Updates for Migraine Management in Primary Care

Sunday, 10/21 – 11:00am – 12:20pm


Migraine is a disabling, often incapacitating, chronic neurologic disease. The diagnosis of migraine is often challenging since it is based on clinical evaluation alone. The management of migraine is multi-faceted and requires lifestyle and trigger management, along with acute and preventive treatments, or a combination thereof. Recent research has focused on the pathophysiology of migraines, in particular the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which is released in significant amounts during an acute migraine attack and is chronically elevated in patients with chronic migraine.

The development of novel medications targeting the CGRP pathway may offer an effective therapy for patients with acute and chronic migraine. The CME program, Updates for Migraine Management in Primary Carewill provide primary care clinicians with the latest evidence-based strategies for migraine management and appropriate use of emerging therapies.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the epidemiology, differential diagnosis, and impact of migraine within the primary-care patient population
  • Describe the pathophysiology of migraine, including the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)
  • Delineate current standards of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management for the preventive and acute management of migraine
  • Assess clinical safety and efficacy data for emerging therapeutic agents for the prevention and treatment of migraine

Target Audience

The intended audiences for this initiative include family medicine practitioners, primary care providers, internists, and other healthcare professionals who treat migraine.

Accreditation Information

The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please email: contact@potomacme.org

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Steering Committee

Jack Schim, MD
Co-Director, The Headache Center of Southern California
Carlsbad, CA

Christopher Damiano, DO, MPH
PGY-3 Internal Medicine
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA

Matthew Delmonico, DO
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine Program
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA


Provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education.



This activity is not supported by any commercial interest or grantor.

Long Beach 2018

Program Faculty/ Steering Committee

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates
Lankenau Medical Center
Wynnewood, PA