Join us on October 17-18 in Canton, MS
The Mississippi Headache Symposium welcomes all licensed healthcare providers interested in improving outcomes for headache sufferers. Join us as several internationally-acclaimed experts present the groundbreaking treatments, recent breakthroughs, and innovative techniques that make headache medicine such an exciting area of specialty.
Earn up to 15 hours of CME credit!*
Neurologists • Nurse Practitioners • Psychiatrists
Family Practitioners • Dentists • Registered Nurses
Pharmacists • Physician Assistants • Pain Specialists
*pending approval from ANCC and AMC
Migraine is the 6th leading cause of disability in the world, more prevalent than asthma and diabetes combined.
Learn from the best...
Come meet and learn from global leaders who have dedicated their careers to headache medicine. They want to equip you with the necessary tools to successfully optimize treatment of headache disorders without prescribing narcotics or barbiturates.
...in an intimate setting.
The Headache Symposium has limited registration to only 75 seats, so that every attendee will have ample opportunity to engage with the speakers, the pharmaceutical representatives, and other attendees. Our goal is to build relationships that last far beyond the event itself, and help to make our industry stronger.
Use the form on the left to register online. Please note that online registration and credit card payment will incur an additional service fee. If you prefer to pay by check, click here to download our printable registration form and follow the instructions on the form to register and pay by mail.
Get ready for 2 full days of intensive education and industry networking with your peers and colleagues.
All Mississippi Headache Symposium Attendees who are licensed healthcare providers will be eligible to earn 15 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, pending official accreditation approval.
The Mississippi Headache Symposium is honored to welcome an illustrious group of leading global experts in headache medicine.
>MIGRAINE MYTHOLOGY: Separate Fact from Fiction
>PROCEDURE WORKSHOP: Botox & Nerve Block
Throughout his career, Dr. Gottschalk has practiced with some of the world’s most respected experts and prestigious institution. He studied molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University, where he assisted Dr. RCC Huang in cloning intracisternal A-particle genes before PCR revolution. He then studied French literature and philosophy at the Sorbonne, and cloned whooping cough genes at the Pasteur Institute in the laboratory of Antoine Danchin, all before returning to his native NYC to attend medical school at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Following medical school Dr. Gottschalk remained at Columbia for a residency at the Neurological Institute of NY, as well as a subsequent research fellowship focused on the neurobiology of cocaine abuse. During this period, he also interned at the Montefiore Headache Unit – the country’s oldest headache specialty clinic, birthplace of Fioricet and home to some of the world’s foremost headache researchers – where he trained under Richard Lipton, Larry Newman, and Seymour Solomon.
Dr. Gottschalk joined the faculty at Yale in 1996—continuing his work on substance abuse research—and in 2001 transitioned into full time clinical faculty position in General Neurology. He is now Director of the Yale Headache and Facial Pain program and Chief of General Neurology. His programs offer training to medical students and residents in both Neurology and Primary Care, and to fellows in both Headache and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Gottschalk’s primary interest is in education—both for neurology trainees and Primary Care physicians and for the general public— regarding the facts of Headache disorders and the fictions that interfere with their recognition and treatment. He is active in curriculum development at the American Headache Society (AHS), working to establish milestones for Headache Medicine knowledge and practice over the full range of medical education programs. He was UCNS board-certified in Headache Medicine in 2012.
>MIGRAINE IN WOMEN: Menstrual Migraine, Stroke Risk, & Treatment during Pregnancy & Lactation
Dr. Anne Calhoun is Partner/Co-founder of the Carolina Headache Institute in Durham, NC. Over the last 2 decades, she has served as senior faculty in the departments of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
A graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, she holds ABIM certification in Internal Medicine and subspecialty certification in Headache Medicine through the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. In 2000, she was among the first physicians credentialed as Menopause Clinicians by the North American Menopause Society.
Her unique research and teaching focus is on the impact of female sex hormones in the central nervous system, with particular interest in menstrual migraine, catamenial epilepsy and sleep disorders in women.
A veteran of 29 years in the Navy Reserves, CAPT Calhoun was recalled to active duty in support of Desert Storm and was Director of Medicine for Fleet Hospital 23.
Dr. Calhoun is widely published and a regular reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals in the areas of headache medicine, women’s health care, psychiatry, and sleep. She has presented her research at scientific meetings of the International Headache Society, the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology.
>REFRACTORY HEADACHE: Urgent Care Treatment
Dr. Turner is a lifelong New Yorker who did his undergraduate work in chemistry at SUNY Binghamton. While at that institution, he was involved in research in the field of ion exchange selectivity. His medical education was at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Following graduation from there, he did an internship in internal medicine at Nassau County Medical Center and a subsequent neurology residency at the same institution. As a neurology resident, he was involved in bench research on the kindling effect as a model of acquired epilepsy and spent substantial elective time in the epilepsy and headache clinics.
