Head Start Annual Meeting

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Join us at the 2022 Head Start Annual Meeting

The fifth Head Start Annual Meeting will be taking place on Friday 04 (eve) & Saturday 05 March 2022 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel

This promotional meeting is organised and funded by Teva UK Limited and is open to Consultants, Nurses, GPs and other healthcare professionals from the UK and Ireland with an interest in headache and migraine.

The agenda has been formulated by a Steering Committee of headache and migraine specialists, with engaging sessions and expert speakers for what promises to be an informative meeting.

This meeting will be organised in accordance with England’s latest government guidance on COVID-19. All necessary safety precautions will be in place. If this meeting is not able to go ahead, it will be postponed to a later date. Please check your local government guidelines before travelling to this meeting and please do not attend if you are self-isolating or experiencing any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation points will be applied for from The Federation of the Royal College of Physicians and The Royal College of Nursing.

We hope that you can join us and help make the meeting as interactive as possible.

Register for Head Start 2022

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Steering Committee

Meeting Co-Chair

Professor Peter Goadsby, Professor of Neurology, King's College, London

Meeting Co-Chair

Dr Sarah Miller, Consultant Neurologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Steering Committee Member

Ms Susie Lagrata, Nurse Specialist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

Steering Committee Member

Dr Richard Wood, GPwSI, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire LMC

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Meeting Agenda

The meeting agenda is subject to change. Please check back here for an up-to-date agenda.

Friday 04 March 2022

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Time Session Speaker 
16:00-17:00 Meeting registration, networking, and refreshments
17:00-17:15 Co-Chair’s welcome Professor Peter Goadsby, Professor of Neurology, King’s College London

The ‘not so common’ headache disorders
Chaired by Dr Sarah Miller, Consultant Neurologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

17:15-17:50

Cough headache

Dr David Moreno, Clinical Research Fellow, King’s College London
17:50-18:25 Sleep circadian rhythm Dr Alexander Nesbitt, Consultant Neurologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
18:25-19:00

Pressure headache

Professor Alexandra Sinclair, Professor of Neurology, The University of Birmingham

19:00-19:30

Let’s hear your thoughts Dr Sarah Miller
19:30 Co-Chair’s close Dr Sarah Miller
19:30-20:00 Drinks reception
20:00 Dinner

Saturday 05 March 2022

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Time Session Speaker 
08:30-09:00 Meeting registration, networking, and refreshments
09:00-09:05 Co-Chair’s welcome Dr Sarah Miller

Optimising the headache service
Chaired by Dr Richard Wood, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire LMC

09:05-09:30 The changes in the NHS: what does this mean for headache? Dr Niranjanan Nirmalananthan, Consultant Neurologist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
09:30-09:55 Self-efficacy and self-management Dr Sophie Mitchell, Clinical Psychologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
09:55-10:40 Parallel sessions A (delegates to select one workshop to attend)
1a – Empowering and educating migraine patients in Primary Care Dr Jessica Briscoe, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
2a – Complex headache cases Dr Farooq Maniyar, Consultant Neurologist, The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust
3a – Resilience and self-care for the HCP Dr Sophie Mitchell
10:40-11:10 Coffee break
11:10-11:45 Parallel sessions B (delegates to select one workshop to attend)

1b – Setting up a nurse-led anti-CGRP clinic

Ms Rebecca Stuckey, Clinical Nurse Specialist, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

2b – Headache for a Neurologist on-call

Dr Jane Anderson, Consultant Neurologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

3b – Headache at the front line

Dr David Watson, GPwSI, Hamilton Medical Group, Aberdeen

Our real-world experience of managing patients with monoclonals
Chaired by Ms Susie Lagrata, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

11:45-12:15

The Hull experience

Professor Fayyaz Ahmed, Consultant Neurologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

12:15-12:45

The Glasgow experience

Ms Lesley Murray, Lead Pharmacist for Neurosciences, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

12:45-13:15

Practical implementation and stopping

Dr Brendan Davies, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Stoke University Hospital

13.15-14.15 Lunch
Afternoon discussions

14:15-14:45

What do you need vs what do I need?

Dr Sarah Miller and Ms Susie Lagrata

14:45-15:30

The future of headache

Professor Peter Goadsby, Dr Sarah Miller, Ms Susie Lagrata and Dr Richard Wood

15:30-15:45

Co-Chair’s close

Professor Peter Goadsby

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the most frequently asked questions are answered below. Please click on the question to view the answer.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk.

How much does this meeting cost to attend?

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This meeting is free to attend. Due to limited places available, we ask you to please notify the meeting Secretariat if you can no longer attend so that your place can be re-allocated (Bamboo Medical Communications) on Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk.

