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Migraines: Signs, Pathophysiology, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  Central Nervous System |  Family Medicine |  Migraines |  Neurology |  Pain Management |  Patient Experience & Needs |  Primary Care
James Southwell, DO
43 Minutes
Access till 03/16/2025 after purchase.


This program will expire and must be completed by 03/16/25.

*** Please note this program will also be found as part of the 3.25-Credit program Pain & Pain Management. If you have already completed Pain & Pain Management, you will not want to choose this program. If you want to learn more about Pain & Pain Management, choose “Media Types” above and select “Classroom.” ***

Migraine is the most common diagnosis to present to a Neurology office. It is an underdiagnosed and under-treated ubiquitous neurological condition in the community. There has been an explosion in the understanding of migraine pathology and a dramatic increase in treatment options to improve the quality of life in this debilitating condition. This talk focuses on its finding, pathology, and options for prevention and rescue treatment.

Learning Objectives:
•    Discuss differences between primary and secondary headache disorders
•    Understand central and peripheral nervous systems involvement in migraine pathophysiology
•    Discuss five phases of migraine and symptoms
•    Review diagnostic criteria for migraine subtypes
•    Review acute treatment options for migraine therapy
•    Discuss prevention options for chronic migraine management

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Planning Disclosure:
None of the planners for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



James Southwell, DO's Profile

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Dr. Southwell graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2003 and received a doctorate in osteopathic medicine before beginning postgraduate training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He completed a one-year medical internship followed by a three-year general neurology residency. This was followed by a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology, after which he entered private practice for approximately four years.

He joined the Neurology faculty at University of Kansas in 2013 and now practices general neurology in the University of Kansas Health System's Spine Center. He is active on the inpatient EMG service for the diagnosis of neuromuscular disease. Although he has had fellowship EMG/EEG training, he enjoys practicing general neurology and treats a wide variety of neurological conditions. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with initial certification in 2008.  He is currently Associate Professor of Neurology, and Division Chief of Community Neurology at University of Kansas Department of Neurology.

Dr. Southwell discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Southwell can be reached at



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