Washington DC Education Day 2020
May 30, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a Virtual Event.
Registration is free but required
- Carrie Dougherty, MD : What is CGRP / Mechanism of Action
- Andrea Harriott, MD, PhD
Keynotes, presenters and breakout sessions
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.
Andrea Harriott, MD, PhD
Dr. Harriott is a board certified neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University. Dr. Harriott received a MD and PhD in Neuroscience from University of Maryland, Baltimore with predoctoral training at the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research. She completed a Neurology Residency program at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville. She is subspecialty trained in vascular neurology and headache medicine, completing two fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and The John R. Graham Headache Center.
Dr. Harriott has clinical research interests centered on chronic migraine pain, associations between migraine and stroke, and migraine and preeclampsia. Her basic science research focuses on discovering sex and hormonal influences on migraine pain and its comorbidities using optogenetic approaches to noninvasively generate cortical spreading depression as a rodent model of migraine aura.
She is a part of the TRANSCENDS (Training in Research for Academic Neurologists to Sustain Careers and Enhance the Numbers of Diverse Scholars) Program and is a BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) Scholar. She hopes to impact the lives of women suffering from migraine attacks and their associated comorbid conditions including stroke, preeclampsia and mental illness.