Phoenix, Arizona Education Day 2020
October 17, 2020
October 17, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am MST
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
This is a Virtual Event. Registration is free but required
- Dr. Karissa Arca - Strategies for Advocacy & Reducing Stigma
- Elizabeth Arant, MSN, RN - RX Advocacy
Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions
Karissa Arca, MD
Dr. Arca is currently the Headache Fellow at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She received
her medical degree from Loma Linda University and went on to complete a Transitional Year residency
and Neurology residency at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. During her final year of residency she was awarded
the Manfred D. Muenter Award for Excellence in Clinical Neurology.
Dr. Arca is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache
Society. She has received multiple scholarships to attend AHS meetings as well as multiple poster
presentations and an oral presentation. Most recently, she was awarded the Frontiers in Headache
Research scholarship award by the AHS which will be presented in the upcoming Scottsdale meeting.
Dr. Arca has multiple peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in the field of Headache Medicine. She
has a special interest in the cross-section of autonomic disorders and headache as well as CSF dynamics.
She currently serves as a board member for Miles for Migraine.
Elizabeth Arant, MSN,RN
Elizabeth has been working and volunteering as a migraine advocate for over 5 years. A migraine patient since the age of 6, Elizabeth became interested in medicine. She obtained her BSN from Seattle University. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of settings both in and outpatient, but became increasingly interested in migraine disease. She returned to school for her Masters of Science in Nursing Education in hopes of teaching the next generation of nursing students.
Her migraine story became more complex when Elizabeth was diagnosed with Intracranial Hypertension. IH is a rare headache disorder affecting approximately 1 in 100,00 people. With this diagnosis came a number of neurosurgeries and procedures. Despite the setbacks this new diagnosis brings, she continues to act as a fierce patient advocate.
Elizabeth is a member of The National Headache Foundations Patient Leadership Council. She also is an Administrator and Moderator for the Chronic Migraine Awareness page on Facebook. She is a 3 time participant in Headache on the Hill where she advocates for the needs of all migraine and cluster headache patients. Elizabeth also volunteers with The U.S. Pain Foundation and was profiled in their publication InVisible Project.
When Elizabeth is not busy advocating or learning she loves to travel. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram as (@wirednerves).
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