The 2020 Migraine World Summit begins March 18, 2020

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Day 1 (2019) – Essentials

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Sleep, Insomnia and Energy

Christine Lay, MD, FAHS

Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Toronto, Canada

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Elizabeth Leroux

Dodging False Promises and Treatment Claims

Elizabeth Leroux, MD, FRCPC

Headache Clinic Director
Montreal University Health Center, Canada

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How to Get the Most from Your Doctor

Patricia Pozo Rosich, MD, PhD

Director of Headache and Neurological Pain Research
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Spain

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Antoinette Van Den Brink

Treating Each Phase of a Migraine Attack

Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Erasmus MC, Netherlands

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Day 2 (2019) – Understanding

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How to Interpret Migraine Research

Anders Hougaard MD, PhD

Headache Specialist & Researcher
Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

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Scans and Tests: Do You Really Need One?

Dimos-Dimitrios Mitsikostas, MD, PhD

Headache Clinic
Athens, Greece

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Tension Type Headache vs. Migraine

Lawrence C. Newman, MD

NYU Langone Headache Division, USA

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Clinical Errors that Undermine Migraine Care

Zaza Katsarava, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
University of Essen, Germany

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Day 3 (2019) – Types

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Alternative Treatments for Cluster Headache

Brian E. McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine, USA

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Deborah Friedman

Diagnosing Pressure Headaches vs. CSF Leaks

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN

Professor of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics and Ophthalmology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

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Understanding Balance, Vertigo and Dizziness

Michael T. Teixido, MD

Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Thomas Jefferson Medical College, USA

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When Migraine Disables But Doesn’t Hurt

Shazia Afridi, MD, PhD

Headache Lead for Neurology
Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK

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Day 4 (2019) – Triggers & Symptoms

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Shivang Joshi

Drug Interactions with Common Migraine Meds

Shivang Joshi, MD, MPH, Rph

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy, Dent Neurological Institute/Headache Specialist, USA

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Neck Pain and Migraine: Trigger or Symptom

Andrew Charles, MD

UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, USA

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Hormonal Contraception and HRT for Migraine

Anne MacGregor, MD

Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentristry, UK

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Medication for Prevention: Know Your Options

Anna Andreou, PhD

Director of Headache Research
The Headache Centre, GSTT & King's College London, UK

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Day 5 (2019) – Alternative Treatments

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Can a Ketogenic Diet Prevent Migraine?

Angel Moreno, NP

Nurse Practitioner
UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, USA

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How Posture and Massage Affect Migraine

Mark Braschinsky, MD

Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

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Migraine and Exercise: Trigger or Preventitive?

Mattias Linde, MD, PhD

Professor and Consultant Neurologist
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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CGRP and Butterbur: Comparing the Evidence

Pierangelo Geppetti, MD

Professor in the Department of Health Sciences
University of Florence, Italy

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Day 6 (2019) – Treatments

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Treatment Spotlight: Drug-Free Devices

Amaal Starling, MD

Mayo Clinic, USA

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Botox: Separating Fact from Fiction

Andrew Blumenfeld, MD

Headache Center of Southern California, USA

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Treatment Spotlight: Ditans and Gepants

Uwe Reuter, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Neurology
Charite University Hospital of Berlin, Germany

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The Latest on Medical Marijuana for Migraine

Eric Baron, DO

Staff Neurologist
Neurological Institute, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic, USA

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Day 7 (2019) – Difficult Cases

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Controlling Unresponsive Chronic Migraine

David Dodick, MD

Director of Headache Program
Mayo Clinic, USA

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The Keys to Better Emergency Care

Christopher H. Gottschalk, MD, FAHS

Chief, Division of General Neurology
Yale School of Medicine, USA

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Treating Attacks: Real Patient Case Studies

Rashmi Halker Singh, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic, USA

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Hope for Refractory Chronic Migraine

Paolo Martelletti, MD

Professor & Director, Master of Headache Medicine
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

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Day 8 (2019) – Living

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Thriving with Multiple Chronic Illnesses

Nim Lalvani

Executive Director
American Migraine Foundation, USA

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Beware: CGRP Access Challenges Ahead

Kevin Lenaburg

Executive Director
CHAMP (Coalition of Headache And Migraine Patients), USA

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Understanding Your Workplace Rights

Stacey Worthy JD

Attorney and Executive Director
Aimed Alliance. USA

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Beyond Guilt and Shame: One Woman’s Journey

Jaime Sanders

Patient Advocate, USA

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Day 9 (2019) – Highlights

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Highlights from the 2019 Migraine World Summit

Paula K. Dumas

Co-Host, Managing Editor
Migraine World Summit,

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Day 10 (2019) – Encore Opening Night (Replay)

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The New Era of Migraine: Hope and Help

Andrew Charles, MD

UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, USA

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Cultivating Resilience and Strength Through Migraine

Dawn Buse, PhD

Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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What’s Holding Us Back From Getting the Care We Need?

Robert Shapiro, MD

Professor of Neurology
University of Vermont

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My Migraine Journey – Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

Award-Winning Singer and Actress

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My Migraine Journey – Terrell Davis

Terrell Davis

NFL Hall of Famer

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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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