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Back to Basics: Treatment Selection for Patients with Menstrual Migraine

Release Date: January 13, 2010
Expiration Date: January 13, 2011

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes

Program Overview

The following ACCME accredited brief is based on Barbara Clark's award-winning paper, which was originally co-authored with Vincent T. Martin, MD.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for health care providers with an interest in the management of migraine.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define goals of treatment of menstrual migraine
  • Differentiate approaches to treatment of menstrual migraine
  • Describe types of non-drug therapies which may be effective in the treatment of menstrual migraine

General Information

This activity is eligible for credit through January 13, 2011. After this date, the activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded. There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit:
1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
2. Complete the educational content online as designed or printed out.
3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70% on the test and complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

Certificates may be printed immediately after successfully completing the online self-assessment post-activity and evaluation.

Faculty Biography

Barbara J.B. Clark, MPAS, PA-C
Knox OB/GYN, Ltd.
Galesburg, Illinois

Barbara Clark is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Physician Assistant Program, and the University of Nebraska, Masters Program. She has practiced in women’s health and family practice for more than 30 years and is currently in private practice at Knox OB/GYN, Ltd. in Galesburg, Illinois. She also works as an educator, and mentors, precepts and lectures students who are in training to become physician assistants.

Barbara is past president of the Association of Physician Assistants in OB-GYN and the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants. She currently serves the American Academy of Physician Assistants as liaison to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and recently served as the first physician assistant on the Board of Directors of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP).

Recently, Barbara was honored as the recipient of the 2009 American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) PAragon Publishing Award for the article “Menstrual Migraine” which appeared in the January 2008 issue of ADVANCE magazine.


CME Credit
Accreditation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credit
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for .50 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit.
Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-10-242-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), ACPE and California Board of Nursing, MediCom Worldwide, Inc. requires that all program planners, faculty, and providers who are in a position to control the content of a CE activity are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have or have had within the last 12 months with the commercial supporter or the manufacturer(s) of any commercial device(s) discussed in this educational activity. Accordingly, the following disclosures were made.

Faculty Disclosure

The presenting faculty reported the following:

Barbara Clark has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with the grantor Endo Pharmaceuticals or any other commercial company whose products and services may be related to her presentation.

Planner and Provider Financial Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, executive director; Norma Jean Talley, manager, professional education; and Ruth Widmer, medical editor, have nothing to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Resolution

To resolve identified conflicts of interest, the educational content was fully peer reviewed by members of the MediCom Content Review Committee. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based, and fair balanced.

Off-Label Disclosures/Investigational Disclosures

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the 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.

Ms. Clark indicated that her presentation would include the discussion of unlabeled uses of commercial products or investigational/unapproved products not yet approved by the FDA for certain uses in the United States.

Hardware/Software Requirements

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

Provided by MediCom Worldwide, Inc.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Endo Pharmaceuticals

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No portion of this material may be copied or duplicated without the expressed permission of MediCom.

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