San Francisco Education Day 2020
April 25, 2020
10:00AM - 12:30PM PT
This is a Virtual Event. Registration is free but required
- Nina Riggins, MD, PhD - Treatment Update - Current & Pipeline
- Valerie Jackson, PhD - Coping and Thriving with Migraine
- Jenn Heater, Patient Advocate - Living Your Best Life with Migraine
- Annika Ehrlich - Group Discussion Facilitator
- Jen Malloy - Art Therapy
- Corinne Cooley - Tai Chi
Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions
Nina Riggins, MD, PhD
Nina 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 much of her 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.
Valerie Jackson, PhD, MPH:
Dr. Jackson is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF Pain Management Center. She 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.
Jenn Heater, Patient Advocate
Jenn Heater: Jenn is a patient advocate and the Director or Resources and Advocacy for My Chronic Brain, an online magazine for Chronic Migraine sufferers. She worked for more than 15 years in government affairs and public policy before migraine forced her to leave her career behind. But rallying for causes long been a part of Jenn’s life and turning her illness into advocacy has been a gratifying transition. Jenn is a volunteer with Chronic Migraine Awareness and a US Pain Ambassador, most recently having helped organize the California stop of the State House Tour of the INvisible Project: Migraine Edition.
Annika Ehrlich, Nurse Practitioner
Annika provides care for patients at the UCSF
Headache Center. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is certified by the
American Academy of Neuroscience Nursing. With a focus on self-advocacy, she treats
each patient in the context of their environment, individual background and
circumstances. She provides holistic care via western medicine and helps patients
connect with resources to help with headaches, such as the Yoga for Headaches
workshop at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, pain psychology methods,
acupuncture, neutraceuticals, aromatherapy and physical therapy. She is a yoga
practitioner and believes that yoga and meditation can be modified to the needs of the
patient and beneficial for everyone.
Jen Malloy, MA, ATR, LPCC
Jen 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.
Corinne Cooley, DHP
Dr. Cooley is a licensed physical therapist, working through the Stanford Pain Clinic. Corinne completed her undergraduate studies at University California, Davis graduating with a minor in Psychology and Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Biology. Following her undergraduate work, Corinne pursued her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of the Pacific. Prior to joining the pain management center, Corinne completed a residency in orthopedics through the Cayuga Medical Center in upstate New York, where she realized her passion for helping others with chronic pain.
In her current role, Corinne works closely alongside Stanford Pain Medicine’s team of physicians, physical therapists, nurses, and psychologists to develop comprehensive treatment plans that seek to improve the lives of those living with persistent pain. Corinne’s role within the pain medicine team specifically includes developing non-pharmacological ways (i.e. movement, exercise, and mindfulness) to help restore meaningful movement, improve physical function, and better overall quality of life. Corinne has co-developed the Back in ACTion program with Dr. Heather King, one of Stanford’s’ most intensive outpatient group designed to rehabilitate those with chronic pain. Since joining Stanford’s team, Corinne has continued to further her professional education by finishing her Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification through the International Spine and Pain Institute and become a Tai Chi for Rehabilitation Instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
In her free time Corinne enjoys spending time with her husband and son and being active and enjoying the trails in the Bay Area.