Migraine Symposium for Research and Advocate Advancements

After a groundbreaking year for the migraine community, I think we can all agree we have more than a few reasons to celebrate. On March 30, the Association of Migraine Disorders is kicking off the celebration of accomplishments made in the past year with their first Migraine Symposium and 5th annual Migraine Awards Dinner.

Celebrating new migraine treatments and advocate accomplishments

These two events, held at Brown University in Providence, RI, will bring together the migraine community in a special way. Offering two half-day educational symposiums followed by an evening event to celebrate new treatments, advanced research and powerful accomplishments by advocates.

One educational symposium will be geared to the general community, featuring presentations by patient advocates and experts on the following topics:

  • New Innovations in Care
  • Clinician and Patient Perspectives
  • New Innovations in Research

Within those topics will be discussions on relevant and compelling issues in the migraine world, including:

Migraine diagnosis and research updates

Simultaneous to the community symposium will be another geared toward medical professionals in which 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits ™ are available. Coming from various backgrounds, fourteen nationwide experts will highlight three hot topics in the areas of migraine diagnosis and research, including presentations on:

While events may be geared to a specific audience, both are open to the public.

Honoring researchers and advocates for migraine advancement

Guests are encouraged to stay for the celebratory awards dinner to honor those making an impact. At the dinner, the Association of Migraine Disorders will present awards in three areas: Innovation, Impact and Advocacy. The Innovation Award will be presented to a group of researchers from The Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University. The Impact Award will be given to Cathy Glaser, founder and president of the Migraine Research Foundation for the profound work she does to increase funding for migraine research.

With countless advocates putting their passion to work, it was difficult for the Association of Migraine Disorders to honor just one champion for their Advocacy Award. This year, there are three advocates being recognized for their accomplishments:

  • Danielle Fancher, author of 10: A Memoir of Migraine Survival
  • Ashley Hattle, author of Cluster Headaches: A Guide to Surviving One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Man
  • Jodie Epstein, found of MigraineBuds.com, an online community offering support and resources on medical cannabis for the treatment of migraine

Tickets and online access

Tickets for this event start at just $10 and are available on the event website at www.amdfundraiser.org. If you can’t make it to Rhode Island for this event, don’t worry, many of the presentations will be recorded for AMD’s podcast series, Spotlight on Migraine. To get updated when their new epsiodes are available, sign up for their newsletter at www.MigraineDisorders.org.

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