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Registration is now open for the ABN Acute Neurology Boot Camp - 8th July 2019

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World Brain Day

22 July 2019 - ,

The topic of the 2019 World Brain Day is “Migraine - the painful truth” and the WFN is delighted to collaborate with the International Headache Society (https://www.ihs-headache.org/) in this endeavour . Together our combined resources and efforts should be more effective in attaining the goals of the WBD. We hope that this year’s message will reach the affected population and the wider global community, as well as individual national societies, governments and intergovernmental organisations.
The following are important pointers for your Society and its members.

Key Messages or Taglines:
• Prevalence: Migraine is the most common brain disease in the world, affecting 1 in 7 people worldwide.
• Disability: Migraine is one of the leading causes of disability in the world and can severely impact every aspect of life.
• Education: Migraine is under recognised, under-diagnosed and under-treated.
• Research: Migraine receives less research funding than all of the world’s most burdensome diseases.
• Standard of Care: Migraine is a disease where the majority of sufferers may never get the help they need.

Migraine is the third most common noncommunicable neurological disorder after stroke and dementia. It is relatively invisible because of the low mortality but ranks very highly as a cause of disability. As such, this WBD endeavour is fundamentally in line with the mission of the WFN to improve brain health worldwide. Through this letter and this WBD we urge you to join in this global initiative by highlighting the problem in your country or region and holding meetings and press conferences and interacting with health authorities on behalf of your patients.

We will provide material to assist organising these activities, and if you need further advice or assistance please do not hesitate to contact the WFN Office (wbd2018@wfneurology.org).

For more information, please click here.

22 July 2019

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