The Department of Neurology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Smt Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi, India, celebrated the 5th annual World Brain Day on 22nd July, with a Walkathon and public lecture by distinguished speakers from Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, and Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC). The theme on World Brain Day this year is ‘Migraine: The Painful Truth’, and the event also celebrated the importance of neurosciences. The day was held under the aegis of the World Federation of Neurology, World Federation of Neurorehabilitation, and in association with the International Headache Society. 

LHMC Director, Prof. Rajiv Garg opened the presentations elucidating the importance of World Brain Day and the theme of migraine. Prof. RK Dhamija, Head of the Department of Neurology, continued with introductory facts and figures and pathophysiology underlying migraine. Other speakers included Prof. KS Anand, Head of Neurology, RML, who presented on healthy ageing and measures that everyone can take in order to lead a fulfilling life in old age; Prof. Anil Gurtoo, Head of Department of Medicine at LHMC, elaborated on cognitive health; Prof. Dinesh Kataria, Head of Department, Dept of Psychiatry, LHMC, spoke about emotional and mental well-being; Dr. Suvasini Sharma from Pediatric Neurology, LHMC, discussed healthy upbringing in children; and finally Dr. Divyani Garg spoke on the treatment of migraine.

The event saw active participation from college staff, students as well as the general public, and finshed with a question-and-answer session from the audience to the speakers.

A poster making competition had also been organised earlier on the theme of migraine which saw enthusiastic participation from medical students as well as residents.

Migraine is the most common brain disease in the world with one in every seven people being afflicted with this disease. It is one of the most disabling neurological conditions globally.