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IHC 2021 | Future migraine biomarkers research: lipids

Gisela Terwindt, MD, PhD, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, talks on the future of biomolecular migraine research, such as studying sex hormones, particularly in females, and looking at the relationship between migraine and lipids. Prof. Terwindt describes biomarker studies focusing on lipid profiles and highlights the importance of these studies when studying the comorbidities of migraines, such as the increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. This interview took place during the International Headache Congress 2021.


Leadership or Board position in other society, committee or advocacy group: Board member of Dutch Headache Society, Advisory member of Dutch Headache Alliance.
Membership of any professional bodies, special interest groups or mutual support organizations: Dutch Neurologist Society, Dutch Headache Society, European Headache Society.
Consultancy: Novartis, Teva, Allergan, Lilly, Lundbeck.
Research support paid to institutions: Dutch Brain Foundation, Dutch Hearth Foundation, Dutch Research Council, IRRF, Dioraphte.
Royalties or licenses: Up to date (RVCL-S), Dutch Neurology Handbook.
Patents planned, issued or pending: E-diary (patient journey) collaboration with Interactive Studios (Dutch Company).
Participation on a Data Safety Monitoring Board or Advisory Board: CGRP Education and Research Forum.
Clinical trials involvement: WHATstudy (independent study with support of the Dutch Brain Foundation and the Dutch research council) on the effect of hormonal treatment in migraine, National PI in the Alleviate and Chronicle studies by Lundbeck on episodic and chronic CH.
Relationship with scientific journals: Regular reviewer for Cephalalgia, J Headache Pain, Headache, Neurology, Lancet (Neurology), Brain.
Commercial interest in companies, partnerships and other forms of business: E-dairy Patient Journey with Interactive Studios.
Gifts received from companies, partnerships and other forms of business: Presenter for satellite symposia/webinars with Springer Media (Mednet)/Ashfield MedComms.