HeadEd

Headache & Migraine Education

for Healthcare Providers

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HeadEd is a curated resource of all the best headache medicine training options for doctors, physician assistants, and nurses.

More than 40 million Americans have migraine disease. Almost half have never been diagnosed.

There are less than 1,000 certified headache specialists to take care of this massive patient population.

We need ALL healthcare providers to be knowledgeable, compassionate, and willing to diagnose and treat migraine.

 

 

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CONFERENCES

Diamond Headache Clinic May 2022 Practicing Physician’s Approach to the Difficult Headache Patient - San Diego, CA

 

Diamond Headache Clinic’s annual conferences and online headache education bring together multiple speakers and breakout session presenters to encourage the exchange of ideas as well as lead discussions relevant to the cause and treatments of headaches and its related conditions. The information obtained through our ACCME approved courses allow hundreds of medical professionals to stay on the cutting edge of headache education and treatments to provide optimal care in their practices.

Associated Organizations: Diamond Headache Clinic Research and Educational Foundation

Upcoming Event Speakers: Andrew Blumenfeld, MD, Christopher Rhyne, MD, Dawn Buse, MD

Cost: $175-$400

Upcoming Conference Dates: May 26, 2022 – May 29, 2022; Registration open

Location: San Diego, CA

Available CME Credits: 27.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Intended Audience: A large majority of attendees are primary care providers & specialists who have an interest in migraine and other headache disorders. Others also in attendance: Dentists, Hospitalists, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, etc.

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AHS June 2022 Scientific Meeting - Denver, CO and Virtual

 

The American Headache Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting continues to be the premiere venue for the dissemination of the latest and most up-to-date research and scientific advances underlying the practice of Headache Medicine.

Associated Organizations: American Headache Society

Upcoming Event Speakers: Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, Nathaniel M. Schuster, MD, Emmanuelle Schindler, MD, PhD, Tally Largent-Milnes, PhD, Elizabeth K. Seng, PhD, FAHS, Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, Dawn C. Buse, PhD, FAHS, Amynah A. Pradhan, PhD, Eric A. Kaiser, MD, PhD, Emily Law, PhD, Todd A. Smitherman, PhD, FAHS, Alan G. Finkel, MD, FAHS, Catherine D. Chong, PhD, FAHS, Carlyn Patterson Gentile, MD, PhD, Jason Sico, MD, MHS

Cost: $150-$1000

Upcoming Conference Dates: June 9, 2022 – June 12, 2022; Registration open

Location: Denver, CO and Virtual

Available CME Credits: Up to 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Intended Audience: The Annual Scientific Meeting is designed for physicians, psychologists, scientists, researchers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with head, neck, and orofacial pain.

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Diamond Headache Clinic July 2022 Headache Update - Orlando, FL

 

Diamond Headache Clinic’s annual conferences and online headache education bring together multiple speakers and breakout session presenters to encourage the exchange of ideas as well as lead discussions relevant to the cause and treatments of headaches and its related conditions. The information obtained through our ACCME approved courses allow hundreds of medical professionals to stay on the cutting edge of headache education and treatments to provide optimal care in their practices.


Associated Organizations: Diamond Headache Clinic Research and Educational Foundation, Diamond Headache Inpatient Unit: Amita Health St. Joseph Hospital Chicago

Upcoming Event Speakers: Upcoming

Cost: $175-$500

Upcoming Conference Dates: July 14, 2022 – July 17, 2022 Registration open

Location: Orlando, FL

Available CME Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, amount upcoming

Intended Audience: A large majority of attendees are primary care providers & specialists who have an interest in migraine and other headache disorders. Others also in attendance: Dentists, Hospitalists, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, etc.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS JUNE 2022 NATIONAL CONFERENCE - ORLANDO, FL

 

Join the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) in sunny Orlando, Florida, for the largest nurse practitioner (NP) conference in the United States! Attend for a week filled with continuing education (CE), exclusive keynote speakers, legislative and policy updates, hands-on workshops, lively exhibitors and much more.


Associated Organizations: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Upcoming Event Speakers: Erik Wahl, Martin Luther King III

Cost: $125-$845

Upcoming Conference Dates: June 21-26, 2022; Registration open

Location: Orlando, FL

Available CME Credits: Up to 38 contact hours of CE credit

Intended Audience: This conference is intended for nurse practitioners of all specialities.

