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“Integrative Headache Management for the Child & Adolescent”

Presented by: Anna Esparham, MD                                                         Director of Headache Treatment Center;

Clinical Associate Professor;

General Pediatrician, Integrative Physician, Medical Acupuncturist; Neurology- Headache Section, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, MO

Planners expect learners to:

1. Identify the most common conventional and integrative therapies available for headache management in the pediatric and adolescent patient.

2. Demonstrate how to use preventive therapies including: medications, supplements, acupuncture, nerve blocks, self-regulation/relaxation, massage, exercise, and physical therapy in the headache patient.

3. Utilize abortive therapies including medications, therapeutics, and procedures for pediatric headaches.


UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For CME credit, online evaluations must be completed by 12pm on the Friday after Grand Rounds.  Requests for the link to the current evaluation must be sent to by NOON on the day of Grand Rounds.

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