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Support Miles for Migraine

New York City Educational Day 2019

December 8th, 2019

  • Time

    Sunday, December 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

  • Location

    NYU Langone Health Science Building
    435 E 30th St
    New York, NY 10016

  • Keynote

    • Danielle Fancher - Finding the Positive Side of Pain

  • Speakers

    • Dr. Thomas Berk - Update on Treatment - What is Current and What is in the Pipeline
    • Dr. Cynthia Armand - Coping with Headache & Migraine: Tips and Tricks for Survival

  • Breakout Sessions

    • Jan Mundo - Mindfulness Meditation
    • Adelene Jann, MD - Acupuncture

Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions

Fancher-Danuelle

Danielle Fancher

Danielle Newport Fancher is a writer and chronic migraineur who lives and works in Manhattan. She's sick of the stigma that a migraine is "just a headache" and she's made it her mission to change that perception. Fancher won the 2019 Association of Migraine Disorder's Special Advocacy Award and she's a member of the Patient Leadership Council for the National Headache Foundation.

She regularly writes for Teva's Life Effects and she's the author of 10: A Memoir of Migraine Survival. Follow her on InstagramTwitter and Facebook @MigraineWriter.

Jann-Adelene

Adelene Jann, MD

Adelene Jann, MD is a Headache Medicine specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at NYU Langone Health Center (Division of Headache). She is the program director for the Headache Medicine fellowship at NYU School of Medicine. She is board certified in Neurology and is one of five hundred specialists who is board certified in Headache Medicine.

Dr. Jann obtained her BA in neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University. She conducted research studying the peripheral mechanisms of pain at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and attended medical school at University of Maryland. She completed her neurology residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and her Headache Medicine fellowship at the Headache Institute at Mount Sinai West. She has pursued advanced training in acupuncture at Harvard Medical School and offers this as nonpharmacological treatment for headaches.

She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Headache Society, and the American Headache Society where she is part of the New Investigators and Trainees Section and the Complementary Integrative Medicine section. She reviews articles for journals such as Headache and Cephalalgia, and has been awarded research grants to study various headache disorders. Dr. Jann has been a recipient of the SuperDoctors Rising Stars of New York Award multiple times.

Dr. Jann treats a variety of headache and facial pain disorders including chronic daily headaches, migraine headaches, tension-type headaches, and the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias such as cluster headaches. She performs procedures such as peripheral nerve blocks, trigger point injections, and onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injections. She is also licensed to perform acupuncture. Dr. Jann works closely with her patients to develop a specialized treatment plan tailored to each individual.

Jan Mundo

Jan Mundo

Jan Mundo is a mind-body therapist, specializing in headache and migraine. In 1970 she learned she could relieve headache and migraine pain, including her own, with her hands. From then on, no matter where she went, everyone seemed to know to go to Jan when they were suffering, and she would offer to help.

Hundreds of headaches and twenty-one years later, she devoted herself to the healing arts and became a certified: massage therapist, Body-Centered and Conscious Relationship Therapist (Hendricks Institute), Master Somatic Coach and Bodyworker (Strozzi Institute), and trained in multiple healing modalities. In 1992, she opened her practice in California, then in 2005 in NYC. With a keen interest in solving migraine mysteries, Mundo translated her method into a touch protocol and designed a mind-body program that teaches patients how to relieve and prevent headaches and migraine.

In her book, The Headache Healer’s Handbook (New World Library, May 2018), Mundo shares her comprehensive program to help readers discover and prevent their triggers and patterns that perpetuate their cycles of pain, relieve pain with Mundo Method therapy, and transform their lives. Her writing is also published on MigraineAgain.com, in Massage Magazine, and Cephalalgia.

Mundo has held programs at medical centers, universities, and corporations including New York Headache Center, UCSF/Osher Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and Apple. She sees clients in the Bay Area, Manhattan, and via webcam. For more information, please visit https://theheadachecoach.com or contact jan@theheadachecoach.com.

Dr. Thomas Berk

Dr. Thomas Berk

Thomas Berk, M.D., is a neurologist and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology and Division of Headache Medicine at NYU Langone Health. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 3 years. He is an active member of the American Headache Society and was selected as part of their third class of Emerging Leaders. Dr. Berk works closely with the American Migraine Foundation to educate others about this disabling disease.

Cynthia Armand

Cynthia E. Armand, MD

Dr. Armand is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Montefiore-Einstein, the Fellowship Director and Founder of the Holistic Migraine Lecture Series at the Montefiore Headache Center.   She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society (AHS), and International Headache Society.  She is the current chair of the AHS Underserved Populations in Headache Special Interest section and also serves on the Society's membership committee and is actively involved as a curriculum developer for their expanding Resident Education Program.  She was named an Emerging Leader in Headache Medicine by the AHS in 2018.  Her AHS awards include the 2016 Frontiers in Headache Research Scholarship.  She is a medical reviewer for Migraineagain.com and the journal Headache.  Dr. Armand is an avid lover of neurology and health news with a strong interest in patient education as well as social media as a valuable means of patient empowerment and knowledge.Thomas Berk, M.D., is a neurologist and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Neurology and Division of Headache Medicine at NYU Langone Health. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 3 years. He is an active member of the American Headache Society and was selected as part of their third class of Emerging Leaders. Dr. Berk works closely with the American Migraine Foundation to educate others about this disabling disease.

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