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AMD September 2022 Symposium - Providence, Rhode Island and Virtual

 

The Migraine Symposium is a three-day educational and celebratory event that expands our understanding of migraine with the help of presentations by more than 35 experts and advocates from around the world. Each year, we dive into different topics to explore the spectrum of migraine. Topics for this year’s symposium include: New and Pipeline Treatments, Migraine Symptoms and Comorbidities, COVID-19 and Migraine, Integrative Health, Midfacial Migraine Symptoms, and Migraine and Sleep! Panelists will also discuss challenging case studies and there will be a live demonstration room for procedures and devices.

Associated Organizations: Association of Migraine Disorders, Brown University

Upcoming Event Speakers:
Patient Track– Francesca Puledda, PhD, MD , Gretchen Tietjen, MD , Peter Green, MD

Medical Track– Gary Heir, DDS , Marcella Romero-Reyes, DDS, PhD , James Baraniuk, MD

Cost: Upcoming

Upcoming Conference Dates: September 8-10, 2022. Registration upcoming

Location: Providence, RI and Virtual

Available CME Credits: Up to 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Virtual, 7+ CME credits hybrid

Intended Audience: The symposium is divided into two tracks, one tailored to medical professionals and the other to patients and the general public, however, both programs are open to all attendees.

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Southern Headache Society September 2022 Meeting - Asheville, NC

 

The SHS Annual meeting is a great time to network and get to know your fellow physicians. The mission of the Southern Headache Society is to improve the quality of life of patients with headaches and facial pain by promoting education to professionals. As a regional organization, they seek to facilitate communication among professionals in the South interested in headache, as well as to promote awareness of regional expertise.

Associated Organizations: Southern Headache Society, UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC

Upcoming Event Speakers: Upcoming

Cost: Upcoming

Upcoming Conference Dates: September 9-11, 2022; Registration upcoming

Location: Asheville, NC

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; amount upcoming

Intended Audience: This meeting is designed for physicians.

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AAN November 2022 Fall Conference

 

Join the AAN and your neurology colleagues for timely updates on the hottest topics in neurology, real-world issues in practice management, the most innovative science, valuable networking, and up to 42.5 CME credits.

Associated Organizations: American Academy of Neurology

Upcoming Event Speakers: Upcoming

Cost: Upcoming

Upcoming Conference Dates: October 28-30. 2022; Registration upcoming

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; amount upcoming

Intended Audience: This conference is designed for neurologists, neuroscience professionals, and the interdisciplinary
neurology care team (e.g. advance practice providers, neuroscience nurses, etc.)

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HCNE November 2022 Fall Headache Symposium - Boston, MA
 

This exciting symposium is designed for physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals to learn from the leaders in headache medicine.

Associated Organizations: Headache Cooperative of New England, Boston University School of Medicine

Upcoming Event Speakers: Upcoming

Cost: $0-$139

Upcoming Conference Dates: November 5, 2022; Registration upcoming

Location: Boston, MA

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; amount upcoming

Intended Audience: This symposium is designed for physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists and other health professionals.

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Facial Pain Association 2023 Conference
 

The FPA Conference is an event bringing together the worldwide facial pain community with experts who diagnose and treat people affected by facial pain.

Associated Organizations: Facial Pain Association

Upcoming Event Speakers: Upcoming

Cost: Upcoming

Upcoming Conference Dates: 2023; Registration upcoming

Location: Upcoming

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; amount upcoming

Intended Audience: This conference is intended for practitioners.

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HCOP 2023 Winter Conference
 

The HCOP Winter Conference brings together the West Coast’s leading headache experts. This educational and informative event will provide you with the necessary tools and best practices to better diagnose and treat headache patients.

Associated Organizations: Headache Cooperative of the Pacific

Upcoming Event Speakers: Upcoming

Cost: Upcoming

Upcoming Conference Dates: 2023; Registration upcoming

Location: Upcoming

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; amount upcoming

Intended Audience: This conference is intended for all HCPS and medical students.

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AAN APRIL 2023 MEETING - BOSTON, MA

 

Join AAN for the fastest way to get all the CME credits and scientific updates you crave—all in the most fun environment. The Annual Meeting provides a wealth of knowledge on all the latest and greatest in neurology—from how to give a better talk and speak to the media, to the latest in treatment for neurologic disease.

