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

Facial Pain Association January 2022 Conference - Virtual

 

The 2022 FPA Conference is a two-day virtual 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:
Jeffrey A. Brown, MD, FACS, FAANS
Kenneth F. Casey, MD
Steven D. Chang, MD
Gary D. Klasser, DMD
Wolfgang Liedtke, MD, PhD
Michael Lim, MD
Mark E. Linskey, MD
Donald R. Nixdorf, DDS, MS
Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD
Raymond F. Sekula, Jr., MD
Leesa Scott-Morrow, PhD, JD, LP
Richard S. Zimmerman, MD

Cost: $35

Upcoming Conference Dates:January 29-30, 2022

Location: Virtual

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HCOP January 2022 Winter Conference - Ojai, CA

 

The HCOP Winter Conference brings together the West Coast’s leading headache experts. This two-day, 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: Elizabeth Leroux, MD
Susan Hutchinson, MD
Christoph Schankin, MD
Sini Nwaobi MD, PhD
Josh Kamins MD
Donald Nixdorf, DMD, DDS
Amy Gelfand, MD
Arne May, MD
Stewart J. Tepper, M.D.

Cost: $200-$500

Upcoming Conference Dates: January 28-29, 2022; Registration Open. Scholarship Deadline October 31, 2021

Location: Ojai, CA

Available CME Credits: Up to 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™

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

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Diamond Headache Clinic February 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: Not Yet Available, varies annually

Cost: $175-$400

Upcoming Conference Dates: February 10, 2022 – February 13, 2022; Registration open

Location: San Diego, CA

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; 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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AAN April 2022 Meeting - Seattle, WA and Virtual

 

Whether you join AAN in Seattle, virtually, or both, you’ll find a seemingly endless lineup of top-tier education opportunities in nearly every topic imaginable, presented in an array of formats and offering all the valuable CME you need for the year; the most cutting-edge science covering every subspecialty; and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues from around the world.

Associated Organizations: American Academy of Neurology

Upcoming Event Speakers: Not Yet Available, varies annually

Cost: $0-$2575

Upcoming Conference Dates: In-Person April 2-7, Virtual April 24-26; Registration open

Location: Seattle, WA and Virtual

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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AHS June 2022 Scientific Meeting - Aurora, CO

 

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: Not Yet Available

Cost: Not Yet Available

Upcoming Conference Dates: June 9, 2022 – June 12, 2022;
Registration opens February 2022.

Location: Aurora, CO

Available CME Credits: Up to 15.0 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

Faculty: Not Yet Available, varies annually

Cost: $175-$500

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

Location: Orlando, FL

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; 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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AMD September 2022 Symposium - Providence, Rhode Island

 

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:Association of Migraine Disorders, Brown University

Upcoming Event Speakers: Not Yet Available, varies annually

Cost: Upcoming

Upcoming Conference Dates: Virtual September 8 & 9, 2022. Hybrid September 10, 2022. Registration upcoming.

Location:Providence, RI

Available CME Credits: CME credits available; amount upcoming

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: Not Yet Available, varies annually

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: Fall 2022

Location: Upcoming

Available CME Credits: 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

Available CME Credits: 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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CME COURSES

A Migraine Toolbox: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment (AMD)

 

The Migraine Toolbox is a free, comprehensive “how to” course in managing migraine. It covers the diagnosis and treatment of this disease as well as specialty care. There are four modules and up to 6.5 CME credits are available. The course is interactive and includes downloadable practical tools – including questionnaires, medication guidelines for clinicians, a patient brochure and other resources.

Associated Organizations: Association of Migraine Disorders

Faculty: Frederick Godley, MD, FACS

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year-round

Amount of Credits: 6.5 credits

Intended Audience: Primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, gastroenterologists, and other non-headache specialists

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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 course is designed for 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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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: N/A

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year Round

Amount of Credits: Varies

Intended Audience: This course is designed for HCPs.

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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 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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Unmet Needs, Evolving Landscape: Acute Treatment of Migraine (MyCME)

 

A growing understanding of migraine pathophysiology has spurred the development of novel targeted therapies for the acute treatment of migraine, including 5-HT1F receptor agonists and calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor agonists. These drug classes are free of the cardiovascular contraindications of older migraine medications. Family physicians and other primary care providers on the front line of migraine care need to learn about the role that new and emerging treatments can play in optimizing clinical care for patients with migraine.

