Overview

Migraine is one of the leading causes of pain and disability worldwide, but initiation of effective treatment is often delayed by misdiagnosis and unnecessary testing. This focused session aims to improve your confidence in the clinical diagnosis of migraine. Primary care physician Dr. Susan Burke, and headache specialist Dr. Katherine Carroll, discuss the differential diagnosis of headache and review how to clinically diagnose migraine.

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 6/26/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published. 

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish the key features that differentiate migraine from other headache types, allowing for improved diagnosis and refined treatment
  • Recognize the limitations of traditional approaches to acute migraine management 
  • Describe new and emerging approaches to acute migraine management
  • Employ a patient-centered approach to migraine management that fosters open communication and self-management strategies

Courses

Faculty

Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Professor of Clinical Neurology
Director, Georgetown Headache Center
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC 

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  

Katherine Carroll, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL  

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Associate Professor of Neurology
Division of Headache Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ  

Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS

Professor of Neurology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Dartmouth Headache Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH  

Margaret Oliverio, MD

Associate Medical Director  
DBC Pri-Med, LLC 
Boston, MA   

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Clinical judgment must guide each clinician in weighing the possible risks, benefits, or contraindications of any diagnostics, interventions or treatments discussed. Clinicians should review manufacturers’ product information and consider these with the recommendations of other authorities when applying the assessment and/or clinical management strategies discussed in this activity to the care of their patients.

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