Tools for Successful Migraine Management

Friday, 9/29 – 8:00am – 9:20am

Brief Overview

Migraine is a devastating chronic neurological pain condition that affects nearly 38 million Americans, resulting in significantly reduced quality of life and a staggering loss of human productivity. Primary care providers (PCPs) are usually the first clinicians to examine patients when they report headache pain, and therefore are in a key place to manage these patients for optimal quality of life.

This educational initiative will provide PCPs with the knowledge and skills to provide care following the three tenets of effective management of migraine headache: 1) establish a proper diagnosis; 2) provide patient education; and 3) ensure adequate treatment. During this interactive activity, expert faculty will present patient case studies, including applying criteria for diagnosis and differentiating migraine from other types of headache. Faculty will also provide strategies for effective patient communication and education, as well as preventive strategies and practical information on the treatments for acute migraine.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe current diagnostic criteria for diagnosing headache and migraine
  • Apply patient education protocols to teach migraine patients about the prevention and management of migraine disorders, especially regarding the need for compliance with pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches
  • Explain the currently approved therapeutic options for migraine, and formulate individual management plans for treating migraine by combining pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches


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

Accreditation Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Care Network (PCN) and Medical Education Exchange (MEDX). Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 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.

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

Faculty Information

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