Prof. Dr. med. Arne May invites for the 08th may 2010 the cluster headache (cluster or group, accumulation\”) is a primary headache disorder characterized by strictly unilateral and occurring in attacks extreme pain in the area of temple and eye. The term \”Cluster\” refers to the nature of this form of headache periodically strongly to accumulate, while for months to years healthy intervals can join.
This rare headache disorder recognized unfortunately often very late. Often, years lie between the first occurrence and safe diagnosis. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Prof. Dr. med. Arne May, invites for the 08th may 2010 from 9:30 to a briefing to the cluster headache: University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf, Lecture Hall of orthopedics, building o45, 20251 Hamburg, Martini 52. Participation is free, registration is required.
Invitation, programme and registration form (PDF file): Einladung_UKE_Cluster Kopfschmerz_Treffen_2010.pdf Prof. Dr. med. Arne May is the Director of the headache clinic of the neurological clinic at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Deputy Director of the UKE Institute for systemic neuroscience and President of German migraine and Headache Society (DMKG). He lead the development of guidelines for the treatment of cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomous headaches of the Germans migraine and headache society, the German society for Neurology and the European Federation of neurological of societies. Other speakers of the event are the neurologists and headache experts Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Stefan Evers, head of the work group headache/pain of the University Hospital Munster. Doz. Dr. med. Zaza Katsarava, head of the West German headache Center in Essen and Dr. med. Tim Jackson, UKE Hamburg. Cluster headache is easy to diagnose due to the characteristic temporal pattern of attacks: the attack rate is between an attack every second day and eight attacks per day. The attack time is 15 to 180 minutes if left untreated. In contrast to migraine sufferers, patients with cluster headache typically do not tend, to retire to bed, but show a strong physical disturbance during the attacks.