Brian Higgins

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Brian Higgins


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BRIEFING: The Value of Research and Prevention

in Addressing the Societal Burden of Migraine

Thursday, June 15th 2017


2043 Rayburn House Office Building

Lunch will be served

Dear Colleagues,

Did you know about 12 percent of the U.S. population experience migraine? This disabling condition occurs in both children and adults, but affects adult women three times more often than men, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke (NINDS).

Please consider attending an important lunch briefing featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the debilitating impact of this condition on health, the economy, and society. Speakers representing the patient community, providers, government, research,
and workforce/disability sector will focus on developments in research, prevention and treatment, and policies to reduce the burden of this illness.

Panelists include:

  • Walter Koroshetz, M.D., director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders (NINDS)
  • Brian Gifford, Ph.D., director, research and measurement, Integrated Benefits Institute
  • Jaime Sanders, The Migraine Diva, migraine patient advocate
  • Amaal J. Starling, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, Mayo Clinic

Mary Franklin, executive director, National Headache Foundation will moderate the discussion.

“The Value of Research and Prevention in Addressing the Societal Burden of Migraine” briefing is hosted by Research!America and supported by Amgen. This event will be widely attended. To RSVP, please contact Sara Chang with Research!America at or 571.482.2726.




Brian Higgins

Member of Congress

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