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Migraine Course

A Leap Forward in the Treatment of Migraine and Cluster Headache

Course Description

A primary headache disorder, e.g., migraine or cluster, is a common reason people seek medical care. In fact, migraine headache is the second leading cause of disability due to a neurological disorder worldwide. Differentiating among primary headache disorders is often challenging, yet crucial so that effective therapy can be initiated. Recent advances in the treatment of primary headache disorders that target calcitonin gene-related peptide or serotonin 1F receptor provide greater opportunity to reduce the morbidity and disability associated with migraine and cluster headache. This presentation seeks to provide insight into the safety and efficacy of these newer medications and how they may be optimally used as acute or preventive treatment to address the unmet needs of patients with migraine headache or cluster headache.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

• Describe unmet needs of people with migraine
• Provide an overview of the pathogenesis of migraine and cluster headache, including the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and serotonin 1F receptor
• Diagnose, assess and differentiate between primary headache disorders (e.g. migraine, cluster headaches)
• Utilize ICHD-3 criteria for the diagnosis of episodic and chronic migraine and cluster headache
• Describe the efficacy and safety of medications recently approved for migraine and/or cluster headache
• Individualize evidence-based therapy in people with migraine or cluster headache

Featured Speaker


Wendy received her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2019 from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She is an adult and family nurse practitioner and owner of two, nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics both of which have won numerous awards. In addition, she is the Owner of Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company. She is the Past President of NPACE and the Senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates.

Dr. Wright is the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career. She is the founder of the NH Chamber of Entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners, an organization designed to assist nurse practitioners with independent practice issues. In addition to full-time clinical practice, she presents nationally to different audiences at numerous conferences. She is the nurse practitioner representative to the State of NH Immunization Advisory Board. Wendy is frequently consulted by malpractice attorneys around the area of clinical practice. 

CME/CE Information

Continuing education credits are provided by Primary Care Education Consortium (PCEC).

PCEC designates this enduring material for 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Other clinicians may receive CE credit from the respective organizations. 



Click to complete the pre-registration form and access the free online course webinar. 

Post Survey

Earn Credit: Click to complete the post-webinar survey.

Once you have completed the survey, you will be forwarded to a CME certificate generation page.

Course and educational credits are provided by Primary Care Education Consortium (PCEC) and is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Course Expiration Date: Friday, December 4, 2020



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