Public Programme

The Migraine Trust is proud to host the 17th Migraine Trust International Symposium. On the final day of this Symposium, Sunday 9 September, we invite members of the public to learn about the latest migraine research, therapies and developments from internationally recognised leaders in the field.


12.30: Registration and lunch
13.30: Welcome and introduction from chairs
  • Wendy Thomas, Chief Executive of The Migraine Trust, Director of MTIS
  • Elena Ruiz de la Torre, Executive Director of the European Migraine and Headache Alliance
13.40: Migraine Co-Morbidities
  • Dr. Richard Lipton, Director of Montefiore Headache Center
14.10: Research
  • Dr Nazia Karsan, Clinical Research Fellow, King’s College Hospital / Dr Pyari Bose, Former Migraine Trust Clinical Research Fellow, King’s College Hospital
  • Dr Anna Andreou, Primary Investigator, Migraine Trust Senior Research Fellow, King’s College London / Joseph Lloyd, Migraine Trust PhD Student, King’s College London
  • Dr Phil Holland, Senior Lecturer in Neurology, King’s College London / Lauren Strother, Migraine Trust PhD Student, King’s College London
15.00: Refreshment Break
15.30: New developments
  • Professor Peter Goadsby, Professor of Neurology at King’s College London, Director, NIHR at Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, King’s College Hospital, Trustee of The Migraine Trust
15.50: Highlights of the symposium – a round-up of the latest research
  • Dr Shazia Afridi, Consultant Neurologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, Trustee of The Migraine Trust
16.15: The Migraine Trust developments and Panel Q&A
17.00: Close



If you are attending MTIS 2018: HCP's and Industry are encouraged to attend the public programme. Contact Una Farrell ( to register your attendance. 

If you are not attending MTIS 2018: Standard tickets are £18 and concessions are £12. Click here to purchase your ticket.