Non-Drug Treatment for Migraine in Women

ElectroCore co-founder and senior executive advisor of Medical and Government Affairs, Dr. Peter Staats discusses new survey results that revealed a significant underutilization of non-drug treatment options for migraine among female patients and health care providers (HCPs). This survey showed that only 8% of HCPs reported treatment of patients with non-drug therapy.

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Management of Parkinson’s Disease During OFF and ON Periods

Dr. Robert Hauser, Director at Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center in Tampa, discusses the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and OFF periods (a time when symptoms recur while on baseline medication), and ON periods (when symptoms are controlled) as well as ways to help manage them with treatment options.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dan Roberts, AMD Patient, Advocate & Founding Director of MD Support, Inc. and the International Macular Degeneration Support Group talks about his passion for educating others about AMD (Age-related macular degeneration). He also talks about how the Ellex 2RT®, a first of its kind laser treatment for macular degeneration, can improve the quality of life for patients with AMD and offer a solution to the burden of care placed on payers and society resulting from AMD.

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Non-Opiod Pain Management With BUZZY

In this health supplier segment, pediatric emergency physician and pain specialist, Dr. Amy Baxter discusses the barriers to effective non-opioid pain management.  She has given up her practice to focus on devices she has invented to block out pain. She also talks about The Buzzy, which helps block needle pain for children. She is passionate about changing the pain treatment paradigm to include proven technologies like hers – and other non-pharma modalities – for the benefit of physicians, patient, and society as a whole.

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Multiple Sclerosis Is On My Mind Initiative

Artist and patient Lydia Emily Archibald who is a spokesperson and creative director for MS On My Mind, an interactive initiative launched by EMD Serono, discusses her role in the project. She is joined by Dr. Daniel Bandari, M.D., M.S. founder of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of California, who discusses the physical challenges and prevalence associated with MS.

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and The Next 5 Years

Anna Sundgren, Renal Disease Strategy Leader, Global Medicines Development at AstraZeneca, talks about what’s on the horizon for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, and the physicians that treat them — who’ve seen little innovation in treatment advancements in over 30 years.

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Microvillus Inclusion Disease (MVID)

Dr. Dmitry Kravtsov, M.D., Vice President of Research & Development at Vanessa Research, Inc. (VRI), discusses the white paper “Addressing the Microvillus Inclusion Disease Knowledge Gap – A Comprehensive Case Analysis”.  MVID is a rare genetic disease that afflicts infants with very severe diarrhea. Shylicine™ is the first-ever drug developed to treat microvillus inclusion disease.  

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