We would like to give the warmest and biggest congratulations to our Board Officer and Cluster Headache Delegate, Kalina Tyminski!!! We are beyond proud to announce that Mrs. Tyminski just received a Certificate of Commendation for Young Volunteer Advocate from the EFNA Advocacy Awards 2018. Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, outstanding contribution and always enormous effort for our cause. Keep the great work!
Migraine Awareness Week 2018 MAI held an accredited Health Care Professional Seminar, during which two international speakers presented on Migraine: Diagnosis and Treatment, and the Development of the new Anti-CGRP medication. Prof. Lars Edvinsson and Prof. Allan Purdy, both members of the IHS, followed this up by doing a webinar for members of the Irish Pharmacy Union In conjunction with this, MAI has been running a campaign ‘A Headache a Day is not Okay’ to encourage migraineurs to consult with their pharmacist regarding medication and treatment for migraine, while avoiding Medication Overuse Headache. MAI is also encouraging pharmacists to build [...]
Active Citizenship Network launch the second edition of the bi-annual research-project at the European level “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collection of good practices” with the aim to continue to give evidence on existing good practices in several European countries in terms of the struggle against pain. Aims of the project Giving continuity to the successful collection of good practices “EU Civic Prize on Chronic Pain - Collection of good practices” - First Edition. Enriching European and national experiences, expertise, data and benchmarking on chronic pain. Fostering the multi-stakeholder platform of operators of good practices on pain, created in [...]
On Friday 7 December 2018, patient advocates and stakeholders from all world regions will stand together, united in a celebration of Patient Solidarity Day (PSD). This year’s theme is about ‘Safe Medication and Healthcare for All’ and it aims to raise awareness on these critical global public health issues and advocate for access to safe, quality and appropriate medicines and treatments as warranted by patients' conditions. The Key Messages about Patient Solidarity Day: This Patient Solidarity Day patient advocates across the globe are coming together in solidarity to raise awareness on and advocate for access to safe medication and healthcare for all. Patient exposure [...]
EMHA assists to the 12th European Headache Federation Congress in Florence. 1.000 Neurologists today discussing over migraine, new treatments, the sub origin of migraine, it's future and the EMHA present at the event always trying to give a voice to patients and spread the word!
This month of September is being extremely busy and we are traveling to support, defend and activate the Patients everywhere !!. EMHA Executive Director Mrs. Elena Ruiz de la Torre travels to Mexico in order to assist the first international congress done in Puebla (Mexico) 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. Find below some images of Mrs. Elena Ruiz de la Torre speaking to Mexican Patients and Neurologists.
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.
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 [...]