Associated Organizations: American Academy of Neurology

Upcoming Event Speakers: Upcoming

Cost: Upcoming

Upcoming Conference Dates: April 22-28, 2023; Registration upcoming

Location: Boston, MA

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; amount upcoming

Intended Audience: This conference is designed for neurologists, neuroscience professionals, and the interdisciplinary
neurology care team (e.g. advance practice providers, neuroscience nurses, etc.)

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CE COURSES

Migraine Management in Women: Addressing Cycles of Care (AMWA)

 

Migraine is the sixth most prevalent disease worldwide, including 28 million women. You might call it a sex- and gender-specific condition since migraine affects women 3 to 1, with different impacts at different stages of a woman’s life. It is particularly burdensome among young and middle-aged women, and is often discounted as “just a headache.” When, in fact, migraine is highly disabling and ranks second in terms of years of life lived with disability, women in medicine should be prepared to recognize and respond to complaints from women so treatment and long-term management can be offered.

Associated Organizations: University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Science, American Medical Women’s Association

Faculty: Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD

Cost: $0 – $15

Course Availability: June 16, 2021 – June 15, 2022

Amount of Credits: 2 CME credits

Intended Audience: This course is designed for women in medicine.

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Challenges and Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Migraine (MyCME)
 

Migraine is the second most disabling disease worldwide with an estimated global prevalence of approximately 15%—around 1 in 7 people. Migraine is more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy, and asthma combined. There continues to be a lack of education on primary headache disorders in clinical training and an underappreciation for the importance of aggressive treatment. This presentation will focus on distinguishing between episodic and chronic migraine, providing the audience with updates on diagnostic guidelines and the latest in current and emerging therapies such as the new CGRP monoclonal antibodies, gepants, and ditans.

Associated Organizations: MyCME, Allergen

Faculty: Jennifer Robblee, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Cost: Free

Course Availability: June 18, 2021 – June 18, 2022

Amount of Credits: 1 CME, CNE, or CE credit

Intended Audience:The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in managing acute and chronic pain.

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The Emerging Role of CGRP Inhibitors in the Prevention and Treatment of Migraine (MyCME)
 

The emergence of therapies targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has transformed the treatment of migraine. Currently, there are four monoclonal antibodies targeting CGRP or its receptor for migraine prevention, and two small molecule CGRP antagonists for acute migraine treatment. This presentation will review the discovery of this drug class, analyze data from clinical trials, and discuss future therapies in the class. We will highlight clinical trials that will allow attendees to better understand these therapies and integrate them into clinical practice.

Associated Organizations: MyCME, Allergen, Amgen

Faculty: Michael J Marmura, MD, FAAN, FAHS

Cost: Free

Course Availability: June 18, 2021 – June 18, 2022

Amount of Credits: 0.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 0.75 / CNE Contact Hour(s) 0.75 / AANP Contact Hour(s) 0.75 / CE for Pharmacists

Intended Audience: The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of frontline clinicians: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists involved in managing acute and chronic pain.

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Improving Diagnosis and Care of Primary Headache Disorders With New Targeted Therapies (AANP)
 

Headache remains one of the most common reasons patients seek medical care from their clinicians in the primary care setting. Primary headache disorders such as migraine and cluster headache are often under-recognized or misdiagnosed, and despite available treatment options, many patients do not receive optimal, if any, treatment for their headaches. This 3-module activity is designed to increase your knowledge and competence to recognize, diagnose, refer and manage patient with migraine and cluster headaches.

Associated Organizations: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Faculty: Dr. Calli L. Cook, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP, Jessica Kratz MSPA, PA-C, AQH

Cost: Free

Course Availability: December 22, 2020 – June 30, 2022

Amount of Credits: 1.58 Contact Hour(s) of CE; 1 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology

Intended Audience: This course is designed for nurse practitioners.

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Headache Management: Creating Migraine Warriors (Mayo Clinic)
 

This online course will provide primary care and sub-specialist practitioners the tools to diagnose, treat, and manage migraine and other headache disorders. Treatments are trial and error so it is important to be aware of the latest updates. There have been significant developments in the treatment of episodic and chronic migraine in the last couple of years, which will be covered in this course.

