Everything you need to know to update your knowledge about migraines.

  • Did you know that over eight million people in the UK suffer from migraine and that on average 190,000 thousand of them experience an attack on any given day?
  • Severe migraine attacks are classified by the WHO as amongst the most disabling illnesses comparable to dementia, quadriplegia and active psychosis
  • Over 50% of people with migraine remain undiagnosed and undertreated.
  • Children can get migraine attacks too – can start as young as 5 years.
  • Botox on the NHS?


Professor Peter J Goadsby – Trustee of The Migraine Trust, Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of the UCSF Headache Centre.  Professor Goadsby is also President of the International Headache Society. Covering new research and treatment developments that are in the pipeline!

Professor Leone Ridsdale – Professor of Neurology & General Practice, Kings College London and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Guy’s Hospital. She will be talking about how migraine is managed in primary care.

Victoria Saxton – A writer who has suffered from migraine for 13 years, giving a personal view of the condition.

This event is being held in association with The Migraine Trust


Date: Thursday, 14th June 2012

Times: 6.00pm -Refreshments and networking, 6.30pm – Presentations

Venue: Chartered Institute of Public Relations, 52-53 Russell Square, LONDON WC1B 4HP

Tickets: Members £10.00, Non-members £15.00

To reserve a place please contact the Guild office – admin@healthwriters.com

Please book your place by 11th June 2012, as we need to arrange catering.

The Guild of Health Writers would like to thank Imigran Recovery for their sponsorship to help towards the funding of this event.  The Guild would like to state that this seminar is an independent event. In accordance with its objectives, the Guild aims to provide a balanced, non-partisan forum for discussion and does not endorse any commercial products or systems.

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