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In light of the current COVID guidelines and restrictions, we have redesigned our Education Days to be online, free and shorter in length while still delivering up to the moment information and valuable education on migraine and other headache diseases.
Our usual Education Day is delivered through lectures and experiential sessions. Our new format will include both, when possible. We vary the sessions topics so you can attend those that are of interest to you. Topics will cover coping strategies, advocacy, reducing stigma, research, and medical advancements. All presenters will field your questions. Join us for as many events as you are able. Each event will feature different content
Marius Birlea, MD
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 posttraumatic 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 basic 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 community. He is the Wellness co-champion in the Neurology department at the UCo.
Jeffery Reynek, DNP
Jeff Reynek, DNP currently works at the University of Colorado in the headache clinic. He began his healthcare career in 2003 by completing the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, passing the EMT exam, and applying to paramedic school. Jeff served as a paramedic for Rural Metro in Colorado. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services (BSEMS) and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Following graduation, Jeff returned to Colorado and worked as a registered nurse at Parker Adventist Hospital. He also enrolled and graduated from a nurse practitioner program in 2014. Jeff worked as a nurse practitioner for a hospice company, but his primary love was neurology. He began in the University of Colorado headache clinic in 2015 and graduated with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2019. As a migraine sufferer himself, Jeff values working with and for his patients in the headache clinic.
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