Migraine World Summit

Discover what dozens of world-leading migraine experts, doctors, and specialists really do for migraine and headache

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Discover the latest treatments, research, and best practices

You'll meet the global leaders in the field of migraine and headache including doctors, specialists, researchers, psychologists, and advocates.

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Featured Interviews

Previews from past Migraine World Summit interviews.

How Pain Works in the Migraine Brain

Patricia Pozo-Rosich, MD, PhD

Common Traps of Chronic Migraine

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAHS

Aging with Migraine: Changes and Long Term Effects

Allan Purdy, MD

Top Migraine Experts

Learn first-hand from over 30 of the world's top migraine and headache experts.

Paula and Carl

Paula Dumas & Carl Cincinnato

Migraine World Summit

Peter Goadsby

Peter Goadsby, MD, PhD, FRS

Professor of Neurology and Neurologist
King's College London


Richard B. Lipton, MD

Professor of Neurology & Director of the Montefiore Headache Center, and Director of the Division of Cognitive Aging and Dementia
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Messoud Ashina, MD, PhD, DMSc

Professor of Neurology
Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, University of Copenhagen

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAHS

Neuro-Ophthalmologist & Headache Specialist
Yellow Rose Headache & Neuro-Ophthamology

Robert P. Cowan, MD

Professor of Neurology & Director of Research in Headache and Facial Pain
Stanford University School of Medicine

Vince Martin

Vince Martin, MD, AQH

Headache & Facial Pain Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Amaal J. Starling, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Mayo Clinic, Arizona

Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD

Professor Emerita of Neurology
University of Toledo

Matthew Robbins, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Residency Program Director
Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Associate Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic, Arizona

Dawn C. Buse, PhD

Psychologist & Clinical Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Patricia Pozo-Rosich, MD, PhD

Head of Neurology Section
Vall d’Hebron Hospital and Institute of Research, Spain

Elizabeth Leroux, MD, FRCPC

Headache Specialist
Montreal Neurological Clinic, Canada

Walter Koroshetz, MD

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, FAAN

MedStar Georgetown Headache Center, Washington, DC

Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAAN, FAHS

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

James Baraniuk, MD

Georgetown University


Christine Lay, MD, FAHS

Professor of Neurology, Deborah Ivy Christiani Brill Chair
University of Toronto

Fred Cohen, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurology
Mount Sinai Headache and Facial Pain Center, Icahn School of Medicine


Rebecca C. Burch, MD, FAHS

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Robert Bonakdar, MD

Pain and Headache Specialist
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

Dale Nyholt, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Olivia Begasse de Dhaem, MD, FAHS

Headache Specialist
Hartford HealthCare

Andrew D. Hershey, MD, PhD, FAAN, FAHS

Endowed Chair & Director of Neurology; Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Elizabeth (Betsy) Seng, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, Research Associate Professor of Neurology
Yeshiva University; Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kristen K. Steenerson, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery); Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Stanford University

Courtney Seebadri-White, MD

Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University

Elena Gross, PhD

Brain Ritual

Amy Graham

Migraine at School

Rob Music

Chief Executive
The Migraine Trust, London

Katie MacDonald

Director of Operations
Miles for Migraine

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What MWS attendees are saying...

“I cannot thank you enough for putting together such a great summit! I learned in those 9 days more than I have ever learned from my own neurologist. Each specialist had such a vast knowledge of wealth of information to share and spoke with so much empathy and compassion. Truly felt understood for the very first time. Deeply touched and grateful. Can’t wait for the next one!!”
Maritza Jordan
"The speakers at the summit are exceptional. They provide us with an abundance of information which helps in many ways. Each year I learn more..."
Christine Gayle
"I just wanted to thank everyone who has come together to help those of us suffering. I actually feel like someone understands and cares. This and last year's Summit have been invaluable in my fight, and you helped me not give up."
Adele Trott
"This has been so informative. I'm 76 and have had migraine since I was 16 so I have pretty much tried everything. Watching this has given me hope. "
Bunnie A Kelly

Latest Resources

2024 Experts Sharing What To Expect

Here’s a quick preview from a few experts about what to expect this year.  

Pricing changes coming in December 2023

Since the Migraine World Summit first launched in 2016 there has never been a price rise. We have strived to make access to the experts as affordable as possible (at around $3 per interview) while being able to sustain our efforts and support headache foundations, advocates and research groups with…

Treatment Directory

  Most doctors have a go-to list of treatments and therapies for migraine, but it’s often a short list. The last thing we want to hear is that we’re out of options. In reality, migraine treatments are evolving rapidly and there’s always something we can add to our migraine toolbox….

Additional Links & Resources

Resources are listed in alphabetical order under each category. PATIENT COALITIONS Coalition for Headache And Migraine Patients [CHAMP] (USA) Global Patient Advocacy Coalition [GPAC] (Global) NATIONAL FOUNDATIONS American Migraine Foundation  (USA) Association of Migraine Disorders (USA) Clusterbusters Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation (USA) European Migraine and Headache Alliance (EUR) Headache…

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