33 Leading Experts Convene for Association of Migraine Disorder’s Migraine Symposium
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33 Leading Experts Convene for Migraine Symposium
The Association of Migraine Disorders hosts its 6th annual Migraine Symposium for medical professionals and patients, now held virtually.
Virtual (September, 2020) – More than 39 million Americans live with migraine, yet the average medical professional only receives 1 hour of medical training on this disease during medical school. The Association of Migraine Disorders is on a mission to change this with its live, one-day, educational lecture series which will be held virtually at MigraineSymposium.org on October 3, 2020.
Each year this event dives into different topics to explore the spectrum of migraine. The symposium is divided into two tracks, one for medical professionals and the other for patients and caregivers, however, both programs are open to all attendees.
For Medical Professionals: These lectures will explain how migraine impacts multiple areas of the body and how it is linked with other conditions such as traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome and more. There will also be lectures on diagnosing and treating migraine in children. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
For Patients and Caregivers: Presentations explain new and emerging migraine treatments, innovations in care, products and apps, and managing the emotional impact of migraine.
“With more than 30 speakers from around the country, this is our biggest educational event yet. Our goal is to have more medical professionals educated on this disease that impacts one in seven of their patients. We hope to empower patients to become advocates in their own healthcare, making them more inclined to discuss options with their doctors,” said Alicia Torborg, Executive Director of the Association of Migraine Disorders.
This event will be held virtually on Saturday, October 3, 2020, but presentations will be available until October 10, 2020. Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST. Registration is free for this event, including for those claiming CME credits. Register at MigraineSymposium.org. Inquiries are welcome at [email protected]. The patient and caregivers track is supported in part by generous sponsors, including Amgen Inc./Novartis, Allergan, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck, Eli Lilly and Company and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
About the Association of Migraine Disorders
The Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2012 by otolaryngologists who saw migraine as the root of many head and neck conditions. AMD has an advisory board consisting of a wide range of healthcare professionals that understand the spectrum of symptoms associated with this multi-system disease. AMD is devoted to expanding the understanding of migraine through research, education and awareness.