As we start the new year, let’s take a look at what a few of our partners accomplished in the final quarter of 2022.
Educating others about migraine and other headache diseases is not always an easy task. It’s one that requires collaboration, persistence and continuous dedication. Last year, with the combined efforts of the International Headache Society-Global Patient Advocacy Coalition (IHS-GPAC) and our partners, we made great strides toward creating a more understanding world for people living with migraine. Learn about just a few of the things our partners did in the last quarter of 2022.
La Voix des Migraineux’s Second Migraine Summit
La Voix des Migraineux is a French migraine advocacy and education association. The organization is aimed at French-speaking people living with migraine and their loved ones.
La Voix des Migraineux held their second Francophone Migraine Summit on September 17, 2022. The summit covered the latest in migraine research, treatment, education and patient advocacy in three core areas: migraine during childhood, migraine with aura, and perspectives on treatment. These three sessions were led by Dr. Justine Avez-Couturier, a pediatrician from the Department of Pediatric Neurology in Lille, France; Dr. Heather Pim, neurologist and director of the migraine clinic at Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM); and Prof. Jean Schoenen, Headache Research Unit Director at Liège University in Belgium, respectively.
Sabine Debremaeker, President of La Voix des Migraineux, spoke at the beginning of the summit to share an update on the organization’s activities and actions, findings from recent studies and a course of care for people living with migraine.
Watch a full recording of the event.
2022 Scottsdale Headache Symposium
The American Headache Society is a professional organization of healthcare providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and other related painful disorders. Its mission is to promote the exchange of information and ideas regarding the causes and treatments of headache and other disorders and diseases through journal publications, educational events and more.
One such event is the Scottsdale Headache Symposium®, which is dedicated to providing practical, clinical, evidence-based information on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of headache patients. This symposium took place on November 17-20, 2022 and was designed for general practitioners, nurses, neurologists, psychologists, physician assistants and other health professionals who treat headache.
Last year’s theme was “putting the pieces together in headache medicine.” Piecing together the headache puzzle is the key to ensuring better treatment and medicine. During the Symposium, participants had access to the latest in research, learned from the leading experts in headache medicine, and discussed therapies used to treat people with migraine and other headache disorders.
7th Annual Migraine Moment Short Film Contest
A collaboration between the American Headache Society (AHS) and the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), the Migraine Moment Short Film Contest promotes migraine education, advocacy and awareness through short videos. The contest was open to all experience levels and participants did not need to have migraine themselves to enter. Videos were chosen by a panel of judges made up of headache specialists, patients and advocates, led by AHS Board member Dr. Dawn Buse, Clinical Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Assistant Professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.
Check out the winners of the 7th Annual Migraine Moment Short Film Contest:
- 1st Place: Erik Zorilla, “What Is Migraine?”
- 2nd Place: Melissa Miller, “Migraines: The Silent Attacker”
- 3rd Place: Philip Wooldridge, “Hemicrania”
Watch all of the winning videos and read more about the 7th Annual Migraine Moment Short Film Contest.
In 2022, advocates, employers and healthcare professionals made a difference in creating a more understanding world for people living with migraine and other headache disorders. As we start the new year, we’re excited to expand our Migraine Fitness at Work™ program and find new ways to continue educating the world about migraine and advocating for those who live with this disease. Join us.
If you’re interested in bringing the IHS-GPAC Workplace Initiative to your workplace, learn more and find valuable tools to help you make a difference on the IHS-GPAC website.