Associated Organizations: MyCME, Allergan

Faculty: Susan Hutchinson; MD Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS

Cost: Free

Course Availability: February 26, 2021 –  February 26, 2022

Amount of Credits: 0.75 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 0.75 / AAFP Prescribed 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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PatientGPS™: Clinical Paths in the Preventive Treatment of Migraine (MyCME)

 

This online, case-based activity explores advances and challenges in the care of patients with migraine from diagnosis through treatment. Topics discussed include strategies for differential diagnosis, recognition of medication overuse, and criteria for use of preventive therapy. In addition, our expert faculty describes advances in the understanding of migraine pathophysiology that have led to new treatments and reviews key clinical data to inform the appropriate use of these therapies.

Associated Organizations: MyCME, Lundbeck

Faculty: Stewart J. Tepper, MD

Cost: Free

Course Availability: February 10, 2021 –  February 10, 2022

Amount of Credits: 1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Intended Audience: This activity is intended for neurologists, primary care physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals who participate in the management of patients with migraine.

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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: Annually in April

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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Getting Ahead of Migraine: Best Practices for Migraine Prevention Series (MyCME)

 

Migraine Diagnosis and Burden of Disease:

Join Dr. Cynthia Armand and Dr. Carrie Dougherty as they discuss migraine disability, diagnostic criteria, the importance of a thorough headache history, and the role of migraine preventive treatment for this debilitating disease.

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Targeting CGRP for Migraine Prevention:

Do you know what your migraine patients want most from their migraine treatment? A new class of therapies ‒ anti-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) ‒ have recently been approved for migraine prevention. Unlike other treatments, anti-CGRP mAbs directly target the mechanism of migraine. Join Dr. Cynthia Armand and Dr. Carrie Dougherty as they discuss the efficacy, safety, onset of action, and administration of these agents. Strategies for incorporating shared decision-making to guide treatment selection and improve adherence are also reviewed.

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Associated Organizations: MyCME, Lundbeck LLC

Faculty: Cynthia E. Armand, MD; Carrie Dougherty, MD, FAHS

Cost: Free

Course Availability: February 26, 2021 – February 26, 2022

Amount of Credits: 0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Intended Audience: This program is designed for neurologists, pain specialists, and other clinicians who treat people with migraine.

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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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NON-CME 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

Intended Audience: This course is designed for businesses.

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

 

Be Recognized for Your Abilities in Headache Medicine: Almost 40 million Americans live with migraine disease and headache disorders. If you’ve worked in headache medicine for more than three years, be recognized for your ability to care for the most prevalent neurological disease in the world.

Associated Organizations: National Headache Foundation

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

Cost: The cost to sit for the exam is $600 ($300 for NPs and PAs) for NHF members and $800 ($500 for MDs and DOs) for non-members.

Course Availability: Upcoming AQH Examination Dates: March 1-14 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.

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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.

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

Faculty: N/A

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year-round, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of Every Month

Time Commitment: Varies

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

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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ACT Now: The Advocacy Connection Team (MFM)

 

Every year, each fellowship program selected to receive a donation from a Miles for Migraine race is asked to nominate a fellow to help coordinate Miles for Migraine activities. Through this program, fellows are educated and trained to  become advocates. Additionally, the program educates patients with leadership potential in a wide geographical distribution.

Associated Organizations: Miles for Migraine, Amgen, Lilly, Abbvie

Faculty: Dr. Bill Young
Dr. Joanna Kempner
Katie Golden
Rachel Kahn Best
Sheila Thorne
Elizabeth Henry Weyher
Lindsay Videnieks
Dr. Brad Klein
Dr. Karissa Arca
Dr. Amaal Starling
Dr. Dave Watson
Shirley Kessel

Cost: Free

Course Availability: August 12, 2021 – April 12, 2022

Time Commitment: 13.5 hours

Intended Audience: This course is designed for future headache and migraine advocates.

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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

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

Cost: $25 dollar application fee
$36,000 for full semester

Course Availability: Available Annually; Priority Application Deadline March 1, Application Deadline August 1

Time Commitment: 2 in-person weekends at Jefferson Center City campus, 30 graduate credits

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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Brainstorm (AHS)

 

The American Headache Society (AHS) welcomes you to Brainstorm—The Primary Care Migraine Partnership’s collaborative, interactive educational program.

Associated Organizations: American Headache Society

Faculty: Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FACP

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Year Round

Time Commitment: 2+ Hours

Intended Audience: This activity is designed for clinicians.

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