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

Thank you to all who joined us live for PrimaryCareNOW on WednesdayFriday, September 21–23. If you were not able to join us live, some sessions have been recorded and are available below. 

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8–11:30am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Pain

Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice

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

 

The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain vs the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s Strategies for Effective Pain Management in Clinical Practice curriculum focuses on improving practitioners’ ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including nonopioid pharmacologic interventions; and providing risk reduction strategies through integration of opioids into individualized pain management plans. Clinicians will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse in order to optimally manage patients’ pain and medication use.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://ce.opioidanalgesicrems.com/RpcCEUI/rems/pdf/resources/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM

Vice Chair, Professor of Neurology, Albany Medical College, Director, Comprehensive Pain Center, Director, Pain Management Fellowship, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York

Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine, Senior Vice-Chair, The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Chief, Pain Medicine and Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatrics, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Supported by Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies

11:40am–12:25pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Pulmonology

Rethinking the Role of Nebulization in the Maintenance Treatment of COPD

Ryan D. Reber, DO

 

Join us to learn about a maintenance therapy for the treatment of COPD. 

Ryan D. Reber, DO

System Medical Director for critical care at Main Line Hospitals;, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at Paoli Hospital;, Medical Director for the intensive care unit at Paoli Hospital and, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania

Sponsored by Viatris and Theravance Biopharma

12:35–1:35pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Neurology

Meeting Migraine Management Head-On: Novel Approaches to Acute and Preventive Therapy

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN | Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

 

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.

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Associate Professor of Neurology, Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Headache Medicine, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

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

Supported by Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

1:45–2:45pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Urgent Care

Common Urgent Care Cases and Navigating Pitfalls for PCPs 

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

 

Join expert faculty as they discusses four common urgent care presentations for primary care clinicians. Faculty will also review pertinent positives and negatives associated with potential red flags to avoid malpractice, all without over testing or slowing throughput.

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

2:55–3:40pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Gastroenterology

Treating EPI: EPI in Clinical Practice

Nathaniel Ranney, MD

 

Discuss the diagnosis of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) and the treatment with CREON.

Nathaniel Ranney, MD

Partner, Board Certified Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Sponsored by AbbVie

2:55–3:40pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Cardiology

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 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

3:50–4:50pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Cardiology

 

Refresh your skills in managing common cardiovascular conditions in your primary care patient population during this session. Cardiology specialist Ty Gluckman, MD, will review important updates and considerations for managing your patients with hypercholesterolemia.

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director, Center for Cardiovascular Analytics, Research, and Data Science (CARDS), Providence Heart Institute, Providence St. Joseph Health, Portland, OR

5–5:45pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Pulmonology

Understanding Chronic Cough: Patient Presentation and Assessment

Bruce M. Prenner, MD

 

  • Discuss patient cases and understand patient presentation of chronic cough
  • Review clinical management guidelines
  • Understand potential mechanisms of disease in chronic cough

Bruce M. Prenner, MD

Sponsored by Merck

8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Wellness

 

Nutrition research and recommendations are rapidly changing. Fill your toolbox with behavioral and food-driven action plans to answer your patients' toughest Nutrition and lifestyle issues. Updated recommendations for nutrition advice for IBS, intermittent fasting, popular diets, food intolerances, and more will be answered.

Bethany Doerfler, MS, RDN

Clinical Research Dietitian, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology,, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Adjunct Faculty, Marciella School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

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

Pulmonology

 

Chronic cough that persists despite adequate treatment of an identifiable cause, or if no cause is identified, is a separate disease state, referred to as refractory chronic cough. It appears to be due to cough hypersensitivity. Learn the latest about this extremely common patient complaint.

Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD

Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Director, Montefiore Cough Center, Bronx, New York

Mandel Sher, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Supported by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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

Cardiology

Mary P. McGowan, MD | Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA

 

Diagnosis and management of inherited cardiovascular disorders and risk factors, such as Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Lp(a), are critical in preventing premature cardiac disease and stroke.

Join leaders from Labcorp and the Family Heart Foundation as they discuss strategies, tools and available resources to assist time constrained primary care practices in identifying and managing patients with these common genetic cholesterol disorders. Through a case study you will gain insight on these resources and tools so you can incorporate new strategies into your practice and improve patient outcomes. 


