Migraine Symposium Past Lectures

Since 2017, we have added an educational symposium to each of our annual Migraine Awards Ceremonies. We have had the opportunity to bring in experts and advocates from around the world to educate our audience on the mysteries of migraine. Each year we focus on new topics that gain help broaden our understanding of this complex disease. Many of these presentations are now available for your viewing through our podcast, Spotlight on Migraine. Continue reading for a list of our past speakers and topics.


Medical Symposium

Michael Teixido, MD – Neurotologist, ENT & Allergy of Delaware

Brian McGeeney, MD – Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine

Mark Mehle, MD Otolaryngologist, Southwest General Medical Group

Alejandro Vasquez, MD – Rhinologist, ENT & Allergy

Boris Paskhover, MD – Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery

Gaurev Jindal, MD – Radiology, Miriam Hospital

David Jang, MD – Assistant Professor, Rhinology, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Duke University

Francine Touzard-Romo, MD – Infectious Disease, The Miriam and Newport Hospitals

Julie Roth, MD – Neurologist, Brown Neurology

Amy Hessler, DO – Assistant Professor of Neurology

Janet Waters, MD – Women’s Neurology, University of Pittsburgh

Mary Angela O’Neal, MD – Chief of Women’s Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Renee Eger, MD – Medical Director, Women and Infants Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Center and the Menopause Program

Marcie Richardson, MD – Director, Menopause Service, Atrius Health

Community Symposium

Richard Kraig, MD – Co-founder/CSO of Seurat Therapeutics, Inc.

Blake Gurfein, PhD – Engineer, VP Research & Scientific Affairs, Tivic Health

Jason Cook, MD – Founder / CEO of Relaspen

Shivang Joshi, MD, MPH, RPh – Neurologist, Dent Neurologic Institute

Norman Gordon, MD – chief of neurology, Miriam Hospital

Shoshona Lipson – support group on Facebook

Ashley Hattle – author of Cluster Headaches: A Guide to Surviving One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Man

Bob Wold – President, Clusterbusters, Inc.

Todd Handel, MD – Interventional Physiatrist, Pain Management

Jodie Epstein – founder of the website, MigraineBuds.com

Mariah Stump, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Women’s Medicine Cooperative

Cara deBeauport, N.P. – Neurology Center of New England

Diane Lipscombe, PhD – Professor of Neurology, Carney Institute For Brain Science, Director

Christopher Gottschalk, MD – Chief, General Neurology, Director, Yale Headache Medicine

Yiheng Tu, PhD – Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital


Dr. Neha Raukar - Concussion Protocols for Athletes

Dr. Mia Minen

Dr. Duncan Hodkinson - Evaluating the Concussed Brain with Neuroimaging

Dr. Levi Sowers

Dr. Lee Goldstein

Melanie Grossi - Personal Experience with Migraine

Dr. William Young - How to Destigmatize Migraine

Joanna Kempner, PhD - Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Dr. Shivang Joshi - Cannabis for Treating Migraine and Cluster Diseases

Dr. Stewart Tepper - The New CGRP Blocking Migraine Treatments

Bob Bratzler, PhD - Prostaglandins - A Potential Migraine Treatment?


Dr. Lynn Griffiths - Migraine and Genetics

Dr. Robert Shapiro, MD - The Fight for Migraine Research Funding

Dr. Richard Boles - The Promise of the Avantra Genetic Test for Migraine

Dr. Brian McGeeney - The Pros and Cons of Marijuana for Pain Control

Dr. Anne St. Goar - Can MDMA play a part in migraine relief?