Today's Featured Nonprofit

The American Migraine Foundation (AMF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of research and awareness surrounding migraine, a disabling condition that impacts more than 37 million men, women and children in the United States. The AMF was founded in 2010 to provide global access to information and resources for individuals with migraine as well as their family and friends. Working alongside the American Headache Society, the AMF mission is to mobilize a community for patient support and advocacy, as well as drive and support impactful research that translates into treatment advances for patients with migraine and other disabling diseases that cause severe head pain.

To learn more, visit American Migraine Foundation.

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At you’ll find an authentic wellness community of migraine and headache warriors who walk in your shoes every day. Discover not just how to survive, but how to thrive in your life, love and work despite frequent and chronic pain. It’s a supportive and empowering environment where people can find wellness solutions and coping strategies to get control of this disabling disease.

Founded by a lifelong migraine warrior and patient advocate, Paula K. Dumas, nearly all of our team members and contributors are people with migraine or their family members.

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Today’s Talks

Controlling Unresponsive Chronic Migraine

David Dodick, MD

Director of Headache Program
Mayo Clinic
Full Bio

Dr. David Dodick is a world leader in the field of headache and migraine. He is a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a consultant in neurology at the Mayo Clinic, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is program director of the Mayo Clinic Neurology Residency Program and Headache Medicine Fellowship Program. He is also medical director of the Headache Program as well as the Concussion Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Dodick is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and also holds United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties certification in headache medicine and an ABPN certification in vascular neurology.

Dr. Dodick has authored more than 280 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored eight books. He serves as editor-in-chief of Cephalalgia, and is on the editorial board of several journals, including The Neurologist, Postgraduate Medicine, and Lancet Neurology. He is the immediate past president of the International Headache Society and a past president of the American Headache Society, chair of the American Migraine Foundation, and vice-chair of the World Federation of Neurology Headache Research Group.

Length: 56 minutes

The Keys to Better Emergency Care

Christopher H. Gottschalk, MD, FAHS

Chief, Division of General Neurology
Yale School of Medicine
Full Bio

Christopher H. Gottschalk, MD, is the chief of the Yale School of Medicine Division of General Neurology, as well as an assistant professor of neurology. Dr. Gottschalk established the first headache medicine program at Yale, the Yale Headache and Facial Pain Center, where he continues to treat patients with chronic headaches and facial pain. In addition to his clinical work at Yale, Dr. Gottschalk is researching ways to optimize interventions to improve headache diagnosis and management across medical specialties. Recurring moderate to severe headaches are often misdiagnosed and poorly treated, which is a problem that Dr. Gottschalk would like to change.

Length: 38 minutes

Treating Attacks: Real Patient Case Studies

Rashmi Halker, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic
Full Bio

Dr. Rashmi B. Halker Singh is a fellowship-trained, board-certified headache neurologist at Mayo Clinic. She attended medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, before completing her neurology residency and headache medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where she then joined faculty. At Mayo, she serves as the headache fellowship program director as well as the co-course director for the Mayo Clinic Headache Symposium. She is very involved with seeing patients, educating medical students, neurology residents, and headache fellows, and also with headache-related clinical research. She has also written many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on topics pertaining to migraine and other headache disorders. Additionally, Dr. Halker Singh is very engaged with the American Headache Society, where, among other things, she serves as the chair of the Women’s Issues Special Interest Group, has helped develop leadership courses for women physicians, and was part of the 2016 Class of Emerging Leaders. Dr. Halker Singh has written many book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on topics pertaining to migraine and other headache disorders.

Length: 37 minutes

Hope for Refractory Chronic Migraine

Paolo Martelletti, MD

Professor & Director, Master of Headache Medicine
Sapienza University of Rome
Full Bio

Dr. Paolo Martelletti is director of internal medicine and of the emergency medicine ward at Sant’Andrea Hospital, and associate professor at Sapienza University of Rome. He is the past president of the European Headache Federation and the Italian Society for the Study of Headache. He has also been chairman of the World Health Organization’s global campaign against headache called Lifting The Burden. Dr. Martelletti has published over 400 articles and book chapters. He is the editor-in-chief and founder of The Journal of Headache and Pain, and has served as an editor of many other journals.

Length: 33 minutes


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