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Program Detail

Release Date: July-07-15
Credit Expiration Date: July-07-16


Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FAHS, FACP
Professor of Neurology
Jefferson Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Director, Jefferson Headache Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Roger Cady, MD
Headache Care Center
Springfield, MO

Credit Hours

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



Program Description

Migraine affects between 11% and 16% of adults in the United States. This condition is associated with a significant societal and economic burden. On an individual level, chronic migraine is associated with reduced health-related quality of life and increased psychiatric and medical comorbidities. Guidelines provide definitions and diagnostic criteria for types of migraine and can aid clinicians in distinguishing migraine from other headache causes, thus ensuring a more accurate treatment approach. Different guidelines may conflict, however, adding to diagnostic burden that many clinicians face in their practice. Additionally, patient characteristics will also dictate office visits, diagnosis, and adherence.

Program Developer/Facilitator


Target Audience

Primary care clinicians, neurologists, headache specialists, NPs, PAs, nurses, obstetrician/gynecologists, and other clinicians involved in the treatment and management of patients with migraine.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss strategies for accurately differentiating migraine from other primary and secondary causes of migraine symptoms.
  2. Review current guidelines and recommendations for the diagnosis of migraine.
  3. Review current guidelines and recommendations for the treatment of migraine.


Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FAHS, FACP, discloses the following relationships with commercial interests:
Consultant: Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Allergan, Amgen, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, DepoMed, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, eNeura, ElectroCore, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Medscape, Medtronic, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, NINDS, St. Jude Medical, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Teva, Trigemina

Roger Cady, MD, discloses the following relationships with commercial interests:
Consultant: Aerocrine, Allergan, Avanir, Becker Pharma Consulting, DepoMed, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Impax Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Teva
Advisory Board: Aerocrine, Allergan, Amgen, Autonomic Technologies, Avanir, Boston Scientific, DepoMed, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, ElectroCore, Merck, Novartis, Optinose, Teva
Speakers Bureau: Allergan, DepoMed, Impax Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Teva
Research Support: Alder Pharmaceuticals, Allergan, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Autonomic Technologies, Avanir, Boston Scientific, Daiichi Sankyo, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, ElectroCore, Eli Lily, Labrys Biologics, Novartis, Optinose, Pearl Therapeutics, Pharmalyte Solutions, Questcor, Tian Medical, Vivid Pharmaceuticals

Rick Ricer, MD, Physician Reviewer, University of Cincinnati, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Susan P. Tyler, MEd, CMP, CHCP, FACEHP, University of Cincinnati, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Gena Dolson, MCM Education senior medical writer, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The University of Cincinnati requires all faculty to disclose any planned discussion of an investigational and/or off-label use of a pharmaceutical product or device within their presentation. Participants should note that the use of products outside FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for approved indications.

In this educational activity, the faculty reports his presentation will not contain reference to investigational and/or off-label uses.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.  

Credit Statements

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 the University of Cincinnati and MCM Education. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Cincinnati designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: July 7, 2015
Last review date: July 7, 2015
Expiration date: July 7, 2016

Commercial Support Statements

Supported by an independent educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.


Completion Instructions

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Certificate Fee


There is no charge for CME credit.


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