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Gisela M Terwindt

Gisela M Terwindt

Institution: Leiden University Medical Centre
Country: Netherlands


Gisela Terwindt received her MSc in Biology and MD in Medicine at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Her PhD encompassed epidemiology and genetics of migraine, with the discovery of the first migraine gene. She is associate professor of Neurology, and Consultant Neurologist, at the Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands, where she also runs the Headache Clinic.

Gisela Terwindt is chair of the scientific committee of the Dutch Headache Society. She is member of the International Headache Classification Committee, the IHS Ethics Committee, and chair of the IHS Women’s Leadership Forum.

She has published >150 scientific papers and several book chapters on headache and migraine.  She received a prestigious personal grant from the Dutch Organisation of Scientific Research (VIDI-award).


Employment: Leiden University Medical Center

Society Leadership/Board position: Board member-Dutch Headache Society; Advisory member-Dutch Headache Alliance

Professional membership: Dutch Neurologist Society, Dutch Headache Society, European Headache Society

Personal fees: Consultancy-Novartis, Teva, Allergan, Lilly, Lundbeck

Research support: Dutch Brain Foundation, Dutch Hearth Foundation, Dutch Research Council, IRRF, Dioraphte (all to institution)

Royalties/licences: Up to date (RVCL-S), Dutch Neurology Handbook

Patents: E-diary (patient journey) collaboration with Interactive Studios (Dutch Company) (pending)

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 (see www.whatstudy.nl), National PI in the Alleviate and Chronicle studies by Lundbeck on episodic and chronic CH

Relationship with scientific journals: Regular reviewer with Phd’s-Cephalalgia, J Headache Pain, Headache. Neurology, Lancet (Neurology), Brain

Commercial interests: E-dairy Patient Journey with Interactive Studios (pending)

Gifts from companies/partnerships/other:

Presenter for satellite symposia/webinars with Springer Media (Mednet)/ Ashfield MedComms