Gisela Terwindt, MD, PhD, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, talks on proteomics and metabolomics in the migraine space. Biomarkers for migraine diagnosis might not be of utter importance in clinical practice since diagnostic classification systems exist. However, biomarkers are important and beneficial to study disease progression. Prof. Terwindt also discusses the use of proteomics and metabolomics to predict treatment response. Additionally, biomarkers can be helpful to identify new pathophysiological mechanisms and therefore boost the development of new treatment strategies. 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.