Miles for Migraine - Patient Education Day
In light of the current COVID guidelines and restrictions, we have redesigned our Education Days to be online, free and shorter in length while still delivering up to the moment information and valuable education on migraine and other headache diseases.
Our usual Education Day is delivered through lectures and experiential sessions. Our new format will include both, when possible. We vary the sessions topics so you can attend those that are of interest to you. Topics will cover coping strategies, advocacy, reducing stigma, research, and medical advancements. All presenters will field your questions. Join us for as many events as you are able. Each event will feature different content.
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT TO BE HELD ON
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND FROM 7:00PM - 8:45PM EASTERN TIME
Keynote: Thriving with Migraine: Making Friend Out of Foe, Dr. Taylor Rush
Dr. Rush is a clinical psychologist with specialty training in Health Psychology. She received her PhD from East Carolina University. She has been on staff at the Cleveland Clinic since 2015 in the Center for Neurological Restoration. She specializes in working with patients with chronic neurological conditions, including chronic headache and vestibular issues. She conducts psychological evaluations and provides cognitive-behavioral therapies to help with education and symptom management.
Migraine Treatment Update, Dr. Merle Diamond
Dr. Diamond joined Diamond Headache Clinic in 1989 after serving as an attending physician and clinical instructor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and as an attending physician at Evanston and St. Francis hospitals, both in Evanston, Illinois. Since 2008, she has been Managing Director of the Diamond Headache Clinic and the Director of the Diamond Inpatient Headache Unit at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Doctor Diamond received her M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, and completed residences in Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago. She is board certified in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was a Fellow of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Doctor Diamond is a Fellow of the Chicago Institute of Medicine. Dr. Diamond has contributed numerous articles to the medical literature, and has lectured extensively on various headache subjects, particularly the treatment of headache in the emergency department, and hormones and headache. With Dr. Glen Solomon, she co-edited Diamond and Dalessio’s Practicing Physician’s Approach to Headache, 6th Edition (1999).
My Journey with Advocacy: Patient Warrior, Deborah Turk
Deborah Turk is an advocate living with Intractable Chronic Migraine. Always drawn to wanting to help, Deborah has held employment in the fields of non-profit Human Services and Behavioral Health. Due to increasing debilitation from Migraine disease, after medical leaves and continual decreases in her working hours, Deborah was forced to leave a career that she loved, working with patients with dual diagnoses related to Substance Abuse Disorder and mental health. Deborah began her journey with Miles For Migraine at the first Philadelphia race. Shortly thereafter, observing the hesitancy of those living with Migraine to speak openly about their disease, Deborah started a public Facebook page, Her Migraine Life, on which she openly shares about her experiences related to Migraine. She is passionate about education, self-advocacy, and especially, countering Migraine stigma. Deborah is a Philadelphia native.
Tai Chi, Bonnie Butler, RN, MA
Bonnie is a mindfulness instructor and Registered Nurse. She has extensive MBSR teacher training through the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University Hospital. She has also received training through the Mindful Schools program geared towards teaching mindfulness to children and teens. Her career has included Nursing education, Nursing administration and Consulting, focusing on wellness and rehabilitation. She began practicing meditation over 25 years ago to help manage a chronic migraine condition that was resistant to medical management. Since that time the practice of meditation has played a central role in her life. Currently she teaches mindfulness for the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University Hospital.
As our registration fee does not cover the cost of all expenses, please consider an optional donation as you proceed through registration.
Free but Registration RequiredJan 19 - Feb 22
- February 22 7:00 PM EST - Presentations begin
- February 22 8:45 PM EST - Event complete