Headache and Migraine Week

Learn more about your chronic or debilitating disorder from a neurologist at a free seminar or online presentation during Headache and Migraine Week

11-15 September 2017

Headache and Migraine Week

Learn more about your chronic or debilitating disorder from a neurologist at a free seminar or online presentation during Headache and Migraine Week

12-16 September 2016

As seen on the Today Show, Channel 9, Channel 7 News, Headache Australia and the Brain Foundation.

Migraine and headache seminars will be made available across Australia led by neurologists & headache experts during the week. A live expert panel and patient forum will be held in Sydney on Thursday 14 September. This event will be streamed live online across Australia.

Can’t make the live seminars? Watch the range of different topics and presentations online during Headache and Migraine Week.

SPEAKERS
Bronwyn Jenkins

Dr Bronwyn Jenkins

Dr Bronwyn Jenkins (BMed FRACP) is a neurologist with subspecialty interests in headache and stroke. She graduated from The University of Newcastle in 1995, and a highlight of her training has been an International Headache Society Headache Master School. She is one of the founding members and Co-Secretary for the Australian and New Zealand Headache Society (ANZHS) which aims to improve management of headache patients in our region.

Susan Tomlinson

Dr Susan Tomlinson

Dr Tomlinson is a consultant neurologist at the University of Sydney with a research interest in ion channel disorders and nerve excitability. Her particular interest lies in determining how changes in nerve excitability can result in neurological symptoms (including ataxia, migraine, pain and epilepsy). Having completed clinical neurology training in Sydney and London (UK),she spent four years in full time research studying clinical, neurophysiological and genetic aspects of neurological ion channel disorders at the UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London. She received her PhD in 2012 and was awarded the NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in 2014 to continue research in these areas.

Dale Nyholt

Associate Professor Dale Nyholt

Human Geneticist expert in the statistical analysis of common complex traits. Professor Nyholt is the Head of the Statistical and Genomic Epidemiology Laboratory, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He is also the Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, QUT. Professor Nyholt’s expertise spans statistical genetic and genomic analysis, epidemiology, bioinformatics and biostatistics. His lab studies the role of genetics in the development and mechanism of human traits, with particular emphasis on migraine, with the specific goal of identifying genetic risk factors and detecting common genetic links with other disorders, including depression and endometriosis. The identification of such genetic factors helps provide a deeper understanding of the aetiology of migraine and improves our ability to prevent and treat attacks.

Dr Nicole Limberg

Neurologist and Director of Migraine Specialist in Spring Hill, Brisbane. The clinic specializes in the treatment of chronic migraines, including the provision of botulinum toxin therapy. Dr Limberg has participated as an investigator in further research of chronic migraine therapy, and provides training and education on the topic of chronic migraine therapy to her medical colleagues. She is also dedicated to improved patient education of the condition, and contributes to a regular blog at www.migrainespecialist.com.au. Dr Limberg is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), as well as the newly formed Australian and New Zealand Headache Society (ANZHS).

David Williams
Dr David Williams

Associate Professor of Neurosciences at Monash University, Melbourne and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Reta Lila Weston Institute at University College London. Dr Williams is a Neurologist at Neurology Network Melbourne, working with a team of Neurologists and nurses who focus on headache and migraine management. He is visiting Neurologist at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne where he is Director of the Movement Disorder Program. He has published over 85 peer reviewed journal articles and six book chapters. He serves on the Executive and Research Committee of the Australia and New Zealand Headache Society. He has been awarded a number of prestigious international prizes for neuroscience research, including: The 2007 Queen Square Prize; The 2007 Leonard Cox Award for Excellence in Neuroscience Research; 2004 Movement Disorders Society, Outstanding Clinical Research Prize; 2004 American Academy of Neurology, Alliance Foundation Award.

Tissa Wijeratne

Dr Tissa Wijeratne

MD FRACP FRSM FAHA FAAN FRCP (Edin) FRCP (London) is a senior Neurologist and the Director of the stroke Unit, Neuroscience Research Unit, Movement disorders program at Western Hospital, Melbourne. Dr Wijeratne is a Professor in Neurology and clinical Associate Professor in Medicine, Western Health Clinical School, and University of Melbourne, Australia. He was also one of the four Australian neurologists selected for the Master of headache program, Asia Pacific Headache Master School, Tokyo, Japan 2013 which was organised by the International Headache Society. He was awarded with the “Master of Headaches” by the International Headache Society early 2014. Dr Wijeratne is a joint secretary, Australia and New Zealand Headache Society, Australia which was established in 2014. He was nominated and elected as a fellow, American Academy of Neurology early 2014. Dr Wijeratne has published 52 papers to date. He has presented more than hundred international lectures in various parts of the world.

Professor Paul Martin

Professor in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University. He is a clinical and health psychologist who completed his training at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology. He has held a number of professional leadership positions including National President of the Australian Behaviour Modification Association, and Director of Science and then President of the APS. He was President of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology held in Melbourne in 2010. His main research interest has been headache and migraine, with subsidiary interests in stress, depression (including postnatal depression), and social support. He has authored/edited eight books and 148 journal articles and chapters. In 2003 he received a Centenary Medal “For service to Australian society and medicine”, and in 2015 he received a Medal of the Order of Australia “For service to medicine in the field of psychology”.

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