Skyline at Waterplace Park, Providence, RI

AMD’s Migraine Awards Dinner is an evening that brings together the migraine community, business leaders, and medical professionals to raise funds and awareness for a disease that impacts over 39 million people nationally.

Funds raised through the Annual Migraine Awards Dinner support AMD’s mission to the end the suffering of migraine illness through research, education, and collaboration.

When: June 2, 2018       Where:  Skyline at Waterplace, 1 Finance Way, Providence, RI 02903


This event opens with Hot Topics in Migraine, a series of short presentations by experts, followed by open discussions. Hot Topics in Migraine is a free event and open to the public. 

FOR FREE DISCUSSION TICKETS CLICK HEREHot Topics in Migraine Panel Discussions

1:00-2:30pm: Post-Concussion Syndrome and Migraine

  • Lee Goldstein, MD, PhD – BUSM CTE expert
  • Levi Sowers, PhD - research on post-traumatic headache in veterans
  • Christopher Meeks - Chairman, Soldier Strong
  • Neha Raukar, MD - Emergency Medicine, Center for Sports Medicine – concussion protocols for student athletes
  • Mia Minen, MD - NYU headache specialist who has developed a screening test for concussion
  • Duncan Hodkinson, PhD – Boston Children’s Hospital, PAIN research group - postconcussion neuroimaging
  • Esther Lovett - student athlete with post-concussion syndrome

2:40-3:40pm: How To De-Stigmatize Migraine

  • Bill Young, MD - neurologist and advocate
  • Joanna Kempner, PhD - author of Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health
  • Craig Stenning - international expert on stigma in mental health
  • Melanie Grossi - migraine patient will share her personal experiences

3:50-5:15pm: New therapies: Hormonal Therapy, CGRP Blockers, Cannabinoids, and Interdisciplinary Headache Centers

  • Jelena Pavlovic, MD, PhD – hormonal therapy
  • Stewart Tepper, MD – CGRP blockers, neuromodulators
  • Scott Darragh, chiropractor - treatment
  • Brian Grosberg, MD – interdisciplinary headache center, telemedicine
  • Shivang Joshi, MD - cannabinoids
  • Bob Bratzler – topical prostaglandins

Migraine Awards Dinner

The Migraine Awards Dinner begins at 6pm with a cocktail hour, followed by an elegant sit-down dinner catered by Russell Morin Catering, live music by Meredith Kegley and the awards ceremony. 
 
Tickets are $125 per person.
A table of 8 can be purchased at a discounted cost of $800 by choosing "group" tickets and using promotional code "TableDeal".
Because of new sponsorships we can offer half price tickets with the promotional code "HalfOff".
Migraine patients can get tickets for $50 by using promotional code "75off".
 
This year's theme is "Purple!"  Be sure to dig out your purple attire or accessories!

Cocktail hour - 6:00 - 7:00pm

Dinner and awards - 7:00 - 10:00pm

Award Winners:

2018 Impact Award - Carl Cincinnato

Founder of the Migraine World Summit and sole author at MigrainePal.com

2018 Innovation Award - Dr. Richard Lewis

Director, Jenks Vestibular Diagnostic Laboratory and the Jenks Vestibular Physiology Laboratory, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, expert in vestibular migraine

2018 Advocacy Awards

Jaime Sanders - The Migraine Diva, blogger, patient advocate

Lindsay Weitzel, PhD - author of new children's graphic novel on migraine

 

The Association of Migraine Disorders is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to changing the public perception and the management of migraine disease. We have an interest in exploring the relationship between migraine and other related medical conditions, including fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, concussions, head trauma, pelvic floor pain and more.  We believe that the study of migraine disease will help to understand the common neurobiology: genetics, neuroplasticity, dietary influences and hormonal effects on the nervous system. 



We will record the panel discussions and will share via social media in the weeks after the event.


Many thanks to our generous event sponsors
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