Help & Support

Thank you for attending the Migraine World Summit. We’re here to help, but we’re also a small team and can be overwhelmed when tens of thousands of people are attending an online event.

  1. Before sending your query, please review the following Frequently Asked Questions.
  2. If your question is not answered you can either submit a support inquiry in the box at the bottom of this page or chat live when one of our Community Support Volunteers is available using the ‘Let’s talk’ box at the bottom right of any page.
  3. Remember our support team are not medical professionals, we cannot provide medical or personal advice regarding your migraine condition. Only your qualified personal health professional can provide medical advice.
  4. We are more than happy to provide support and answer questions to help you get the most out of this event.

We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make sure I am notified when the Summit is live?

Please note the most recent Migraine World Summit was held March 18-26, 2020.

To make sure you are notified about the Migraine World Summit simply click on any of the blue registration buttons on the website and enter your email. You will receive a confirmation email within 20 minutes to confirm your address. Once you have confirmed your email address you’re all set.

If you don’t receive your confirmation email within 20 minutes, please check your junk mail or promotions tab. Sometimes it gets stuck there. For further issues please feel free to contact us using the website chat.

What is the difference between the online Migraine World Summit and the in-person event?

The online Migraine World Summit is the main event which you can attend from the comfort and privacy of your own home. It ran from March 18-26 and featured four experts each day with a highlights webinar on the final day. View the schedule page for details.

The in-person event is a physical event where speakers from the Summit present to a live audience. It is also known as Migraine World Summit OnStage. It was held on location at the Grand Hyatt in New York city on March 11. The special evening included an expert panel, special guest speakers and the hosts of the Migraine World Summit.

The in-person event was filmed and shared via Facebook Live during the event for those who are not able to attend in-person. Highlights from the Onstage event were also featured on Day 9 of the online Migraine World Summit for those who could not attend or see the Facebook Live Stream.

When is the Migraine World Summit live?

The Migraine World Summit is an annual event held each year. It is live every year in March.

The 2020 online Migraine World Summit was live from March 18-26. There was also an in-person event held at the Grand Hyatt, New York City on March 11.

Make sure you join our Newsletter or Register at the bottom of this page to be the first to know about any news, events or opportunities.

How can I purchase my own copy of the Migraine World Summit?

If you missed the live event or important sessions or you want to re-watch the interviews, you may order an Access Pass which includes all the interviews, audio and transcripts. A portion of the proceeds will go towards our migraine charity partners who are listed on our homepage.

To get unlimited, on-demand access, visit the order page.

How does the Summit raise money for charity if it's free?

When the Migraine World Summit is live, free access is granted to watch the interviews. Each day is open for 24 hours until the next day of the event begins.

A copy of the Summit can also be purchased. From those who order a copy, up to 50% of the proceeds go towards our partner migraine charities, many of whom are listed on our homepage.

We also encourage attendees to share our charity partner pages with their friends, family, and colleagues to help raise funds for migraine research and patient support.

Please note: purchase is entirely optional and not required to preview the expert speakers.

Is vestibular migraine covered?

In 2019 Michael T. Teixido, MD discussed vestibular migraine in his interview entitled ‘Understanding Balance, Vertigo and Dizziness’ on Day 3 of the 2019 Migraine World Summit.

In 2018 year Dr. Frederick Godley (MD, FACS) discusses the vestibular system this year. He is an otolaryngologist (or ENT doctor) and President of the Association of Migraine Disorders. To preview his talk click here.

In 2017 Dr. David Dodick also discussed Vestibular migraine in detail including treatments for V.M. He is the immediate past president of the International Headache Society and Director of Headache Program at the Mayo Clinic. If you missed his session you can preview the interview here.

Is hemiplegic migraine covered?

In 2019 Day 8 we spoke with migraine patient advocate, Nim Lalvani, who has hemiplegic migraine.

In 2018 several of our speakers reference hemiplegic migraine in their talks including Allan Purdy MD, Juliana VanderPluym MD, Robert Cowan MD, and Teri Robert.

However, in 2017 Dr. David Dodick discussed Hemiplegic migraine in detail. He is a past president of the International Headache Society and Director of Headache Program at the Mayo Clinic. He is an extremely experienced headache specialist. If you missed his popular session you can preview the interview here.

When will the schedule for the 2020 Migraine World Summit be released?

The 2020 schedule has been released. Click the Summit or Watch Now buttons on this page to view the schedule for 2020.

Why are the interviews available only for 24 hours?

During the live event, you will have 24 hours to listen to each day’s program, no matter your time zone. After 24 hours they are replaced by the following day’s speakers.

This is so that as much content as possible can be included in the Summit while not exhausting server capacity, slowing speed or having to limit volumes during the event.

Everyone should have the opportunity to view these experts at no charge. Our mission is to reduce the global burden of migraine.

That’s also why we’ve donated over $20,000 USD to charities, foundations and migraine groups who are funding research and support for migraine patients.

The Migraine World Summit does not seek or request donations. Achieving our mission requires a sustained effort over time.

How can I become an referral partner or affiliate?

Simply register your details on our affiliate page shown in the footer and we’ll send you everything you need to help share the Migraine World Summit, bring the migraine community together and raise funds in the process.

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