The 7th Migraine World Summit is Almost Here

The world’s largest online migraine self-advocacy event will soon open its virtual doors—for free.

For the seventh year, Migraine World Summit will host 32 of the world’s leading experts on the widely misunderstood topic of migraine and headache. To date, more than 500,000 people worldwide have participated in the Migraine World Summit, and organizers expect more than 130,000 people will attend this year’s sessions starting March 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All sessions are available free for a full 24 hours in every time zone globally after each presentation. The Summit concludes on March 24.

Paula K. Dumas and Carl Cincinnato lead a cast of patient advocates who interview the top migraine experts from around the globe, all of whom are engaged in seeking solutions to one of the world’s most disabling conditions. Migraine is common and can be a debilitating disease that accumulates an enormous cost of more than $17 billion in the U.S. alone.¹ It can also take a heavy toll on the individual with chronic pain, varying symptoms and distress. Those with frequent migraine are attacked on both physical and psychological fronts. 

 “The Summit provides the latest information about prevention and treatment to people with migraine so they can become informed and effective advocates for themselves,” said Migraine World Summit Founder, Carl Cincinnato. “Migraine is a painful neurological disease that is under-recognized and undertreated. It’s much more than ‘just a headache.’”

Event co-host, Paula K. Dumas, expands on the Migraine World Summit’s purpose: “Migraine affects 1 in 6 adults. Our goal is to reduce the global burden of this disease. Far too few people have access to specialists who have the latest information. Our experts provide that information so patients can get the diagnosis, support and treatment they need and deserve.”

This year’s Summit includes renowned experts from academic research centers such as Stanford Medical School, Mayo Clinic, and the International Headache Society. The expert interviews cover a range of topics including the latest medications, new research, devices, complementary and alternative approaches, nutrition, causes, risk factors, inflammation, genetics, brain health, migraine long haulers, symptoms, and more.  

Proceeds benefit migraine research and support around the world with organizations such as the American Migraine Foundation, National Headache Foundation, Migraine & Headache Australia, and The Migraine Trust 

Participation in the nine-day Migraine World Summit is free and online from March 16-24, 2022, and available to order thereafter. To register, go to MigraineWorldSummit.com.


About Migraine

Migraine is a debilitating and painful neurological disease that is under-recognized, undertreated and frequently misunderstood as “just a headache.” Despite 1 in 7 people living with this incapacitating condition worldwide,² finding access to qualified healthcare professionals can be difficult. In addition, because migraine is so often misunderstood, there is stigma associated with publicly admitting to having the disease, especially in professional settings where it can be perceived to compromise work performance.


About Migraine World Summit

The mission of the Migraine World Summit is to reduce the global burden of migraine through education and fundraising. Each year, patient advocates Carl Cincinnato and Paula K. Dumas interview over 30 leading migraine experts, doctors and specialists from around the world to provide free, unprecedented access to the latest science in migraine and answer the most difficult questions for patients in desperate need of relief. To date, more than 500,000 people have participated in the Migraine World Summit to discover how to better manage the disease.

In 2022, patients will hear from renowned experts at organizations such as Stanford, Georgetown and Harvard Universities covering topics including the benefits of mediation on brain elasticity, pediatric indicators of migraine and the potential for genetic testing on migraine.

Proceeds help benefit migraine research and support through organizations like American Migraine Foundation, Migraine Research Foundation, Migraine & Headache Australia and the National Headache Foundation.

Participation in the 9-day Migraine World Summit is free and online from March 16-24, 2022, and available to order thereafter. To register, go to MigraineWorldSummit.com.

1) Goldberg, Lawrence D. The Cost of Migraine and Its Treatment. Am J Manag Care. 2005;11:S62-S67
2) Steiner TJ et al. Migraine: the seventh disabler. The Journal of Headache and Pain 2013, 14:1.

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