I am in Scotsdale, Arizona at the beautiful Camelback Inn with Teri Robert for the 2008 American Headache Society's Headache Symposium. My trip here was fine, no major travel delay's or difficulties. One little snag though, a Migraine hit yesterday afternoon. I took Axert and thankfully was able to abort it.
On Friday, we attended our first session led by Dr. Elizabeth Loder, who discussed the International Headache Society's International Classificiation of Headache Disorders regarding the diagnosing of Migraine, Chronic Migraine and Migraine variant. Dr. David Dodick's lecture explained the current hyposthses in Migraine, Chronic Migraine, Medication Oveuse Headache and Migraine variants. Dr. Lawrence Newman's discussion on diagnosing and treating Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TACs) was very interesting. Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias are Cluster headache, Paroxysmal Hemicrania and SUNCT (short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache withconjunctival injection and tearing.) Dr. Goadsby's fascinating morning session ended by giving us a better understanding of the therapies available, and biological base for TACs.
It was exciting to learn from some of the most well respected Migraine specialists in the country. I am looking forward to bringing this information home and sharing it with you.
Published On: November 07, 2008