VII National Headache Day 2015
The "National Headache Day - “Give your headache a kick”, now in its seventh edition, will be held on May 9, 2015, with the endorsement of the Ministry of Health and the National Federation of the Orders of Physicians and Dentists (FNOMCeO).
The event will be organized throughout Italy, in squares, shopping centres and at public health facilities by health workers of public facilities dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches accredited by SISC. The medical specialists will meet the needs of the public with interviews, by answering questions, and by distributing promotional material.
Particular attention will be given to young people, who often suffer from headache from childhood and adolescence, and to the problem of chronic pain and the misuse or abuse of symptomatic drugs.
The initiative aims to educate on how to properly monitor the headache, the appropriate treatment of single episodes and prevention therapy, when needed.
Information will also be given on the usefulness of highly specialized centres for the treatment of "complex" headaches to which the general population, the general practitioner and the neurologist may refer to.
The informative material, in the form of posters and leaflets which will be distributed among the public, will cover, in addition to the issues mentioned above, the diagnostic characteristics of primary headache, the map of the centres accredited by SISC in the different regions of Italy, the headache patient's bill of rights, and informative material from the patient associations.