The 2020 Migraine World Summit begins March 18, 2020

Migraine World Summit OnStage

Join Paula and Carl live, IN-PERSON at the Grand Hyatt New York for a very special evening with three world-renowned experts and celebrity guest Whitney Cummings

Wednesday - March 11, 2020

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST - Doors open at 5:00 PM

Grand Hyatt New York
109 E 42nd St. at Lexington Ave.
Adjacent to Grand Central Terminal

Whitney CummingsComedian Whitney Cummings joins Migraine World Summit hosts Paula Dumas and Carl Cincinnato to kick off the 5th Annual Migraine World Summit online at this live, in-person event. Hear from three leading migraine experts to discover the latest innovations in migraine therapy and why 2020 marks a whole new era for people with migraine.

Migraine World Summit Onstage on March 11 will kick-off the annual 8-day virtual summit that begins a week later, March 18-26. The one day event will be held at Grand Hyatt New York on March 11, 2020 from 6:00-8:30pm EST in front of a live audience of over 500 people with migraine, one of the largest gatherings of people with migraine.

Emmy-nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer Whitney Cummings will reveal details of her personal struggle with migraine attacks since childhood and how it’s affected her entertainment career. Three world-leading migraine experts from NYU Langone Medical School, Einstein College of Medicine and The Mayo Clinic will share valuable insights and answer questions from the live audience.

*Special Appearance by Olympic Medalist Amanda Beard.

Space is limited – register today for this amazing event! Your $10 ticket is a tax-free donation to the World Health Education Foundation (WHEF), a 501c3 organization. WHEF supports migraine education, research, and advocacy for people with migraine and headache disorders and chronic pain.

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The event agenda is referenced in the following sessions:

Welcome Reception

Orange Carpet Arrivals | Welcome Reception and Migraine Art Gallery | Hydration Station | Brain Healthy Bites | Sponsor and Nonprofit Showcase.

5:00 - 5:45pm
Ballroom Seating

Please Note: Tickets must be purchased online in advance for admission. Guests who don't arrive by 4:45 pm may forfeit their seats.

5:45 - 6:00pm
Introduction and Expert “HEAD” Talks

Introduction - Paula K. Dumas and Carl Cincinnato | Are You Really "Just Fine"? - Lawrence Newman MD | Why 2020 is the Time to Feel Better - Dawn Buse PhD | How Can You Stand Up Against Migraine? - Amaal Starling MD

6:00 - 7:00pm
Ask The Doctor - Audience Q&A

Ask three leading migraine and headache specialists and two top patient advocates your questions about migraine and headache disorders.

7:00 - 7:30pm
Celebrity Interview

Comedian Whitney Cummings, author of "I'm Fine" shares why she's not exactly fine in this exclusive interview.

7:30 - 8:20pm
2020 Sneak Preview

See what's coming during Migraine World Summit 2020, which premieres March 18-26 | Paula & Carl

8:20 - 8:30pm

Lawrence C. Newman, MD

NYU Langone Headache Division, USA

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Dawn Buse, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Amaal Starling, MD

Mayo Clinic, USA

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Paula K. Dumas

Co-Host, Managing Editor
Migraine World Summit,

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Carl Cincinnato

Migraine World Summit

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Migraine World Summit Onstage will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York, conveniently located adjacent to Grand Central Station at the intersection of 42nd and Lexington.

Guests can arrive via subway from New York and beyond without going outside.

Grand Hyatt New York
109 E 42nd Street at Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Advance ticket required for admission.

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We want to thank our sponsors for their generous support of this event.


If I can’t arrive until after 6pm, is that too late to join in?

We know NY traffic can be difficult and we are making every effort to help our guests avoid it. We recommend arriving by 5pm, enjoying “The Orange Carpet” and mingling with fellow guests at The Welcome Reception. Seating in the ballroom will occur no later than 5:45pm, which is the latest arrival time. Doors close at 5:55pm for the 6:00 program start.

If I have to leave before 8:30pm, is that okay?

If you do, you’ll miss some of the best parts of the program, including our 1:1 celebrity interview and sneak preview of MWS 2020 talks. You’d also be taking a seat from someone who could stay for the entire program, and seats are limited.

What should I wear?

In short, come as you are and be comfortable. We encourage “festive casual” but you can go glam if you want — some of us will dress for the Orange Carpet. If you’re into colors, feel free to wear Migraine World Summit orange or migraine awareness purple. Above all, be comfortable.

Should I eat beforehand or after?

Our program is a little like going to the theater, but at 6pm instead of 8pm. Light refreshments will be served during The Welcome Reception. Depending on your appetite, you may want to eat a full dinner before you arrive or after 8:30pm.

How is this event different from the Migraine World Summit that I've watched online?

The online Migraine World Summit 2020 premieres the following week on March 18-26, is 8 days long and features 34+ in-depth video interviews that you can watch anytime, anywhere with an internet connection. This event is one night, in person with 500 people in New York City. Hosts Paula Dumas and Carl Cincinnato will appear, along with three world-leading experts and celebrity Whitney Cummings. This is a ticketed event. Register online if you'd like to attend in person.

Can I bring a guest?

Yes! Please make sure to register your guest for a ticket ahead of time with their email address once you’ve verified their interest in attending. We welcome people with migraine as well as your caregivers and family members who are 12 or older.

Can I transfer the invitation?

No, invitations are not transferable. We expect to have a waiting list. If you are not able to make it, kindly change your status on our Event Registration Site. If it’s less than 24 hours prior to the event, email us at to cancel your ticket so we can give your seat to the next person on the waiting list.

Are children welcome?

Children over 12 and accompanied by an adult are welcome to join. Please make sure to register them for a ticket ahead of time. No childcare will be provided.


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