Register for June 5, 2018 Webinar


Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

Program Description 

Improvements in Chronic Migraine Treatments: Managed Care Considerations 

Chronic migraine is when a patient experiences a migraine at least 15 days per month. Approximately 4 million adults experience chronic migraines, and current guidelines recommend both acute and preventative medications for most chronic migraine patients. Available migraine medications are beneficial, but there continues to be a need for more agents to manage and prevent migraines. The migraine medication pipeline includes some promising medications that show potential to reduce or eliminate the number of days a patient experiences a migraine. Managed care pharmacists are actively engaged in evaluating available data to support decisions concerning access to new therapies that could be included in treatment plans of patients experiencing chronic migraines.

This webinar will explore the challenges of diagnosing and treating chronic migraine and aim to provide an overview of current treatment guidelines, where medications in the pipeline may fit into those guidelines, and provide insight into the managed care considerations for these new therapies.

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the potential challenges in reaching an accurate chronic migraine diagnosis, and the impact of chronic migraine on patient quality of life.
  2. Recognize the impact chronic migraine has on pharmacoeconomics and total cost of patient care.
  3. Identify and describe the mechanism of action, indications, efficacy, and safety of emerging migraine medications in the development pipeline.
  4. Discuss the managed care considerations of emerging therapies by exploring where these pipeline agents may fit into current chronic migraine management guidelines.

Target Audience 

This knowledge-based activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists in managed care settings.

Faculty Presenters  

Nikki Hahn, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Neurology
Kaiser Permanente of Colorado
Denver, Colorado


Matthew Palmgren, PharmD
President, Healthcare Solutions
Marietta, Georgia



Brittany Vogel, PharmD, MBA
Education Program Manager
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Alexandria, Virginia

2:00 pm to 2:05 pm        Welcome and Introductions
Brittany Vogel, PharmD, MBA 
2:05 pm to 2:35 pm   Current Landscape of Chronic Migraines: Prevention, Treatment, and Patient Impact
Nikki Hahn, PharmD, BCACP and Matthew Palmgren, PharmD 
2:35 pm to 2:50 pm   Emerging Therapies for Chronic Migraines and Managed Care Considerations
Nikki Hahn, PharmD, BCACP and Matthew Palmgren, PharmD 
2:50 pm to 3:00 pm   Audience Q&A
Brittany Vogel, PharmD, MBA

ACPE UAN #: 0233-0000-18-046-L04-P

Credit: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU)

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Activity Fee: There is no fee to participate in this activity.

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Earning CPE Credit 

To earn continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this program, you must attend the entire session and participate in the pre- and post-test questions. Once completed, go to to claim CPE credit. In the enrollment code redemption area, enter the enrollment code provided during the session. Complete the program evaluation and enter your NABP ID and date of birth (MMDD). Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account. All CPE credit for this webinar activity must be completed no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Monday, July 2, 2018. No exceptions can be made after this date.

Statement of Commercial Support 

This educational activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Amgen Inc.


This continuing education activity is provided at no cost to participants, but space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements  

For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating websites.

The live webinar is delivered through GoToWebinar. To view minimum technical and system requirements for the webinar, please use your web browser to check your system requirements by clicking here. Space is limited to the first 500 participants that join the webinar.

The handout will be delivered via Acrobat PDF.

CPE credit will be claimed through AMCP Learn. View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities by clicking here.