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 honor individuals 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.
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
9:00 – 10:30 Pediatric Migraine
Karen Kaczynski, MD –Psychological Approaches to Assessment and Treatment of Pediatric Migraine
Christopher Oakley, MD – Pediatric Migraine: A Multidisciplinary Treatment Approach
Jacob Brodsky, MD – Vestibular Pediatric Migraine Disorders
10:30 – 12:00 Migraine, Head Injury & Vestibular Migraine
Richard Lewis, MD – Relationship Between Migraine and Dizziness
Jim Buskirk, PT – Vestibular Migraine & Usage of Concussion Goggles
Grant Iverson, PhD – Athletes with Pre-existing Migraine Having Prolonged Recovery After Concussion
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 3:30 The Link Between Migraine and Mental Health
Nasim Maleki, PhD – Intersection of Migraine and Mood Disorders
Gretchen Tietjen, MD – Childhood Maltreatment, PTSD and Migraine
Vincent Capaldi Sc.M., M.D – The Relationship Between PTSD, Sleep and Migraine
Lindsay Grayson – K9 Therapy for PTSD
Benjamin Kelmendi, MD – The Case for MDMA in the Treatment of PTSD
Clas Linnman, PhD – Measuring Neuroinflammation in Chronic Pain
3:30 – 3:50 BREAK
3:50 – 6:15 The Interplay of Migraine & GI Health
Stephanie Fulton PhD – Neuroimmune Consequences of Obesity: Insight into Migraine and Mood Disorder Pathophysiology
Alison Field, ScD – Migraine and Obesity
Dale Bond, PhD – Weight Loss Treatment for Migraine – Worth the Weight?
Margaret Slavin, PhD – Dietary Patterns and Migraine Prevention
Gretchen Tietjen, MD – Migraine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and The Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis
Christopher Velez, MD–Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome and the Functional Nausea and Vomiting Disorders: Commonality with Migraine
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Association of Migraine Disorders. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Doors Open 9:00 a.m.
Symposium 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
10:00 – 12:00 New & Pipeline Treatments
Alix Bennett, PhD – Nerivio Wearable Neurostimulation Device
David George – Nocira’s Ear Pressure Migraine Treatment
Jelena Pavlovic, MD, PhD – The Use of Gepants for the Treatment of Migraine
Deena Kuruvilla, MD – Ditans for the Treatment of Migraine
Don Kellerman, PharmD – Zolmitriptan Intracutaneous Microneedle System
12:00 – 1:00 – LUNCH
1:00 – 3:00 Innovations in Care
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 – Receptor-based Applications for the Treatment of Migraine
Shin Beh, MD – Vagal Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Vestibular Migraine
Risa Ravitz, MD – Using Telemedicine to Diagnose and Treat Migraine
3:00 – 3:20 BREAK
3:20 – 5:00 Migraine and Mental Health
Margot Anderson, MSW, RYT – Creating Resilience
Melissa Geraghty, Psy. D – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
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
5: 00 – 6:15 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
The community symposium is not certified for CME credit.
Medical Symposium Learning Objectives
1. Learners will be able to identify how migraine manifests differently in children, how clinical psychologists are critical to recover and what new medical interventions may help treatment.
2. Learners will be able to view migraine from a full-body perspective by identifying the interplay between migraine and other comorbid conditions, such as mood disorders, obesity and gastrointestinal disorders. They will learn about new opportunities to treat migraine by addressing diet, weight and PTSD.
3. Learners will be able to assess concussions and learn the effect of gender on recovery.
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’oeuvres and cocktails will be available. This will be an opportunity to connect and network with attendees and speakers. Plus, see a live performance of “Not All in Our Heads” by Allie Sealey, country music artist and Advocacy Award Winner.
Congratulations to Our Award Winners
USA National Miss Mississippi Junior Teen and Migraine Advocate
Creator of Peace Love Life Coaching & Migraine Advocate
Long-distance Runner, Caregiver & Migraine Advocate
Marcia Kavulich and Brian Green of Migraine.com
Gretchen Tietjen, MD
What Health Professionals Should Attend?
- Emergency Care Professionals
- Obstetrics and Gynecologists
- Pain Specialists/ Anesthesiologists
- Concussion specialists (Orthopedics/Physical Therapy)
- TMD specialists – Oral Surgeons/Dentists
- Physician Assistants
- Sleep specialists
- Clinical Psychologists
- Nurse Practitioners
- Residents and Medical Students
- Neuroscience researchers
- Health Coaches
Your Ticket Includes:
Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be provided if requested at least 30 days before the event date, March 28. Refunds will not be granted after February 28, 2020.
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Melissa Calise at [email protected] Two weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.
Can’t make it to the live event?
While there are many benefits to attending this event in-person, we will be recording each presentation for those who can’t make it. These presentations will be released throughout the year on our Spotlight on Migraine podcast.
Staying Over in Providence?
The Omni Hotel (event venue)
1 W Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903
$189-$199 per night