Preview of International Headache Congress 2013

  • One of the most important things that Teri and I as Migraine and Headache advocates do each year is attend scientific meetings and conferences.


    This week, we're off to the International Headache Congress in Boston, Mass. This is a physician’s conference and is not designed for patients, but as advocates it keeps us up to date on the newest information possible and allows us to use what we learn to help you – our audience.

    This year is especially exciting because, instead of a national conference, we will be meeting in Boston with specialists and researchers from all over the world. These are the best of the best, and the opportunity to personally meet and learn from them is one of my favorite parts of my job.

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    There are a couple of things I’m really especially excited to learn more about, as the information available so far to the general public has been sketchy at best. They involve you as our audience and as patients, especially if you are chronic Migraineurs.

    A few of my favorite topics include:

    • Genetics and biomarkers of Headache disorders
    • Two new types of antibody (yes, antibody!) therapies currently showing much promise
    • A discussion on Migraine surgery
    • A discussion on the involvement of stress in Migraine

    A super bonus is the opportunity to see other wonderful advocates with whom I have grown so close. If you follow us individually on other social media platforms (you'll find these on our profiles), it’s likely you’ll be seeing a fair number of photos of us together. If you tweet, the hashtag for the conference is #IHC13 for minute-to-minute tidbits of what’s happening there. Don’t forget to re-tweet us!

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    © Ellen Schnakenberg, 2013.
    Last updated June 24, 2013.


Published On: June 24, 2013