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Support Miles for Migraine

San Francisco Educational Day 2019

February 23rd, 2019

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  • Time

    Saturday, February 23, 2019
    9:30 am

  • Location

    "The William and Susan Oberndorf Auditorium at
    UCSF Medical Center Mission Bay
    Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and Bakar Cancer Hospital
    1855 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

  • Keynotes

    • Katie Golden – Never Let Your Pain Go To Waste - Living a Fulfilled Life with Migraine 

  • Presenters

    • Eileen Jones, RN, PHN – Education Day Topic: Welcome
    • Nina Riggins - Lifestyle Modifications for Migraine Prevention & Treatment
    • Dr. Morris Levin - Update on Treatments

  • Breakouts

    • Heather Poupore-King - Dialogue
    • Valerie Jackson - Dialogue
    • Jen Malloy - Art Therapy

Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions

Katie Golden

Katie Golden

Katie M. Golden is a professional patient, writer and advocate for those living with having migraine, headache and cluster diseases.  When she turned 30, her episodic migraine attacks that started as a child, became a chronic, everyday occurrence. This debilitating disease ended her successful professional career in finance. She found purpose in writing about her disease and working to live a fulfilled life with chronic migraine and pain.

Katie is a staff writer for Migraine.com, senior contributing writer for the INvisible Project Magazine, Migraine Advocacy Liaison for the U.S. Pain Foundation, steering committee member for CHAMP (Coalition For Headache And Migraine Patients) and has her own blog at GoldenGraine.com.

Katie believes in a balance of medication and alternative therapies.  She is passionate about policy and access issues, breaking the stigma of migraine, educating patients as well as improving doctor/patient relationships.She has found power in the phrase: Never Let Your Pain Go To Waste.


Eileen Jones

Eileen is the Founder of Miles for Migraine and served as President from 2008 – 2016. A migraine  patient herself for many years, she started the non-profit after a 2007 visit to Congress, along with mostly headache disorders physician research specialists from across the US, to advocate for the acute need for migraine research funding from the NIH. That group formalized into the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy, where Eileen is a founding board member, and returns annually at their own expense to ask Congressional representatives for headache research support. Miles for Migraine races exists to raise public support for the needs of migraine and headache disorders and direct funds to research. It is her fervent desire to expand the race to major U.S. cities.

After graduating from Stanford University, Eileen worked as a critical care unit nurse for many years and a disaster nurse specialist for the American Red Cross since 1998.

Dr. Morris Levin

Dr. Morris Levin

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.

Expand Biography

Dr. Morris Levin serves as chief of the Division of Headache Medicine and director of the Headache Center at UCSF Medical Center. He specializes in the management of all forms of facial pain and headache, including migraine, cluster headache, cervicogenic headache (neck-related headaches) and post-traumatic headaches. His research interests include cervicogenic headache, post-concussive headache, diagnosis in headaches, and medical education in neurology. Dr. Levin earned an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his medical degree at Chicago Medical School. Subsequently, he completed a residency in neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, followed by subspecialty training at the Montefiore Hospital Headache Unit and Michigan Head-Pain and Neurological Institute. He is board certified in neurology and pain medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Pain Medicine and holds board certification in Headache Medicine from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

He is the co-author of the recent book, Understanding Your Migraines.

Nina Riggins

Nina Riggins, PhD., MD

Come and discover what other modalities may help you on your path to getting relief from migraine and cluster headache.

Expand Biography

Nina Riggins is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Headache Division of the Department of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco, where she participates in outpatient and inpatient headache management.

She is a board-certified neurologist with fellowships in Neurophysiology and Headache.

She is part of “Headache on the Hill” and “Neurology on the Hill” patient Advocacy.

Dr. Riggins is an Educator and spends a lot of time teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Riggins has several clinical research projects ongoing in the area of Headache medicine. From her clinical research, Dr. Riggins presented findings at national meetings of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society.

Heather Poupore-King

Heather Poupore-King

Dr. Heather King is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Pain Medicine and also serves as the Director of the Pain Psychology Fellowship.

Dr. King’s areas of expertise are in evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is also board certified in Biofeedback (BCB) by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Dr. King specializes in the treatment of migraines and teaches effective, self-directed coping strategies focused on restoring function and increasing time in valued activities with the ultimate goal of improving one’s quality of life.

Dr. King has a strong interest in providing interdisciplinary care and specializes in comprehensive functional rehabilitation for chronic pain patients. She has also developed and is testing integrated protocols for co-occurring chronic pain and insomnia. She provides comprehensive pain evaluations, individual and group treatments, education for both patients and providers, and program development.

Dr King presents at national and international conferences to facilitate knowledge of effective behavioral treatment options for chronic pain patients. Her research focus includes serving as a master CBT trainer for serval NIH grants and is the Director of Behavioral Services for Northern California for the EMPOWER study.

Valerie Jackson

Valerie Jackson, PhD, MPH

Valerie Jackson, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF Pain Management Center. Dr. Jackson specializes in helping individuals manage their pain and live a fuller life. She completed her fellowship in Pain Management at Stanford University and her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Jackson also earned a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and is board certified in Biofeedback. She has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness interventions.

Jen Malloy

Jen Malloy, MA, ATR, LPCC

Jen Malloy, is a registered art therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of California. Jen received her MA in Expressive Therapies in 2012 from Lesley University and has had over 10 years of professional experience providing arts-based interventions in community mental health settings. She has worked with a variety of populations and specializes in issues related to chronic traumatic stress, PTSD, depression, anxiety, severe and persistent mental illness, as well as issues related to foster care and adoption. Jen currently serves as a Program Manager at Aspiranet Behavioral Health in Modesto, CA and will be starting a doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision in April 2019. Jen is working towards building a private art therapy practice in the San Joaquin valley.

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