The Sixth Annual Tufts Headache & Face Pain Symposium

When: Saturday, 28 October 2023, and Sunday, 29 October 2023

Where: Department of Continuing Education, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center, Boston, Massachusetts. This event is in collaboration with Tufts Medical Center Headache Program and The Boston Headache Institute.

Course Directors:

  • Dr. Donavon Khosrow Aroni, DMD, MS
  • Dr. Alberto Malacarne, BDS, DMD
  • Dr. Egilius L.H. Spierings, MD, PhD

About the Symposium:

Headache and face pain are intricate pain disorders. Their overlapping symptoms present challenges for proper diagnosis and treatment. Often, they are either under-treated or misdiagnosed. To address this, the symposium gathers experts across primary care medicine, pain medicine, neurology, dentistry, psychology, and otolaryngology.

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Key Topics:

  • Commonalities and differences between temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and migraine.
  • Understanding and managing patients with headache and face pain.
  • The symposium also celebrates the innovative work of Noshir R. Mehta, BDS, MDS, DMD, MS and Dr. Egilius L.H. Spierings, MD, PhD in bridging the gap between medicine and dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize the most common headache and face pain conditions.
    • Understand and provide appliance treatment for TMD.

CE Credits:

Lecture: Credit Hours – 15, AGD Code: 200

Course Fee:

  • Doctor (Both Days): $799
  • Doctor (Day 1 OR Day 2 Only): $699
  • Staff: $599
  • TUSDM Faculty and TUSDM Alumni: $639
  • Students, Interns, Residents, and Fellows: $195.00

Speakers Highlight:

  1. Dr. Egilius H. Spierings: Currently, the Medical Director at The Boston Headache Institute. Former Clinical Professor of Neurology and Craniofacial Pain at Tufts University.
  2. Dr. Donavon Khosrow Aroni: Engaged in Craniofacial Pain/Orofacial Pain Disorder and Dental Sleep Medicine since 2011. Co-director of Interprofessional Pain and headache program at TUSDM since 2015.
  3. Alberto Malacarne: Assistant Professor at the Craniofacial Pain Center, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain.

This symposium is a great opportunity for medical practitioners interested in enhancing their knowledge about headache and face pain management. It offers a mix of introductory lectures for newcomers to the field and specialized instruction for seasoned professionals. Interactive sessions will provide a fresh perspective on the various topics discussed.

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