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Phildelphia Educational Day 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

In a continued effort to create awareness about migraine and headache disease, we have developed a Miles for Migraine Education Day. This event will be about creating community and sharing knowledge for people with migraine and other headache disorder, and for their families and loved ones.

The day will be both informational and experiential. Our goal is for the person with headache disease to both learn and be supported. Topics will cover coping strategies, advocacy, stigma, research, and medical advancements. There will be time to join with others in a supportive and safe community.

We have invited local doctors and other providers to give lectures and provide an opportunity for open dialogue and experiential participation so that the day is not confined to only lectured information.

For more information about Migraine Education Day, contact Shirley Kessel at at shirley@milesformigraine.org.

  • Time

    Saturday, March 23, 2019
    9:30 am

  • Location

    Lankenau Medical Center
    100 East Lancaster Avenue Wynnewood, PA 19096

  • Keynotes

    • Kathryn Foxhall - Why is There No Cure for Migraine? An Historical Perspective

  • Presenters

    • Shirley Kessel - Welcome
    • William Young - Update on Treatments: In this presentation you will learn about all the current medical treatments on the market and what is in the pipeline. Your questions will be answered from our panel in the afternoon. 
    • Caryn Seebach - Coping with Headache & Migraine: From Surviving to Thriving

  • Breakouts

    • Lisa Goldstein - Breakout Session - Dialogue
    • Robin Bodette - Breakout session - Dialogue
    • Ana Recober - Breakout session - "Navigating Migraine in High School and College - a Presentation for Students and Healthcare Professionals"
    • Colleen Mackey - Art Therapy
    • Bonnie Butler - Tai Chi

Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions

Kathryn Foxhall

Katherine Foxhall, Ph.D.

Social and medical historian Katherine Foxhall earned her PhD from the University of Warwick, UK. She has published and lectured on a wide range of topics in medical history, and is the author of Migraine: A History, to be published in Spring 2019 by Johns Hopkins University Press.

In this talk, historian Katherine Foxhall reveals how ordinary people and medical professionals have described, explained, and treated migraine for over a thousand years. Foxhall argues that our current knowledge of migraine is founded on a centuries-long social, cultural, and medical history that continues to profoundly shape our knowledge and attitudes towards the disease, the people who have migraine, our treatment of pain.

Shirley Kessel

Shirley Kessel

Executive director

Shirley is the mom of three daughters, two of whom live with migraine. When her youngest daughter Sydney became diagnosed at an early age, they both decided that it was time to take action to bring awareness and raise money for migraine research. They contacted Eileen Jones, who founded the Miles for Migraine race in San Francisco, and brought the race to the Philadelphia community in 2013. She became the Executive Director in 2017 when it became apparent that Miles for Migraine should take the race series around the USA.

Shirley has worked in healthcare for the past 26 years and has served on various non-profit boards since 1991. She won’t retire until a cure is found for this disabling disease.

Dr. William Young

Dr. William B. Young, MD, FAHS, FAAN

William B. Young, MD, FAHS, FAAN: Dr. Young is a board-certified neurologist. He is Professor of Neurology, Director of the In-Patient Program at the Jefferson Headache Center and member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Young is a graduate of Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He interned at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a residency in neurology at Tufts University School of Medicine and The New England School of Medicine in Boston.

Dr. Young is a fellow of the American Headache Society, American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He is President of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy. He is a graduate of the Palatucci Advocacy program of the American Academy of Neurology. He is also a peer reviewer for Cephalalgia, Headache, and Neurology.

Dr. Young’s publications include many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and miscellaneous publications. His special interests include posttraumatic headache, treatment of intractable migraine, migraine stigma, and migraine phenomenology.

Caryn Seebach

Caryn Seebach, PSYD

Dr. Seebach is a health psychologist with a specialization in the behavioral management of chronic pain. She received her M.S. in Clinical Counseling and Health Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.  She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland and completed her predoctoral training with a specialization in Health Psychology at the Washington, DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She has several additional specializations in mind/body medicine including advanced training in CBT for Insomnia, a Post-Masters Certificate in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, a certificate in Integrative Health Coaching by Duke University, and she is a level I iRest yoga nidra meditation practitioner. Dr. Seebach is also Board Certified in general biofeedback. Her approach is grounded in positive psychology, focusing on an individual’s strengths in overcoming health obstacles.

Robin Bodette

Robin Bodette, Ph.D.

Robin Boudette, Ph.D., is a psychologist and mindfulness instructor with more than 25 years of clinical experience.  She has a special interest in mind-body health and has extensive training in yoga and mindfulness meditation.  She works in private practice in Princeton, New Jersey and offers mindfulness programs and trainings in healthcare, higher education, and workplace settings.

Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein, MD

Dr. Goldstein is Board Certified in both Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry. She has had a private practice in Rosemont Pennsylvania for more than 15 years and also provides consultations for school districts throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. She has always had a special interest in children and adolescents with complicated special education needs and this has expanded to include students with Chronic Migraine and Post Traumatic Headache. Dr. Goldstein graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Temple University School of Medicine, trained at the University of Connecticut, and completed her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Goldstein is the President of the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She actively supports patient advocacy through her work with Miles For Migraine and the National Headache Foundation.

Ana Recober

Ana Recober, MD, FAHS

Dr. Recober is a board-certified neurologist and headache specialist. She is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Recober graduated from the University of Malaga Medical School in Spain and completed her residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Headache Medicine at the University of Iowa. Since then, she has strived to improve the lives of people with headaches through patient care, research and education.


Bonnie Butler, RN, MA

Bonnie is a mindfulness instructor and Registered Nurse. She has extensive MBSR teacher training through the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University Hospital. She has also received training through the Mindful Schools program geared towards teaching mindfulness to children and teens.

Her career has included Nursing education, Nursing administration and Consulting, focusing on wellness and rehabilitation. She began practicing meditation over 25 years ago to help manage a chronic migraine condition that was resistant to medical management. Since that time the practice of meditation has played a central role in her life. Currently she teaches mindfulness for the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at Jefferson University Hospital.

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