Association of Migraine Disorders Third Annual Mad Hatter Party

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The Third Annual Association of Migraine Disorders Mad Hatter Party will be an evening of delicious food, music, and a time to honor key contributors in migraine awareness, advocacy and research.

• U. S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is being acknowledged for his work as co-sponsor of CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), which was the vehicle the carried the STOP Pain provisions so important to migraine research funding. He will receive the AMD Special Advocacy Award.

• Dale Bond, Ph.D. will be recognized with the AMD Innovation Award for his work on the effects of obesity on migraine disease. Dr. Bond is an Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center of The Miriam Hospital and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. A key focus of his research involves the relationship between migraine and obesity. His work has yielded advancements important for science and clinical care.

• Katie Golden, who will be receiving the AMD Impact Award, has been a migraineur since the age of five and has made her personal mission to “Live a Fulfilled Life with Chronic Migraine and Pain.” Katie is passionate about education, breaking the stigma and raising awareness of the effects that migraine disease has on the person as well as those who love them. She is a writer for and created her own blog Golden Graine. She has also written for Pain Pathways Magazine, The INvisible Project, US Pain Foundation, and The National Pain Report. Katie is a member of the American Headache and Migraine Alliance (AHMA), National Headache Foundation and a proud Ambassador and Advocate for the US Pain Foundation.

The fundraising and networking event will support the nonprofit’s contribution to the promising local neuroscientific community through a unique migraine research fellowship at the Brown Institute for Brain Science. Sponsorship opportunities and ticket purchases ($125 each) are available on the event website –, or inquiries are welcome at

The Association of Migraine Disorders is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to end the suffering from migraine illness through research, education and collaboration. The organization was founded by otolaryngologists who saw migraine at the root of many head and neck medical conditions. AMD has developed a comprehensive research program that offers research grants for new and experienced researchers, including funding the nation’s first post-doctoral fellowship in migraine research at the Brown Institute for Brain Science. The organization is committed to developing unique, high-quality informational materials, videos and clinical tools to help a broad range of medical professionals learn how to recognize and treat migraine disorders. AMD is also dedicated to providing information and support for migraine sufferers, and to raising the public consciousness about the impact of this devastating disease.


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