EMHA Executive Director Mrs. Elena Ruiz de la Torre travels to Mexico in order to assist the first international congress done in Mexico for the patients organized by Mexican Cluster and Migraine Association (AMCEMIG). Her speech will be focused on her personal experience as a migraineur and how it affects her daily life activities.
EMHA Executive Director Mrs. Elena Ruiz de la Torre traveled to Greece yesterday September 12th on Migraine Day of Action, to assist to the meeting held at Athens by the Hellenic Headache Society on behalf of Migraine Awareness Day. She had the chance to tell her personal story about being a migraineur and how it has impacted her life, in front of people like General Secretary of Social Security, Mr. Vraka, of Mr. Mitsikostas, President of the Greek Headache Federation, and of the President of the Greek Migraine and Headache.
EMHA Executive Director Mrs. Elena Ruiz de la Torre flew the past month of August to Zurich in order to attend the first European Patient Advocacy Council F2F meeting where the topics for discussion were: 1. “Addressing inequalities in the patient voice across Europe”. 2. “Demonstrating the Impact of Patient Engagement”.
The past September 6th the European Migraine and Headache Alliance team flew all the way to London to assist to the 17th Biennial Migraine Trust International Symposium. It was an amazing and exciting event full of people interested in finding ways to give a brighter future to migraineurs. We were beyond than an honor to be part of this symposium and represent the patients' community in such an important Congress. You can find below some images of what we lived last week, already looking forward to the next MTIS!
EMHA Executive Director Elena Ruiz de la Torre along with Professor Peter Goadsby was in charge of giving the first speech at the opening ceremony of MTIS 2018. We couldn´t be more proud and honored of being able to represent the patient community in such an important event! Over 800 assistants have visited the Congress so far!! We keep searching for ways to give a voice to patients, raise awareness and educate everyone about this condition, which so many people suffer from and sadly the number keeps increasing day by day.
This year Migraine Day of Action will be held on September 12th and EMHA has created an initiative called #MigraineBrighterFuture ¿What is #MigraineBrighterFuture? It´s an online campaign which involves patients all around the globe and everybody who would like to help on raising awareness about Migraine. ¿How to participate? September 12th participants will need to upload a photo on social media with a caption including the hashtag #MigraineBrighterFuture and a sentence which starts with the followings words: "For the chance to...". This sentence needs to be some kind of action that sounds completely normal and easy to accomplish for anyone who reads it but a complete challenge for someone suffering from migraine. An example of this will be “For The Chance To get back to work”. Everyone goes to work every day but someone who suffers from migraine can have a crisis during their work but no one in the workspace will notice or really understand that is not a simple headache. We would love everyone to participate in this project so save the date and help us spread the word!
This upcoming September, EMHA team will be visiting the British capital city of London in order to participate in the MTIS congress organized by Migraine Trust. EMHA will be participating in the activities held during the Congress such as communications meetings, active participation on roundtables and of course an EMHA booth by Board members and Staff will be found at MTIS Exhibition Hall! We are very excited about the event and looking forward to being in London already.
Spotted Olivia Serratosa (EMHA past Communication and Social Media expert) and Isabel Colomina (AEPAC President in Spain) at Brussels to assist to the EPF General Assembly the past month of May.
The largest patient online event in the world for headache returns this April 18-26. The Migraine World Summit will bring together over 30 top experts, doctors and specialists to share new treatments, research and strategies for migraine and chronic headache. It is available to anyone with an internet connection.
Our General Assembly [GA] and the 1 st Migraine and Headache International Patient Advocacy Summit [MHIPAS], which will be held between Thursday, May 10 th and Sunday, May 13 th , at the NH Schiphol Airport Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.