Miles for Migraine - Patient Education Event
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.
You will not want to miss two fascinating segments:
WHAT IS THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTON AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT MIGRAINE & OTHER HEADACHE DISORDERS
RENOWNED ARTIST, ED FAIRBURN, BRINGS TO LIFE THE COMPLEXITIES OF MIGRAINE WITH VINTAGE MAPS
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT TO BE HELD ON
SATURDAY, JULY 24TH FROM 11:00AM - 1:15PM EASTERN TIME
Distinguished headache specialist, Dr. Sprouse Blum and Clinical Professor at Stanford University, Dr. Linda Nguyen will explore the gut-brain connection as it relates to migraine and other headache disorders. Questions such as what is the gut-brain axis, does having a gastrointestinal condition affect migraine and headache treatments, how to know if one has a gastrointestinal condition will be addressed.
Adam Sprouse Blum, MD
Linda Nguyen, MD
Artist Ed Fairburn, known for reimagining vintage maps as canvases for his detailed portraits, will discuss the inspiration behind his artwork for Reroute Migraine Relief, an initiative aimed at raising awareness of the underrecognized connection between migraine, the brain and gut.
In Ed's words: The maps I use as the basis of my work reveal the complex inner workings of cities and their twisting, turning roads. For many, that is what life with migraine entails - trying to navigate various symptoms and treatment options, to determine the right path forward.
Ed will provide an overview of his artistic process and you will have the opportunity to create your own artwork building off of one of his existing illustrations.
Jen Waters, a certified art therapist, will host an interview with Mr. Fairburn and facilitate the experiential session that will take place using segments of Mr. Fairburn's actual artwork.
Registrants will electronically receive the artwork prior to the event for printing on standard 8.5 x 11 copy paper and any simple art supplies found in the household will work for this engaging session.
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 RequiredFeb 3 - Jul 24
- July 24 11:00 AM EDT - Presentations begin
- July 24 1:15 PM EDT - Event complete