Following completion of his residency, Dr. Turner became one of the founding partners of Island Neurological Associates in Plainview, NY. From 1990-2000, he was chief of the division of neurology at Plainview Hospital (part of the North Shore/Long Island Jewish hospital system). Over the years he has held faculty positions at SUNY Stony Brook, Cornell and NYU medical schools.
In 2000 he started the Center for Headache Care and Research at Island Neurological Associates. Research studies have included multiple clinical trials on treatment of episodic and chronic migraine, as well as the disability associated with these conditions. He has also been involved in treatment trials for cluster headache and post-herpetic neuralgia.
Over the years, Dr. Turner has published in peer-reviewed journals multiple articles on a variety of topics related to headache. These include various acute treatments for migraine, case reports and review articles. He has spoken at several national and regional CME conferences on headache with sex and exertion as well as on various types of headaches of long duration (chronic migraine, new daily persistent headaches and hemicrania continua). He has also served as a mentor to young practitioners in community-based headache centers. Dr. Turner has been a consultant, advisory board member and speaker for virtually every pharmaceutical company that has a migraine product. He has also received research support from most of these as well as from the NINDS.
>SECONDARY HEADACHES: What to Rule Out
Dr. McCoy received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing from Arizona State University College of Nursing. In 2005 she was named as a Kennedy Fellow by Columbia University School of Nursing, and in 2007 she received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from that institution. While at Columbia she also completed her residency in the Department of Neurosurgery at Scottsdale Healthcare.
During her career, Dr. McCoy has led teams in planning, developing, and instituting many innovative programs and care units, including the Novalis Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program and the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Scottsdale Healthcare, and the Neurovascular Neurosurgery Program and the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit at Banner Desert Medical Center. She also provides mentoring and guidance for RNs interested in obtaining the CNRN (Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse) credential.
In 2016, Dr. McCoy was awarded a Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine (CAQH) from the National Headache Foundation. Throughout her practice, Dr. McCoy has earned many additional Certifications, making her a Certified Biofeedback Provider (Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 2015), Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Instructor (the Society for Critical Care Medicine, 2012-present), Adult Nurse Practitioner (American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2001-present), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Arizona State Board of Nursing, 2001-present), Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (1996-present), and a Registered Nurse (Arizona State Board of Nursing, 1994-present.)
She has provided both published articles and spoken presentations for a variety of professional organizations, including The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, The Scottsdale Trauma Conference, and The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and has given innumerable educational presentations to nurses and staff at various institutions on a variety of topics involved in primary headache disorders and neuroscience. She is a member of The American Headache Society, The National Headache Foundation, The American Academy of Neurology, The American Association of Neuroscience Nursing, The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, The Arizona Nurse Practitioner Council, and the Arizona Nurses’ Association.
>PEDIATRIC HEADACHE: Caring for Children with Headache
Dr. Frank Berenson attended college at the University of North Carolina and the University of Georgia, completed his residency in general pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia, and completed fellowships in pediatric neurology at both the Medical College of Georgia and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Berenson went on to serve as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Mercer University, and as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Neurology Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Berenson is board certified in Child Neurology and Pediatrics (by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), and he is one of only two people in the state of Georgia boarded in Headache Medicine. His subspecialty training includes electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG).
Dr. Berenson has been practicing child neurology in Atlanta for almost 20 years—currently with PANDA Neurology and Atlanta Headache Specialists—and has been actively involved in the care of neonates at Northside Hospital since his arrival in Atlanta. He has also been involved in numerous clinical trials and drug studies related to the treatment of headache disorders, epilepsy, Tourette’s Syndrome and ADHD. His professional interests include neonatal neurology, headache medicine, epilepsy and neurophysiology, neuromuscular disease and behavioral neurology.
Dr. Berenson serves as a Member of Advisory Board at PharmaCentra, and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Electrophysiologic Medicine and the American Headache Society.
>MIGRAINE DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT: Current Evidence-Based Guidelines for Optimal Management & Improved Outcomes
Christina Treppendahl is the founder and director of The Headache Center in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Ms. Treppendahl, a native of Mississippi, was raised in Natchez. She put herself through college and has graduate degrees in nursing from both Vanderbilt University and the Mississippi University for Women. She has been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years, has been specializing in Headache Medicine since 2010, and was awarded a Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine from the National Headache Foundation. She has also served on an advisory board for the National Headache Foundation.
Ms. Treppendahl is passionate about improving treatment for headache disorders through clinical research and patient education. She sponsors select patients to lobby for headache research funding in person in Washington, DC at the annual Headache on the Hill event, and she travels widely as a speaker and advocate for headache and migraine awareness and provider education.
