R3 Online Syllabus 2022

R3 Talks 2022: Primary Care Goes Viral

Live Course Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT

Welcome to the R3 Talks 2022 virtual conference web page. Below you will find information and resources including an agenda with downloadable presentations, how to claim credit and more.

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Attendee Access Link:
Please click the link below to record your attendance and join the live virtual conference after 7:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday, June 10, 2022 **When joining the meeting and prompted, please enter your FULL NAME into the "name" field for attendance records.**



For PDFs of the presentation slides, please click on the highlighted titles below.  Bibliography information and additional resources are noted throughout the presentation slide pdfs.

R3 Talks 2022: Primary Care Goes Viral

*All times below are in Pacific Time (PT)

7:30 a.m. PT Virtual Event Access Opens
7:55 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
8 a.m. Modern Measles: Outbreaks and Complications
Gabriela Yao-Cohen, M.D.
  • Review MMR vaccine and safety 
  • Describe evolving epidemiology of measles 
  • Discuss factors that have led to recent measles outbreaks
  • Identify impact of COVID-19 pandemic on measles globally and implications for local community 
  • Review the presentation and possible complications in adults and other high risk populations
  • Recognize brief overview of diagnosis and treatment for high risk individuals
8:30 a.m. Viral Cancer: Updates on HPV Vaccinations and Cancer Screenings
Amelia Gallaher, M.D.
  • Review the current trends in HPV associated cancers in the setting of vaccination 
  • Review the changes in current guidelines for cervical cancer screenings 
  • Review the recommendations for anal cancer screenings 
9 a.m. Inside Out: Dermatologic Manifestations of Viral Infections 
Ben Davis, M.D.
  • Identify common dermatologic manifestations of viral illnesses 
  • Identify evidence-based treatments ​
  • Identify what is within your scope and when to refer
 9:15 a.m. Past the TORCH: Viruses and Vaccines in Pregnancies
Elizabeth Meyer, M.D.
  • Review familiarity with virology and pregnancy
  • Evaluate and manage common viral syndromes in pregnancy 
  • Recommend safe vaccines during pregnancy 
  • Recommend safe preventative measures prior to pregnancy 
  • Identify resources to reference during your busy PCP clinic 
9:45 a.m. Break
10 a.m. HIV in the Older Adult
Maya Siegel, M.D.
  • Review the changing demographics of people living with HIV
  • Identify the effects of HIV on other chronic conditions found in primary care 
  • Discuss HIV care
10:30 a.m. Rapid ART Initiation for HIV in Primary Care
Mallory Davis, M.D.
  • Interpret HIV screening tests appropriately
  • Describe the rationale for rapid start ART
  • Review ways of counseling for patients newly diagnosed with HIV
  • Identify preferred and alternative regimens for rapid ART initiation
  • Recognize workup and identify follow-up plan for patients newly diagnosed with HIV
11 a.m. Coming in Hot: The Effects of Climate Change on Predicted Viral Transmission Patterns and Potential Personal Practice Changes
Viet Nguyen, M.D.
  • Review trends in global climate change and its predicted effect on vector borne diseases
  • Discuss and brainstorm personal, medical practice, and policy changes to help mitigate the effect of climate change
11:15 a.m. The ABCs of HBV
Mitchell Hustad, M.D.
  • Identify which patients are appropriate for screening
  • Explain how to diagnose infection​
  • Review how to initiate HBV treatment for specific populations 
 11:45 a.m. Lunch Break
12:30 p.m. A New Era: Managing Hepatitis C in Primary Care
Aparna Krishnan, M.D.
  • Review epidemiology of Hepatitis C both locally and nationally
  • Identify patients who meet criteria for Hepatitis C screening
  • Discuss key concepts in counseling surrounding Hepatitis C
  • Identify patients who are appropriate candidates for treatment in primary care based on laboratory tests and imaging
  • Review guidance on initiating pharmacologic therapy for Hepatitis C treatment and monitoring patients post-treatment
  • Discuss current and future public health approaches to increasing access to Hepatitis C screening and treatment
1 p.m. Varicella Zoster: Diagnostic Consideration in Special Populations
Heather Stevens, M.D.
  • Review Pathophysiology
  • Discuss a case example
  • Identify high-risk populations
  • Describe manifestations of infection
  • Review complications of infection
  • Discuss counseling patients​
1:30 p.m. Recombinant Zoster Vaccine: Patient and Provider Essentials
Laura Diamond, M.D.
  • Review indications, contraindications and special considerations for herpes zoster vaccination
  • Estimate coverage and cost of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (RZV)
  • Explain how to report a possible adverse event using VAERS​ 
1:45 p.m.  Long COVID: Caring for a Patient after COVID
Anh Ta, M.D.
  • Identify long haul syndrome of COVID and its prevalence
  • Evaluate physical and mental health presentation​​
  • Describe how to monitor sequela of COVID in society and current treatment options
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m.  Exploring Viral Epidemics amongst Homeless Populations in Seattle and Abroad
S. Acton Pifer, M.D.
  • Identify past and emerging viral epidemics affecting unhoused communities
  • Explore the unique conditions and inequities increasing susceptibility to infectious outbreaks​
  • Discuss alternative treatments and harm reduction approaches to engage unhoused individuals
3 p.m.  Re-imagining Long-Term Care: Three Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Carrie Rubenstein, M.D.
  • Review how The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and amplified the structural weaknesses of the US system of care for older adults with functional limitations
  • Identify Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic as it relates to Nursing Home care
  • Identify and highlight key findings from a National Academy of Sciences report that can chart the path forward to transforming Nursing Home care
3:15 p.m. Comprehending Incomprehension: Understanding and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Refugee and Immigrant Communities
A. Giselle Argento-Berrio, M.D.
  • Explain the basis and common reasons for vaccine hesitancy
  • Recognize cultural and linguistic challenges of promoting vaccine confidence in refugee and immigrant communities
  • Identify evidence-based communication skills and contextual strategies for improving vaccine acceptance
3:45 p.m.  Review & Wrap-Up
4:00 p.m.  Adjourn 