Mary P. McGowan, MD

Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA

Sponsored by Labcorp

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

Rheumatology

Path To Diagnosis, Mapping Symptoms of Inflammatory Back Pain

Joy Schechtman, 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

Joy Schechtman, DO

Sponsored by AbbVie

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

Endocrinology

Beyond Basal: Practical Approaches to Mealtime Insulin 

Amy Clouse, MD, FAAFP | Patricia H. Montesinos, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

 

Many primary care providers caring for patients with diabetes on insulin are not appropriately intensifying therapy beyond basal insulin, increasing the risk of complications and premature mortality in this patient population. This session aims to close that gap by educating clinicians on when to initiate and how to advance mealtime insulin (MTI). You’ll explore the newer, faster-acting MTIs and compare the safety, efficacy, and dosing of the various formulations. But ultimately, managing the use of MTIs is complex, and this session encourages clinicians to take advantage of available diabetes technology and to lean on diabetes care teams to optimize their patients’ care. You’ll walk away from this session with the confidence and resources you need to appropriately prescribe MTIs to the patients who need it.

Amy Clouse, MD, FAAFP

Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Residency Director, Abington - Jefferson Health Family Medicine Residency Program

Patricia H. Montesinos, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDE

Medstar Diabetes Institute, Washington, DC

Supported by This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly

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

Nephrology

 

Health disparities related to kidney disease are significant, particularly as they relate to African American populations who have a four-fold increased risk for kidney failure when compared to majority populations. Hispanic/Latino and Native American populations also see an increased risk for kidney problems related to a higher prevalence of diabetes and hypertension. We will review the best strategies for early detection, risk stratification, and the treatment of chronic kidney disease.  

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

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Sean C. Gaines, DO

Nephrology and Hypertension, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Supported by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc

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

Pulmonology

Justin Hovey, MD, FAAP, FACP | Corinne R. Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP

 

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.

Justin Hovey, MD, FAAP, FACP

Corinne R. Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP

Sponsored by GSK

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

Cardiology

The Interconnected Cardio-Renal-Metabolic (CRM) Systems

Biff Palmer, MD

 

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Review the interconnected nature of the CRM systems
  • Identify the shared risk factors that contribute to the development and progression of clinically comorbid conditions within these systems
  • Discuss the impact of coexisting conditions of the CRM systems and the continuum of risk
  • Highlight a collaborative care approach for patients who are at risk for or have established disorders of the CRM systems

Biff Palmer, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

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

Dermatology

 

This session will cover the recognition of common dermatological diagnoses, presented as a series of dyads, from which you will be asked to pick out a diagnosis. Reasons for why the photo depicts one diagnosis rather than the other will be described. The session will conclude with a rapid-fire viewing of multiple different photos of each diagnosis covered to solidify your visual recognition of rashes in different nuanced contexts.

Jacob Levitt, MD, FAAD

Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY

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

Hot Topics

 

Every year, medical journals publish countless new studies with important updates that inform clinical practice. As a busy clinician, you likely do not have time to sift through this mountain of literature, so we’ve done it for you. This wide-ranging session touches on novel nutritional supplements, estimating GRF without considering race, new injections for osteoarthritis, thiazide diuretics for chronic kidney disease management, updates to KDIGO, a new tool for dementia-related psychosis, and much more. Keep yourself up to date on the essential findings from the past year’s most practice-changing literature.

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

Endocrinology

Ultra-Rapid Acting Inhaled Insulin in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Jennifer Rittenberry, MD, FACE

 

Primary care providers are the first line of defense for patients living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, but frequently do not have the tools to lower and maintain A1c control in office, particularly with insulin. Oral therapies are typically the first line of defense and injectables are pushed aside, such as insulin, due to weight gain, increase in hypoglycemia and dosing complexity. With this expert-led session from an endocrinologist with over a decade of experience, the speaker will focus on current diabetes treatments and algorithms, as well as address clinical pearls on an injection-free mealtime insulin, to help address A1c control and diabetes management in real time. After the completion of this program, providers will gain an in depth look at treatment algorithms and paradigms in the diabetes space, as well as learn how to incorporate and integrate a physiological insulin their Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus population.

Jennifer Rittenberry, MD, FACE

Sponsored by MannKind Corporation

8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Disease

 

Since March 2020 we have been in the middle of a pandemic related to SARS-CoV2, an infection derived from the movement of a non-human coronavirus into humans. Emerging (and re-emerging) infections occur due to many factors, including population growth, travel, movement out of rural areas and more. Learn about what emerging infections to be on the lookout for during this 60 minute session.

Michael Angarone, DO

Assistant Professor of Medicineand Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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

Psychiatry

 

What do primary care providers need to know about psychopharmacology to treat major depressive disorder and anxiety? Join expert faculty as they review important concepts that can help you improve the care of your patients.

