About Us

Headache Education

Speakers & Courses

Our annual conferences bring together multiple speakers and breakout session presenters to encourage the exchange of ideas as well as lead discussions relevant to the cause and treatments of headaches and its related conditions. The information obtained through our ACCME approved courses allow hundreds of medical professionals to stay on the cutting edge of headache education and treatments to provide optimal care in their practices.

Who we are

The Diamond Headache Clinic Research & Educational Foundation was founded in 1987 with a mission to promote headache education among physicians and allied health professionals. Just as other headache clinics across from the U.S. turn to us for professional insight and education, the foundation along with the Diamond Headache Inpatient Unit at Amita Health St. Joseph Hospital jointly sponsors two national multi-day continuing medical education courses as well as a one-day local seminar for physicians and allied health professionals who treat headache patients.

Intended Audience

Our annual ACCME approved conferences are intended for all primary care providers and specialists who have an interest in migraine and other headache disorders including but not limited to anesthesia, pain and addiction, internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, ear, nose and throat, neurology, psychiatry, hospitalists, and pharmacists as well as other health care professionals (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses) who are involved in the diagnosis and management of headache patients.

Learning Objectives

After participating in any of these educational activities, attendees and
participants alike should be better able to:
1 Identify the common categories of headache.
2 Incorporate the differential diagnoses of primary headache disorders.
3 Distinguish between chronic migraine and medication - overuse headache in order to choose the best preventive strategies.
4 Recognize the characteristic clinical presentations of headache in children and identify the challenges of treating the pediatric patient with chronic migraine.
5 Implement preventive treatment as migraine is progressing and transforming.
6 Employ various options available for treating the pediatric migraineur.
7 Determine the challenges and treatment protocols for post-traumatic headache.
8 Use effective therapeutic tools that address the gender specific challenges of treating women with migraine.

Continuing Medical Education


Each of our annual courses have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the join providership of Forefront Collaborative and the Diamond Headache Clinic Research & Educational Foundation. Forefront Collaborative is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Forefront Collaborative designates each live activity with AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


All continuing medical education activities is reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, these live activities is reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians and is acceptable for Prescribed credits by the AAFP.