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Join us for an informative event:

Migraine and Telemedicine

How to Prepare and Get the Most Out of Your Visit: A Discussion Between Physician and Patient

Why should you prepare for a telemedicine visit and how should you do so?

  • Time

    July 18, 2020
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM ET
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PT

  • Location

    This will be a virtual event.

Headache medicine expert, Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld and patient expert, Dr. Anikah Salim will discuss everything you need to know about telemedicine. Some of the topics included are:

  • What are the limitations and benefits of telemedicine?
  • Will telemedicine visits continue after COVID?
  • What about procedures?
  • What protocol is being used for in office procedures?
  • What about switching from procedure-based treatment to a home treatment?
  • Why should patients keep a headache diary?

Any many more! They will also take Q’s from the audience – ask your Q’s in advance by clicking here.

Anikah Salim

Anikah Salim, DrPH,MPH,CPH

Anikah has had migraine since childhood but was diagnosed with chronic migraine with aura in 2015 after experiencing a severe migraine for nearly a year. She was just starting her PhD in epidemiology when her migraine attacks became daily episodes. Trying to manage her condition amidst full-time work and school, Anikah felt alone and as if no one understood the gravity of what she was suffering through. Learning more about her condition and connecting with others in the migraine community, Anikah felt the strong urge to join the movement and advocate for herself and others.

She joined her first Miles for Migraine Walk/Run in the fall of 2018 and increased her involvement in the Migraine Patient Education Days and RetreatMigraine as well as other events. In 2019, she trained with the US Pain Foundation to become a support group leader. Personally understanding the challenges associated with traveling for in-person meetings, in January 2020 Anikah worked with Miles for Migraine to host and lead the first ever weekly Miles for Migraine national virtual support group. There are over 85 registered participants and it continues to grow daily. Anikah continues to share her journey and experience in an effort to increase migraine awareness and provide support to those suffering from migraine and their families. Whether it is migraine or another chronic condition, she wants everyone to know, "You are not alone."

Andrew Blumenfeld

Andrew Blumenfeld, M.D.

Dr. Blumenfeld grew up in South Africa and graduated from St. Andrews College, South Africa, with a distinction in mathematics. He completed his neurology training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The highlights of his practice include that he was Chief of Neurology Service at Kaiser and he is currently director of the Headache Center of Southern California, located in San Diego, California

Dr Blumenfeld is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a fellow of the American Headache Society. He is the founding chair of the American Headache Society section on Interventional procedures for headache management. He has over 70 peer review publications. One of his manuscripts has been voted as best journal article by the journal Headache.

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