The Brain Conference: Genetics and mechanisms of complex disorders: highlighting migraine

Rungstedgaard, Denmark

Organiser: FENS

Additional Organiser: Lundbeck Foundation

Attendance type(s): In Person

FENS members will benefit from preferential rates

Event Dates: 26—29 Jun 2022

Co-Chairs

Peter Goadsby
King's College London, United Kingdom & University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Jes Olesen
Danish Headache Centre,  The Neuroscience Centre and University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Brain Conference: Genetics and mechanisms of complex disorders: highlighting migraine

Migraine is a typical highly prevalent complex disorder. There is a monogenic rare subform and GWAS have so far shown 123 common variants associated with migraine. The trigeminovascular system is the “hard ware” of migraine and the importance of several signalling mechanisms are known. Likewise, the pathophysiology has been partly clarified using both human and animal studies. Recent progress has been substantial, and migraine may inform the investigation of other complex disorders.

Photo description: Decreased blood flow in right occipital region early
in a migraine attack with aura followed by hyperperfusion
and then normalization

Organised by FENS in collaboration with Lundbeck Foundation, awarder of The Brain Prize,  these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

NoteThe poster board dimensions for the scheduled Poster Sessions are of 1 meter wide and 2 meters high (portrait format).

For enquiries and press registration, please contact the Brain Conference coordinator: brain(at)fens.org

Contact Details

Name: Brain Conferences Administration Team

Email: brain@fens.org

Location

Rungstedgaard, Hovedgaden, Hørsholm, Denmark