Denver Education Day 2020
December 5, 2020
Saturday, December 5, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am MST
This is an online event.
Registration is free but required
Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions
Lindsay Weitzel, Phd
Dr. Lindsay Weitzel experienced chronic daily migraine from the time she was four years old until she was thirty. Her constant migraine attacks caused enough damage to give her complex regional pain syndrome (a ceaseless pain like burning fire) down the right side of her face, head, neck, and arm. Lindsay believes that having no memory without daily pain gave her a unique perspective on living with and fighting off her disease. Lindsay has a PhD in Analytical Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Nutrition. She works full-time as a Migraine Strategist and has opened a clinic in Denver dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic migraine. Lindsay is the host for Heads UP: The Weekly Webcast/Podcast of the National Headache Foundation. Lindsay works as a Migraine Medical Writer, and is the author of a graphic novel for kids and adventurous adults with migraine called Super Zoe the Migraine Hero (available on Amazon).
People affected by migraine and those who care for them can find her work and education materials in her closed FaceBook support/education group called MigraineNation, Headquarters For Those With Chronic Migraine.
Dr. Marius Birlea, MD, FAHS
Dr. Birlea is an associate professor of Neurology Clinical Practice at the University of Colorado (UCo) School of Medicine and the founding chief of the Headache program there. He treats patients with any type of head and face pain disorders (primary or secondary) especially migraine. He has a passion for headaches related to herpes viral infections of the nervous system and low/high cerebrospinal fluid pressure conditions. His many clinical interests include headache epidemiology, neurovascular and peripheral nervous system disorders as well as inflammatory and post-traumatic neurological conditions.
Dr. Birlea is the director of the UCo Headache Medicine fellowship program, to train future headache specialists. He has contributed to research publications in neurology basics and clinical science and participates in multi center headache clinical trials.
Dr. Birlea has had a constant interest in headache advocacy and involves himself in local and national events to raise awareness towards the impact headache has to patients, care providers and the community. He is the wellness co-champion in the Neurology Department at UCo.
Stacey L. Worthy, J.D.
Ms Worthy is a partner at DCBA Law & Policy and counsel to Aimed Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that works to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers and practitioners. As counsel to Aimed Alliance, Ms. Worthy provides unique legal insight through research and analysis of laws, regulations, and legislation; assists with advocacy initiatives; offers policy analysis and drafting; and supports coalition-building efforts of allied organizations focused on advancing common goals. She has engaged in educational and outreach activities with employers, including on the topic of protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act for individuals with migraine disease. Her other clients include not-for-profit patient advocacy groups, health policy organizations, and other members of the health care industry. Ms. Worthy has authored several scholarly articles, including “#MeToo Meets the Emergency Room: Providing and Paying for Care After a Sexual Assault,” which was published in the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy.
Prior to joining DCBA Law & Policy in 2011, Ms. Worthy worked for the Pew Charitable Trusts and interned for the United States Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section; Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP; and the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the George Mason School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude from Boston’s Suffolk University.
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