The European Headache Federation’s “Headache Summer School”

The European Headache Federation’s “Headache Summer School” in 2016 will be held in Tallinn, capital of Estonia. The Course is targeted to general practitioners with special interest in headache, general neurologists and internal medicine specialists. The Course faculty includes international headache experts leaded by the president of European Headache Federetion prof. Dimos D. Mitsikostas and local leader-specialists in headache management. The three day course includes world-class lectures which cover both common and rare type headaches as well as highquality interactive case discussions. 

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The European Headache Federation’s “Headache Summer School”

Tallinn, Estonia

2nd – 4th June 2016


Invited speakers

  1. Prof. Dimos Mitsikostas, Greece

  2. Prof. Zaza Katsarava, Germany

  3. Prof. Vera Osipova, Russia

  4. Ria Bhola, UK

Local speakers

  1. Dr. Med. Mark Braschinsky, Tartu, Estonia

  2. Ass. prof. Sulev Haldre, Tartu, Estonia

  3. Dr. Toomas Toomsoo, Tallinn, Estonia

  4. Dr. Viiu-Marika Rand, Tallinn, Estonia

  5. Dr. Kati Toom, Tartu, Estonia

Presentations guidelines for speakers

- Presentations should include 5 minutes of discussion at the end of each one

- Disclosures should be mentioned whenever applicable

- Practical take-home messages at the end of each presentation are welcome whenever applicable

- PowerPoint slides are recommended

2 June, 2016

11:00-11:30 Welcome message
Dimos Mitsikostas, President of the European Headache Federation
Mark Braschinsky, President of Estonian Headache Society

Session 1. Introduction into the world of headache
Chairs: Dimos Mitsikostas, Sulev Haldre
11:50-12:10 The role of communication  between patient and “headache team” Ria Bhola
12:10-12:40 Headache epidemiology: from methods to results
Dimos Mitsikostas
12:40-13:00 Principles of headache diagnosis: ICHD-3β  Vera Osipova

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Session 2. Tension-type headache (TTH)
Chairs: Vera Osipova, Mark Braschinsky
14:30-15:00 Pathogenesis of TTH Vera Osipova
15:00-15:30 Classification and clinical picture of TTH Toomas Toomsoo
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Treating TTH Vera Osipova
16:30-17:00 When TTH is not actually TTH Sulev Haldre
17:00-17:30 Clinical cases Mark Braschinsky

Day 2
3 June, 2016

Session 3. Migraine
Chairs: Zaza Katsarava, Mark Braschinsky
09:00-09:30 Classification of migraine Kati Toom
09:30-10:00 Migraine pathogenesis Mark Braschinsky
10:00-10:30 Clinical picture and variations of migraine Dimos Mitsikostas
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Acute treatment  Mark Braschinsky
11:30-12:00 Prophylactic treatment Dimos Mitsikostas
12:00-12:30 Clinical cases Zaza Katsarava
12:30-13:30 Lunch

Session 4. Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs)
Chairs: Toomas Toomsoo, Ilse de Coo
Toomas Toomsoo
14:00-14:30 Pathogenesis of CH Dimos Mitsikostas
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
16:00-16:30 Other TACs: treatment Sulev Haldre
16:30-17:00 TACs: clinical cases Zaza Katsarava

Day 3
4 June, 2016

Session 5. Other headaches
Chairs: Zaza Katsarava, Toomas Toomsoo
9:30-10:00 Indomethacin responsive headaches Toomas Toomsoo
10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Session 6. Secondary headaches
Chairs: Vera Osipova, Sulev Haldre
11:00-11:30 Medication overuse headache Mark Braschinsky
11:30-12:00 Trauma and headache Sulev Haldre
12:00-12:30 Headache emergencies Zaza Katsarava
12:30-13:30 Lunch

Session 7. Varia
Chairs: Dimos Mitsikostas, Mark Braschinsky
13:30-14:00 Chronic daily headache comorbidity Dimos Mitsikostas
14:30-15:00 New developments in headache Ilse de Coo
15:00-15.30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 Modernizing headache diagnostics  Kati Toom
16:30-17.00 Closing remarks 
Dimos Mitsikostas, Mark Braschinsky