ANA-AHS Headache

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Track: Traditional Special Interest Group
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Headache is the second to third leading cause of global years lived with disability. Migraine headaches represent one of the most disabling headache diagnoses, affecting 12% of the general population. The economic and social impact of migraine, particularly in women, highlight the need to better understand mechanisms involved in migraine headache generation and its accompanying symptoms. Basic science and clinical research in migraine have culminated in new translational targets, providing hope for migraine patients. Despite these recent advances, there are still many unanswered questions about disease mechanism. The focus of this session is to highlight emerging discoveries in migraine research that increase our understanding of the biological mechanisms of trigeminal pain, cortical events involved in migraine aura and accompanying incapacitating symptoms like light sensitivity. 

Chair: Will Renthal, MD, PhD

Co-Chair: Charles Flippen, II, MD, FAAN, FANA


  • Discuss pathophysiological mechanisms of migraine
  • Identify emerging concepts from preclinical migraine models
  • Describe mechanisms involved in accompanying features of migraine including photophobia

Risk Factors of Migraine in Men


A Healthcare System Perspective of Headache, Headache Care, and Outcomes Among Veterans


Investigating Electrical Connectomics in Migraine: Toward Network-Based Therapies


Genomics and Migraine Preventative Treatment


Peroxynitrite Contributes to Behavioral and Neuronal Sensitization in Preclinical Migraine Models


Transcriptomic Analysis of Dural Plasticity Sex Differences in Sleep Disruption-Induced Migraine

Poster Presenter: Skyler Kanegi, BA, BBA, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio