DAY 5 – ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

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Today’s Talks

Can A Ketogenic Diet Prevent Migraine?

Angel Moreno, NP

Nurse Practitioner
UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program
Full Bio

As one of the top healthcare providers at UCLA’s Goldberg Migraine Program, Angel Moreno is a nurse practitioner who is currently earning his doctorate of nursing practice. His doctoral work focuses on the effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on pain. Angel Moreno is a certified yoga instructor and tonic herbalist. He applies aromatherapy, Chinese tonic herbalism and the principals of Chinese medicine to relieve pain. He’s here to help us sort through the pros and cons of different diets and make it simple to eat well.

Length: 37 minutes

How Posture and Massage Affect Migraine

Mark Braschinsky, MD, PhD

Neurologist
Tartu University Hospital
Full Bio

Dr. Mark Braschinsky graduated from the University of Tartu, faculty of medicine and neurology in Tartu, Estonia, in 2006. Immediately following, Dr. Braschinsky began work at the Tartu University Clinic at the University of Tartu, where he currently works as a senior physician in the field of neurology specializing in headaches. In 2010, Dr. Braschinsky created the SAU Head Pain Clinic, and soon after, he founded the Estonian Headache Society, of which he is president today. Dr. Braschinsky serves on the board of the European Headache Federation, the International Headache Society, and Central and Eastern Europe Against Migraine (Central and Eastern European Migraine). He is a member of a number of both national and international professional organizations, and he is the author of several publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Length: 44 minutes

Migraine and Exercise: Trigger or Preventive?

Mattias Linde, MD, PhD

Professor and Consultant Neurologist
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Full Bio

Mattias Linde received his MD in 1993 at Lund University, Sweden, and in 2002 he became a specialist in neurology at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2005, he received his doctorate with a thesis on migraine and worked as an associate professor of neurology. In 2010 he was recruited as a consultant at the National Advisory Unit for Headache in Norway (Trondheim). Since 2011 he has been a professor of neurology at the Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway’s largest university. Currently, he supervises six doctoral students at NTNU.

Mattias Linde has written over 110 scientific articles, books, and textbook chapters mainly on the epidemiology and prophylaxis of migraine. He has collaborated with researchers in 18 countries and has worked in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). He is project manager for the first nationwide survey of headache disorders in Southeast Asia. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Headache and Pain and of the board of the European Headache Federation (EHF).

Length: 40 minutes

CGRP and Butterbur: Comparing the Evidence

Pierangelo Geppetti, MD

Professor in the Department of Health Sciences
University of Firenze, Italy
Full Bio

Pierangelo Geppetti, MD, is a professor of clinical pharmacology at the Medical School of the University of Florence, and is the director of the Headache Center and Clinical Pharmacology Unit of the University Hospital of Careggi, Florence. Dr. Geppetti is an expert in the pharmacology of neuropeptides, particularly in the field of neurokinins and calcitonin gene-related peptide (neurogenic inflammation). He is a member of the Board of the Italian Association for the Study of Pain and of the Italian Society for the Study of Headaches.

His scientific activity has focused on primary sensory neurons and neurogenic mechanisms of inflammation in migraine and other types of pain. Dr. Geppetti has authored more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of a series of papers on the physiopharmacology of pain transmission and inflammation.

Length: 50 minutes

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