How will you communicate with me after I register?

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All correspondence regarding the meeting will be sent to the email address entered when you registered. Please allow 48 hours after your registration for your place to be verified.

If you have not received any correspondence since registering, please ensure you have checked your spam/junk inbox before contacting the meeting Secretariat (Bamboo Medical Communications) on Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk.

Is this meeting CME accredited?

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CME accreditation will be applied for from The Federation of the Royal College of Physicians and from The Royal College of Nursing for this meeting. If approved, the number of CME points will be awarded after the event.

What is the travel policy?

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The meeting Secretariat will arrange travel for journeys exceeding 50 miles each way via the shortest logical direct route (more than 100 miles round trip) if you have requested it on your registration form. We will contact you approximately four weeks before the meeting by email to confirm your requirements and in accordance with the following:

  • Stopovers, route variations and date extensions cannot be facilitated
  • Standard or economy class tickets will be provided
  • Taxis will only be provided and booked by the meeting Secretariat, where in their view, there is no viable public transport option and it is economical to do so
  • Travel insurance will not be provided

If you chose to drive to the venue, petrol/mileage and parking will be reimbursed as travel expenses after the meeting if agreed with the meeting Secretariat. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, or if your circumstances have changed, please contact the meeting Secretariat (Bamboo Medical Communications) on Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk.

Will accommodation be booked for me?

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If you have requested accommodation at the time of registering for the meeting, then a standard bedroom with breakfast will be booked under your name at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel for the evening of Friday 04 March 2022. Extensions or additions to this booking will not be possible.  

If you no longer require this room or would like to confirm your selection on the registration form, please contact the meeting Secretariat (Bamboo Medical Communications) on Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk.

Can I bring a colleague to the meeting with me?

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This meeting is open to Consultants, Nurses, GPs and other healthcare professionals from the UK and Ireland with an interest in headache and migraine. If your colleague fits this description, then they are able to register for a place using the registration form. Your colleague will then be notified if a place is available for them to attend.

Non-healthcare professionals are NOT able to attend the meeting, or any associated parts of the meeting.

What COVID-19 precaution measures will be in place?

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This meeting will be organised in accordance with England’s latest government guidance on COVID-19. All necessary safety precautions will be in place, including social distancing, ventilation, and one-way systems. If this meeting is not able to go ahead, it will be postponed to a later date. Please check your local government guidelines before travelling to this meeting and please do not attend if you are self-isolating or experiencing any symptoms. 

Face masks will be worn by all staff if deemed necessary at the time of the meeting, delegates are welcome to wear face masks if they wish but will not be compulsory unless stated by government guidelines. We ask that delegates perform a lateral flow test before attending the meeting, but proof of result will not be required.

Face masks, hand sanitiser and lateral flow tests will be available to use at the meeting.

How do I cancel my place?

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Please contact the meeting Secretariat (Bamboo Medical Communications) on Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk. Due to the limited places, we ask you to please contact the meeting Secretariat as soon as possible to cancel your place so that it can be re-allocated to another delegate.

How do I change my registration details?

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Please contact the meeting Secretariat (Bamboo Medical Communications) on Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk.

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Directions

This meeting will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.  

Address: 
Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Pendigo Way
Marston Green
Birmingham
B40 1PP 

Directions: The Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel is located next to the NEC and is easily accessible by transport links. 

  • By rail: The closest train station is Birmingham International which serves destinations across the UK. A 24-hour hotel courtesy bus runs every 30 minutes between the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel and Birmingham International train station.

    If you wish to be picked up, please contact the hotel using the dedicated courtesy phone located in the train station. The bus stop is Bus Stop C and located next to the taxi rank in the bus depot. The journey to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel takes approximately five minutes.

  • By car: The Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel is located 10 minutes from Birmingham Airport, off the M42 with easy access to main motorways. The hotel has a dedicated car park located on site, charges apply.

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Contact us

If your question has not been answered above in our frequently asked questions, please feel free to email the meeting Secretariat (Bamboo Medical Communications) on Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk.

If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving communication from Teva UK Limited or the meeting organisers, or if you would like your personal details removed from our database, please email the meeting Secretariat (Bamboo Medical Communications) on Secretariat@headstartmeeting.co.uk. Please note that this may result in your place at this meeting being cancelled.

If you have a specific question about our products or services, please use the main Teva contact us information to direct your query.

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Date of preparation: December 2021
Reference: MIG-GB-00071

This meeting is open to HCPs from the UK and Ireland with an interest in headache and migraine.
This promotional meeting is organised and funded by Teva UK Limited

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