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The Migraine World Summit

36 migraine experts—including world-renowned doctors, researchers, and patient advocates—will be sharing their wisdom at the Migraine World Summit, a free online event that’s happening this week.

Topics that speakers will address include:

The summit will be presented in a series of videos, with six new videos available starting at 9 a.m. Eastern each day. You can watch the videos for free any time before 9 a.m. the next day. You can purchase permanent access to the videos.

Headache specialists speaking at the summit include Peter Goadsby, MD, David Dodick, MD, and Richard Lipton, MD. Joanna Kempner, PhD, who is author of Not Tonight Dear and a contributor, will talk about stigma and how to change perceptions about migraine. Patient advocate Kerrie Smyres will be representing in her talk about how to get the most out of your relationship with your doctor.

“My talk covers things like the types of doctors that people with migraine are most satisfied with, why the idea of partnering with your doctor might be selling patients short, and important questions to ask a new doctor,” Kerrie said. “I’m eager to watch the interviews from the experts participating in the summit. The speakers represent leaders in the field who most patients wouldn’t normally have access to—there’s guaranteed to be valuable information for everyone with migraine.”

You can learn more and sign up on the website, Migraine World Summit []. Be sure to check the full lineup of speakers and the daily schedule.


  • goatman
    4 months ago

    Well, for an 4th annual week long ( migrane) summit, your site will cover brief comments or articles. Does any source provide a more detailed report on the information, summaries, etc?

  • Cutmyhead
    2 years ago

    WOW! I think I found a treasure! Here’s the link:
    It’s in Dr. Andrew Charles’ website. It explains photosensitivity and the snow and weird flickering lights that I have, the difficulty seeing at night but, the most important : links to this site with glasses special for migraneurs with those problems!!
    I’ve been looking for something like that forever and finally, here they are!

  • Kalionesa
    2 years ago

    It was interesting to hear the distinction between pain thresholds and pain tolerance. It is easily assumed by healthy people that a low pain threshold means you cannot handle a lot of pain when in fact it means your body feels pain when it normally should not. During my migraine this week I was reminded how my skin and hair hurt by just simple contact. my husband couldn’t even rub my back it got so bad. It made me wonder why there are not 2 pain scales at the doctors office. This has been a very educational and inspiring week and i look forward to hearing more.

  • Colleen Meegan
    2 years ago

    It’s called allodynia: I get it too after each migraine. It means that any sensory stimulation is felt as pain. It is very real! Not only does it hurt where the migraine was–L temporal area in my case, but my hair hurts as well! No ponytails after a migraine!

  • Cutmyhead
    2 years ago

    They have WONDERFUL information for everyone. It’s free and each talk is available for 24 hours. They are also selling the recordings.
    I liked how Dr Pozo explained that the migraneur brain reacts differently to the stimuli ( more sensitive) and how they all call migraines a neurobiological condition. ( ias opposed to the usual “lazy fakers with a headache”)
    Thank you experts for dedicating your life to try to help migraineurs.

  • famattjr
    2 years ago

    Tomorrow (4/25) has a couple I want to see: “Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Chronic Migraine, ” “Unrelenting Daily Headaches and Migraines,” “When Medications Actually Trigger Pain.” Also some good ones on future days, it goes ’till 4/29

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