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.
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.
Katie is a patient advocate. She was first diagnosed with migraine over 30 years ago. In 2016 Katie left her career due to chronic migraine. After a brief hiatus from the workforce, she started a new job working for two different migraine non-profit organizations - Miles for Migraine and the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy - where she works on advocacy, raising funds for migraine research and reducing the stigma associated with migraine and headache disorders.
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