Understanding my Migraine Series

Understanding my Migraine

MAI have gathered a range of excellent, national and international migraine experts to do a series of talks, with the hope that it will provide a better overall understanding of what migraine is and how it affects us. For maximum benefit, we recommend that you view as many of the episodes as possible. To book a free place, please click on the individual links below. 

There will be no live Q & A sessions for these events, however you are invited to send questions to us in advance. As we are unable to answer specific questions on individual circumstances, only questions of a general nature will be answered. For questions of a more personal nature, on individual circumstances or on specific medications please consult a medical specialist.

Understanding my Migraine:

Episode One: – Q & A with Prof. Peter Goadsby – Thurs Feb 11th at 6.30 pm – Prof. Peter Goadsby will look at the workings of migraine and the clinical effects of the disorder. – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED

Episode Two: – Phases of Migraine with Prof. David Dodick – Thurs Feb 25th at 7.00 pm – Prof. David Dodick will explore the science behind the different phases of migraine and associated symptoms. – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED Watch the video HERE

Episode Three: – Trigger Factors with CNS Esther Tomkins – Thurs Mar 4th at 6.30 pm –Specialist Nurse Esther Tomkins will explore how sensitive the migraine brain is and why things like stress can trigger an attack. – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED

Episode Four: – Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Mary Kearney – Mon Mar 8th at 6.30 pm – Specialist GP Dr. Mary Kearney will present a talk on how hormones affect women with migraine during perimenopause and menopause. This talk coincides with International Women’s Day #IWD2021. – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED Video will be uploaded soon

Episode Five: – Neuromodulation with Dr. Stewart Tepper – Thurs Mar 25th at 7.00 pm – Dr. Stewart Tepper will look at the science behind neuromodulation, and how it may be of benefit to migraineurs.- THIS EVENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED Watch the video HERE

Episode Six: – Preventative Treatments with Dr. Martin Ruttledge – Wed Mar 31st at 7.00 pm – Dr. Ruttledge will look at preventative treatments for high-frequency episodic and Chronic migraine, including Botox, GON Block and the newer anti-CGRP medications – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED Video will be available only to those who registered for the event for a period of one month from release.

Episode Seven: – Medication Overuse Headache with Dr. Eddie O’Sullivan – Wed April 14th at 6.30 pm – Dr. O’Sullivan will look at how medication overuse becomes a trap that migraineurs are susceptible to falling into and will look at how to treat Medication Overuse Headache, as well as how to avoid it in the first place.

The content of this series is for information only and is not intended to replace medical advice or diagnosis.

Due to reasons beyond our control we are unable to record all of these sessions. We will upload the videos we are able to record to our YouTube channel as soon as possible.

Click to download a PDF of the poster  – Understanding my Migraine Poster 4-7