ASPS / Migraine Surgery Council Migraine Cadaver Lab Thu, Sep 19 7:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify migraine headaches and related medication overdoses.
  2. Identify anatomy of supraorbital, supratrochlear, zygomaticotemporal and auriculotemporal nerve trigger sites.
  3. Identify anatomy of the greater, third, and lesser occipital nerve trigger sites.
  4. Plan and demonstrate the surgical treatment of the trigger sites (including frontal and temporal, rhinogenic, auriculotemporal, and greater and lesser occipital).
  5. Discuss strategies related to practice management and medical coding for integration of migraine treatment into a practice.


Subject to change

7:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks (Registration, coffee provided at 6:30 am)

7:10 AM

Scientific Program

7:10 AM

An Overview of Migraine Headaches

7:30 AM

Medication Overuse Headaches and Patient Selection for Surgery

7:45 AM

Anatomy of Supraorbital and Supratrochlear Nerve Trigger Sites

8:05 AM

Anatomy of the Zygomaticotemporal and Auriculotemporal Nerve Trigger Sites

8:25 AM

Anatomy of the Greater, Third and Lesser Occipital Nerve Trigger Sites

8:45 AM

Detection of Trigger Sites: The Surgeon’s Role

9:05 AM

Getting Started: Pearls of Setting Up Your Migraine Practice

9:20 AM

Billing and Coding

9:30 AM

Panel Discussion

9:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:05 AM

Scientific Program

10:05 AM

Surgical Treatment of the Frontal and Temporal (Endoscopic) Trigger Sites

10:25 AM

Surgical Treatment of the Temporal (Transpalpebral) Trigger Sites

10:40 AM

Surgical Treatment of the Rhinogenic Trigger Sites

10:55 AM

Surgical Treatment of the Auriculotemporal Trigger Site

11:10 AM

Surgical Treatment of the Greater Occipital Trigger Sites

11:25 AM

Surgical Treatment of the Lesser Occipital Trigger Sites

11:40 AM

Surgical Treatment of Nummular Headaches

11:50 AM

Alternative Surgical Approaches to Trigger Sites

12:05 PM

Panel Discussion

12:45 PM

Box Lunch (provided to all cadaver lab participants)

4:15 PM


Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.