In Speciality Populations

  • Time

    Monday, May 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

  • Beneficiary

    Jefferson University Headache Center

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Register to attend in person or virtually to join this valuable session on frequently requested topics:

  • Migraine in specialty populations: women, youth, the elderly
  • Daily persistent headache
  • Vestibular migraine
  • Preparing for pregnancy
  • Lemons to lemonade, a personal journey of hope

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

William Young, MD

William Young, MD

Dr. Young is a neurologist at the Jefferson Headache Center. He received his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and has been in practice for 30 years. The Jefferson Headache Center is one of a very few academic headache centers in the country. The Center, founded in 1982, specializes in the treatment of patients with all types of headache pain. Dr. Young is the President of Miles for Migraine, and former president of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy. Click for detailed information pertaining to Dr. Young’s extensive research profile, including research pertaining to migraine and stigma.

Courtney White

Courtney White, MD

Courtney S White, MD is a neurologist and headache medicine specialist in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC in 2016 and completed her neurology residency and headache medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Dr. White is specialized in diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders including headache disorders, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and others. As a person with migraine, she understands the challenges in the journey to diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders and the need for increased awareness and advocacy for others with these conditions.

Dr. White is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented populations, specifically Black, Latine, and LGBTQ+ communities. As a Black woman and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, she is no stranger to intersectionality and diversity. She has also spent time living in Guatemala, Spain, and Colombia to improve her Spanish proficiency and learn how to provide culturally competent care to the Latinx community. At the Jefferson Headache Center, she is creating a program that allows underserved patients to have access to affordable, high-quality care for their headache disorders.

For her, advocacy is about education. Dr. White loves teaching medical students, her patients, and the community in general.

Carolyn Revkees

Carolyn Revkees, Patient Warrior

Carolyn Rivkees is a writer, consultant and advocate for those living with migraine and other chronic illnesses.

When she turned 25, her episodic migraine attacks became a chronic, daily occurrence. Carolyn left her career in communications and transformed her pain into purpose by writing about the challenges of living with chronic pain. She runs an Instagram community, Chronically Cheerful, that offers inspiration and information for people on a healing journey — a community that’s over 120K strong. Carolyn also consults with mission-oriented brands that support patients and help those navigating wellness challenges.

You can follow along with Chronically Cheerful here and sign up for her newsletter here.

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