High Frequency Episodic Migraine

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Release Date: May 10, 2017
Expiration Date: May 10, 2018

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

Review and participate in this clinical discussion between a young adult female patient and her primary care provider as they discuss the challenges associated with increasing migraine severity.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for primary care providers who are physicians, pharmacists, and physician assistants who provide care to patients with migraine.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the appropriate steps in establishing a differential diagnosis of migraine and for determining the type of migraine that is occurring
  • Delineate high-frequency episodic migraine from other migraine forms and identify therapeutic strategies that may be utilized in patients diagnosed with this type of migraine


High Frequency Episodic Migraine – Contributing Author: Susan L. Hutchinson, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through May 10, 2018. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation survey to provide feedback and information useful for future programming.
  6. Certificates for CME credit may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Contributing Author Biography

Susan L. Hutchinson, MD
Director and Founder
Orange County Migraine & Headache Center
Irvine, California

Dr. Susan L. Hutchinson is Director and Founder of the Orange County Migraine & Headache Center in Irvine, California. She is also on the Volunteer Faculty Department in the Department of Family Medicine at UC-Irvine Medical Center. Her primary interest is on the management of migraine and mood disorders, with a special interest in the relationship of both conditions to hormones.

Dr. Hutchinson is board certified in family medicine with a subspecialty in headache. She has served as Chair of the Women’s Issues Section of American Headache Society (AHS), is on the board of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific (HCOP), and is past president of the Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP). Dr. Hutchinson is a national speaker on both migraines and depression, and was awarded the National Headache Foundation Lectureship Award in recognition of her contribution to headache education. She was also selected as a Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association. In recent years, Dr. Hutchinson has co-authored numerous journal articles and chapters on the subject of migraine, and has written and published her first book to be used as a resource for female migraine sufferers.


Accreditation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for 0.25 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-17-149-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

In order for CPE Monitor to authenticate credit, pharmacists/technicians must provide their e-Profile ID number from NABP and date of birth (in MMDD format) when claiming credit for a CPE program.


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Contributing Author Disclosure

Dr. Susan Hutchinson has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities, speakers’ bureau activities, and consultant fees from Allergan, Inc., Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PERNIX Therapeutics, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., in addition to formal advisory activities and consultant fees from Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individual listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this activity, please contact MediCom Worldwide, Inc. at 1-800-408-4242 or email us at lisa@medicaled.com

Provided by MediCom Worldwide, Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals.

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