Migraine and Obesity: Epidemiological Lessons and new Directions
This program reviews the epidemiological data supporting that migraine is comorbid with obesity. It then discusses the peripheral and central mechanisms that overlap between obesity and migraine and close by discussing new research demonstrating the potential of obesity-related proteins (adipocytokines) as migraine biomarkers.
Faculty: B. Lee Peterlin, DO
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe how migraine is comorbid with obesity.
- Recognize that the risk of migraine increases with increasing obesity status.
- Identify the potential central and peripheral pathways that overlap between obesity and migraine pathways.
- Discuss an obesity-related protein that may be a novel migraine biomarker.
B. Lee Peterlin, DO, is the director of Johns Hopkins Headache Research and is an associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. As a researcher, Dr. Peterlin has focused on advancing understanding of the mechanisms underlying migraine and the identification of potential novel migraine biomarkers and drug targets. She has lectured at many national and international medical conferences, published more than 65 articles in the scientific literature, authored several book chapters, co-edited a handbook for primary care physicians on migraine, serves as an associate editor for Headache and BMC Neurology, and is a member of the editorial board of Neurology. Dr. Peterlin is an active member of the American Headache Society (AHS), the International Headache Society, and the National Headache Foundation (NHF). In 2009, Dr. Peterlin was awarded the NHF lectureship for her work on the relationship between migraine and obesity, and in 2013 she was named one of Baltimore’s Top Doctors in Baltimore Magazine.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Peterlin reports that she receives grant support from the National Institutes of Health, GlaxoSmithKline, Egalet Corporation, and Landenberger Foundation.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit