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Support Miles for Migraine

Burlington, Vermont Educational Day 2020

May 9, 2020

  • Time

    May 9, 2020
    9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Location

    Larner Medical Education Center
    Larner College of Medicine
    University of Vermont
    81 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT 05405

  • Presenters

    • Robert Shapiro, MD, PhD: Update on Treatments - Current & Pipeline
    • Ada Puches, Community Educator: Medical Marijuana and CBD - Can they help you or a loved one?

  • Breakout Facilitators

    • Carolyn Crotty: Art Therapy

Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions


Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD

Dr. Shapiro  is a Professor of Neurological Sciences at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, where he is Director of the Division of Headache Medicine and the UCNS Headache Fellowship. He holds an MA from University of Oxford, a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MD from Columbia University. He completed a Residency in Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the Founding President of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy, the Past President of the Headache Cooperative of New England, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society. His publications have appeared in Nature, Science, Science Translational Medicine, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Ada Puches

Ada Puches, Community Educator

Medical Marijuana and CBD - Can they help you or a loved one?  This session will focus on the state of Vermont’s Medical Marijuana Registry, CBD - the nonintoxicating cannabinoid, and the role cannabinoids play in our health - including potential relief from migraine and headache.

Ada is the Community Educator for Champlain Valley Dispensary - one of the state’s legal, medical marijuana dispensaries. Ada provides educational outreach on cannabinoids and the state’s medical marijuana program to hospitals, clinics, private health care providers, patient groups and any parties interested in learning about this state-approved medicine. Ada’s work history includes advocacy on integrative health practices.


Carolyn Crotty, ATR, LCMHC, RYT

Carolyn is the founder of Whirled Tree Arts in Burlington, Vermont through which she provides individual art therapy and mental health counseling services in addition to facilitating workshops and trainings in partnership with area organizations and schools. She has been a practicing art therapist and licensed mental health counselor for 10 years working mainly with teenagers and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustments to major life changes as well as those who are living with symptoms of traumatic brain injury or other chronic health conditions. In addition to her clinical work, Carolyn is also a practicing artist and art educator.

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