Phoenix, Arizona Educational Day 2019
November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019
Mayo Clinic Hospital – Phoenix Campus
5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85854
- Jennifer Tingwald - Reclaiming Your Purpose: Finding Your Voice Through Advocacy
- Dr. Amaal Starling - Treatment Update: What's Current in the Pipeline
- Laura Milliken & Andrea Cuc: Coping with Migraine and the Mind/Body Connection
- Maria Caselli - Gentle yoga
- Laura Milliken & Andrea Cuc: Group discussion facilitators
Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions
Often known as the woman who wears an icepack, Jenn’s entire world was turned upside down in the spring of 2015 with the sudden onset of the chronic headache syndrome: Nummular Headache. Having to give up her passion of pursuing a career in nursing due to her primary diagnosis and secondary diagnosis of Chronic Migraine Disease and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, she struggled with feeling like she was no longer living with personal ambition and purpose. In 2017, Jenn decided to join the world of patient advocacy which led her to attending her first large scale advocacy event, Headache on the Hill, in 2018.
While Jenn enjoys advocating for rare headache syndromes and conditions, she has found even more purpose in advocating alongside her eight-year-old daughter, Eliana, a fellow Migraine Warrior with Post Traumatic Headache as the result of a Traumatic Brain Injury in September of 2017. Advocating for children with Migraine and Headache Syndromes has allowed both Jenn and Eliana to feel connected and empowered while fighting to end the many stigmas associated with these diseases.
Amaal J. Starling, MD
Dr. Amaal J. Starling is an Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She joined Mayo in 2012 and is currently a consultant within the Department of Neurology.
Dr. Starling received her M.D. degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed a Transitional Year residency, a Neurology Residency, and a Headache Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona.
She is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society (AHS), the American Medical Association and the American Pain Society. She is the Co-Chair of the American Headache and Migraine Association, Chair of the New Investigator and Trainee special interest section of the AHS, and serves as a member of the AHS Annual Meeting Scientific Committee. She is a perennial speaker at the AHS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Starling has been the recipient of numerous awards including the AHS Above and Beyond Award for Service, Manfred D. Muenter Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Residency Scholarship, the 2012 Spirit of Mayo Clinic Award, and the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award.
Dr. Starling has several peer-reviewed publications and abstracts related to her fields of interest which include migraine, concussion, posttraumatic headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, secondary headaches, telemedicine and teleconcussion, neurology resident education, and professionalism and clinical ethics.
Maria Caselli leads daily meditation, gentle yoga classes and weekly Resilience Workshops and Mindful Movement for Resilience in Cancer for Integrative Medicine & Health at Mayo Clinic Arizona. She has 30 years of experience as an American Council on Exercise certified group and personal fitness trainer. Maria is certified as an E-RYT 500 yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and serves as a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. She combines her love of movement, graduate and postgraduate study of medical sciences, and dedication to service to teach and foster resilience in those who attend her classes.