Associated Organizations: Mayo Clinic

Faculty:
Amaal J. Starling, M.D.
Rashmi B. Halker Singh, M.D.

Cost: $299

Course Availability: April 2, 2020 – April 1, 2023

Amount of Credits: 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, 9.00 Attendance

Intended Audience: All practitioners who evaluate and treat patients with migraine and other headache disorders including internists, practitioners in family medicine, emergency medicine, and OB/GYN, neurologists and allied health professionals.

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Pain Management: A Concise Discussion of Migraine: Diagnosis, Psychophysiology and Management (Stanford)
 

An overview of interdisciplinary pain management education designed to give physicians the competence in recognizing and understanding the unique needs of pain patients as well as further their ability to refer and treat patient in an interdisciplinary, multimodal manner.

Associated Organizations: Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education

Faculty: Anuj Kailash Aggarwal, MD
Meredith J. Barad, MD
Corinne Cooley, PhD
Jennifer M. Hah, MD
Einar Ottestad, MD
Heather Poupore-King, PhD
Vafi Salmasi, MD
Pete Charles Schmidt, MD
Natacha Telusca, MD

Cost: Free

Course Availability: October 5, 2020 –  October 5, 2023

Amount of Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Intended Audience: Specialties – Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Professions – Fellow/Resident, Non-Physician, Physician

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Primary Care Migraine (NHF)

 

Primary Care Migraine is a free web and app-based training program that provides primary care professionals with continuing medical education (CME) credits while learning about the most cutting-edge treatments and preventive protocols for migraine disease.

Associated Organizations: National Headache Foundation

Faculty: Vincent Martin, MD, Merle Diamond, MD, Jan Lewis Brandes, MD, Paul G. Mathew, MD, Brian Koffman, MD, Jill Hays, CHCP, Cindy Fisher

Cost: Free

Course Availability: September 16, 2021 – September 16, 2023

Amount of Credits: 2 CME/CE Credits

Intended Audience: This activity is targeted to any clinician with interest in education on migraine, including primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, emergency room physicians, and pediatricians.

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DIAGNOSING AND MANAGING MIGRAINE (AJN)

 

Health care providers will demonstrate knowledge of the clinical assessment and outpatient management of migraine headache by achieving a minimum score of 70% on the outcomes-based posttest.

Associated Organizations: CEConnection, American Journal of Nursing

Faculty: Allene Goetz, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC; Samantha McCormick, MPAS, PA-C; Rosemary Phillips, RN, AMB; Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH

Cost: $25

Course Availability: January 2022 – December 2024

Amount of Credits: 2.5 ANCC credit hours

Intended Audience: This resource is designed for nurses.

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Education On Demand (AHS)
 

The American Headache Society’s Education On Demand Platform provides members with remote access to educational resources from AHS meetings and events on one digital platform.

Associated Organizations: American Headache Society

Faculty: Varies

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year-round

Amount of Credits: Varies

Intended Audience: This course is designed for HCPs.

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Diagnosis and Management of Headache: A Review (AMA)

 

Headache disorders affect approximately 90% of people during their lifetime. Among primary headache disorders, migraine is most debilitating and can be treated acutely with analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, triptans, gepants, and lasmiditan.

Associated Organizations: Journal of the American Medical Association

Faculty: Matthew S. Robbins, MD

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year-round

Amount of Credits: MA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™

Intended Audience: This course is designed for practitioners.

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NON-CE COURSES

Work Migraine (NHF)
 

WorkMigraine is an online workplace wellness program that helps employees and their managers understand migraine disease and how to reduce the costly impacts such as reduced productivity and increased absenteeism. Studies show this program can reduce both the incidents of migraine as well as lost workdays caused by them.

Associated Organizations: National Headache Foundation

Faculty: Tom Dabertin
Executive Director, NHF

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year-round

Time Commitment: Varies; one hour to complete modules

Intended Audience: This course is designed for businesses, employees, and employers.

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AQH: Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine (NHF)

 

The National Headache Foundation (NHF) offers a Certificate in Added Qualification (AQH) in Headache Medicine to validate your expertise in this field. Earning your AQH will enable you to be recognized for your special expertise by your colleagues and patients. Participants may also receive the added benefit of more patient referrals in the future, as those who complete the exam will be listed in the Healthcare Practitioner Finder database on the NHF website.