In 2016, Ms. Treppendahl formed a clinical research department at The Headache Center to offer enrollment of subjects in multi-center, double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trials for new and reformulated drug therapies seeking FDA-approval. The Headache Center has enrolled patients in clinical trials for cluster headache treatment with Autonomic Technologie, migraine prevention treatment with Avanir Pharmaceuticals, and acute migraine treatment with Allergan, among others. More studies are planned with Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Gammacore and Supernus.
Ms. Treppendahl has trained with some of the world’s leading headache specialists, including: Drs. Roger Cady and Kathleen Farmer at the Headache Care Center in Springfield, Missouri, Dr. Anne Calhoun at the Carolina Headache Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, Dr. Sheena Aurora of Stanford University Medical Center, Drs. Merle Diamond and Alexander Feoktistov at the Diamond Headache Center in Chicago, Dr. Ira M. Turner at Island Neurological Associates in Plainview, NY, Dr. Frank Berenson at Panda Neurology in Atlanta, Dr. Wade Cooper at Michigan Medicine Headache and Neuropathic in Ann Arbor, Dr. Jack Schim at The Headache Center of Southern California in Carlsbad, CA, Dr. Timothy Smith of StudyMetrix (formerly at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri—a Mississippi native and an Ole Miss alumnus), and Dr. Elizabeth Rende, Duke University’s only pediatric headache specialist (who also happens to be a Nurse Practitioner.) Ms. Treppendahl also owes a special thanks to Dr. Eric K. Undesser, MD, PhD, Chief of Neurology at the VA in Jackson for his unwavering support and collaboration.
Ms. Treppendahl has served on an advisory board for the National Headache Foundation, and is an active member of many professional organizations, including: Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners, Mississippi Nurses’ Association, American Nurses’ Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Headache Society, International Headache Society, National Headache Foundation, Southern Headache Society, Headache Cooperative of New England, and Headache Cooperative of the Pacific.
Additionally, Ms. Treppendahl serves on several pharmaceutical advisory boards for companies working to develop migraine and cluster headache medications and devices. These include: Amgen, Electrocore, Eli Lilly, Pernix Therapeutics, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Inc., and Promius Pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Treppendahl is a regular contributor to Wellbeing Magazine. She has also received speaker honoraria from a multitude of companies and professional organizations, including: Allergan, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Depomed, Inc., Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Nautilus Neurosciences, Inc., Southern Headache Society, and Zogenix, Inc.
>TRIGEMINAL AUTONOMIC CEPHALALGIAS: Cluster Headache & Its Painful Cousins
Dr. Joshi received his B.Pharm degree in Pharmacy at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in New York, N.Y. Dr. Joshi received his M.D. and M.P.H. at St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his Neurology Residency at the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY.
Dr. Joshi then joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, John R.Graham Headache Center in Boston, MA for a Fellowship in Headache Medicine, where he was also an Instructor of Neuroscience at the Harvard Medical School. He is Board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine.
Dr. Joshi is a recipient of the American Headache Society’s 2012 “Frontiers in Headache Research” Scholarship Award. Some of his clinical interests include the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, such as cluster headaches and migraine with aura in women. He is also a member of several professional medical societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, and the International Headache Society.
He is actively involved with mentorship and education with his academic societies. He has recently joined DENT Neurologic Institute.
Dr. Tad Seifert is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He completed his residency in neurology at the University of Texas-Houston and a subsequent fellowship in headache and facial pain at the renowned Houston Headache Clinic. Dr. Seifert currently serves as Director of Norton Healthcare’s Sports Neurology Program in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Seifert is an Independent Neurotrauma Consultant for the NFL and serves as Head of the NCAA’s Headache Task Force. He is currently the Team Neurologist for a number of Kentucky and Indiana-based colleges and universities and is Chairman of the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission’s Medical Advisory Panel. His research interests include post-traumatic headache in athletes as well as combat sports medicine.
>MIGRAINE & THE MIND: A Practical Approach to Managing Psychiatric Comorbidities in the Migraineur
Dr. Steve Baskin is co-director of Behavioral Medicine Services at the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache in Stamford, CT and is an attending psychologist at Greenwich Hospital of Yale-New Haven Health. He had previously founded the behavioral medicine service at the New England Center for Headache. He is a past president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). He is a current member of the board of directors of the Headache Cooperative of New England (HCNE) and is the educational director for the Annual Fall HCNE Boston Headache Symposium. Dr. Baskin is a past board member of the American Headache Society and an Associate Editor of the journal Headache. He lectures frequently at national and international meetings and has published extensively on primary headache disorders, most recently on comorbid psychiatric factors that may chronify migraine and complicate treatment.
