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2013 Clusterbusters Conference - Chicago

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We are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual Clusterbuster Cluster Headache Conference  will be held on September 12 to 15 at the DoubleTree O'Hare Hotel in Chicago (Rosemont).

The conference will begin with registration and the Presidents Reception on Thursday evening, speakers and presentations will run all day Friday and Saturday.  We have negotiated an incredible rate of $89.00 per night for over sized rooms with free parking and free in-room internet.  Links for reservations will follow shortly.

Registrations details, speaker list and other information will be posted in the next few weeks.

If you have any questions please post them here or email us:  info@clusterbusters.com

See you in Chicago!!

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Kewl...Chicago....the emerald city....you supply body armor? Chicago is right up there with Bagdad as far as homicides go.lmao

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Chicago is right up there with Bagdad as far as homicides go.lmao

But Chicago's a gun-free zone!!!  LOL

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I haven't been back to America for 12 years. But, if I can afford it, will come back for this.

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Chicago is right up there with Bagdad as far as homicides go.lmao

But Chicago's a gun-free zone!!!  LOL

LOL,  you read my mind.   But Bagdad can't be that bad they have been liberated,  right? :-/

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In the same boat as CHS, but I am looking second job for Joan so Ican help Potter with gas.   Bwwwwhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa   Anybody want to hire a headbanger?.......

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Yay!  Fingers crossed I can get my stuff together in time to go.  Last year was great to attend my first one as the lonely Canuck.  lol  Was great to meet so many of you and learn so much.

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I do find it somewhat whimsical that the most dangerous cities in the US also have the tightest gun control.  Cities with the lowest gun crime have the highest number of guns per person. 

Statistics aside, I'll be at the conference again this year!! :)  Looking forward to seeing all my friends again. :) 

Jeff

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An armed society is a polite society. :)

Fingers crossed, but it is not looking good so far as attending. Farm and family have become almost 24/7. Perhaps the Fairy Godmother will show up to aid in my getaway!!!!!! ;D

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The conference is now ready!!  September 12 to 15, 2013.

Registration information, hotel links and list of speakers is available here:  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=asfwt7iab&oeidk=a07e6wnq9zdaec5a308

More speakers will be announced shortly.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is conveniently located hear O'Hare airport.  Also close by are the Blue-line trains to downtown and a casino.

The rate of $89 per night includes free parking (at the hotel next door) and free internet.

Rooms are over-sized with a work area and a pull-out sofa.  Chose from either one King-size or two double beds

This link will take you to the DoubleTree O'Hare Hotel homepage:

http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/illinois/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-chicago-ohare-airport-rosemont-CHIDTDT/index.html

This link will take you to the on-line reservations pages set up for the conference: 

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/C/CHIDTDT-CLU-20130909/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Reserve your room by August 12 to ensure this great rate!

Any questions:  info@clusterbusters.com

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Whats cool to do in the windy city...cides flying a kite? Maybe have Oprah hang in the room and try some meds...he.he.he.

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bb,

You can always ride the elevator up the Sears Tower and look at the gap in the floors (elevator vs tower) when you get to the top! ;D ;D That is pretty exciting if you are afraid of heights!  ::) Presuming said tower is still there and open to the public.

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Presuming said tower is still there and open to the public. 

Still there, still open, new name (as of a few years ago): Willis Tower. 

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Sad that everything in our society is for sale.  I'm just waiting for Bill Gates to buy the name rights to Washington State (Where Microsoft is).  Rename it to the state of Gates, or maybe the state of Microsoft... ;)

Jeff

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I was supposed to attend last year, but couldn't get time off work... As I have a new job, I will be able to go this year!

I've never met someone with CH in person before... And the conferences sound so interesting. The only thing that worries me, like all travels by plane, is that I will not be able to bring O2. How do you guys deal with CH when away?

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Jessica,

In the past there's been ample supplies of O2 available for use.  Just bring your own mask (maybe regulator).

You should come.  These people are a trip..  ROFL... ;P  Last year was my first year and I hope to make every annual get together in the future.  A really fun and genuine group of people CH'ers are...

Jeff

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I have to "ditto" what Jeff said

You should come.These people are a trip..ROFL... ;PLast year was my first year and I hope to make every annual get together in the future.A really fun and genuine group of people CH'ers are...

Last year was my first Conference and first time I had ever met another CH'er.  It was tremendous getting first-hand stories, excellent advice and finally meeting some of the wonderful people who support the battle against CH.  I'll always try to attend, it's really a great experience.

weatherman

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In the past there's been ample supplies of O2 available for use.  Just bring your own mask (maybe regulator).

That reassures me. And I really, really want to go. I already advised my boss I would be changing my hours that week, and planned help with getting my kids to daycare\school while away.

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You just show up..02 all over the place. I looked at the battery of bottles lining the wall at Vegas and just got warm and fuzzy all over, might have Homer drooled a bit....02 porn...hmmmmmm ;D

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As I am now seeing Dr. Mcgeeney, he told me that I have to find a way to get to this meeting. I am living on disability now so I will have to try to start saving now. After seeing the posts above I see that I will not be able to bring my guns with me. I think I would feel much safer there with them. I will do everything that I can to make it there. My father lives in Indianapolis, so maybe I can stay with him and drive up from there.

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Speaker Update:  Just confirmed.

Dr. Larry Robbins - Robbins Headache Clinic   http://www.headachedrugs.com/

Lawrence Robbins, M.D. is considered to be one of the top 10 experts in the country on management of headache medications and he also discusses non-medication strategies, as well as alternative treatments.

He has authored 3 books, the first 2 being "Headache Help" and "Management of Headache and Headache Medications"  Both have been very well reviewed and are bestsellers and are available online or in bookstores.

His third is the newly release E-Book: "Headache 2013: A Comprehensive Guide to Headache Treatment, Including Advanced Approaches for When Nothing Has Helped" which is available online with links from his website:  http://www.chicagoheadacheclinic.com/ebook.html

Dr. Robbins has his practice in Northbrook, Illinois. The Robbins Headache Clinic has a reputation as being one of the top places in the United States to go for help with headaches.  He has been elected to "America's Top Doctors" for each year since 2001. He was also named as one of Chicago's Top Doctors by Chicago Magazine.  Dr. Robbins received the Clinical Pain Management Award from the AAPM in 2008, given to the physician who "...has made a significant accomplishment in research and/or teaching in the field of interdisciplinary pain management." Only one physician in the United States receives this annual award.

This will be the third time Dr. Robbins has attended the Clusterbuster conferences and this year he will lead a open format Q&A session "Ask the Doc - Your Questions On The Clinical Aspects Of Cluster Headache".   This promises to be an exciting and informative session.

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Do you think Dr. Robbins discuss or be open about busting the way many of us on this forum do? 

As an aside, in Morton Grove, IL, it is illegal NOT to own a gun, at least that is what my brother tells me. 

Yikes!

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