A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR YOU!
Miles for Migraine will host this engaging brunch & speaking session.
Joyce Evans, Guest Speaker
Emmy Award Winning Auther & Reporter*
Will attend the Run/Walk/Race Event Prior to the Brunch
Migraine is the second leading cause of disability.
Pain, including migraine, is often ignored by doctors in the Black Community.
You may have migraine and yet not been diagnosed.
Headache Medicine Specialists will speak and answer your questions at this informal brunch*
- Treatment options
- Where to get help
NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT
The brunch will be held outside in a to diminish the spread of Covid-19. Masks are mandatory.
You are welcome to participate in the 9th annual Run/Walk/Relax Event at Wissahickon Valley Park prior to the brunch. To learn more about this event and register here.
*Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with concerns regarding brunch registration fees.
Courtney White, MD
Jefferson Headache Center
Dr.White is a neurologist and current Headache Medicine fellow at The Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC in 2016 and completed her neurology residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 2020. She plans to be a general neurologist with specific interest in treating patients with headache. As a person with migraine, she understands the challenges in the journey to diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders and the need for increased awareness and advocacy for others with these conditions.
Dr. White is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion for underrepresented minority populations, specifically Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ communities. As a Black woman and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, she is no stranger to intersectionality and diversity. She has also spent time living in Guatemala, Spain, and Colombia to improve her Spanish proficiency and learn how to provide culturally competent care to the Latinx community. At the Jefferson Headache Center, she is creating a program that allows underserved patients to have access to affordable, high-quality care for their headache disorders.
For her, advocacy is about education. Dr. White loves teaching medical students, her patients, and the community in general. She believes education is the key to equality and advancement.
Dr. White’s hobbies include writing, reading, playing board games, and trying new kinds of tea. Her favorite tea is Earl Grey but she is always open to new recommendations.
Roderick Spears, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Spears is the Regional Medical Director of Neurology and a headache specialist at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Spears received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan and his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Akron General Medical Center and his residency in Neurology at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City where he served as the Chief Resident in his final year. He completed a Fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain at the Headache Institute at the St. Luke’s/Roosevelt hospital in New York City and has practiced headache medicine for the last 17 years.
He is board certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine and has contributed to the field through education/teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, and published in peer review journals.
*Joyce Evans photo courtesy of Fox 29 News
Per personJan 18 - Oct 2
- October 2 10:00 AM EDT - Brunch Check-in
- October 2 10:30 AM EDT - Brunch & Speaker Session Start