The Next Generation Migraine Therapies (NGMT) initiative is a comprehensive program designed to provide a multi-faceted approach to migraine education offered at no cost to healthcare providers including neurologists, primary care physicians and advanced practice providers. Brought to you by the American Headache Society, the program covers topics around the diagnosis and treatment of migraine, and updates on the latest science around the disease. Through a mix of regional in-person workshops, NGMT is designed to engage participants through didactic and interactive case study workshops. Register at no cost to attend our Miami event here.
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Acute and Preventative treatment options
- What works well and what are the unmet needs?
- Risks for migraine progression
- The latest science
- State of the art therapeutic options
- Multi format administration options
- CGRP receptors as a target for small molecules: GPANTs
- Immunology, antibodies, and monoclonal antibodies
- Neuromodulation update
- Answer questions such as
- How can peripherally acting drugs treat migraine?
- What do I need to know about monoclonal antibodies that treat migraine?
- How do I best identify appropriate patients for the appropriate therapeutic option?
- What do I need to know to identify appropriate patients for these emerging therapies?
Read MoreA paper published in Headache® details how a youth camp helps teens and their families cope with pediatric migraine Teenage patients and their parents can benefit from one-day intervention in the form of a pediatric migraine camp, according to a paper published in Headache®. Christina L. Szperka, MD, MSCE, FAHS of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and colleagues developed the Migraine Youth Camp. The camp a comprehensive, one-day intervention aimed at providing expanded headache education. It also teaches coping strategies for living with chronic pain and encouraging the development of a supportive community for adolescents living with chronic headache disorders,...
Read MoreLauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS, talks about how to make children living with migraine more comfortable Lauren Doyle Strauss, DO, FAHS, of Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Brenner Children's Hospital, recently spoke about what physicians should think about when treating pediatric migraine treatment. Watch the full interview from the 2018 Scottsdale Headache Symposium here: When she trains someone without pediatric headache experience, Strauss underscores the difference between pediatric visits and those with adult patients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs3xVdhJ4QM&t=31s “We are not just treating pediatric migraine," she says. "We're also treating the child's parents or guardians, so our visit is...
Read MoreAmaal Starling, MD, FAHS, discusses how doctors also function as migraine warriors Healthcare providers can be some of the biggest and best advocates for their patients. But many doctors are unsure of how they can get started advocating for patients with migraine. Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS, is an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. We recently spoke with Starling about how providers can get involved more with advocacy efforts—as well as how their daily responsibilities already qualify them as migraine warriors. https://youtu.be/2EMv_O_hSj4 How do you explain the value of advocating for patients with migraine in clinical practice? I...
Read MoreJessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, discusses working with patients and getting honest answers about their OTC migraine treatment strategies Headache treatment plans often involve over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. But there are several things for healthcare providers to consider about OTC migraine treatment when working with patients. This is especially true when it comes to misconceptions about safety and efficacy. OTC medications carry the potential to cause harm, and their unrestricted use can also lead to medication-overuse headache. This can complicate treatment. Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, is the director of the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C....