The 2020 Migraine World Summit begins March 18, 2020

2018 Summit

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Day 1 (2018) – Migraine Essentials

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Peter Goadsby

The Keys to Finding New Treatments

Peter Goadsby, MD

Professor of Neurology
King's College London, UK

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Aging with Migraine: Changes and Long Term Effects

Allan Purdy, MD

Professor of Neurology
Dalhousie University, Canada

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How Depression Affects Your Mood: Anxiety & Depression

Dawn Buse, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Tips to Ensure You’re Getting the Best Care Possible

Timothy R. Smith, MD, RPH

President & CEO
StudyMetrix Research

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Day 2 (2018) – Understanding Migraine

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The Mechanics of a Migraine in the Brain and Body

David Dodick, MD

Director of Headache Program
Mayo Clinic, USA

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Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection in Migraine

Trupti Gokani, MD

Neurologist & Author
The Mysterious Mind

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Migraine, Vision and Occipital Neuralgia

Kathleen Digre, MD

Professor of Neuro-Opthamology
University of Utah

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Migraine Triggers, Protectors and Severity Modifiers

Alec Mian, PhD

Founder & CEO
Curelator Headache

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Day 3 (2018) – Risks

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6 Medications That Can Make Migraine Worse

Andrew Charles, MD

UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, USA

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Concussions, Brain Injuries and Migraine

Joel Saper, MD

Founder and Director
Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute

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Migraine, Heart and Stroke Risk

Juliana VanderPluym, MD

Mayo Clinic, USA

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Daily, Unresponsive Refractory Headache

Lawrence C. Newman, MD

NYU Langone Headache Division, USA

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Day 4 (2018) – Triggers

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Menopause, Hormones and Migraine

Anne MacGregor, MD

Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentristry, UK

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Vince Martin

Surviving Weather-Related Migraine

Vince Martin, MD

University of Cincinnati Headache and Facial Pain Center

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TMD/TMJ Jaw-Related Headache Issues

Paul Mathew, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

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They Don’t Get It: Educating Family & Friends on Migraine

Teri Robert

Advocate & Author
Living Well with Migraine Disease & Headaches

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Day 5 (2018) – Symptoms

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William Young

When Symptoms Change: Warning Signs to Watch For

William B. Young, MD

Jefferson Headache Center

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Vertigo, Sinus, Allergy and Other Facial Symptoms

Frederick Godley, MD

Otolaryngologist & President
Association of Migraine Disorders

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Gretchen Tietjen

Body Pain, Allodynia and Fibromyalgia

Gretchen Tietjen, MD

University of Toledo Medical Center

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Cluster Headache: One Man’s Journey Through Pain

Scott Bruce

Advocate & Trustee
Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headache (OUCH), UK

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Day 6 (2018) – Alternative Treatments

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Robert Cowan

Best Natural, Affordable and Free Treatments

Robert Cowan, MD

Chief of Headache Medicine
Stanford University

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The Most Common Treatments Patients Use

Francois Cadiou

Co-Founder & CEO
Healint/Migraine Buddy

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Using Acupressure & Acupuncture for Headache and Migraine

Andrew Shubov, MD

Assistant Professor
UCLA Center of East-West Medicine

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Stephen Silberstein

Cannabis for Migraine: Examining the Evidence

Stephen Silberstein, MD

Jefferson Headache Center

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Day 7 (2018) – Medicinal Treatments

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Treatment Spotlight: Triptans and Rebound

Richard Lipton, MD

Montefiore Headache Center

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Treatment Spotlight: Nerve Blocks and Injections

Andrew Blumenfeld, MD

Headache Center of Southern California, USA

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Treatment Spotlight: Botox for Chronic Migraine

Bronwyn Jenkins, MD

North Shore Vertigo and Neurology Clinic

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Treatment Spotlight: Anti CGRP Treatments for Migraine

Lars Edvinsson, MD

Professor & Head of Medicine
Lund University, Sweden

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Day 8 (2018) – Living

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Fighting Stigma: “Coming Out” as a Person with Migraine

Robert Shapiro, MD

Professor of Neurology
University of Vermont

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Good Migraine Self-Care Practices

Audrey Craven

The Migraine Association of Ireland

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The Challenges of Living With Disability

Angie Glaser

Migraine Advocate & Content Editor

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How to Thrive in Your Career Despite Migraine

Serene Branson

Migraine Advocate & Journalist

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When does the next Migraine World Summit start?

The next online Migraine World Summit takes place between March 18-26, 2020. To attend simply register and visit our website on March 18 to make sure you don't miss out.

For those near the New York area, there will also be an in-person live event at the Grand Hyatt, New York City. Tickets are $10 (tax-deductible) to attend. See the link in the footer of this page called "MWS Onstage Event" to attend.

How much does it cost?

The online Migraine World Summit is free to watch during March 18-26, 2020. Each day four interviews are released and are available for 24 hours before the next day's interviews are released. Make sure you tune in on Day 1, March 18, 2020 to ensure you don't miss any of the experts from this year's Migraine World Summit.

If you wish to purchase unlimited access to all the interviews, video, audio, and transcripts from this year you can order your own copy. Click the link below to visit the order page.

Can we access earlier summits? (2016-2019)

Yes, the earlier Migraine World Summits from 2016-2019 are available for viewing. Most interviews are as relevant today as when they first aired. As a registered visitor you can watch the first 2 days of each summit in their entirety. For the remaining days you can enjoy a preview of each interview. As a paid member, you can watch all the interviews for that year's summit.

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