About this event

  • Date and time Tue 1 Dec 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

Migraines are common and more complex than commonly assumed - affecting up to 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men - additionally day to day life interactions and life stage can make them difficult to manage. In this webinar patient impact aspects such as cognition, fatigue, and sleep will be explored, and treatments at different stages of women's lives discussed.

Whilst much is well controlled with migraines it remains a cause of much poor health, lost productivity and medical resource use, much of this could be ameliorated. Neurologists see patients with unusual forms of this common disorder and also find that women - especially if pregnant or peri-menopausal may be undertreated through caution. This talk aims to discuss these finer points of migraine.

Webinar topics include:

  • Non-pain aspects of migraine impacting on patients cognition and ability to function in daily life and wellbeing
  • How sleep interacts with headache and vice versa
  • How to manage medications in women at different life stages, including during pregnancy and in the peri- and post-menopause.

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Standard pricing available until 01 December 2020.


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Key speakers

Nazia Khan

Research Registrar, Neurology Department at King's College Hospital, UK

Nazia will be talking about the non-pain aspects of migraine.

Alex Nesbitt

Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Department at St Thomas' Hospital, UK

Alex will be talking about sleep and headaches.

Shazia Afridi

Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Department at St Thomas's Hospital, UK

Shazia will be talking about caring for migraines in women - the impact of contraception, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Bridget MacDonald, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Non-pain aspects of migraine

Nazia Khan, Research Registrar, Neurology Department, King's College Hospital

Sleep and headache

Alex Nesbitt, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Department, St Thomas' Hospital, London

Caring for migraine in women - the impact of contraception, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause

Shazia Afridi, Consultant Neurologist, Neurology Department , St Thomas's Hospital

Closing remarks

Dr Bridget MacDonald

Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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