Headache

Headache Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 4 (HE4) Topics Include:  Avoid Medication Overuse, Emerging Therapies, Sleep Disorders and Migraine Headache, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
HE4
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
HE4A, HE4B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Migraine Update

Recognize characteristics of headache that raise concern; Define migraine prodrome and migraine aura; List agents associated with medication overuse headache; Choose evidence-based interventions for treatment or prevention of migraine; Select migraine therapy based on side effects and clinical findings.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Complex Headaches

Determine if a headache is primary or secondary in origin; Screen headache patients for the presence of "red flags."; Appropriately manage patients with new-onset
secondary headache; Apply interventional strategies for pain management with refractory headache; Interpret clinical data on emerging therapies for treatment of refractory headache.

Headache/Facial Pain

Recognize the connection between sleep disorders and migraine headache; Collaborate with patients on appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for sleep disorders; Use distinguishing features to diagnose and treat trigeminal neuralgias and similar headaches; Educate patients on the potential changes in migraine that can occur with pregnancy; Select, and discuss with patients, migraine therapies that help maximize headache relief and fetal safety.

Migraine/Addiction and Chronic Pain

Explain the pathophysiology of migraine and stroke; Recognize risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular events in patients who have migraine with aura; Elaborate on the association between migraine and concussion; Treat patients with posttraumatic headache; Evaluate patients with chronic pain for addiction.

Headaches in Children

Distinguish among different classes of headache observed in pediatric and adolescent populations; Conduct an appropriate diagnostic assessment of children and adolescents presenting with headache; Explain the pathophysiology of concussion and posttraumatic headache; Follow current recommendations about return to physical activity after concussion; Identify risk factors for postconcussion syndrome.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Migraine: Comorbidities and Diet

Discuss the role of mast cells in the pathophysiology of migraine; Recognize the multiple comorbidities of migraine; Identify foods that are potential triggers for migraine headache; Explain the various mechanisms through which food can trigger migraine episodes; Recommend diets shown to reduce the frequency of migraine headache.

Highlights from Headache Update 2017

Consider joint hypermobility syndromes (JHS) in the differential diagnosis of headache; Identify comorbid conditions associated with JHS; Select effective medication and therapies for JHS and associated symptoms; Recognize the role of perimenopausal hormonal changes in migraine headache; Manage hormonal therapy during perimenopause and menopause.

Migraine Variants/Dizzy Migraine

Diagnose migraine equivalent syndromes in children and adolescents; Educate patients and families on the definition and etiologies of chronic daily headache (CDH); Apply appropriate treatments for patients with CDH; Recognize the role of vestibular symptoms in patients with migraine syndromes; Differentiate vestibular and basilar-type migraine from other forms of migraine.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

The Difficult Headache Patient

Discuss the roles of serotonin and other monoamines in pain and in psychological functioning; Describe the mechanisms of actions of antidepressant, antiepileptic, and antipsychotic agents; List the features of intractable headache; Select appropriate therapy for medication overuse headache; Counsel patients with headache about lifestyle modifications.

Acute Therapy for Migraine/Definition of Intractable Headache

Recognize the role of abortive medications when treating acute migraine headache; Apply principles of stratified care for treating acute migraine; Choose the most appropriate medications for treating migraine in various patient populations; Explain the importance of defining refractory or intractable headaches in patients with chronic headache; Identify and treat patients with refractory or intractable headaches.

Migraine Update

Recognize characteristics of headache that raise concern; Define migraine prodrome and migraine aura; List agents associated with medication overuse headache; Choose evidence-based interventions for treatment or prevention of migraine; Select migraine therapy based on side effects and clinical findings.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Complex Headaches

Determine if a headache is primary or secondary in origin; Screen headache patients for the presence of "red flags."; Appropriately manage patients with new-onset
secondary headache; Apply interventional strategies for pain management with refractory headache; Interpret clinical data on emerging therapies for treatment of refractory headache.

Headache/Facial Pain

Recognize the connection between sleep disorders and migraine headache; Collaborate with patients on appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for sleep disorders; Use distinguishing features to diagnose and treat trigeminal neuralgias and similar headaches; Educate patients on the potential changes in migraine that can occur with pregnancy; Select, and discuss with patients, migraine therapies that help maximize headache relief and fetal safety.

Migraine/Addiction and Chronic Pain

Explain the pathophysiology of migraine and stroke; Recognize risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular events in patients who have migraine with aura; Elaborate on the association between migraine and concussion; Treat patients with posttraumatic headache; Evaluate patients with chronic pain for addiction.

Headaches in Children

Distinguish among different classes of headache observed in pediatric and adolescent populations; Conduct an appropriate diagnostic assessment of children and adolescents presenting with headache; Explain the pathophysiology of concussion and posttraumatic headache; Follow current recommendations about return to physical activity after concussion; Identify risk factors for postconcussion syndrome.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Migraine: Comorbidities and Diet

Discuss the role of mast cells in the pathophysiology of migraine; Recognize the multiple comorbidities of migraine; Identify foods that are potential triggers for migraine headache; Explain the various mechanisms through which food can trigger migraine episodes; Recommend diets shown to reduce the frequency of migraine headache.

Highlights from Headache Update 2017

Consider joint hypermobility syndromes (JHS) in the differential diagnosis of headache; Identify comorbid conditions associated with JHS; Select effective medication and therapies for JHS and associated symptoms; Recognize the role of perimenopausal hormonal changes in migraine headache; Manage hormonal therapy during perimenopause and menopause.

Migraine Variants/Dizzy Migraine

Diagnose migraine equivalent syndromes in children and adolescents; Educate patients and families on the definition and etiologies of chronic daily headache (CDH); Apply appropriate treatments for patients with CDH; Recognize the role of vestibular symptoms in patients with migraine syndromes; Differentiate vestibular and basilar-type migraine from other forms of migraine.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

The Difficult Headache Patient

Discuss the roles of serotonin and other monoamines in pain and in psychological functioning; Describe the mechanisms of actions of antidepressant, antiepileptic, and antipsychotic agents; List the features of intractable headache; Select appropriate therapy for medication overuse headache; Counsel patients with headache about lifestyle modifications.

Acute Therapy for Migraine/Definition of Intractable Headache

Recognize the role of abortive medications when treating acute migraine headache; Apply principles of stratified care for treating acute migraine; Choose the most appropriate medications for treating migraine in various patient populations; Explain the importance of defining refractory or intractable headaches in patients with chronic headache; Identify and treat patients with refractory or intractable headaches.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  PediatricsFamily PracticeInternal Medicine, Women's Health and Men's Health.

If you have taken the current Headache CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Headache plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.