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St Vincent's Foundation Webinar Series

The St Vincent’s Foundation Webinar Series covers a wide range of health topics, presented by St Vincent’s Hospital specialists and external guest speakers. 

Each webinar will include a Q&A session, giving you the opportunity to discover everything you want to know about each topic.

Managing and avoiding headaches: A deep dive into a common disorder

Hear from St Vincent’s Associate Professor Lauren Sanders, clinical neurologist and Co-Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Headache Society. 

Date and time: Thursday 13th October 2022 at 12.00pm

Presentation Summary:

Headaches are one of the most underestimated, under-recognised and under-treated disorders throughout the world!

An estimated 50 per cent of the adult population suffered from at least one headache in the past year. You or someone you love is probably affected!

Headaches have many difference causes. Many people think of migraine as being a severe headache but it is actually a neurological condition with a number of other associated symptoms. Interestingly, migraines significantly affect more women than men. In Australia, a recent survey showed that 4.9 million people suffer from migraines. Seventy-one per cent of these migraine sufferers are women and 86 per cent are of working age. This is a problem we can’t ignore.

Join us for a deep dive into headaches with Associate Professor Lauren Sanders, clinical neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and Co-Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Headache Society. She’ll explain what causes headaches, how to manage them and ultimately, how to avoid them! She will also discuss some of the new treatments available.

Duration: 45-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session

Register: Click the Register button, at top right.

About our Presenter: Associate Professor Lauren Sanders

A/Prof Lauren Sanders is an academic and clinical neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, with expertise in stroke, headache and neuromuscular conditions. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and Chair, Division of Medicine, SVHM. A/Prof Sanders is also co-secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Headache Society, sits on several stroke advisory committees and contributes to evidence review for the Australian Stroke Guidelines.

Her PhD examined management of Transient Ischaemic Attack and she is currently completing a Master of Clinical Education. She has published and presented her work locally and internationally and her research has received several awards including the Peter Bladin New Investigator award (Stroke Society of Australasia) and the Head of School PhD Excellence Award (Monash University). Her current research is focussed on TIA secondary prevention, stroke simulation and processes of care, in addition to research supervision and clinical trials.

Topics of previous webinars have included:

  • The Future of Cancer Care (focussing on myeloma)
  • Heart Health
  • Nursing during the Pandemic
  • Understanding Addiction
  • Challenges and Opportunities of Aging Well
  • Living well with Arthritis
  • Sleep in the Time of COVID
  • Exercise - a powerful indicator of heart function and health
  • Robotics & 3D Printing - the new Era of Surgery
  • Why Engineering is the future of Medicine
  • How to protect and enhance your Eyesight
  • Understanding Palliative Care


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