Presentations from “Medicine & Me: Living with migraine” organised by the Royal Society of Medicine in association with The Migraine Trust are now available to watch.
On Saturday 20 April 2013, the Royal Society of Medicine held an event ‘Medicine and Me: Living with migraine’ in association with The Migraine Trust.
The Royal Society of Medicine initiated and developed ‘Medicine and Me’ meetings specifically for patients. They aim to provide a forum in which patients’ concerns about their illness are given top priority. The meetings provide an opportunity for patients and their families to share their experiences, to hear about the latest research and to question the experts. ‘Medicine and Me’ meetings bring together patients, their families, carers, advocates, patient support groups, clinicians and researchers to discuss care and research issues in a particular condition.
Speakers at the ‘Medicine and Me: Living with migraine’ event included The Migraine Trust’s chief executive Wendy Thomas and our trustee Dr Fayyaz Ahmed. As well as a number of other health professionals, the programme featured a number of patients who spoke about their personal experience of living with migraine.
Following the event, Dr Nick Silver has made his presentation available to download (PDF). Dr Silver spoke at the event on the subject of drug treatment.
The Royal Society of Medicine has made the following presentations from the event available to watch online:
What is migraine and why do I get it? - Dr Fayyaz Ahmed, Consultant Neurologist Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital
Migraine: How to get help and where from - Dr Anish Bahra, Consultant Neurologist and Headache Specialist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.
Hormones in migraine: Periods, the pill and pregnancy - Dr Anish Bahra, Consultant Neurologist and Headache Specialist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.