Read the EHF Newsletter - October 2016 Issue 94
EHF Newsletter - October 2016
Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the October issue of the EHF Newsletter! We are proud to present this newsletter which highlights our various successes and activities. 

In this issue, read about the following EHF activity:                           
  • EHMTIC Meeting in Glasgow
  • NEW Board of EHF
  • 11th EHF Meeting Rome December 2017
  • 12th EHF meeting Florence 2018                 
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From all of us at EHF, happy reading!

Best Wishes,
Prof Christian Lampl, MD

Newsletter Editor  


EHMTIC 2016, organised jointly by The Migraine Trust and the European Headache Federation, took place in Glasgow from 15-18 September 2016. Around 950 attendees followed a four-day program containing new insights in basic and clinical science. covering the latest available research, therapies and developments from internationally recognized leaders in the field.
The congress started with training courses on headaches in pediatrics and adolescents, secondary headaches and case based interactive sessions. The first highlight was the opening ceremony and the MacDonald Critchley lecture held by Prof. Michael Ferrari. who gave us new insights on “Migraine Quo vadis”.
This year the EHF special award has been awarded to Prof. Hans-Christoph Diener for his 32 years’ contribution in headache research, Prof. Diener gave us a review of past developments and a vision of the future.
the Jes Olesen lecture was based on the CGRP story, from discovery to migraine therapy. Prof. Lars Edvinsson gave an excellent talk on the importance role of CGRP in migraine.


A novelty was the joint meeting of EHF and EFIC. Chaired by Prof. Paolo Martelletti and Prof. Chris Wells we discussed TRP Channel regulation of CGRP positive neurons in pain and headache, neurovascular effects of CGRP and had a look inside CGRP and CGRP receptor in the trigeminovascular systems of the CNS.

This year the Enrico Greppi Award was given to Anna Steimberg from the Clinical Department of Neuroscience of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.  She talked about the “Expression of messenger molecules and receptors in rat and human sphenopalatine ganglion”.


Six Poster sessions were well organized and attended and showed many interesting research results in all headache entities.



New EHF Board 2016 - 2018

During the EHMTIC congress 2016 EHF had new executive board elections. All nominees were elected unanimously.
EHF New Board:

President: Prof. Paolo Martelletti, Rome, Italy
Past President: Prof. Dimos Dimitrios Mitsikostas
1st Vice president: Prof. Zaza Katzarava, Tbilisi, Georgia
2nd Vice President: Prof. Christian Lampl, Linz, Austria
General Secretary: Prof. Messoud Ashine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Treasurer: Prof. Koen Paemeleire, Gent, Belgium

Members at large:
Prof. Mark Braschinsky, Tartu, Estonia
Prof. Mattias Linde, Trondheim, Norway
Prof. Uwe Reuter, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, Rotterdam,  The Netherlands


 EHF Next Meeting - Rome 2017

The next official meeting of the EHF will be held from 1-3 December 2017 in Rome. This will be the 11th EHF Congress – Please Save the date. the congress will have a new format covering all new insights in headache research, as well as practical issues particular interest to GP´s, Neurologists and Internal Medicine.

An application for CME Credit will be made once the scientific Program is finalized. Further details will be available on the congress website: Continuing Professional Development accreditation will be sought by the EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS) in order to allow participants to validate the credits obtained at this meeting in their European home.
Please for more information view here


 Master of Headache Disorders

The University of Copenhagen and the Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet have developed a Master of Headache Disorders in order to educate headache specialists. The aim is to educate headache specialists by presenting them the newest research at a world-class center for headache disorders. The Master’s program consists of courses that cover headache epidemiology, diagnosis, pathophysiological mechanisms, investigation and management, headache treatment organization, and research.
The program is a part-time study program that can be completed within a period of 2 years.

Who can benefit from the programme?

Headache treatment at its best is multidisciplinary. This is evident at modern tertiary headache centre’s which consist of specialised nurses, doctors, psychologist, psychiatrists, pharmacists, dentists and physiotherapists.
The Master of Headache Disorders thus invites applications with the above mentioned degrees and experience in the field of headache medicine to apply for admission
For further information on the programme visit or send an E-mail to



European Headache Federation

Council 2016-2018:
Paolo Martelletti (Italy) - President

Zaza Katsarava (Germany) - 1st Vice President
Christian Lampl (Austria) - 2nd Vice President
Messoud Ashina (Denemark) - Secretary
Koen Paemeleire (Belgium) - Treasurer
Dimos Mitsikostas (Greece) - Past President
Mark Braschinsky (Estonia) - Member at large
Mattias Linde (Norway) - Member at large
Uwe Reuter (Germany) - Member at large

Antoinette Maassen van den Brink (Netherland) - Member at large

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