Migraine World Summit
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Migraine World Summit Starts Wednesday, March 17

The 2021 Migraine World Summit will be March 17–25, 2021. The online virtual summit will include videos from 32 experts, including headache specialists and health care providers, that address new treatments, research, and ways to improve migraine and chronic headache disorders.

Click here to register for the free 2021 Migraine World Summit.

The summit is free from March 17-25 and a new set of videos is available each day. You can also purchase access to watch the videos after the summit is over and other helpful materials.

Each day of the summit, you’ll receive an email with a link to that day’s sessions. They are free to access for 24-hours starting at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

This year’s speakers will talk about:

  • Latest strategies for managing chronic migraine
  • The cause and symptoms of migraine
  • Prevention
  • Why there is no cure for migraine
  • Weather triggers
  • Yoga
  • Medications that can worsen migraine
  • The link between migraine and autoimmune diseases
  • Managing migraine and comorbidities
Community, Patient Education, Resources, Treatment

Virtual RetreatMigraine This Weekend—Join Me!

Please join me this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 17-19, for the virtual RetreatMigraine experience—a series of information sessions on migraine that will stream on Facebook Live on the Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patient’s Facebook page. Here’s a schedule of the free events so you can watch live. I’ll be on a panel on Friday and will be leading a session on self-care on Saturday that I’m really excited about. I’d love for you to join me!

virtual RetreatMigraine schedule

If you’re not familiar, RetreatMigraine is an annual in-person retreat sponsored by CHAMP. The second annual retreat was scheduled for this weekend in California. When it had to be rescheduled, CHAMP decided to make some of the sessions virtual and open them up to anyone who was able to attend. It’s a great lineup of knowledgeable speakers, so I hope you’re able to watch some of the events.

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Free Migraine World Summit Starts Wednesday!

Migraine World Summit

Want to learn more about migraine and headache disorders while you’re social distancing? The Migraine World Summit starts tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, with online video interviews with 32 experts, including headache specialists and patient advocates. They will share new treatments, research, and strategies to improve the lives of people with migraine and other headache disorders. The event is virtual and the daily videos are free, so you don’t have to leave home or pay for a thing! Click here to register now for your FREE access.

WHY ATTEND?

  • World-Leading Experts: At the Migraine World Summit, you’ll learn first-hand from 32 of the world’s top migraine and headache experts from leading institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Stanford Medical School, and Johns Hopkins.
  • Full Access: Many of these world-leading experts have long waiting lists and fees that are beyond what the average insurance policy would cover. Skip the waiting period and get straight into the room with these experts.
  • Free: The event is entirely free while live from March 18-26. Each day, four new interviews are available for 24 hours, after which they are replaced by the next day’s interviews. After March 26, transcripts and interview copies are available to purchase.

Join more than 100,000 new and returning attendees and tune in to 32 NEW interviews to find the answers you need to help better manage migraine and chronic headache. Questions answered include:

  • How does migraine affect memory and cognitive abilities over time?
  • What is the best diet for migraine?
  • How can chronic migraine be managed?
  • What is the relationship between migraine and autoimmune or inflammatory disease?
  • What new treatments are available or coming soon?
  • What new non-medicinal alternatives are now available?
  • Is CBD a proven migraine treatment?
  • What advice do experienced patient advocates have to share?
  • How did someone win Olympic Gold while battling migraine?
  • Is migraine a genetic disorder?
  • How does trauma (physical or emotional) affect migraine?
  • Which celebrities also have migraine?
  • Is there a proven surgery for migraine?
  • What is mindfulness-based stress reduction?
  • Which supplements can help reduce migraine?

The virtual Migraine World Summit is free from March 18-26, 2020.

Register now for complimentary access. Once again, here’s the link to register for the Migraine World Summit.

(Note: If you decide to pay for access to the videos beyond the day they are published, I will receive a small portion as a referral fee. That’s not why I’m sharing the link—the Migraine World Summit has great information that everyone should have access to—but I wanted to be fully transparent.)

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Migraine World Summit Starts Sunday!

Imagine hearing from 36 different migraine experts, from physicians and researchers to patient experts, all in one week. That’s what you get with the Migraine World Summit, a free online event that runs from Sunday, April 23 to Saturday, April 29.

The Migraine World Summit will address topics like:

  • The best migraine treatments
  • What do do when you feel like you’ve tried everything
  • The most effective non-drug treatments
  • Coping with anxiety, judgment, and social stigma of chronic migraine
  • New treatments on the horizon
  • Migraine myths (and what the truth really is)
  • Hurdles that people with migraine face

Peter Goadsby, MD, David Dodick, MD, and Richard Lipton, MD, are just three of the renowned physicians interviewed for the summit. Joanna Kempner, PhD, (author of the fantastic Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health) will talk about changing perceptions of migraine. Vidyamala Burch, who book You Are Not Your Pain, I highlighted in last summer’s series on mindfulness-based stress reduction, will speak about using mindfulness for chronic pain. And I just finished my interview about creating good doctor-patient relationships. The full lineup of Migraine World Summit speakers is impressive.

New videos will be posted each day of the week and are available for free for 24 hours. You can purchase permanent access to the videos (and get audio-only recordings and transcripts) for $79 until April 22 ($99 after that date). This is an affiliate program, so the referrer gets a portion of that fee. I’ll donate whatever I earn to the American Migraine Foundation.

Here’s the link to sign up for the Migraine World Summit. Then poke around on the website for the full schedule and speaker bios. It’s a great lineup.

Community, Patient Education

Migraine Information and Advocacy Video Series: Call for Participants

A national news anchor is putting together a five-part video series on migraine for a major health website and is looking for people who have migraine to participate in several segments. In addition to talking about basic migraine information and treatment, the series will also share what migraine is really like and how it affects our lives (and our loved ones). They want to hear the stories of people with a broad range of migraine experience (chronic or episodic) and of different ages, genders, and life circumstances. Travel may be required, but not necessarily.

I’ll be participating and would love for you to join me! If you’re interested, please fill out the form at this link and submit it by midnight Pacific time on Sunday, March 12. The questions are to help the producer find participants best suited to different videos and figure out where filming will take place. I will forward the information onto to her and she will contact you directly if you fit what they’re looking for.

Speaking with the producer has me excited about the project. They are genuinely interested in educating people about migraine and are earnest about these videos being used for advocacy. They also clearly want to get it “right”—to portray migraine and its impact accurately. I believe the videos will a great tool for spreading the message about migraine.