>CLUSTER HEADACHE: The Patient’s Perspective
Ashley S. Hattle is a Michigan-based writer and photographer with a B.A. in Journalism from the Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. She writes medical content for various companies and freelance writes for plastic surgeons, orthodontists, ophthalmologists, and personal injury lawyers. Hattle is the author of the newly-released, comprehensive cluster headache book—Cluster Headaches: A Guide to Surviving One of the Most Painful Conditions Known to Man. She has suffered episodic cluster headaches for 11 years, and her struggle to find the correct diagnosis and effective treatments led her to write this book.
“I bought every book from Amazon that mentioned the words ‘cluster headaches’ after I was diagnosed in 2014,” said Hattle. “I was sorely disappointed when they arrived because they only mentioned cluster headaches in one or two paragraphs or featured miscellaneous quotes that offered more confusion than clarity. I decided I couldn’t be the only one searching for information on ‘suicide headaches’ so I set out to write the book that I needed when I was diagnosed.”
Hattle hopes to continue her work by creating a series titled “Patient View Books” to help patients who suffer from other brain disorders and mental illnesses understand their medical condition and treatment options.
As a professional writer, Hattle spends her days writing medical content and freelance articles for various online and print publications. By night, she explores the depths of her imagination, creating short stories filled with strong messages of heroes and villains, truth and lies. Her favorite authors include James Rollins, Jeff Long, Daniel Keyes, John Connolly, and (of course) J.K. Rowling. Hattle has been featured in worldwide competitions and experienced episodic cluster headaches since 2007.
Hattle is also the founder of ASH Photographs and offers portrait and event photography to clients in the Southwest Michigan area including St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Stevensville, and Niles.
>MYSTERY HEADACHE: CSF Leaks & Low Pressure Headache
Dr. Carroll joined Stanford’s Pain Medicine Faculty in 2004. He is board-certified in four different specialties: Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties; Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine; Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology; and Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology. His primary focus is on chronic daily headaches, chronic migraine, occipital neuralgia, and New Daily Persistent Headaches (NDPH) especially as related to related to spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks, and nerve injuries. He has collaborated with Stanford’s Neuroradiology and Neurology Headache divisions to create the Stanford CSF leak program, and Stanford’s Peripheral Nerve Injury Pain Program. He has spoken at numerous national meetings on CSF leaks, management of the pain from nerve injuries, and factors influencing opioid cessation. He has conducted visiting professorships at Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, University of California at Davis Medical Center, and others.
Dr. Carroll graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, and then graduated with an M.D. from Columbia University. He was a Research Fellow at the Experimental Immunology Branch at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine, residency in Anesthesiology, fellowship in Pain Medicine, and was elected Chief Resident of Anesthesiology from 2001-2002 at Stanford University Medical Center.
Dr. Carroll completed Stanford’s two-year Clinical Research training program earning a M.S. degree in clinical epidemiology from Stanford in 2006. He has published over 30 original articles including research funded by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER); the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA); and the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences (SINTN).
In addition to his clinical and research responsibilities, Dr. Carroll helps select and train Stanford’s Anesthesia residents, and runs the Morbidity and Mortality conference for Stanford’s Pain Management division.
>CLUSTER HEADACHE: Exciting Developments & New Therapies
Dr. Peter McAllister is board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine. He is Director of the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache, where he sees adults and children (age five and over) and employs a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to diagnosis and treatment. He is also the Chief Medical Officer of New England Institute for Clinical Research and Ki Clinical Research in Stamford, CT. Dr. McAllister holds clinical appointments at both Yale University School of Medicine and The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Recognized as a “Top Doc” in Connecticut, Metro N.Y., and Fairfield County, he is also listed as a “Top Neurologist” by US News and World Report. He lectures nationally, has been a principal investigator on over 250 clinical trials, and has authored numerous articles in the lay and scientific press. His areas of expertise include headache of all types, concussion, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Lyme disease and complex neurological mysteries.
>CGRP: Recent Developments & Innovative Treatment
Dr. Nate Bennett is one of approximately 600 Certified Headache Medicine Subspecialists in the country, and specializes in the treatment of headache and concussion. He is an active member of the American Headache Society, where was named to the Ad hoc Medical Education Committee. Within that organization, he serves on the Clinical Informatics, Pediatric-Adolescent Headache, Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalgia, and Primary Front Line Headache Care Sections, and previously served as Chairman of the Primary Care Section. He is also a member of the International Headache Society and the National Headache Foundation, and was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the American Headache and Migraine Association.
Dr. Bennett is involved in clinical research and has participated in studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the pharmaceutical industry. He is the author of several articles, and he provides lectures on migraines, concussion, and other headache disorders to healthcare providers and the public.
Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Bennett completed his residency at Forbes Family Medicine Residency in Monroeville, PA (1993) and graduated from Jefferson Medical College (1990) and Washington and Jefferson College (1986). He is the founder and medical director of the Preferred Headache Center in Pleasant Hills, PA.
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The Headache Symposium is proud to host this inaugural event at Global Training Institute's state-of-the-art facilities.
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