Miles for Migraine - Patient Education Day - DC
In a continued effort to create awareness about migraine and headache disease, we are hosting our first annual Miles for Migraine Education Day at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center. The event will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 9:30am-4pm.
The day will be both informational and experiential. Our goal is for the person with migraine, cluster and other headache diseases to both learn and be supported. Topics will cover coping strategies, advocacy, reducing stigma, research, and medical advancements. There will be time to join with others in a supportive and safe community. Members of the pharmaceutical industry will be present to share information on the latest medical treatments and therapies.
Our keynote speaker will be Jaime Sanders. Jaime is a patient advocate who has lived with migraine her entire life. She is the author of the award-winning blog The Migraine Diva and is a Migraine Patient Advocacy Coordinator with Global Healthy Living Foundation. She also partners with the American Migraine Foundation and Shades for Migraine and is a stakeholder with the Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients and the Headache and Migraine Policy Forum. Through her advocacy work and blog, Jaime’s mission is to make a very invisible disease visible to the rest of the world and validate the real pain of millions. You may reach her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
We have also invited local doctors and other providers to give lectures with slides in the morning. The afternoon sessions are an opportunity for open dialogue and experiential participation, so that the day is not confined to only lectured information. You will also have time to connect with other people in the community to discuss topics relevant to advocacy or simply chat about whatever your want. There will be a quiet space should you need it.
As our registration fee does not cover the cost of all expenses, please consider an optional donation as you proceed through registration.
April 6 9:30 AM EDT - Registration opens
April 6 10:00 AM EDT - Presentations begin
April 6 4:30 PM EDT - Event complete