Boston Educational Day 2019
November 2nd, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
LocationThe Colonnade Boston Hotel
120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
- Michelle Tracy - Caring is Curing…A Patient-Centered Discussion of Migraine Disease, Mental Health, and Stigma
- Dr. Randall E. Weeks - Behavioral Treatment for Migraine & Headache Disease
- Dr. Barbara Nye - Navigating Migraine in High School and College - a Presentation for Students and Healthcare Professionals
Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions
Michelle L. Tracy
Michelle L. Tracy is a preschool teacher turned Patient Advocate whose mission is to empathize, educate, and empower the millions of people living with migraine disease.
Diagnosed with chronic migraine disease at 19, Michelle began writing as a way to process her pain and give it meaning. She slowly realized that her thoughts and experiences had the potential to help others even as she lay in a dark room, unable to lift her head.
She created Adventures of a Migraine Warrior (also known as The Migraine Warrior Blog) and its companion Facebook page where she has created a valuable resource full of personal stories, cutting-edge research, advocacy opportunities, and more.
Drawing on her English degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst as well as her extensive personal and professional studies of psychology and mindfulness, Michelle is a blogger, freelance writer, and speaker who partners with a variety of organizations. She currently sits on the Miles for Migraine Patient Advisory Board, the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Leadership Council, and serves as a Partner/Moderator for The American Migraine Foundation’s Move Against Migraine Facebook group. She also collaborates with The Association of Migraine Disorders, Shades For Migraine, The Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP), and The U.S. Pain Foundation.
Dr. Randall E. Weeks
Dr. Randall E. Weeks is a Clinical Psychologist currently practicing at New England Institute for Neurology and Headache. He is a member of AHS, IHS, HCNE and the American Pain Society.
Dr. Barbara Nye
Barbara L. Nye MD is a Board Certified Neurologist, UCNS Board Certified Headache subspecialist, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Co-Director of the Headache Clinic at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She is participating in clinical education of medical students, residents and fellows. She is also the principle investigator on several clinical research studies and involved in quality improvement projects within the clinic/hospital. She is also on the board of the Headache Cooperative of New England and enjoys speaking and teaching patients and providers about headache and is participating in Headache Advocacy on Capitol Hill and locally in the state of New Hampshire for her patients.