Next week we will be closed as I will be attending and presenting at the World Headache Congress. This is a very important meeting that occurs only once every four years. Here is a brief agenda from the International Headache Society:
1. Six teaching courses covering a broad area of subjects from basic sciences, controversies, communication, medication overuse, trigeminal neuralgia, procedural interventions, and reviewing / publishing papers. There is something for everyone.
2. A Special Symposium on the new International Headache Classification of Headache Disorders – an important area to understand to assist in future research and clinical practice.
3. Major Plenary and Scientific Sessions on functional neuroanatomy, placebos, genetics and imaging in headache.
4. Major Debates on the role of surgery in the treatment of migraine and the role of stress in migraine. Come to hear these points of view in this controversial area of clinical medicine.
5. Eight Lunchtime Sessions dealing with the diversity of clinical and basic science topics of interest to practicing clinicians and researchers in headache medicine.
6. Nearly 500 abstracts with many late breakers to come have been submitted to the Meeting, allowing for diverse oral and poster presentations of value to attendees.
7. An opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the world and to learn the latest headache science and clinical information.
8. A very important social interaction creating an atmosphere that enhances the role of attendees in the practice of headache medicine and ongoing interaction with colleagues and peers.
9) Peter Goadsby’s President’s Symposium with some remarkable and exciting news!
10) Boston, recognized of course for its worldwide academic and healthcare and cultural institutions. Also a wonderful city in June!