Diagnosis and Management of Post-traumatic Headache

May 8, 2014; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)


Headache is one of the most common persisting symptoms after traumatic brain injury (TBI) across all levels of injury severity. Recent research in both civilian and military sample populations has improved the understanding of the prevalence and pathogenesis of the problem after TBI. However, little research has yet to be conducted on treatments for post-traumatic headache. This webinar will review the current research on post-traumatic headache and how symptoms of headache can assist with diagnosis. Current recommendations for treatment of post-traumatic headache also will be described.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the incidence and prevalence of headache after TBI
  • Relate the critical elements for the diagnosis of headache in individuals with TBI using the symptoms of headache for classification purposes
  • Identify and employ current treatment approaches for headache after TBI


Jeanne M. Hoffman, Ph.D., ABPP
Associate Professor Department of Rehabilitation Medicine University of Washington Seattle, Wash.
Sylvia Lucas, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Professor Department of Neurology, Neurological Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine University of Washington Seattle, Wash.


Christian Shenouda, M.D.
TBI Physician Contract support to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Silver Spring, Md.

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before May 8, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit https://www.dcri.org/cee/education/ethosce-learning-center/EthosCE_Fundamentals.pdf

Please note: DCoE's awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

For additional details, please visit http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continuing-Education-Accreditation-April-2014.pdf.

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