13th European Headache Congress

Migraine does not take lives but days from your life. Take them back!

Dr. Margarita Sanchez del Rio


Day of Lecture

May 30th 17:30 - 17:40

Opening Ceremony

CSD in humans


Biographical details:

  • 1991 received MD from the University of Madrid
  • 1992- 95: Residency in Neurology. Fundación Jimenez Díaz University Hospital
  • January 1997-April 2000: Migraine Research Fellow. Stroke and Neurovascular Regulation. Department of Neurology. Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard Medical School.
  • April- December 2000: Headache Clinical Fellow. Jefferson Headache Center. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Philadelphia. PA. USA.
  • January 2001-December 2002- Director of Headache Program. Neurology Department and Research Institute. Fundación Hospital Alcorcon. Juan Carlos I University. Madrid. Spain.
  • December 2002- 2018 Director of Headache Program. Neurology Department. Hospital Ruber Internacional. Madrid.
  • March 2018- Headache Unit. Neurology department. Clinica Universidad de Navarra. Madrid. 


  • 1997- International Headache Society/Glaxo Wellcome Research Fellowship to work on Functional MRI imaging during migraine attacks. Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard Medical  School. Boston. MA.
  • 1998-99 AASH/Glaxo Wellcome Clinical Research Award to work on Functional MRI imaging in migraine. Massachusetts General Hospital. Harvard Medical  School. Boston. MA.
  • 2000 AASH/Merck US Human Clinical Fellowship Stipend. Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
  • 2000-2003 P.P.A. Humphrey IHS-GlaxoSmithKline Research Fellowship 2000. For Headache Research in Spain.
  • 2003- Best oral presentation “ Activación subcortical en cefaleas paroxísticas: SUNCT y neuralgia pura V-1”. Sociedad Española de Neurologia.
  • 2003/2004- Rafael Hervada Award for biomedial research:: Functional MRI in migraine: imaging photophobia.
  • 2011: Scientific award in Headaches. Sociedad Española de Neurología.


More than 60 original publications in international journals about migraine pathophysiology, and other headache disorders.