The Migraine World Summit, the largest event of its kind founded by patients for patients, is kicking-off its annual 8-day virtual summit with a first-ever live simulcast event.

Presented by World Health Education Foundation, Migraine World Summit Live will be held at UCLA on March 19, 2019 from 4:00-8:00pm in front of a live audience of over 500 people with migraine, where award-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth will reveal details of her almost career-ending personal struggle with migraine. Chenoweth will be joined by world-leading migraine experts from UCLA, University of Vermont and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

“Migraine attacks have haunted my life for decades. It doesn’t care if I am performing on stage, spending time with my family, or relaxing at home. They strike at any moment,” said Kristin Chenoweth. “I understand how this disease can leave you frustrated and defeated. That’s why I have partnered with Migraine World Summit to ignite a movement to end the stigma around migraine,” Chenoweth added. “We need to spark a new national conversation about the burden of this condition. Only when I found truly expert healthcare insights was I able to take control of my migraine. Everyone deserves this chance, and through Migraine World Summit I hope to empower people around the world to do the same.”

Migraine is underrecognized and undertreated, yet worldwide, there are over 1 billion people with this disease. It is the leading cause of disability and the least publicly funded among all neurological diseases in relation to its economic impact. Worldwide, just four hours are committed to headache disorders in formal undergraduate medical training, and 10 hours in specialist training3, which results in most patients seeing doctors who lack the expertise to treat it effectively.

The 2019 Summit will include 32 experts from leading hospitals, universities, headache clinics and institutions from all over the world. The topics will span new treatments, patient case studies, alternative therapies, testing, and lifestyle tips among others.

To get complimentary tickets to Migraine World Summit Live at UCLA on March 19, click here. To register for the virtual Migraine World Summit, click here. Registration is free but required for both events.

Following the live event, the virtual Migraine World Summit will take place online from March 20-28. It will be free during that week, and available to order thereafter. Proceeds from the Summit help benefit migraine research and awareness through organizations like American Migraine Foundation, Headache Australia and National Headache Foundation.

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