Headache Medicine Symposium

Wauwatosa, WI US
April 17, 2020

The Headache Symposium will update practicing physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and other health care professionals on the assessment and evaluation of patients with headache disorders. The conference will provide an overview on some of the most common headache types including migraine and tension type headache.  We will also cover headache in special populations including children, adolescents and the elderly.  Unique to this year’s symposium will be several case-based lectures on detailed treatment for various headache scenarios.  We will also offer an update on new and emerging therapies. 


Target Audience

Advanced Practice Providers
Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Make a correct diagnosis of headache disorder by being able to seek the appropriate historical information and perform an adequate diagnostic evaluation leading to delivery of best evidenced based care for the patient.
  • Recognize the differences between headache in special populations including pediatrics and the elderly.
  • Provide a better treatment plan both preventatively and acutely for migraine based on a better understanding of the wide array of treatment options.
  • Be able to recognize other uncommon and unusual secondary and primary headache disorders and how to manage these unique cases.
  • Have a better understanding of tension headache and other musculoskeletal disorders associated with headache and approaches to treating such symptoms.


Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Kristen Nieves
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-0681
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/17/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
04/17/2020 - 5:00pm

Headache Medicine Symposium

Program Schedule


Friday, April 17, 2020

7:00 a.m.             Registration and Breakfast


7:55 a.m.             Welcome

                                Fred Freitag, DO and Fallon Schloemer, DO


8:00 a.m.             Overview of Migraine, Chronic Migraine and Medication Overuse Headache

                                Derrick Shumate, DO


8:45 a.m.             Headache in the Elderly               

                                Fallon Schloemer, DO


9:30 a.m.             Tension-Type Headache and Cervicogenic Headache

                                Gregory Whitcomb, DC G


10:00 a.m.           Myofascial Pain and TMJ

Carolyn Brookes, MD


10:30 a.m.           Refreshments and Exhibit Viewing


11:00 a.m.           Headache in Children and Adolescents

                                Lileth Mondok, MD


11:45 a.m.           Updates on the New and Emerging Migraine Therapies

                                Fred Freitag, DO


12:30 p.m.          Lunch


1:30 p.m.             Case Based Deep Dive into Preventative Migraine Treatment

                                Derrick Shumate, DO


2:15 p.m              Case Based Deep Dive into Acute Migraine Treatment

                                Jon Florczak, MD


3:00 p.m.             Q&A on Migraine Treatment

Headache expert panel - Fallon Schloemer, DO, Fred Freitag, DO, Derrick Shumate, DO and Jon Florczak, MD


3:15 p.m.             Break for Refreshments


3:30 p.m.             Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

                                Bernd Remler, MD


4:15 p.m.             Case Based Discussion on Unusual Headache Syndromes

Fallon Schloemer, DO


5:00 p.m.             Closing Remarks






The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W. Watertown Plank Road
Alumni Center
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
United States


Carolyn Brookes, MD 
Chief, Assistant Professor,  
Froedtert Hospital Center for Advanced Care Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Jonathan W. Florczak, MD 
Assistant Professor 
Medical College of Wisconsin 
Department of Neurology

Frederick G. Freitag, DO, FAHS
Director of Medical College of Wisconsin Headache Program 
Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurology 

Lileth Mondok, MD
Assistant Professor
Children's Wisconsin Department of General, Neurology, Pediatrics

Bernd Remler, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Department of  Neurology, Neuroophthalmology

Fallon C. Schloemer, DO 
Assistant Professor 
Associate Program Director  
Neurology Residency 
Medical Director, Froedtert Neurosciences Clinic 
Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurology 

Derrick A. Shumate, DO 
Assistant Professor 
Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurology

Gregory Whitcomb, DC 
Assistant Professor
Tosa Center Department of  Neurosurgery, Spine


Planning Committee:

Dr. Fallon C. Schloemer, DO 
Dr. Frederick G. Freitag, DO, FAHS

Committee Members
Emily Wieting, PA-C 
Cheryl Blaschuk, APNP 
Lileth Mondok, MD
Kristen Nieves, CME Coordinator


All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of:

Frederick Freitag, DOAllergan, Teva Pharmaceutical, Biohaven Speaker, Consultant
Fallon Schloemer, MDLilly Inc.Speaker

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships.  These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.  

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 7.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Statement: 
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education.  Provider Number: 150930.

Nurse Practitioner Credit Designation Statement:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 7.25 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.0 hours of pharmacology).
AAPA Accreditation Statement:
“This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 7.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.”

Available Credit

  • 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 7.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Please login or register to take this course.

Please note that there is a $5.00 non-refundable processing fee for all registrations.

Register at ocpe.mcw.edu/neuro. If you don’t have an account, click “Create New Non-MCW Account” in the lower right corner. Once your account is created, select HEADACHE MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM under “Featured Courses,” register, and follow the prompts. Preferred registration Deadline: March 1, 2020.

This course is complimentary for fellows, residents and students; however, registration is required. For instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration, please contact Kristen Nieves at 414-955-0681 or knieves@mcw.edu before attempting to register online.


Payment will be required as you register for the course. Mastercard, Visa and Discover are accepted. As an added security measure and to keep your information safe, the billing address entered upon check out must match the address associated with the credit card being used, if not, your credit card will be declined. MCW accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover

Pens and notepads will be supplied. Attendees should check in at the Registration Table on the morning of the Symposium. On-site registration is accepted as space permits and must include payment on arrival.

Cancellations dated April 16, 2020 or earlier to the start of the course will be fully refunded. Cancellations recorded after the course will not be refunded. In the unlikely event the symposium is cancelled , the Department of Neurology and Medical College of Wisconsin reserve the right to alter or cancel this conference if necessary.

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