13th European Headache Congress

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

Prof. Simona Sacco

MD

Prof. Simona Sacco

Chair on May 29th 13:00 - 14:20

Teaching Course 1: HOW TO INCLUDE MULTIDISCIPLINARY TREATMENT WHEN ORGANISING THE HEADACHE CLINIC

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
 
1999 graduated summa cum laude in Medicine and Surgery, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy

2004 diploma of specialist in Neurology, summa cum laude, Department of Neurology, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy

2007 Master in Cerebrovascular Diseases, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy
 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2004-2008 Research fellow on Stroke epidemiology, University of L’Aquila, Italy

2008-2015 Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of L’Aquila, Italy and Consultant neurologist, San Salvatore Hospital, L’Aquila, Italy

 2015-2018 Associate Professor of Neurology, University of L’Aquila, Italy and Consultant neurologist, San Salvatore Hospital, L’Aquila, Italy

 November 2018-ongoing – full professor of Neurology at the University of L’Aquila. Director of the Clinical Unit of Neurology and Stroke Unit at the Avezzano Hospital. Director of the residency program in Neurology

 
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY

 Main themes of expertise: clinical neurology, stroke, headache, disorders of consciousness, neuroepidemiology

 Author of 137 publications in International Journals, 16 book chapters (8 international), 153 abstracts in international journals and 60 proceedings

Contribution as principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous multicenter clinical studies.

 Scientific activity in guidelines production for the European Stroke Organization (ESO), the European Headache Federation (EHF), the Italian Stroke Organization (ESO)

Speaker at numerous international and national conferences

 
EDITORIAL ACTIVITY 

- From 2018 Academic Editor, PLOS ONE

- From 2017 Associate Editor, The Journal Headache and Pain Editorial board participation

-    2011-2015, Editorial Advisory Panel, Clinical Science

-    2012-2016, Visiting Editor, The Journal Headache and Pain

-    2012-ongoing, Editorial Board, European Neurology

-    2015-ongoing, Editorial Board, Stroke

-    2016-ongoing, Editorial Board, European Stroke Journal

 -    2018-ongoing, Review Editor in Stroke, Frontiers in Neurology

-    2018-ongoing, Advisory Board, Neurological Sciences

Referee for numerous international journals (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, BMC Geriatrics, BMC Neurology, British Medical Journal, BMJ Open, Brain Injury, Central Nervous System Agents in Medical Chemistry, Cephalalgia, Cephalalgia Reports, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Circulation Research, Clinical Science, CNS Drugs, Disability and Rehabilitation, European Neurology, European Journal of Neurology, Expert Review Neurotherapeutics, Functional Neurology, Frontiers Neurology, Headache, Hypertension, Internal and Emergency Medicine, International Journal of Neuroscience, International Journal of Preventive Medicine, International Journal of Stroke, JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of Headache and Pain, Journal of Neurology, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Journal of Neurosciences and Behavioral Health, Journal of Pain Research, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Neuroepidemiology, Neurological Sciences, Neurology, Pain Medicine, Physiology & Behavior, PLoS ONE, Stroke, The Lancet Neurology, Thrombosis, Women’s Health)

 
2018 Top Reviewer Award for Stroke Referee for the Italian Ministry of Health

Referee of the Scientific Abstract for the European Stroke Organization Conferences (ESOC),

the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Conference, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) Conference

Referee for the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (Update 2018) on Stroke in Pregnancy Part Two: Acute Stroke Management during Pregnancy; A Consensus Statement by the Canadian Stroke Best Practices Stroke in Pregnancy Writing Group

Selection Committee for the Enrico Greppi Award 2018

 
PARTICIPATION TO SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

 2010-2013 member of the scientific board of Italian Guidelines on Stroke - SPREAD Stroke Prevention and Educational Awareness Diffusion (chair prof. Gian Franco Gensini)

2010-2013 member of the Young Stroke Physicians Committee of the European Stroke Organization  

 2010-2014 and 2016-2017, participation to the working group about diagnostic algorithm on “Acute visual dysfunction” promoted by the Italian Neurological Society [Società Italiana di Neurologia (SIN)] and the Italian Society of Hospital Neurologists (SNO)

2014-ongoing member of the WISE (Women Initiative for Stroke in Europe) group of the European Stroke Organization (ESO)

 2015 member of the study group on intracerebral hemorrhage of the Italian Stroke Organization (ISO)

 2015-ongoing member of the board of directors of the Italian Stroke Organization (ISO)

 2016-ongoing member of the Scientific Panel for Stroke of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)

2017-2018 member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Headache Society [Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee (SISC)]

 2017-ongoing co-leader of the Guideline Workshop Committee of the European Stroke Organization (ESO)

2018-2020 treasurer for the European Headache Federation (EHF)

 
MEMBERSHIP TO SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

 2000-ongoing member of the Italian Society of Neurologia [Società Italiana di Neurologia (SIN)]

2014-ongoing member of the Italian Headache Society [Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee (SISC)]

 2014-ongoing Fellow of the European Stroke Organization  

2015-ongoing member of the Italian Stroke Organization (ISO)

 2017-ongoing member of the International Headache Society (IHS)

2017 member of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)


TEACHING AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

 The teaching activities in Neurology in the First Grade Degree Courses, Full Degree Courses, Schools of Specializations at the University of L’Aquila since 2008

Tutor activities for residents in Neurology

 2009-ongoing teachings in the International Master in Headache Medicine at the La Sapienza University of Rome

Board member of the PhD course "<nursing Sciences", University of L’Aquila from 2010 to 2014

Board member of the PhD course "Experimental Medicine". University of L’Aquila. From 2014-ongoing

Opponent in the thesis of dr. Lantz. Title: Aspects of migraine and patent foramen ovale in ischemic stroke. Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 5 May 2017.

Supervisor in numerous thesis for first grade degree or full degree