San Francisco Education Day 2020
April 25, 2020
10:00AM - 12:30PM PT
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- Nina Riggins, MD, PhD - Treatment Update - Current & Pipeline
- Valerie Jackson, PhD - Coping with Migraine: Value Based Living
- Jenn Heater, Patient Advocate - Living Your Best Life with Migraine
- Jen Malloy - Art Therapy
- Nina Riggins, MD, PhD/Valerie Jackson, PhD/ Annika Ehrlich, NP: Interactive Panel Discussion
Keynotes, Presenters, Breakout Sessions and Virtual Exhibit Hall
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, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA), and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MA). Jen received her M.A. 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 works with clients on issues related to chronic traumatic stress, PTSD, depression, anxiety, severe and persistent mental illness, chronic pain, and adoption. Jen currently practices counseling and art therapy at Deep Wellness Center in Modesto, CA. Jen is a Ph.D. candidate at Saybrook University, where she is specializing in Psychology and Creativity Studies.
Virtual Exhibit Hall
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