Headache is a very common reason for pediatric and adolescent patients to be seen for care. Most headaches in children are benign or the result of a primary headache disorder. Some are due to a more serious underlying condition – how do we discern? This lecture will update providers with the most recent recommendations for diagnosis and management of pediatric headache, including behavioral and non-pharmaceutical therapies.
- Review the signs and symptoms of worrisome secondary headaches and common primary headache disorders.
- Describe evidenced-based behavioral approaches to treating youth with chronic migraine and how to help describe these interventions to patients.
- Discuss techniques for harnessing the brain's power to heal itself through stress-reduction and self-care.
- Define the 2019 guidelines for the use of acute and preventive therapies for migraine, and outline practical strategies for initial management in primary care.
- Describe how additional strategies such as physical therapy and acupuncture can integrate with the strategies above to improve patient outcomes.
- 6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Introduction – Donna Stephenson, MD, Moderator
- 6:05 – 6:30 p.m. Headache Diagnosis: When to Worry? When to Scan? - Christina Szperka, MD, MSCE, FAHS
- 6:30 – 6:55 p.m. Biobehavioral Treatments: Creating homeostasis for the migraine brain - Dina Karvounides, PsyD
- 6:55 – 7:20 p.m. Acute and Preventive Medications: New pills, old pills - Jason Ziplow, MD
- 7:20 – 7:45 p.m. Non-pharmaceutical therapies- Patient-focused headache care and wellness - Madeline Chadehumbe, MD
- 7:45 – 8:00 p.m. Q&A - Donna Stephenson, MD
- Donna Stephenson, MD, attending physician and Medical Director of Operations and Outreach for the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Madeline A. Chadehumbe, MD, attending pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Dina Karvounides, PsyD, psychologist with the Pediatric Headache Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Christina Szperka, MD, MSCE, FAHS, Director of the Pediatric Headache Program and a pediatric neurologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Jason Ziplow, MD, attending pediatric neurologist in the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
ACCME Accreditation Statement: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Approval of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) for this lecture is pending. If approved, physicians can claim CME credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity for free.
Related specialties: neurology, general pediatrics