Migraine World Summit

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

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Secure your spot via email for the next event starting March 8, 2023

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This is a virtual event you can watch online in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Watch 32 interviews free over the 9-day event.


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.

Take control over migraine

The leading international patient event for people living with migraine and headache

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Featured Interviews

Previews from past Migraine World Summit interviews.

Sleep, Insomnia and Energy

Christine Lay, MD, FAHS

Autoimmune Disease and Migraine: What’s the Link?

Peter McAllister, MD, FAAN

Treatment Spotlight: Drug-Free Devices

Amaal J. Starling, MD, FAHS, FAAN

2023 Summit Schedule

Day 1 – 2023

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Innovations in Migraine Treatment & Therapies

Stewart J. Tepper, MD

Professor of Neurology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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Beyond the Pain: Other Migraine Symptoms

Nazia Karsan, MRCP, PhD

Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow
King's College London

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The Gut-Brain Connection in Migraine

Jay Pasricha, MD, MBBS

Chair of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Arizona

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Brain Retraining for Chronic Pain

Bethany Ranes, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
Healing Track (forthcoming)

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Bert Vargas, MD

Diminishing Migraine-Related Stigma and Advocating for Your Health

Bert Vargas, MD

Associate Vice President, U.S. Medical Affairs-Neuroscience
Eli Lilly and Company

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Day 2 – 2023

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Practical Changes to Reduce Migraine Frequency

Lauren R. Natbony, MD, FAHS

Founder & Medical Director
Integrative Headache Medicine of New York

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Latest Migraine Treatment Landscape

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAHS

Neurologist, Headache Specialist & Neuro-ophthalmologist
Key-Whitman Eye Center

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Why Sleep Problems Plague Kids & Adults With Migraine

Judith Owens, MD, MPH

Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

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Balancing Hormones for Migraine Management

Anne MacGregor, MD

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK

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Day 3 – 2023

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Nondrug Migraine Treatments That Work

Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, FAAN

MedStar Georgetown Headache Center

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Psychedelics for the Treatment of Headache Disorders

Emmanuelle Schindler, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Yale School of Medicine

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Migraine Changes in Older Adults

Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD

Professor Emerita of Neurology
University of Toledo

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How to Avoid or Prepare for the ER

Jaime Sanders

Patient Advocate & Blogger
The Migraine Diva

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Migraine Care for Busy People: New Online Health Solutions

Zubair Ahmed, MD

Cleveland Clinic

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Day 4 – 2023

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Alcohol and Migraine


Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

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Foods to Help Migraine & Dizziness

Alicia Wolf

Chef, Cookbook Author, & Advocate
The Dizzy Cook

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Improving Continuous Headache Disorders

Teshamae Monteith, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

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Sinus Headache Misdiagnosis & Treatment

Mark E. Mehle, MD, FACS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Northeast Ohio Medical University and Southwest General Hospital

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Day 5 – 2023

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How to Get Back From Chronic to Episodic Migraine

Stephanie J. Nahas, MD, MSEd, FAHS, FAAN

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Thomas Jefferson University

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Could You Have Medication Overuse Headache?

Gisela Terwindt, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

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Safety Update: DHE, Triptans, Magnesium, Butterbur & More

Alexander Mauskop, MD

New York Headache Center

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Real-World Data on Treatments, Triggers & Weather

Francois Cadiou

Migraine Buddy

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Day 6 – 2023

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What to Do if Your CGRP Treatment Doesn’t Help

Peter McAllister, MD, FAAN

Medical Director
New England Institute for Neurology & Headache

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How Migraine Affects Our Mental Health

Dawn C. Buse, PhD

Psychologist & Clinical Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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LGBTQ Migraine Care Disparities

Joe Coe

Director, Education & Digital Strategy
Global Healthy Living Foundation

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How Stigma Worsens Migraine Burden

Robert Shapiro, MD, MA, PhD

Professor of Neurological Sciences
University of Vermont

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When ‘Fine’ Isn’t Enough: Partnering with Your Doctor to Achieve More

Amaal J. Starling, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Mayo Clinic, Arizona

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Day 7 – 2023

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Mindfulness for Migraine & Pain Relief

Mia T. Minen, MD, MPH, FAHS

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Is Migraine a Progressive Disease?

Fred Cohen, MD

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

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European Headache Treatment Update

Patricia Pozo-Rosich, MD, PhD

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

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Managing Migraine in the East

K. Ravishankar, MD

Specialist in Headache Medicine
The Headache and Migraine Clinic, Jaslok and Lilavati Hospitals; Mumbai, India

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Day 8 – 2023

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Migraine & Headache Research Frontiers

Messoud Ashina, MD

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

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Vince Martin

Making the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointment

Vince Martin, MD, AQH

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

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Concussion & Continuous Post-Traumatic Headache

Alan Finkel, MD

Carolina Headache Institute

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Easing Into Movement and Mindfulness

Shirley Kessel

Executive Director
Miles for Migraine

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Day 9 – 2023

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What MWS attendees are saying...

"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."
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