HeadEd

Headache & Migraine Education

for Healthcare Providers

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.

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

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CME COURSES

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

With the help of some accomplished neurologists and other specialists, AMD created this comprehensive, free online course. It’s interactive and includes patient videos and other multimedia. Up to 6.5 credits are available over 4 modules.

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: Upcoming

Cost: Free

Course Availability: Coming Soon

Amount of Credits: TBD

Intended Audience: All HCPs.

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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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An Evidence-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Migraines in Adults in the Primary Care and General Neurology Setting (Stanford)

This online CME activity provides a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of migraine for primary care providers and general neurologist. We will cover key concepts in the diagnosis and management of migraine through an online interactive video-based course with cases to reinforce your knowledge.

Associated Organizations: Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education, Pfizer Inc.

Faculty: Addie Peretz, MD
Robert Cowan, MD, FANN
Rebecca Miller-Kuhlmann, MD
Yohannes Woldeamanuel, MD
Nada Hindiyeh, MD

Cost: Free

Course Availability: December 17, 2018 –  December 17 2021

Amount of Credits: 1.5

Intended Audience: This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from family practice, primary care, internal medicine, neurology and psychiatry.

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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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Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention Therapies in Primary Headache Disorders (MyCME)

Distinguishing a primary from a secondary headache disorder, as well as among primary headache disorders, is often challenging. Focusing on cluster and migraine, Drs. Jessica Ailani and Stewart Tepper provide criteria and strategies to overcome this challenge in the office setting. Insight is also provided to help guide treatment with evidence-based medications and devices, including new options. The real-world use of shared decision-making to individualize patient management and improve patient outcomes is brought to life using whiteboard animation.

Associated Organizations: MyCME, Lilly

Faculty: Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS; Stewart J. Tepper, MD; Gregory Scott, PharmD

Cost: Free

Course Availability: December 14, 2020 – December 14, 2021

Amount of Credits: 1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 1.50 / CNE Contact Hours 1.50 / CE for Pharmacists

Intended Audience: This activity was developed for headache specialists, neurologists, primary care physicians, pain specialists, OB/GYNs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, medical students, residents, and other clinicians who care for patients with primary headache disorders.

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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—Migraine Diagnosis and Burden of Disease (MyCME)

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.

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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Getting Ahead of Migraine: Best Practices for Migraine Prevention—Targeting CGRP for Migraine Prevention (MyCME)

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.

Associated Organizations: MyCME, Lundbeck LLC

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

Cost: Free

Course Availability: February 25, 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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Setting Goals and Expectations With CGRPs for Migraine Prevention (MyCME)

Join an expert faculty panel as they discuss incorporating anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies into daily clinical practice for migraine prevention.

Associated Organizations: MyCME, Lundbeck

Faculty: Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, FAAN; David W. Dodick, MD; Lawrence C. Newman, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Cost: Free

Course Availability: November 21, 2020 –  November 21, 2021

Amount of Credits: 1.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Intended Audience: This activity is intended for neurologists, headache specialists, pain specialists, NPs, PAs, and other HCPs who treat patients with migraine disorder.

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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.

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 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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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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If you have questions or suggestions for the HeadEd program, please contact info@headachemigraine.org.

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