Faculty Disclosure Summary

R3 Talks 2022: Primary Care Goes Viral - June 10, 2022

The following planners and presenters (or their spouses/domestic partners) have/had a financial relationship with a commercial interest: P=Planner S=Speaker


The following planners and presenters (or their spouses/domestic partners) have/had no financial relationship with a commercial interest: P=Planner S=Speaker

A. Giselle Argento-Berrios, M.D. (S/P); Maureen Brown, M.D. (P); Ben Davis, M.D. (S/P); Mallory Davis, M.D. (S/P); Laura Diamond, M.D. (S/P); Michelle Eng (P);
Amelia Gallaher, M.D. (S/P); Mitchell Hustad, M.D. (S/P); Aparna Krishnan, M.D. (S/P); Elizabeth Meyer, M.D. (S/P); Giselle Mitchell (P); Viet Nguyen, M.D. (S/P); 
S. Acton Pifer, M.D. (S/P); Carrie Rubenstein, M.D. (S/P); Maya Siegel, M.D. (S/P); 
Heather Stevens, M.D. (S/P); Anh Ta, M.D. (S/P); Gabriela Yao-Cohen, M.D. (S/P)

All planners and presenters attested that their content suggestions and/or presentation(s) will provide a balanced view of therapeutic options and will be entirely free of promotional bias. All presentations have been reviewed by a planner with no conflicts of interest to ensure that the content is evidence-based and unbiased.

Claiming Credit

In order to obtain your credits/certificate for Swedish CME conferences, you will need to complete the course evaluation using the process below. Do not start this process until the conference is complete as it must be completed all at one time. Live event attendees will have 30 days to claim credit.

  • Visit: My CME Portal - Claim Credit with Code
  • If prompted, enter CME Code: 225513
  • Complete the course evaluation.
  • On the credit claim page, enter the numbers of hours that you are claiming commensurate with your actual attendance at the conference.
    The maximum number of hours for this conference was 6.50. For physicians, the number of hours participated equals the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed and awarded, with one hour of participation equaling one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, and should claim credit in 15 minute or 0.25 credit increments.
  • Your certificate will populate after you submit your hours. Print, email or save your certificate.

A full list of your recorded Swedish CME credits can be accessed in your "My CME Portal".

Questions? Contact the Swedish CME office at cme@swedish.org or 206-386-2755. Thank you in advance for your participation!


If you have any questions, please contact the Swedish CME office. We are new to the virtual event space and appreciate your patience as we navigate any issues that may arise during the live broadcast.

Before the Live, Virtual Conference:

Joining the Conference Day-of:

  • Registrants, please click the following link to sign-in to record your attendance and join the live conference after 7:30 a.m. (PT) on Friday, June 10, 2022: Join Live Event
  • When joining if you are prompted please enter your full name in the Name prompt for our attendance records. Non-registered attendees will be removed from the webinar broadcast.
During the Conference:
  • Audience Participation - All attendees will be muted automatically. To participate please use the Q&A tab to ask questions or the Chat box to make important comments.
  • Q&A Tab– To view or hide the Q&A tab, click the icon in the lower middle area of your Zoom screen. 
    • When submitting a question it is most helpful if you note which speaker the question is for (except for general questions) - Example: “For Dr. XXX, ask question”
    • Questions are monitored by the CME Team and may not be automatically set live. We will answer your question as soon as possible.
    • Questions will either be answered directly in the Q&A box or will be reserved for the live Q&A/Panel sessions with faculty.
    • Upvote questions you like or want answered the most by clicking the thumbs up/like button.  This will help moderators know which questions are most interesting and relevant to everyone.
  • Chat Box - Any comments made here will be immediately visible to all attendees and/or presenters depending the option you select.  They will also be included in the recording of the symposium.
  • Technical Difficulties - If you experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please use the Q&A or Chat boxes for assistance. Technical questions asked in the Q&A box will not be published to the audience and will answered privately in the tab.

After the Conference:

  • We hope you enjoyed your live, virtual CME conference experience. After attending a Swedish CME conference, you will receive an email with instructions on how to claim credit for the live course and complete the course evaluation. This process must be completed in one sitting so please wait until the conference is over to complete this process.  Information is also in the "Claiming Credit" Tab on this website.
  • We appreciate your feedback regarding your experience!


Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
This Internet Live activity has been approved for 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Professionals
Many credentialing bodies, societies and boards (such as Nurses, PAs, PTs, Social Workers) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as an equivalent credit hour as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline. If you have any doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, please check our planned agenda and contact your board prior to registering for the course.

Registered Nurses
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME for the purpose of recertification.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.