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Washington DC Education Day 2020

May 30, 2020

  • Time

    Saturday, May 30, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

This is a Virtual Event.
Registration is free but required

  • Keynote

    • Katie Golden : Applying for Social Security Disability Does Not Mean Defeat

  • Presenters

    • Carrie Dougherty, MDWhat is CGRP / Mechanism of Action 

Keynotes, Presenters, Breakout Sessions and Virtual Exhibit Hall

Katie Golden

Katie Golden

Katie Golden: Katie is a professional patient, advocate and writer living a fulfilled life with chronic migraine and pain. She worked for 15 years in commercial real estate finance at a community bank in DC, when her episodic migraine attacks became a chronic, everyday occurrence.

Unable to return to her career, she found purpose in her pain through writing and began writing for Migraine.com in 2013. She soon found ways to advocate for others with headache diseases and says that “advocating helped me reclaim any power migraine had stolen from me.”

For the past nine years, Katie has not experienced a break in pain. However, the pain fuels her personal mission: "Never Let Your Pain Go to Waste.” Through her blog, Golden Graine, Katie connects with others trying to navigate life when medical curveballs become the norm.

As Contributing Editor of the INvisible Project magazine, she helps to educate and fight stigma. Katie is the patient expert for the Migraine Clinical Outcome Assessment System (MiCOAS) research project, funded by a joint program of the NIH and FDA.

Katie is the Director of Patient Relations & Immediate Past Steering Committee Member of CHAMP (Coalition For Headache And Migraine Patients)and Migraine Advocacy Liaison for the U.S. Pain Foundation. She serves on the National Headache Foundation's Patient Leadership Council and is a member of the Miles for Migraine Warrior Advisory Board, where you can easily spot her at one of their events wearing a purple wig and tutu.

Making the decision to apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI) is scary, confusing and emotionally exhausting. In this session, she discuss how to prepare financially in advance, who you need on your team supporting you and the importance of drowning them in detail, as well as how to find your new purpose as you transition into a new era in your life.

Carrie Dougherty

Carrie Dougherty, MD

Dr. Dougherty is associate professor of neurology and program director of the headache medicine fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, followed by an internship at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL. Dr. Dougherty completed her neurology residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC, followed by a fellowship in headache medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She is board-certified in neurology with subspecialty certification in headache medicine.

Dr. Dougherty is a fellow of the American Headache Society and serves as a member of the Guidelines committee and the Scottsdale Headache Symposium Planning committee. She is a 2019 graduate of the AHS Emerging Leaders Program. She is secretary of both the Southern Headache Society and the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy She is committed to improving the lives of her patients through her clinical work, as well as education and advocacy.

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