Tackling Migraine Head On: The Role of Gepants in Migraine Treatment and Prevention
January 27, 2023
January 27, 2024
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This educational activity is jointly provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and Spire Learning.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biohaven Pharmaceuticals.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of neurologists, primary care physicians, and advanced practice providers in neurology and primary care.
Advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of migraine have led to the approval of new pharmacologic classes addressing the role of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), such as gepants. With the evolving migraine therapeutic landscape, it is important for clinicians to be up to date regarding preventive and acute strategies for migraine, including the role of gepants in migraine management. Join Dr Jessica Ailani in this 30-minute educational podcast as she discusses recommendations for the use of acute and preventive migraine therapies, evaluating gepants for migraine according to efficacy and safety data, and recommending gepants for the treatment or prevention of migraine according to patient- and disease-specific factors.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- OUTLINE recommendations for the use of acute and preventive migraine therapies
- EVALUATE gepants according to efficacy and safety data for the treatment and prevention of migraines
- RECOMMEND gepants for the prevention or treatment of migraines according to patient- and disease-specific factors
Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, FAAN, FANA (Chair)
Director, MedStar Georgetown Headache Center
Vice Co-Chair, Strategic Planning
Professor of Clinical Neurology
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Dr Jessica Ailani is the Director of the Medstar Georgetown Headache Center, Vice Co-Chair of Strategic Planning for MedStar Neurology, and a Professor of Clinical Neurology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She received her medical degree from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York, followed by an internship at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. Dr Ailani subsequently completed a residency and Chief Residency in Neurology at NYU Medical Center in New York, New York, followed by a fellowship in Headache Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is board certified in neurology, with added certifications in neurology and headache.
Dr Ailani cares for patients at the MedStar Health clinic in McLean, Virginia. The conditions she treats include migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, post-traumatic headaches, occipital neuralgia, headache related to neck strain, and concussion-related headaches.
Dr Ailani is involved in numerous clinical trials focused on new treatments in the migraine space. She is dedicated to educating the field on headache disorders. Dr Ailani is a national and international speaker, invited to discuss migraine at headache and primary care meetings. She has spoken at the American Headache Society, Diamond Headache meeting, International Headache Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, and has presented abstracts at both national and international meetings.
Accreditation and Credit Designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and Spire Learning. Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center 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.
Credit Designation Statement:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
The “Policy on Identification, Mitigation and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center requires that all individuals in control of educational content of a CME/CE activity disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies* within the previous 24-month period. Any individual whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present. All relevant financial relationships and potential conflicts of interest are mitigated prior to the activity.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center also requires that faculty participating in any CME/CE activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device, not yet approved in the United States.
*The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, FAAN, FANA (Chair)
- Advisor: AbbVie; Biohaven Pharmaceuticals
- Consultant: AbbVie; Biohaven Pharmaceuticals; Pfizer Inc
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Ashton Webb, PharmD, BCACP (Clinical Director), Mairead Early (Senior Program Manager), and Allison Goldberg, MPA (Senior Director, Grants and Education) have no relevant financial relationship with an ACCME-defined ineligible company in the past 24 months.
David M. Kaufman, MD (Peer Reviewer)
Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Dr Kaufman has no relevant financial relationship with an ACCME-defined ineligible company in the past 24 months.
Victor B. Hatcher, PhD (CME Reviewer)
Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine
Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
Dr Hatcher has no relevant financial relationship with an ACCME-defined ineligible company in the past 24 months.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. To receive CME credit participants must:
- Read the objectives, disclosures, and other introductory CME information
- Complete the preassessment prior to the start of the activity
- Review the activity content
- Complete the activity postassessment with a score of 80% or better
- Complete and submit the activity evaluation
- Certificates will be emailed to the participant
If you are seeking credit, you must complete the evaluation at the conclusion of the activity.
For information about the accreditation of this activity, please contact Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, Center for Continuing Professional Development (Einstein-Montefiore) at [email protected] or 718-920-6674.
Course Viewing Requirements
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Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
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Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity does not contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and Spire Learning do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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For information about the accreditation of this activity, please contact Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center, Center for Continuing Professional Development at [email protected] or 718-920-6674.