13th European Headache Congress

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

Dr. Patricia Pozo - Rosich


Day of Lecture

June 1st  08:30 - 08:50

Teaching Course 5: Management of Chronic Migraine and MOH

Management of medication - overuse headache in a multidisciplinary setting


Patricia Pozo-Rosich MD PhD, is a specialist in Neurology. She is in charge of the Headache and Craniofacial Pain Clinical Unit at the University Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona, Spain; and the Headache Research Laboratory at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), which belongs to the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB).

After winning the la Caixa, American Headache Society, Rio Hortega, EFNS, research awards she became a Fellow in Preclinical Research with Professor Silberstein at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia (PA, USA) and later on with Professor Goadsby both at Queen’s Square – University College London (UK)– and at the University of California at San Francisco (CA, USA).

She is the past Coordinator of the Spanish Headache Study Group of the Spanish Neurological Society (cefaleas.sen.es), she is a member of the International Headache Society Board of Trustees, the International Headache Society Clinical Trials Guidelines Committee and the European Headache Federation Council.

She is the Editor for Headache for Revista de Neurologia, an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neurology (Headache Medicine) and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Headache and Pain.

Dr. Pozo-Rosich’s research focuses on better understanding the pathophysiology of migraine from a multidisciplinary approach using genetics, neuroimaging and electrophysiology. She has developed the Migraine Adaptive Brain research program. In this regard, she is a member of the International Headache Genetics Consortium. She has been awarded research grants from the la Caixa Foundation, Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias (ISCIII), la Marató TV3 Foundation, AGAUR, Mutual Medica and, the Migraine Research Foundation.

She has been the principal investigator of clinical trials in phases II and III.

She educates neurologists, other physicians and patients with the goal of improving the quality of life of patients suffering from headache and helping reduce the stigma of migraine. She is the founder and developer of the website in Spanish dedicated to headache  www.midolordecabeza.org for patients and physicians which has more than 6,500 registered users and more than 25,000 facebook followers.