Associated Organizations: National Headache Foundation

Faculty: Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPh, FACP, AQH

Cost: $300 – $800

Course Availability: Upcoming AQH Examination Dates: September 1-14, 2022; Application Deadline: August 23, 2022

Time Commitment: Varies

Intended Audience: This course is designed for licensed healthcare practitioners who evaluate and manage headache patients independently, including physicians (M.D. and D.O.), physicians assistants, advance practice nurses, dentists, and clinical psychologists. 60 hours of headache-related educational units through a curriculum accredited through ACCME or an equivalent nursing CEU accreditation body required.

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Neurology Headache School (DBHMF)

 

The Headache School is brought to you by the University of Utah Department of Neurology’s Headache Outreach Program and the Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation to educate sufferers of migraine and headaches in a collaborative, supportive environment. Join on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month for educational and therapeutic sessions with the experts at no cost.

Associated Organizations: Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation, University of Utah

Faculty: Dan Kaufmann, PhD

Cost: Free

Course Availability: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm MT

Time Commitment: Varies; one hour per session

Intended Audience: This course is designed for patients.

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Migraine Masterclass (MWS)
 

A new medically reviewed eCourse to educate & support your migraine patients.

Associated Organizations: Migraine World Summit, World Health Education Foundation

Faculty: Robert Cowan, MD
Robert Shapiro, MD
Dawn Buse, PhD
David Dodick, MD

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year-round

Time Commitment: up to 7 hours

Intended Audience: The Migraine Masterclass is used by physicians or HCPs to refer patients, staff and others to self-educate on key migraine management principles and prevention.

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Migraine Resource Kit for Healthcare Providers (AMD)
 

To help healthcare professionals better serve their migraine patients, AMD has created a number of educational resources to be used in an exam setting. These free resources include a Migraine Medication Dosage card, Anatomical Poster, English and Spanish Patient Brochures, Treatment Guides, a Medication Treatment Tracker and Medication History for Prior Authorization. Kits can be shipped directly to providers’ practices. This kit aims to assist healthcare providers in explaining migraine to their patients and help them educate patients on possible therapies that can help.

Associated Organizations: Association of Migraine Disorders

Faculty: Frederick Godley, MD, FACS, ENT-Otolaryngologist

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year-round

Time Commitment: Varies

Intended Audience: These resources are intended for any practitioners who see patients with migraine. We have a specific focus to distribute these resources to HCPs who treat patients in underserved communities.

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Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Headache Diagnosis and Management (Jefferson)

The Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Advanced Headache Diagnosis and Management brings clinically important and novel information to a diverse group of clinical learners to improve patient care and outcomes related to headache disorders.

Associated Organizations: Jefferson Headache Center, Jefferson College of Nursing

Faculty: Hannah R. Smith, PhD; Simy Parikh, MD, William B. Young, MD

Cost: Application Fee $25
Full Tuition $13,883 (including fees)

Course Availability: Available Annually; Fall Application Deadline June 1

Time Commitment: 10 available graduate credit hours, including 2 in-person weekends at Jefferson Center City campus

Intended Audience: Applicants must have a clinical graduate degree as evident through professional licensure. Applicants must have (or have had) clinical professional roles and be physicians (MD or DO), dentists (DDS), NPs, physician assistants, and PhD psychologists as evident via submission of a CV/Resume.

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Resident Education for Assessment and Care for Headache Program (AHS)

With only one accredited headache specialist for every 80,000 patients in the United States, access to practitioners with training in Headache Medicine remains the most substantial unmet need for patients with migraine. The Resident Education for Assessment and Care for Headache (REACH) program aims to address this significant problem.

Associated Organizations: The American Headache Society

Faculty: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, Noah Rosen, MD, FAHS, Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Upcoming; interest form available

Time Commitment: Half-day

Intended Audience: This course is designed for adult and pediatric neurology residents.

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First Contact: Headache in Primary Care (AHS)

The goal of First Contact – Headache in Primary Care, powered by the American Headache Society, is to provide educational resources to empower healthcare professionals and improve headache and migraine care.

Associated Organizations: The American Headache Society

Faculty: David Dodick, MD, FAHS, Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS, Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year-round

Time Commitment: Varies

Intended Audience: This resource is intended for family physicians, internists, OBGYNs, pediatricians, PAs, NPs, and other allied healthcare providers.

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