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Headache Seminar is organized by American Seminar Institute (ASI).

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

Short Course: 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Full Course Price: $580
Short Course Price: $485

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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