Nordic Migraine Symposium 2021


Session 1

Genetics of migraine

Genetic aspects and latest findings

Aarno Palotie
M.D., Ph.D. Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland at University of Helsinki & The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA. USA

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Clinical Implications

Mikko Kallela
Assistant Professor, Neurology specialist at Helsinki University Central Hospital and Helsinki Headache Center, Finland

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Session 2

New targets: Neuropeptides and ion channels

PACAP and VIP

Debbie Hay
Professor at Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Otago, New Zealand

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Targeting ion channels

Messoud Ashina
Professor of Neurology, University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, Denmark

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Session 3

Specific issues of anti-CGRP treatment

Safety and tolerability, wearing-off

Dagny Holle-Lee
MD, PhD, Professor, Westgerman Headache Center Essen, Germany

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Combination therapy and switching

Anne Christine Poole
General practitioner and headache specialist at Oslo Headache Centre, Norway

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Session 4

Chronic and Episodic Migraine - distinct states or different sides of the coin?

Pathophysiological Aspects

Koen Paemeleire
Professor, Department of Neurology in Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

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Epidemiological and clinical aspects

Zaza Katsarava
MD, PhD, MSc, Chief at Department of Neurology, Evangelical Hospital Unna. Professor at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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Session 5

Different reimbursement strategies of anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies in Nordic countries – a clinical or political decision?

Societal burden of migraine

Mattias Linde
Professor of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, NTNU, Norway, Director of Tjörn Headache Clinic, Sweden

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Discrepancy between the recommendations and reimbursement regulations of the anti-CGRPs in the Nordics

Lars Bendtsen
Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, Denmark

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Impact on patients

Elena Ruiz de la Torre
Executive Director, Past President, European Migraine and Headache Alliance EMHA, Belgium

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Session 6

Digital aids helping towards precision medicine in headache management

The Headache Calculator - A diagnostic tool

Anne Christine Poole
General practitioner and headache specialist at Oslo Headache Centre, Norway

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Intelligent digital technology in migraine management: examples from NTNU, Norway

Anker Stubberud
Ph.D. Researcher at the Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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