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

Join your clinician colleagues and expert faculty for a two-day PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference on Wednesday–Thursday, December 14–15. This free remote learning experience includes:

  • A carefully curated CME/CE curriculum, moderated by Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA and Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP
  • Interactive, live Q&A with distinguished faculty, including experts from top healthcare institutions across the country
  • The opportunity to earn up to 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 13.50 ABIM Medical Knowledge MOC Points, or 13.50 AANP contact hours of continuing education, including 4.30 hours of pharmacology
  • Access to on-demand CME/CE courses

Your free registration includes the full conference, but you're welcome to join the sessions that best fit your schedule. Agenda and details are subject to change.

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Agenda

  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non-CME/CE Session
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8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Behavioral Health

 

Psychic pain presents to primary care clinicians on a daily basis, and all too often pharmacologic interventions have limited effectiveness. Further pharmacologic intervention can make patients feel that the locus of control for their well-being is external to themselves. Offering behavioral interventions to improve mental wellness helps patients feel agency in their path to physical and mental well-being. This session will offer practical advice to help you help your patients.

Shirah Vollmer, MD

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

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

Infectious Diseases

Optimizing Influenza Management in Special Populations 

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

 

This interactive session guides you through several patient cases of known or suspected influenza you’ll likely encounter this flu season: a patient with cardiovascular disease, one from a high-risk race or ethnicity, and a pediatric patient. Get answers to important questions related to each of these patient populations and hear guideline-directed testing and management strategies to help avoid influenza complications in these vulnerable groups.

Daniel A. Solomon, MD

Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Program Director, MGH/BWH Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean for Culture & Community Education, Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA

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

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

Infectious Disease

Greg Jaffe

 

The importance of defining and classifying uncomplicated UTIs may often be underappreciated. Primary care clinicians are the first line of defense in recognizing and treating this common infection. Inappropriate diagnosis can have a detrimental impact on patient outcomes. Join us for a case-based discussion, highlighting the clinical challenges in recognizing and diagnosing uncomplicated UTIs.

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Greg Jaffe

Sponsored by GSK

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

Cardiology

Stephen A. Brunton, MD, FAAFP

 

Learn more about the relationship between the renal, cardiovascular, and metabolic systems and the impact that comorbidities in these interconnected systems can have on patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This presentation will review the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of T2DM. It will explore the cardio-renal-metabolic (CRM) map and discuss challenges that diabetic patients and healthcare providers face in managing concurrent conditions of the CRM systems. Additionally, it will highlight the importance of a collaborative approach to care for patients with diabetes.

Stephen A. Brunton, MD, FAAFP

Executive Director, Primary Care Metabolic Group

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

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

Neurology

Don't Forget: Identifying and Managing MCI and Alzheimer Disease in Primary Care 

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP | Sara M. Bradley, MD, FACP

 

This 60-minute session gives you the clinical tools you need to diagnose patients with Alzheimer disease early in the disease course and to optimally coordinate their care. The skills you’ll learn will enable your patients to better plan for their future and adopt therapies and lifestyle changes that could reduce cognitive deficits, preserve their quality of life, and even modify their disease progression.

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

Professor and Chair, Department of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Director, Comprehensive Care, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Sara M. Bradley, MD, FACP

Associate Professor, Division of Geriatrics and Department of Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

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

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

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Challenging Cases in Primary Care 

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

 

In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will range from sexual dysfunction treatment in women, Options for dealing with “difficult” patients, and recognizing burnout in clinical settings.

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

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

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

Allergy

 

Kathleen Dass, MD

Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

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

Cardiovascular Medicine

Updates on the Evaluation of Chest Pain 

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA

 

The evaluation of chest pain is both a common occurrence and vitally important to patient outcomes. In this session Dr. Ty Gluckman will discuss the latest guidelines, testing, and evidence to guide you through the evaluation of chest pain in your patients. 

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

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

Hot Topics

Curbside Consults: Top Questions from PCPs on Anemia and Thyroid Problems 

Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP | James V. Hennessey, MD, FACP, ECNU

 

What do primary care providers need to know about anemia and thyroid problems? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!

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Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine,, Harvard Medical School;, Associate Physician,, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

James V. Hennessey, MD, FACP, ECNU

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director of Clinical Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

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

Rheumatology

 

  • 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 Inc.

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://www.opioidanalgesicrems.com/Resources/Docs/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 Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Director, Comprehensive Care, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Supported by Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies

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

Pulmonology

 

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

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

Nephrology

Kidney Disease in Primary Care: From Diagnosis to Referral 

Rajeev Raghavan, MD | Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

 

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Rajeev Raghavan, MD

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Supported by American Kidney Fund, Inc.

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

Orthopedic

 

Fractures and musculoskeletal problems are frequently encountered in the primary care setting, and the majority can be appropriately managed by primary care clinicians. This session will provide a comprehensive review of fractures seen in the primary care setting, including diagnostic imaging and management strategies. It will also teach you how to recognize and manage common problems through actual patient cases collected from a primary care practice. An open question and answer session will allow your questions regarding challenging musculoskeletal problems to be addressed.

Joshua T. Goldman, MD, MBA

Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA Departments of Family Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellowship Director, UCLA Division of Sports Medicine, Team Physician, UCLA Athletics, Associate Director, Center for Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Institute for Children, Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, Los Angeles, CA

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

Nephrology

 

Learn more about the relationship between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes, and the impact of these comorbidities on patients. This presentation will review the definition, clinical characteristics, and epidemiology of CKD. It will explore the implications of diabetes as a coexisting morbidity and discuss challenges that patients and healthcare providers face in managing these concurrent conditions. Additionally, it will highlight the importance of a collaborative approach to care for patients with CKD and diabetes.

Eugene E Wright Jr., MD

Consulting Associate, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Medical Director Performance Improvement, Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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

Hot Topics

 

We all have those slightly abnormal, entirely unexpected or just unfamiliar lab and test results that we are not quite sure how to handle. In this 60-minute session, we will review 5 common patient scenarios where the results, whether blood, urine or radiologic, may have been unexpected and the work up can often be controversial or unclear. Learn practical and evidence-based management plans for abnormal liver tests, dense breasts on mammograms, subclinical hypothyroidism, microscopic hematuria and trichomonas infections on pap tests.

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, Abington, PA

5–6pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

Infectious Diseases

 

Since March 2020 we have been in the middle of a pandemic related to SARS-CoV-2, 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 Medicine and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

6:10–6:55pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Rheumatology

 

  • 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

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Neal Birnbaum, MD

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