DAY 1 – ESSENTIALS

Today's Featured Nonprofit

National Headache Foundation is today’s featured non-profit. Over the past 48 years, our mission at the National Headache Foundation has been to further awareness of headache and migraine as legitimate neurobiological diseases. Much has changed during this time. With aid from advanced technology and clinical innovation, there are more treatment options than ever before. However, we understand that these diseases are still largely misunderstood and that finding the right treatment options for you requires insight. We hope you’ll consider making a donation here.

Today's Featured Sponsor

Teva believes in our relationships with patient organizations. We work to develop a deeper understanding of patient needs, and integrate that insight throughout our organization. In this way, we create transparent partnerships that are central to our work of supporting patients and their caregivers.

To learn more, click here.

Today’s Talks

Sleep, Insomnia and Energy

Christine Lay, MD, FAHS

Associate Professor of Neurology
University of Toronto, Canada
Full Bio

Dr. Christine Lay is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Neurology Division of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Lay is also the director of the Centre For Headache at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.

Dr. Lay is an internationally acknowledged headache expert and one of a very few neurologists in Canada with United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties board certification in headache medicine. Dr. Lay is also the author of several publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Length: 40 minutes

Dodging False Promises and Treatment Claims

Elizabeth Leroux, MD, FRCPC

Headache Clinic Director
Montreal University Health Center
Full Bio

Dr. Elizabeth Leroux is a well-respected headache neurologist and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary. She was the director of the Headache Clinic at Notre Dame Hospital affiliated with University of Montréal, and is the leader of the University of Calgary CHAMP program. Dr. Leroux is the vice president of the Canadian Headache Society, a member of the American Headache Society, and also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for ARMR.

An advocate for headache patients, Dr. Leroux founded the websites Migrainequebec.org and Migrainecanada.org. She authored Migraines: More Than a Headache, which has been published in three languages, and can be used as a guidebook for migraine management.

Length: 44 minutes

How to Get the Most from Your Doctor

Patricia Pozo Rosich, MD, PhD

Director of the Headache and Neurological Pain Research
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital
Full Bio

As the director of headache and neurological pain research at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research in Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Pozo Rosich is one of the leading migraine researchers in Europe. An active leader in the field of international headache, one of Dr. Pozo Rosich’s passions is to educate patients and clinicians about migraine through the Spanish-language website and Facebook community she founded, midolordecabeza.org.

Length: 38 minutes

Treating Each Phase of a Migraine Attack

Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Full Bio

Dr. Antoinette Maassen van den Brink is an associate professor at the Erasmus University Medical Center Department of Pharmacology. She has been studying migraine for more than 20 years, with recent emphasis on the role of female sex hormones in the disease’s neurovascular pharmacology. She serves as a board member for the Dutch Society for Gender & Health, the Dutch Pharmacological Society, the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies, the Dutch Headache Society, and the European Headache Federation.

Length: 33 minutes

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