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Conceptualizing Migraine and the Migraine Patient

Release Date: March 26, 2010
Expiration Date: March 26, 2011

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes

Program Overview

Migraine is a potentially chronic, progressive disease that can negatively affect patients and every aspect of their lives. Current research is addressing the overall severity and potential progressive nature of migraine, especially frequent episodes, as a forerunner of chronic migraine. In this program, Dr. Roger Cady provides information on understanding migraine as a chronic disease and practical guidance on understanding the patient with migraine.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians with an interest in the management of migraine.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Differentiate attributes and characteristics associated with migraineurs from those of a control group
  • Describe the role of migraine threshold in regard to migraine manifestation
  • Contrast and compare treatment strategies and monitoring based on migraine pattern

General Information

This activity is eligible for credit through March 26, 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

Roger K. Cady, MD
CEO, Banyan Group, Inc.
Director, Headache Care Center
Springfield, Missouri

Dr. Roger Cady is CEO of Banyan Group, Inc. and director of the Headache Care Center, as well as founder of Clinvest and Primary Care Network, all located in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Cady received his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his residency in family practice at St. Francis Mayo in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He is a fellow of the American Headache Society and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Cady is vice president of the board of directors for the National Headache Foundation.

Dr. Cady was the co-recipient of the Harold Wolff Award in 2000 for his research on the spectrum of primary headache in migraine sufferers. He has been instrumental in developing the early intervention paradigm for treatment of acute migraine and defining “sinus headache” as a common clinical presentation of migraine. He has authored/co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and has written and contributed to numerous books, chapters and abstracts as well as countless lectures and seminars around the world on headache, migraine and other chronic disorders. He has been and continues to be the principal investigator in multi-center studies on migraine, post-traumatic headache and other pain disorders.


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 .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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: Dr. Roger Cady has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from Endo Pharmaceuticals; Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Minster Pharmaceuticals plc.; NuPathe Inc.; Ortho-McNeil Neurologics® Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Prometheus Therapeutics & Diagnostics; and Zogenix, Inc. He has received grant support related to research activities from Alexza Pharmaceuticals; Amerilab Technologies, Inc.; BioAlliance Pharma; Boston Scientific Corporation; Capnia Incorporated; Endo Pharmaceuticals; GlaxoSmithKline plc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; NeurAxon; Quality Metrics; and Wyeth. Dr. Cady has received consultant fees from Aradigm Corporation; GlaxoSmithKline plc.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Ortho-McNeil Neurologics® Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In addition, he has received honoraria from Endo Pharmaceuticals; GlaxoSmithKline plc.; Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Minster Pharmaceuticals plc.; NuPathe Inc.; Ortho-McNeil Neurologics® Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Prometheus Therapeutics & Diagnostics.

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.

Dr. Cady indicated that his presentation would not include the discussion of unlabeled uses of commercial products or investigational/unapproved products not yet approved by the FDA for any use 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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