Migraine in the Workplace

05oct2:00 pm3:00 pmMigraine in the WorkplaceMigraine is a debilitating condition affecting between 12% and 15% of the population. Many of those who have migraine are members of the workforce. Despite the prevalence of the disease, migraine and work generally form an uneasy partnership.

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Are you an employer keen to support the wellbeing your employees?

Do you have staff or colleagues who get migraine?

Are you an employee who is affected by migraine?

Migraine is a debilitating condition affecting over 600,000 people in Ireland or between 12% and 15% of the population.   Many of those who have migraine are members of the workforce.  Migraine is responsible for the loss of over half a million working days each year in Ireland and costs the Irish economy on average €260m per annum.

Despite the prevalence of the disease, migraine and work generally form an uneasy partnership: -missed days; lack of clear understanding about migraine by employers and colleagues; and stigma that can lead to presenteeism because many workers conceal their condition, triggering a loss of productivity when coming to work in pain or with brain fog.

If you are an employer, you may wonder how you can

help your employees who get Migraines.

If you are an employee, you may be hiding in plain sight

as you work with your invisible illness.


Join us on 5th October 2022 from 2-3pm to learn more about Migraine in the Workplace

Dr. Olivia Begasse de Dhaem a board-certified neurologist and headache specialist will share insights on

  • The prevalence of migraine and the economic impact on companies.
  • Personal impact for employees.
  • Reasons why migraine is so disabling.
  • Evidence-based ways to decrease migraine-related productivity loss.

Dr David Dodick, a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Scottsdale, Arizona, will share details of a recently launched Migraine Fitness at Work™ program.  Designed by migraine experts and patient advocates, the program aims to reduce migraine stigma and create more accessible workplaces.  Dr Dodick is the Chair of the American Brain Foundation and Chair of the International Headache Society’s Global Patient Advocacy Coalition.



This event was made possible by HSE National Lottery Award CHO 6 – Dun Laoghaire and is supported by the Scheme to Support National Organisations which is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development


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5 October 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT+01:00)