Phoenix, Arizona Education Day 2020
October 17, 2020
October 17, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am MST
This is a Virtual Event. Registration is free but required
- Dr. Amaal Starling - Strategies for Advocacy & Reducing Stigma
- Elizabeth Arant, MSN, RN - RX Advocacy
Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions
Amaal Starling, MD
Amaal J. Starling, M.D.: Dr. 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,
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.
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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