Michael Ziffra, MD

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

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

Pulmonology

Applying Guidelines and Real-World Evidence to COPD Management

Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP

 

Early and accurate diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) followed by optimal management are very important. This educational activity will discuss the diagnosis of COPD, goals for treatment, pharmacological management, and the role of inhaled therapy and inhaler choice in the management of patients with COPD.

Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP

Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota, School of Medicine

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

Dermatology

The Burden and Management of Atopic Dermatitis

Elizabeth A. Kiracofe, MD

 

Come learn about the burden and management of atopic dermatitis.

Elizabeth A. Kiracofe, MD

Sponsored by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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

Neurology

 

Faculty will outline the clinical findings, screening tools, diagnostic studies, and potential therapies for cognitive decline in the geriatric patient.

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

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

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

Gastroenterology

 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the 7th most common diagnosis made by primary care practitioners in the USA. In this 1-hour session we will review a simple but very accurate algorithm for diagnosing and subtyping IBS and discuss multiple different treatments for IBS ranging from food to behavioral interventions, CAM and traditional pharmaceuticals. We will also discuss commonly used treatment options which should not be used to treat this disorder.

Darren M. Brenner, MD

Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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

Endocrinology

Treatment After Metformin: What Are Your Options?

Eugenio Angueira, MD, FACE

 

Explore the roles of native GLP-1 in T2D pathophysiology. Review the recommendations from national association guidelines on the treatment options after metformin in the T2D treatment algorithm. Evaluate the efficacy and safety results from a monotherapy trial of a once-daily GLP-1 RA as well as 2 other head-to-head clinical trials, including vs an SGLT-2i and a DPP-4i. Evaluate the safety data from a cardiovascular outcomes trial, followed by dosing and administration information.

Eugenio Angueira, MD, FACE

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

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

Cardiology

The Continuum of Heart Failure

Jonathan D. Rich, MD, FACC, FHFSA

 

The objective of this program is to discuss the pathophysiology, disease burden, and management of heart failure (HF). The program will present data on HF prevalence and health outcomes, review the implications of type 2 diabetes as a common comorbidity, and provide guidance on diagnosing HF. It will conclude with a brief overview of current treatment options for HF.

Jonathan D. Rich, MD, FACC, FHFSA

Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Program Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellowship, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

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

Women's Health

Updates from Women’s Health Literature 

Brigid M. Dolan, MD, MEd

 

Over the past year, important literature has been published that impacts women’s health. In this 60-minute presentation, important articles and updated guidelines will be reviewed, and will cover topics from STI prevention and treatment, constipation and POTS, hormone therapy, risk-reducing treatment for bone health and fractures, and updates in reproductive health and family planning.

Brigid M. Dolan, MD, MEd

Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Director of Women’s Health and Professional Development, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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

Health Equity

Disrupting Bias in Healthcare 

Khalilah Gates, MD

 

Implicit biases and microaggressions have been shown to impact healthcare in many areas including contributing to (1) inaccurate or compromised clinical assessments, (2) differences in treatment recommendations (3) differences in communication quality with patients and (3) erosion of trust between health professionals and patients.  Though they have a potentially dangerous and long-lasting impact on healthcare, research has demonstrated that impact of implicit bias can be mitigated with awareness, concern of impact, and intentionality for change. This session will explore the impact of implicit biases and microaggressions in healthcare and provide tools and skills useful to mitigate their effects.

Khalilah Gates, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Assistant Dean of Medical Education, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL

4:50–5:15pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Asthma

Mission Impossible? Exploring Difficult to Treat Asthma

Sunil Joshi, MD | Jennifer Caudle, DO, Family Medicine

 

This case-based podcast focuses on identification of difficult-to-treat asthma and evidence-based techniques for optimizing management.

This non-promotional, disease-education podcast is intended for healthcare professionals only.

This content is developed exclusively by or on behalf of the industry sponsor through a third party and is not reviewed by Pri-Med. The content and opinions expressed are those of the sponsor or presenters and may not reflect the views of Pri-Med. 

Sunil Joshi, MD

President, Family Allergy Asthma Consultants, Jacksonville, Florida

Jennifer Caudle, DO, Family Medicine

Associate Professor, Rowan University

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline  

4:50–5:15pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Rheumatology

Episode 1: Peripheral Symptoms

Reeti Joshi, MD | Ethan Craig, MD, MHS

 

Join Dr Reeti Joshi and Dr Ethan Craig as they discuss the peripheral symptoms that can help health care practitioners better diagnose axSpA

Dr Joshi is a rheumatology specialist in Beaumont, Texas

Dr Craig is a rheumatologist at the University of Pennsylvania

Reeti Joshi, MD

Ethan Craig, MD, MHS

Sponsored by AbbVie