157416 - Mastering Migraine Management
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Migraines are a leading cause of adult disability with an estimated five million headache sufferers in Australia (GBD collaborators, Lancet Neurology, 2017). A lack of access to neurologists means primary healthcare physicians need to underst& the latest advances in the diagnosis & treatment of migraines to effectively manage their many patients who suffer from this debilitating condition. Education focused on the essentials of migraine management, which transfers specialist knowledge from neurologists to general practitioners, will improve the lives of these patients.
Course Director Tissa Wijeratne, Chair of Academic Medicine & Director of Neurology at Western Health, & his team of neurologists have developed this dynamic course to capture the most recent clinical research & developments in migraine management. The course includes a comprehensive & practical diagnosis approach, management plans for acute headache attacks & preventative strategies to manage migraines.
Migraine is a leading cause of adult disability worldwide. Migraine ranks among the top eight causes of chronic disease & injury which affects more than 10% of the population globally & it is the most common neurological complaint to present to the Australian Family Physician. Affecting 20% of Australians, with 71% of migraine sufferers being women, during their most productive period of life with 86% of suffers are of working age. Management of these patients remains suboptimal.
The economic cost of migraine is over 35 billion dollars per year for Australia  & the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, & Risk Factors estimates predict nearly five million headache sufferers in Australia. There are less than 100 neurologists across Australia with an interest in migraine & headache medicine. Most Australian migraine patients will never be able to access these specialists. GPs play a pivotal role in helping many of these patients to regain quality of life.