, MD, JD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Integrated Ethics Officer, Miami Va Hospital, Miami, FL

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

Neurology

 

In this activity, expert faculty will provide practical guidance on distinguishing migraine from other headache types and the work-up that is—and is not—required to reach an accurate diagnosis of migraine. Additionally, the faculty will discuss new and emerging acute and preventive migraine-specific treatments that allow for individualized care plans targeting each patient’s unique needs.

Dawn C. Buse, PhD

Clinical Professor , Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Licensed Psychologist, Fellow, American Headache Society

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

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

Supported by Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

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

Infectious Disease

Hidden Challenges In Uncomplicated UTI Management

Neil Skolnik, MD

 

Managing uncomplicated UTIs can be more complex than you may realize. Primary care clinicians are the first line of defense in recognizing and treating this common infection, which can have a considerable impact on patient wellbeing and may be underappreciated. Join us for a case-based discussion, highlighting the clinical challenges in managing uncomplicated UTIs and best practices for patient-centered care.

Neil Skolnik, MD

Neil Skolnik, MD

Sponsored by GSK

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

Cardiology

Clinical Insights in NVAF: Reducing the Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism

Michael S. Oleksyk, MD, FACP, CPE, CMPE

 

Patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) are at risk of stroke. This lecture will present an option for reducing the risk of stroke in NVAF patients, including those with obesity.

Michael S. Oleksyk, MD, FACP, CPE, CMPE

Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

Infectious Disease

Diagnosis and Management of Influenza 

Daniel A. Solomon, MD | Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

 

With influenza season here, arm yourself with the latest guideline-recommended strategies for diagnosing, treating, and preventing this potentially serious illness. Through a series of patient vignettes, you will gain confidence in appropriately identifying patients—especially high-risk patients—for treatment and post-exposure prophylaxis, and you will review which therapies are FDA approved for each purpose. Join us for this can’t-miss session to mitigate the burden of influenza this season.

Daniel A. Solomon, MD

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

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

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

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

Dermatology

Updates in Dermatology – Common Rashes 

Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA

 

Join expert faculty for an overview and an update on the diagnosis, workup, and management of common inflammatory skin diseases. Get your toughest questions answered during a dedicated Q&A period following the presentation.

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Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD, MPH, MBA

Heidi and Scott C. Schuster Distinguished Chair in Dermatology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Dermatology, Director, Atopic Dermatitis Program, Director, Autoimmune Skin Diseases Program, Director, Connective Tissue Disease Clinics, Program Director, Dermatology-Rheumatology Fellowship Program, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

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

Pulmonology

Primary Care Consideration of COPD: Recognizing Alpha-1 Lung Disease in Differential Diagnosis

Monica Goldklang, M.D.

 

This educational program will focus on obstructive lung disease and COPD, including acute exacerbations, as Primary Care Providers commonly manage in clinical practice. Representative clinical case examples will be detailed. Differentiation of less common etiologies, such as Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, will be reviewed.

Monica Goldklang, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Anesthesiology), Center for LAM and Rare Lung Diseases, Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical Resource Center at Columbia University, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, New York

Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA., Inc.

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

Geriatrics

 

As people get older, it is challenging to determine what screening tests make a difference in their lives and are truly necessary. Providers are inundated with sweeping quality improvement strategies that often do not reflect the needs of older adult patients. Learn from an expert geriatrician, through a red-yellow-green light approach, on which tests are good, questionable, and bad.

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

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

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

Hot Topics

Diagnostic Challenges in Primary Care II 

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

 

Working through a differential diagnosis and employing the most effective diagnostic testing can be challenging—even for conditions commonly seen in primary care. Engage in this case-based, interactive activity to hone your diagnostic skills!

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

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

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

Rheumatology

Path To Diagnosis, Mapping Symptoms of Inflammatory Back Pain

Kristi Mizelle, MD

 

  • 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

Kristi Mizelle, MD

Sponsored by AbbVie

8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Women's Health

Cardiovascular Disease in Women 

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, and the pathophysiology, prevention strategies, screening, and treatments are often different from men. This session will discuss differences and similarities in heart disease between women and men and offer recommendations for prevention, evaluation, and treatment.

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

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

Women's Health

Update in Women's Health 

Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, FACP, NCMP, IF

 

Understand the implications of recent practice-changing studies in women’s health in this 60-minute course covering important topics such as genetic testing for high-risk mutations for breast cancer, osteoporosis and cervical cancer screening, and symptoms associated with the menopause transition.

Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA, FACP, NCMP, IF

Professor and Chair Department of Medicine Mayo Clinic Florida,, Director, Mayo Clinic Women's Health,, Medical Director, The North American Menopause Society

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

Allergy

Partner in Asthma Care, Partner in Asthma Relief

Eric Schenkel, MD

 

Eric Schenkel, MD

Sponsored by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

Men's Health

 

Men face a unique set of health challenges. With an average lifespan of seven years less than women and leading women in 14 out of the 15 leading causes of death in the United States, comprehensive and preventive care for men is essential. In this men’s health overview, learn of the healthcare gender gap and understand its long- and short-term health implications for men. Gain knowledge of other factors influencing male life expectancy with special consideration for age and race. Considering the healthcare gender gap is the first step to closing it. Use knowledge from this session to better serve your male patient population.

Gregory L. Hall, MD

Medical Director, Cutler Center for Men, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Associate Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical Center, Rootstown, OH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical Center, Rootstown, OH, Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Executive Director, National Institute for African American Health, Cleveland. OH

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

Men's Health

 

Men face a unique set of health challenges. With an average lifespan of seven years less than women and leading women in 14 out of the 15 leading causes of death in the U.S., comprehensive and preventive care for men is essential. Experts with Cleveland-based University Hospitals Cutler Center for Men are on a mission to re-write the men’s health narrative through the establishment of all men with a passionate primary care provider. Help drive the men’s health movement with this curriculum to engage and better serve male-identifying patients.

50 percent of men have significant BPH symptoms by age 50 – increasing with each decade of life. About 1 in 5 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime – with elevated PSA levels the primary driver. Learn the 411 about prostate cancer screening, as experts address the controversies and discuss the changing viewpoints over the years.

Jonathan Shoag, MD

Urologic Oncologist, Urology Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

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

Pulmonology

 

This session will use a patient case presentation to discuss: the burden and impact of uncontrolled asthma, tools for assessing asthma control, and key considerations for use of guidelines-based approaches to personalizing asthma management for patients with uncontrolled asthma.

Susan Kuchera Fidler, MD

Sponsored by GSK

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

Men's Health

Men’s Sexual Health: Let’s Talk About It 

Aram Loeb, MD | Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD

 

Men face a unique set of health challenges. With an average lifespan of seven years less than women and leading women in 14 out of the 15 leading causes of death in the U.S., comprehensive and preventive care for men is essential. Experts with Cleveland-based University Hospitals Cutler Center for Men are on a mission to re-write the men’s health narrative through the establishment of all men with a passionate primary care provider. Help drive the men’s health movement with this curriculum to engage and better serve male-identifying patients.

Sexual and reproductive health has been a focus of men’s health experts for some time now. The area is crucial for a man’s wellbeing, yet due to age, comorbidities or sometimes nothing at all, many things can go awry. Be it issues of function or fitness or fertility, primary care doctors may be the first point of contact for many male patients with sexual health concerns. Recognizing issues and understanding the path to treatment or a specialty visit swiftly and discreetly is key.

Aram Loeb, MD

Attending Surgeon, Urology Institute, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Nannan Thirumavalavan, MD

Chief of Male Reproductive and Sexual Health, University Hospitals, Assistant Professor of Urology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

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

Men's Health

Improving Men’s Health: Brace for Impact Areas 

Justin Rondinelli, MD | Laura Schapiro, MD | Patrick Runnels, MD, MBA

 

Men face a unique set of health challenges. With an average lifespan of seven years less than women and leading women in 14 out of the 15 leading causes of death in the US, comprehensive and preventive care for men is essential. Experts with Cleveland-based University Hospitals Cutler Center for Men are on a mission to re-write the men’s health narrative through the establishment of all men with a passionate primary care provider. Help drive the men’s health movement with this curriculum to engage and better serve male-identifying patients.

Faculty will discuss areas with the opportunity for true impact in men’s health: the transition of individuals from pediatric to primary adult care and the treatment and maintenance of mental health. These aspects of care are often overlooked for men – labeled unimportant by individuals and society – but our experts are here to tell you they are key to unlocking optimal male health and wellness. Tune in to make a real difference for your male patient population.

 

Justin Rondinelli, MD

Clinical Senior Instructor, CWRU School of Medicine, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Associate Residency Program Director, University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Laura Schapiro, MD

Clinical Senior Instructor,, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Associate Program Director,, University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Patrick Runnels, MD, MBA

Director, Population Health Education, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Director, Public and Community Psychiatry, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer, Population/Behavioral Health, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

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

Pneumococcal Disease

2022 CDC Recommendations to Help Prevent Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Adults

Martin C. Mahoney, MD, PhD, FAAFP

 

  • Discuss the burden and risk of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in adults in the United States
  • Highlight the 2022 CDC recommendations for IPD prevention in adults in the United States
  • Review data supporting an option recommended by the CDC

Martin C. Mahoney, MD, PhD, FAAFP

Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.