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COVID-19: Ask the ID Expert

0.50 CME/MOC
0.50 AANP

These troubling times require communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 ask the expert the faculty will discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.


This session will approach three challenging areas of infectious disease that the primary care clinician faces on a regular basis: sexually transmitted infections, vaccination, and hepatitis. In the past few years, there has been a tremendous rise in the incidence of sexually transmitted infections. Faculty will update the audience on recent developments in the management of patients with sexually transmitted infections. Also continually updated, are the guidelines on adult vaccination. This session will provide updates on the adult vaccination schedule. Lastly, faculty will discuss the epidemiology of viral hepatitis.


It is important to recognize and address cognitive complaints and dementia symptoms early in the disease continuum and as part of routine care. Steps to diagnose mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed, as will the importance of early treatment. Approaches to Alzheimer’s disease prevention, including lifestyle changes, will be presented, along with emerging disease-modifying therapies.

This program will examine the risk factors associated with COPD exacerbations and the potential impacts of acute exacerbations on patient health, quality of life, and mortality. An understanding of COPD exacerbations and the range of consequences highlights opportunities to optimize COPD management earlier in the course of disease.


This initiative aims to increase understanding among cardiologists about adjunctive LDL-C-lowering therapies and their potential role in reducing residual ASCVD risk. During this series, national lipid expert faculty will discuss the incidence of and diagnostic criteria for statin intolerance, explain the mechanistic rationale for lowering LDL-C through nonstatin therapies, and explore novel targets and treatment pathways. It is expected to improve cardiologists’ management of patients with ‘tough-to-treat’ cholesterol according to the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC)/Multi-society Cholesterol Guidelines. Learners will have the opportunity to gain practical clinical perspectives during expert case study discussions. The patient scenarios will discuss how new treatment options may fit into the current therapeutic landscape.

Primary Care Pulse: Live on October 21, 2020

Pri-Med's new weekly CME/CE web series, Primary Care Pulse, features live conversations about timely topics and concerns facing primary care clinicians.

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Earn up to 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits during this virtual conference headlined by expert cardiologist Peter Libby, MD. This half day of education is designed to provide you with cardiology-focused sessions, provide opportunities for interactive Q&A, and offer timely medical updates to keep you informed on the most current clinical strategies relevant to your daily practice.

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PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference. Earn up to 19.50 CME/CE credits in three days.