DAY 2 – UNDERSTANDING

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The European Migraine & Headache Alliance is a non-profit, patient umbrella group which was launched in 2006. Since then, the Alliance has grown to represent 30 patient groups from across the continent.

The development of European umbrella organisations is a natural progression with more relevance for European nations.

To learn more, visit EHMA.

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Today’s Talks

How to Interpret Migraine Research

Anders Hougaard MD, PhD

Headache Specialist & Researcher
Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen University Hospital
Full Bio

Anders Hougaard, MD, PhD, is a research fellow at the Danish Headache Center, Glostrup Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2010, and is a member of the International Headache Society. Dr. Hougaard’s main research interests include pathophysiology of migraine with aura, human migraine models, neuroimaging and clinical trials of acute and preventive treatments of migraine. He has several publications on migraine in multiple peer-reviewed journals.

Length: 28 minutes

Scans and Tests: Do You Really Need One?

Dimos-Dimitrios Mitsikostas, MD, PhD

Headache Clinic, Athens
Full Bio

Professor Mitsikostas is a specialist in headache, a neurologist, council member of the European Headache Federation, and president of the Greek Headache Society. He received an MD from Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, and a PhD from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He completed postdoctorate studies in molecular pharmacology of cephalic pain at Harvard Medical School and the University College of London. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Hellenic Neurology Society and the Hellenic Headache Society.

Length: 29 minutes

Tension Type Headache vs. Migraine

Lawrence C. Newman, MD

Director
NYU Langone Headache Division
Full Bio

Dr. Lawrence Newman is a neurology professor at NYU Langone School of Medicine and a migraine warrior himself. He truly understands the desperation we all feel when it seems like we’re out of treatment options. As director of the headache division at NYU Langone, Dr. Newman leads a team of board-certified neurologists and headache specialists to treat people who have migraine, cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia, or other headache-related disorders using a variety of approaches — not just the standard therapies. His research has been published in Neurology, Headache, Cephalalgia, and other medical journals. Dr. Newman is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the National Headache Foundation, and the International Headache Society, and he is the former president of the American Headache Society. He’s an outside-the-box thinker who approaches every case with tenacity and humanity to find the best treatments for each person.

Length: 21 minutes

Clinical Errors that Undermine Migraine Care

Zaza Katsarava, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology
University of Essen, Germany
Full Bio

Professor Zaza Katsarava is head of the department of neurology at the Evangelical Hospital in Unna, and a professor of neurology at the University of Essen in Germany. He is also the new president of the European Headache Federation and is active in numerous other organizations and boards for headache relief. His training in neurology began in Tbilisi, Georgia, and has since expanded to include the University of Essen in Germany, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Professor Katsarava’s main interest focuses on headache and pain, especially the risk factors and mechanisms of chronic headache. He has used electrophysiological and imaging techniques to investigate the plasticity of the pain network in development of chronic headache. He is a principal investigator in several of the large scale population-based studies on predictors and risk factors of headache chronicity. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and elsewhere for over 20 years.

Length: 36 minutes

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