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Support Miles for Migraine

Phoenix, Arizona Educational Day 2019

November 17, 2019

  • Time

    November 17, 2019
    9:30 am

  • Location

    Mayo Clinic Hospital – Phoenix Campus
    Waugh Auditorium
    5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85854

  • Keynote

    • Jennifer Tingwald - Reclaiming Your Purpose: Finding Your Voice Through Advocacy

  • Presenters

    • Dr. Amaal Starling - Treatment Update: What's Current in the Pipeline
    • Laura Milliken & Andrea Cuc: Coping with Migraine and the Mind/Body Connection

  • Breakouts

    • Maria Caselli - Gentle yoga
    • Laura Milliken & Andrea Cuc: Group discussion facilitators

Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions

Jennifer Tingwald

Jennifer Tingwald

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.

When not advocating, Jenn loves being a dance mom, accountant’s wife, and beauty enthusiast.  You can find her on Instagram (@MamasGotAHeadache) and Twitter (@HeadacheMama).

Dr. Amaal J. Starling

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

Maria Caselli

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.

Laura Milliken

Laura Milliken Ph.D.

Dr. Milliken is a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist in the Department of Psychology and Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic Arizona.  She conducts evidence-based psychotherapy and assessments with individuals with chronic medical conditions.  Her clinical and research interests include the relationship between psychological, biological, and social factors contributing to mental and physical health, in particular, cardiovascular diseases and chronic pain conditions.  Dr. Milliken is trained in CBT, ACT, and mindfulness, and enjoys practicing yoga and meditation as part of her self-care.
Andrea Cuc

Andrea Cuc

Andrea is a master’s level licensed clinical social worker who works as a psychotherapist in the department of psychology and psychiatry at Mayo Clinic.  She is experienced in helping patients understand how the mind/body work together and how this can affect mental and physical health.  Andrea is trained in CBT, ACT, DBT, EMDR, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, and yoga.  She helps patients learn skills that they can apply to both their inner and outer personal experiences.