American Headache Society's® Comprehensive Migraine Education Program (CMEP)
Self-Assessment and Performance in Practice Modules
Welcome to the American Headache Society’s® Self-Assessment and Performance in Practice (PIP) Modules.
Self-Assessment and Performance in Practice (PIP) activities are required for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Maintenance of Certification. Self-Assessment activities cover knowledge and/or “best-practices” in one or more competency areas and provide feedback that can be used as the basis for focused Continuing Medical Education (CME), lifelong learning, and/or career development. PIP is a quality improvement activity for “clinically-active” physicians to assess their current practice patterns, compare those practice patterns to a set of “best-practices”, participate in educational activities to improve one’s practice, and then re-evaluate one’s practice following the educational interventions.
These PIP and Self-Assessment modules focus on migraine, with a special focus on chronic migraine. Migraine is a common neurologic disorder affecting 18% of women and 6% of men in the United States. Long considered a chronic disorder with a stable course, recent research demonstrates that in a subgroup, migraine progresses from a pattern of less frequent headaches (termed ‘episodic migraine’) to very frequent headaches (termed ‘chronic migraine’); a condition with a population prevalence of about 2%. These Self-Assessment and PIP modules aim to assess your knowledge and clinical performance regarding the diagnosis and treatment of migraine patients, and then provide educational activities aimed at enhancing your knowledge-base and clinical skills.
Assessment and education cover the following topics:
Diagnosing Primary Headaches
Acute Treatment of Migraine
Prophylactic Treatment of Migraine
Non-Pharmacologic Treatment of Migraine
Quantitative Assessment of Headache Patterns
The Self-Assessment module consists of 25 multiple choice questions about migraine and related disorders. After completing the test, you will be provided with the correct answers and links to educational materials pertinent to each question.
The PIP module consists of three stages:
Stage A – Initial Assessment
Collect and enter data from 10 of your patients who presented with a chief complaint of headache and were diagnosed with migraine. Receive feedback regarding your performance in evaluating and treating these patients.
Stage B – Educational Interventions
Education will include lectures, videos, podcasts, published papers, and links to resources that you can use with your patients. Complete recommended educational interventions within 3 months of completing Stage A.
Stage C – Follow-Up Assessment
Complete this stage within 3 months of completing stage B. Collect and enter data from 10 of your patients who presented with a chief complaint of headache and were diagnosed with migraine. These patients must have been evaluated after completion of Stage B. Receive feedback regarding your performance in evaluating and treating these patients.
Todd J. Schwedt, MD, FAHS
Department of Neurology
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Todd Schwedt, MD, FAHS - Dr. Schwedt is the recipient of research grants from AGA Medical and Merck & Co., Inc. He is on the speaker's bureau for Allergan.
Ms. McGillicuddy has nothing to disclose.
Ms. Taylor has nothing to disclose.
Ms. Baumer has nothing to disclose.
Ms. Traino has nothing to disclose.
Ms. Morris has nothing to disclose.
The Comprehensive Migraine Education Program (CMEP) Performance Improvement (PICME) has been reviewed and approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). The approval period is for October 19, 2011 - October 19, 2014. Twenty category-1 CME credits are awarded after completion of the PIP module and two category-1 CME credits are awarded following completion of the Self-Assessment module. This project fulfills the clinical module of a Performance in Practice Unit.
Continuing Medication Education (CME) Credits
The American Headache Society® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing education medical education for physicians. The American Headache Society takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
The American Headache Society® designates AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM for the medication education activity, Comprehensive Migraine Education Program (CMEP) Self-Assessment and Performance in Practice Modules. A maximum of 2 CME credits are awarded upon completion of this Self-Assessment program and a maximum of 20 CME credits are awarded upon completion of the PIP program.
The outcomes from these Self-Assessment and PIP modules will be collected in order to determine the effectiveness of this initiative and for development of future versions of this Self-Assessment and PIP module. Furthermore, these outcomes (in aggregate) may be reported. However, all data would be de-identified prior to reporting/publication.
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