What is the Migraine Symposium & Awards Ceremony?
The Migraine Symposium and Awards Ceremony is a one-day educational and celebratory event that expands our understanding of migraine with the help of presentations by more than 35 experts and advocates from around the country. Each year, we dive into different topics to explore the spectrum of migraine. The symposium is divided into two tracks, one tailored to medical professionals and the other to patients and the general public, however, both programs are open to all attendees. The symposium is followed by an awards ceremony to individuals advocates that have been making a difference in the migraine community. Awards are given in three areas: Innovation, Impact and Advocacy. The awards ceremony will include live music and hors d’oeuvres and will give attendees the chance to connect, network and celebrate.
Doors Open 8:30 a.m.
Symposium 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Migraine & GI Health
Gretchen Tietjen, MD – The Connection of Migraine to IBS and Other Gut-Brain Interaction
Dale Bond, PhD – Weight Loss Treatment for Migraine – Worth the Weight?
Brad Kuo, MD– GI Disorders Associated with Migraine
Alison Field, ScD – Migraine and Obesity
Stephanie Fulton PhD – Neuroimmune Consequences of Obesity: Insight into Migraine and Mood Disorder Pathophysiology
Margaret Slavin, PhD – Creating a Diet for Migraine
Jacob Brodsky, MD – Vestibular Pediatric Migraine Disorders
Karen Kaczynski, MD – Promising Treatments for Pediatric Migraine
Christopher Oakley, MD – Off-label Usage of CGRP Inhibitors for Pediatric Migraine
Migraine and TBI
Grant Iverson, PhD – Athletes with Pre-existing Migraine Having Prolonged Recovery After Concussion
Jim Buskirk, PT – Vestibular Migraine & Usage of Concussion Goggles
Richard Lewis, MD – Understanding Vestibular Migraine Pathophysiology
The Link Between Migraine and Mental Health
Clas Linnman, PhD – Measuring Neuroinflammation in Chronic Pain
Vincent Capaldi Sc.M., M.D – The Relationship Between PTSD, Sleep and Migraine
Nasim Maleki, PhD – Association of Mood Disorders and Migraine
Gretchen Tietjen, MD – Childhood PTSD Association with Worse Migraine Symptomatology
Anne St. Goar, MD – The Technique and Success of MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy: A New Method for Migraine?
Lindsay Grayson – K9 Therapy for PTSD
Doors Open 9:00 a.m.
Symposium 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
New & Pipeline Treatments
Alix Bennett, PhD – NerivioMigra Wearable Neurostimulation Device
David George – Nocira’s Ear Pressure Migraine Treatment
Jelena Pavlovic, MD, PhD – The Use of Gepants for the Treatment of Migraine
Speaker TBD – Ditans for the Treatment of Migraine
Migraine and Mental Health
Melissa Geraghty, Psy. D – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Margot Anderson, MSW, RYT – Creating Resilience
Richard Kraig, MD, PhD – Research in Mindfulness & Migraine
Lindsay Weitzel, PhD – The Role of a Migraine Strategist to Improve Pain, Overcome Daily Frustrations & Achieve Goals (CHAMP Member Highlight)
Innovations in Care
Melissa Piercey – Advocating for Students with Migraine
Agustin Mello-Carillo, MD, PhD – OnabotulinumA and CGRP Inhibitors are Likely Safe Medications to Use Simultaneously and May Have Complementary Efficacy
Seniha Ozudogru, MD – Usage of CGRP & the Prolonged Effectivness of Botox
Adam Harcourt, DC, DACNB – Functional Medicine Migraine Program
Shin Beh, MD – Vagal Neuomodulation for the Treatment of Vestibular Migraine
Risa Ravitz, MD – Using Telemedicine to Diagnose and Treat Migraine
Products and Apps for Migraine
Ken Schulman, MD – Curealator App for Migraine
Margo Warren – The NINDS’ Migraine Trainer App
Charles Posternack, MD – Avulux Migraine Theraputic Glasses
David Meadows, PhD – The Science Behind PureWine
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Following the symposium we will unwind and celebrate the achievements of 7 individuals who are making a difference in the migraine community. hors d’ouevres and cocktails will be available. This will be an opportunity to connect and network with attendees and speakers.
Congratulations to Our Award Winners
Hailey Pushis – USA National Miss Mississippi Junior Teen and Migraine Advocate
Allie Sealy – Country Music Artist & Migraine Advocate, Writer and Singer of “Not All In Our Heads”
Mia Maysack – Creator of Peace Love Life Coaching & Migraine Advocate
Dearric Winchester – Long-distance Runner, Caregiver & Migraine Advocate
To Be Announced
To Be Announced