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Advances in Emerging and Controversial Topics in Headache

Release Date: October 03, 2016
Expiration Date: October 03, 2018

Release Date: October 3, 2016
Expiration Date: October 3, 2018

Intended Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Assess growing awareness of the necessity of proper diagnosis and treatment of acute headaches to prevent transition to chronic headaches.
  • Evaluate new drug types and noninvasive delivery systems, especially for acute migraine headaches
  • Evaluate new forms of nonpharmacological invasive treatments for headache intervention and prophylaxis.

Statement of Need

The professional gaps to be addressed in this article are partially due to a growing awareness of the necessity of proper diagnosis and treatment of acute headaches to prevent transition to chronic headaches, New drug types and noninvasive delivery systems and new forms of nonpharmacological invasive treatments for headache intervention

This activity should take approximately one hour to complete. Participants should first read the objectives and other introductory CME/CE information and then proceed to the educational activity. To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the post-test with a passing score of 80% and then complete the evaluation. Credit is provided through October 3, 2018. No credit will be given after this date. 

In the event you have questions about this activity or are unable to retrieve the certificate, please email and a certificate will be emailed within 2 weeks.

System requirements

  • Computer, tablet, or smart phone with internet access
  • Web browser (IE 8.0+ or Webkit/Mozilla Compatible) with Javascript enabled
  • HTML5 compatible browser or Adobe Flash Player


In support of improving patient care, Dannemiller 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 healthcare team.

Physicians: Dannemiller designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registered Nurses: Dannemiller designates this educational activity for 1.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

Dannemiller is accredited by the the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 090419. This program Is accredited for 1.00 contact hour(s).


Bernard M. Abrams, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Neurology

University of Missouri School of Medicine

Kansas City, Missouri


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Dannemiller requires that any person who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with a commercial interest.

The following faculty stated they have no relevant financial disclosure:

  • Bernard M. Abrams, M.D.

Dr. Bernard Abrams, MD, and Barbra Thompson, Publications Project Manager,  have no financial relationships with commercial interests.

To resolve identified/potential conflicts of interest, the educational content was fully reviewed by a member of the Dannemiller Clinical Content Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence based and commercially balanced.

Off-label statement

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Dannemiller. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, healthcare professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.