Media Advisory – Cindy McCain and Leading Migraine Specialists Lead a Call to Action for More Research Funds and Awareness of the Condition that Affects 36 Million Americans
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CINDY McCAIN AND LEADING MIGRAINE SPECIALISTS LEAD A CALL TO ACTION
FOR MORE RESEARCH FUNDS AND AWARENESS OF THE CONDITION THAT AFFECTS
36 MILLION AMERICANS
Launching the 36 Million Migraine Campaign: an unprecedented public education initiative led by Cindy McCain and migraine specialists from around the world, will be kicked off today at the 2013 International Headache Congress. Panel discussion – “A Time to Make a Difference: The 36 Million Migraine Campaign” seeks to raise awareness and $36 million for use in migraine research.
SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
Cindy McCain, a migraine sufferer and chair of the 36 Million Migraine Campaign:
“Taking Charge Together”
Richard B. Lipton, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York:
“Measuring and Mitigating the Burdens of Migraine”
Lt. Col. Jay Erickson, MD, PhD, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA:
“Migraine and Post-traumatic Headache in the Military: War Zone to Home Front”
Andrew Charles, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA:
“Migraine Science: New Opportunities for Greater Understanding and Better Therapies”
Audrey Craven, President, European Federation of Neurological Associations:
“Migraine-a World Health Problem Requiring International Collaboration”
The 36 MILLION MIGRAINE CAMPAIGN is the first of its kind in headache medicine. It is dedicated to increasing our nation’s research investment in migraine and raising public visibility for one of the world’s most disabling disorders. It is named for the 36 million Americans who have migraine, one of the world’s most prevalent and disabling medical disorders. Migraine research is underfunded by government, industry, and the voluntary health sector. Less than 1/20th of 1% of the annual budget of the National Institutes of Health – or about $16 million a year – is allocated to migraine research; considering the scope and burden of the disorder, the allocation should be more like $260 million.
WHEN AND WHERE
2:15 PM, Thursday, June 27, 2013
Ballroom B & C
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston, MA
Any and all of these speakers are available for one-on-one interviews. Please contact either Dennis Tartaglia at email@example.com (732) 545-1848 or Joyce Yaeger at Joycey@mbooth.com (917)-783-6105.