FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Thank you for attending the Migraine World Summit. We’re here to help, but we’re also a small team and support can be overwhelmed when tens of thousands of people are attending an online event.
- Before sending your query, please review the following Frequently Asked Questions.
- If your question is not answered you can either submit a support enquiry in the box at the bottom of this page or chat live when one of our Community Support Ambassadors is available using the ‘Let’s talk’ box at the bottom right of any page.
- 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.
- We are more than happy to provide support and answer questions to help you get the most out of this event.
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How can I make sure I am notified when the Summit is live?
To make sure you are notified about the summit simply click on the any of the blue registration buttons on the website and enter your name and 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.
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What is the difference between the virtual Migraine World Summit and the live in-person event?
The virtual Migraine World Summit is the main event which you can attend online from the comfort and privacy of your own home. It runs from March 20-28 and will feature four experts each day with a highlights webinar on the final day. View the schedule >>
The live in-person event is the Summit kick-off. It is also known as “Migraine World Summit Live”. It will be held on-location at the UCLA ballroom Los Angeles, USA. The event will begin at 4pm, Tuesday March 19 and will be a very special evening with an expert panel, special guest speakers and the hosts of the Migraine World Summit. If you will be near Los Angeles on this date we would encourage you to register. Attendance is free. Seperate registration is required for the in-person event as seating is limited. For more details visit the live event registration page.
The in-person event will be filmed and shared via Facebook Live during the event for our those who are not able to attend in-person.
When is the Migraine World Summit live?
Migraine World Summit is an annual event held each year. It is live every year in March or April.
The 2019 virtual Migraine World Summit is live from March 20-28. Make sure you join our Newsletter or Register at the bottom of this page to be the first to know.
How can I purchase my own copy of the Migraine World Summit?
If you missed the live event or key sessions or you want to rewatch the interviews, you may order an All 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 event page.
To get unlimited, on-demand access, visit the order page.
How does the Summit raise money for charity if it's free?
The Summit is free to view for the first 8 days once you register. At any time afterwards you can purchase a copy of the Summit and receive a hard copy of the all the transcripts, treatments, MP3 files and video recordings sent to your address. You can also receive online access. 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 see the expert speakers.
Is vestibular migraine covered?
Yes. This year Michael T. Teixido, MD discusses vestibular migraine in his interview titled ‘Understanding Balance, Vertigo and Dizziness’ on Day 3 March 22 of the 2019 Migraine World Summit.
Last 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?
This year in 2019 we speak with migraine patient advocate, Nim Lalvani, who has hemiplegic migraine. She is live on Day 8, March 27.
Last year several of our speakers reference hemiplegic migraine in their talks in 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 the immediate 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.
To see when the other speakers are featuring please check the schedule page.
When will the schedule for the 2019 Migraine World Summit be released?
The schedule page has was updated in early March with the 2019 speakers and topics schedule:
Why are the interviews available only for 24 hours?
You will have 24 hours to listen to each day’s program, no matter your time zone. After 24 hours they will be 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 week.
Everyone should have the opportunity to view these experts at no charge. That’s also why we’ve donated over $15,000 USD to charities, foundations and migraine groups who are funding research and support for migraine patients.
The Migraine World Summit has never made a profit and does not seek donations. Our goal is to reduce the global burden of migraine. This requires a sustained effort over time.
How can I become an referral partner or affiliate?
Simply register your details on our affiliate page here and we’ll send you everything you need to help share the Summit, bring the migraine community together and raise funds in the process.
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