Managing Your Migraine – Birmingham

  • Saturday 3rd June 2017
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Medical School - University of Birmingham
  • £ 10

We are organising a Managing Your Migraine information event in association with the British Society for the Study of Headache in Birmingham for people living with migraine or those with an interest in learning more about the condition.

The programme will include presentations from migraine experts and the opportunity to ask questions and meet other migraine sufferers. You will be able to learn more about the work of The Migraine Trust and be able to speak to staff. Light refreshments will be provided.


09.00 Registration and refreshments
09.20 Welcome and introductions
09.30 What is migraine?
09.45 Drug treatments for migraine
10.15 Migraine – when nothing works
10.45 My migraine story
11.00 Refreshment break
11.30 Non drug treatments for migraine: injections and alternative medicine approaches
12.00 Migraine myths
12.30 Q&A
13.00 Close


  • Arlene Wilkie, Chief Executive, The Migraine Trust
  • Dr Alexandra Sinclair, Neurology Consultant, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Giorgio Lambru, Neurology Consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Julie Edwards, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Headache at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust


The event is being held at the University of Birmingham Medical School, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT. A map can be found on the University’s website.

Parking: We have been advised that parking in the University’s car parks is free of charge at weekends. If you are a blue badge holder and would like to reserve a parking space for the day please let us know by 4.00pm Thursday 1st June to enable us make arrangements as these are limited. Further travel guidance is provided in this ‘How to find us’ (PDF) document.


Booking in advance is required. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

The entry charge contributes to room and equipment hire, speaker costs and refreshments. A limited allocation of concession tickets (£6 per person) are available for recipients of Job Seeker Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Pension Credit, and full-time students.

If you make a regular gift to The Migraine Trust of £5 or more per month you will be able to attend this event free of charge. To book your free place, please email our events team or call 020 7631 6973.

Event terms and conditions: Booking ticket(s) for this event indicates that you have read and accept The Migraine Trust’s event terms and conditions.

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Further information

For more information about this event, please contact our events team on 020 7631 6973 or send us an email via our contact form (select ‘Events’).

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