Evidence-based Approach to Headache Management in Primary Care

Activity description

This educational webcast is designed to enhance primary care providers’ competency in managing headaches with a focus on evidence-based approaches. Participants will engage in a comprehensive review of migraine pathophysiology to better recognize and differentiate migraine symptoms. The session will examine traditional therapies for migraine, both acute and preventive, and introduce cutting-edge anti-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) targeted therapies. It will compare the efficacy and application of these treatments, enabling informed decision-making in clinical practice. The program will also explore the application of anti-CGRP therapies beyond migraines, considering their role in treating a variety of headache and facial-pain conditions.

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This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Health, Clinical Performance.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PAs, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other HCPs who have an interest in learning about headache management.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss migraine pathophysiology and recognize symptoms to differentiate migraine from other headache disorders.
  • Compare traditional migraine therapies with anti-CGRP targeted therapies to enhance decision-making in acute and preventive treatment.
  • Apply anti-CGRP therapies to a broader spectrum of headache and facial-pain conditions, considering the evolving treatment strategies in the current anti-CGRP era.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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Activity expires: 

Joshua Jacobs, MD, FAAFP
National Medical Director
Optum Health

Sweta Sengupta, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Duke Headache Medicine
Duke Headache Fellowship Program Director

About the presenter
Dr. Sweta Sengupta is a headache-trained neurologist at Duke University in Durham, NC. She is part of the Duke Headache Clinic and the Duke Headache Fellowship Program Director. She completed her Neurology residency and fellowship at Duke University. Her interests include management of migraine and facial pain disorders.

Activity planners
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Sarah Chart, RN
Vice President
Optum Health Education

Joshua Jacobs, MD, FAAFP
National Medical Director
Optum Health

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The presenter and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Health, Clinical Performance. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit designation statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-24-027-H01-P/T

Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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