The webinar will discuss evidence-based methods to accommodate the work environment and decrease workplace stigma. It will include recommendations for employers and colleagues to recognize symptoms and learn about the disabling nature of these conditions.
Take home messages:
There is no cure for headaches but there are effective treatments
Empower employees to seek treatment and improve their well-being
Reduce stigma associated with disabling headaches in the workplace
Provide support for those impacted by disabling headaches in the workplace
The biology behind headaches and migraines and the international classification system for this illness and available treatments
Recommendation for employers and colleagues on how to approach headaches and migraines in the workplace
Socioeconomic burden of headaches and migraines
Anna Andreou is the Director of Headache Research at the Headache Centre, at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and King’s College London. She is also a Senior Lecturer within the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London. Anna completed her PhD in Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, before continuing her research at the University of California, San Francisco, and Imperial College London. She has received several awards, including, but not limited to, the senior research fellowship of the Migraine Trust, the Research Innovation Award from the Medical Research Council, the Early Research Career Grant from the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the Headache Research Excellence award from the International Headache Society (IHS). Having held the role of Chair of the Trainees and Residents Special Interest Group of the IHS for 4 years, she is currently Chair of the IHS Electronics Media Committee. Her research interests include understanding migraine and cluster headache pathophysiology, and developing novel therapies for the prevention of headaches.Partially Funded by:This program is pre-approved by the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada) for one hour training session.