November 4, 2020



About The Event

Affecting more than 30 million Americans, migraine headache imposes significant costs on employers. Migraine is the fifth most disabling illness in the United States and data currently show that migraines cost employers about $19 billion/year in indirect costs of which 81% can be attributed to lost migraine-related workdays. An often-misunderstood disease, migraines are frequently misdiagnosed and under treated. 

During this webinar, you will discover:

  • An overview of migraine headache including triggers, diagnosis and testing
  • Direct and indirect costs of migraine for employers 
  • Treatments including new preventative options
  • Workplace support and educational programs for employees with migraine
  • How to reduce the impact of migraine on your workforce while increasing productivity

Sponsored by

Amgen Inc.

Speaker Details

Neil Goldfarb

President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health

Mr. Neil Goldfarb is President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH), which brings together employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey who are committed to improving the health of their employees and the safety, quality and value delivered by the health care system. GPBCH represents over 1.5 million covered lives nationally. Before founding GPBCH in 2012, Mr. Goldfarb spent over 30 years in health care research, quality improvement and management positions. As Associate Dean for Research in the Jefferson College of Population Health, he was responsible for leading the school’s research agenda, while concurrently serving as Director of Ambulatory Care Performance Improvement for Thomas Jefferson University’s faculty practice plan. His previous positions include Executive Director of a quality improvement consulting firm and Vice President of Health Services for the Philadelphia region’s first Medicaid managed care plan. Mr. Goldfarb has authored over 60 articles in the peer-reviewed literature. Mr. Goldfarb is active in the governance of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. He maintains adjunct faculty status at Jefferson College of Pharmacy, where he teaches courses on Healthcare Delivery Systems and Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes.

Wayne N. Burton, M.D.

Healthcare Strategic Advisor and Consultant

Dr. Wayne Burton is a strategic advisor and health care consultant. Previously he was the Corporate Medical Director for American Express from 2009 to 2017 and the Corporate Medical Director for JPMorgan Chase and it’s legacy banks from 1982 to 2009.

He has been the recipient of several awards including the Health Achievement Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the Jonas Salk Health Leadership Award from the March of Dimes, the Innovation Award from Mental Health Innovation in Health and Productivity Award from National Business Group on Health (NBGH).

Dr. Burton is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and Adjunct Professor of Environmental & Occupational Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Burton was previously Chairman of the Board of the Midwest Business Group on Health and was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Business Group of Health.

He has co-authored over 100 medical journal articles on employee health and productivity and disease management,

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