Emerging Role of Epigenetics in Understanding Migraine is organized by Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) and will be held during Dec 21, 2016 - Dec 21, 2019.
The target audience for this medical event is all clinicians who treat chronic pain. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
An individual’s susceptibility to migraine involves a complex interplay between genes (nature) and environment (nurture). Well indoctrinated into the lexicon of migraine is the concept of a migraine threshold, a physiological set point where genetics and the environment interact to create the perfect storm of molecular events that trigger migraine. Epigenetics is the study of how genes can be activated or inactivated in response to environmental influences and lifestyle choices without changing the DNA sequence. Based on recent epigenetic findings, a model for understanding migraine is proposed in this activity that may help explain risk factors, disease progression, headache phenotypes, drug response, and the critical contribution of lifestyle, medication, and stress on migraine pathology.
Conference Objectives are :
• Discuss the role of both genes and environment on an individual’s susceptibilty to migraine.
• Explain the risk factors associated with migraine and their effects on migraine pathology.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.