Spring Meeting 2024

2024 Spring Meeting

Access to Care in Neurology

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Friday, April 26, 2024 5:30-8:30PM CDT
Omaha Regency Marriott, 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha                                                               

About our Speakers:

Mia Minen, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAHS

Dr. Minen approaches headache treatment by focusing on the whole person and does not limit her assessment to any one part of the body. Dr. Minen treats a wide variety of conditions, including migraines, tension-type headaches, cluster headaches, and postconcussive and postsurgical headaches. Treatment may include the use of medications or nonpharmacologic therapies. The latter may include cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, relaxation, sleep assessments, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction assessments.

Her research interests revolve around improving the diagnosis and treatment of people with migraines by doctors in various medical specialties, from emergency medicine to primary care, psychiatry, and other specialty areas. Dr. Minen is also interested in headaches that are associated with behavioral and psychiatric problems, and in headache education.

Dr. Minen has published numerous research articles and lectured at annual meetings, including those of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. She also serves on the editorial board of the journal Headache.

Dr. Minen is recognized locally and nationally as a mentor, and received the first S. Jay Levy Distinguished Internship Site Award from the City College of New York. She is also a two-time recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s Neuroscience Is Rewarding grant.

Angeliki Vgontzas, MD

Dr. Vgontzas received her medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She completed her Neurology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, New York. She completed her headache fellowship at the John R. Graham Headache Center. She has spent dedicated time in the research of migraine and pain since 2005.
She was awarded an NIH intramural research training award and spent two years studying migraine in the Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, MD. While at NIH, she helped develop a research tool to assess sleep patterns and problems in patients with migraine.

Her work is reflected in numerous peer-reviewed publications on sleep and migraine.She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society and International Headache Society.

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