A Letter from a Secretary - About Migraine Disease and Headaches!
Yesterday, the American Headache Society's annual scientific meeting opened. This isn't just another conference. This year, the American Headache Society is celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Congratulatons to all the members of the AHS!
The week is flying by in a blur of faces, information, and more information. We're learning even more than anticpated, and when we get back, we'll have new information on many topics you've been asking about...
- Occipital Nerve Stimulation (ONSTIM)
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (the gun-type instrument)
- Menstrually Related Migraine
- Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
- Updates on Migraine Prevention
- New CGRP Antagonist Class Migraine Abortives
- loads more!
Now about that letter from a secretary. We're not talking about just any secretary. We are talking about Michael O. Leavitt, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Yesterday, at the opening of the conference, AHS President Dr. Fred Sheftell read a letter that Secretary Leavitt had sent to all the conference participants. In his letter, Secretary Leavitt praised both doctors and advocates, saying, "The good news is that compassionate, professional advocates and physicians like you are making a difference in the fight against headache. He also referred to Migraine as "Migraine disease" and mentioned the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy. Please click on the image of the letter to see the full letter!
It was an exciting day, even though it was long. We start tomorrow, once again, with a special session at 6 a.m. -- New Neuronal Targets in Migraine Therapy: What Does the Future Hold?
Well, everyone, have a good night. I'm going to post this and put my bed to good use.