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Migraine World Summit: FREE & ONLINE APRIL 18–26, 2018

Uploaded: Apr 13, 2018
Migraine is an under-diagnosed, under-treated and underfunded neurological disease experienced by one billion worldwide.

The Migraine World Summit is the world’s largest global patient summit to give everyone the opportunity to learn from the world’s top experts.

World Leading Experts
At the Migraine World Summit, you’ll learn first-hand from over 30 of the world’s top migraine and headache experts, doctors, specialists, researchers, scientists, geneticists, psychologists, authors and advocates.

Register here

Full Access
Many of these world-leading experts have long waiting lists and fees that are beyond the affordability or insurance policies of many individuals. Skip the waiting period and get straight into the room with these experts.

About the Summit
31 leading migraine experts, doctors and specialists from around the world are being interviewed to help answer the most difficult questions for migraine patients in desperate need of relief.

The event is free while it’s live for a week in April each year.

The goal is simple. To reduce the global burden of migraine. We believe that by giving unprecedented access to many of the world’s top experts you’ll get high quality, trust worthy information which you can discuss with your health care professional and use to improve your own situation for the better.

For those who miss out or cannot attend live, all the interview recordings and more are available to order. All the video, audio and transcripts are available anytime on demand. Up to 50% of funds raised from the Summit will go towards the Summit’s migraine charity partners listed on the event page, who are doing wonderful work to help fund migraine research, support patients and advocate for migraine sufferers.

To date, they’ve donated over $10,000 to migraine specific charities, groups and foundations.

Here are some facts according to the Migraine Research Foundation:

1. Migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease, affecting 39 million men, women and children in the U.S. and 1 billion worldwide.
2. Everyone either knows someone who suffers from migraine, or struggles with migraine themselves.
3. Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.
4. Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine.
5. Amazingly, 12% of the population–including children–suffers from migraine.
6. 18% of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of children experience migraines.
7. Migraine is most common between the ages of 25 and 55.
8. Migraine tends to run in families. About 90% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraine.

Migraines affect couples and families as the sufferer is unable to engage in daily living as s/he works to overcome pain.

Having “migraine brain” as one of my doctors refers to it, requires special care. I suffer from migraines, as does my sister, and my grandfather did in his lifetime. It’s difficult in many ways for me. I have to remind myself migraines are a neurological disorder, and like any disease, they are not my fault—I need to give myself a break. I’ve learned what my triggers are and mostly avoid them. I can now have long stretches without any migraines, and then have a bunch. It’s frustrating. My husband is very good about caring for me when I have a migraine.

If you or your beloved has migraines, consider the Summit. I’m planning to participate and learn more about this prevalent disorder.

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