Alan M. Rapoport, M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at The David Geffen School of Medicineat UCLA, Los Angeles, California, where he teaches medical students, neurology residents and fellows. He is the President of the International Headache Society (IHS).
He graduated from the State University of New York School of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York in 1966 and did his residency in Neurology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He did a 2 year Clinical Fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. He has been practicing Neurology since 1972.
He is also the founder and Director-Emeritus of The New England Center for Headache, in Stamford, Connecticut. Board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine, he has co-authored more than 300 articles, chapters and posters on headache. He has lectured around the US and internationally to general physicians and headache specialists on all aspects of headache pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment and has appeared many times on national radio and television programs, such as Today and Good Morning America.
He is an editor of Headache, CNS Drugs and Editor in Chief of Neurology Reviews, and he reviews for many peer-reviewed journals such as Cephalalgia, Neurology, New England Journal of Medicine and Headache. He has co-authored nine books on headache for patients, physicians, and nurses with Drs. Fred Sheftell and Stewart Tepper.
Dr. Rapoport has started an Information Technology company in the medical arena with Dr. Rob Cowan, a Professor of Neurology at Stanford University. Bon Triage specializes in enabling patients to have their medical histories taken on line by detailed questionnaire. An algorithm then converts the information to a neurological consultation that goes to the physician with a list of Red Flags and suggested Clinical Impressions intended to save time, money and increase the accuracy of the diagnostic process. It should also enable many more patients to have earlier contact with medical experts in a variety of health areas. Bon Triage will be available on line in the first quarter of 2015. It will be available earlier for use of physicians in this program.
Dr. Rapoport has served on the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society (AHS) and is the immediate past President of the Fairfield County Neurological Society, the Founding President of the Headache Cooperative of New England (HCNE), the Founding Director of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific (HCOP) and until June 2011 was the Chairman of the Education and Membership Committee of the International Headache Society (IHS). He is currently the President of the International Headache Society.
Hayrunnisa Bolay MD, PhD is a Professor of Neurology and Algology, working as a headache specialist/algologist at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. She is the director of Neuropsychiatry Centre and Neuroscience PhD program and a member of Turkish Academy of Sciences. She has been actively involved in clinical and basic headache research particularly the pathophysiology of migraine and link between cortical spreading depression and headache. She uncovered vital information to elucidate the initial mechanisms of a migraine headache attack. She has published over 120 papers, abstracts and book chapters on headache topics and have been honored by awards for headache research.
Prof. Bolay is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Headache Society.
Peter Goadsby obtained his basic medical degree and training at the University of New South Wales,Australia. His neurology training was done under the supervision of Professor James W. Lance in Sydney. After post-doctoral work in New York with Don Reis at Cornell, with Jacques Seylaz at Universite VII, Paris, and post-graduate neurology training at Queen Square in London with the Professors C David Marsden, Andrew Lees, Anita Harding and W Ian McDonald, he returned to the University of New South Wales, and the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney as a consultant Neurologist and was promoted to Associate Professor of Neurology.
He was appointed a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, University College London in 1995. He was Professor of Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. He is now Professor of Neurology in the Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco and Kings College, London. His major research interests are in the basic mechanisms of head pain in both experimental settings and in the clinical context of headache management. The work of the Headache Group involves human imaging and electrophysiological studies in primary headache, as well as experimental studies of trigeminovascular nociception. The aim is to understand what parts of the brain drive and modulate headache syndromes, and how those might be modified by treatment. He was the past President of the International Headache Society.
Andrew Charles, MD, is Professor and Director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program in
the Department of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA). He has recently been named the Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine
and Headache Studies at UCLA.
Dr. Charles received his medical degree from UCLA in 1986 and completed a residency and a
research fellowship in neurology before becoming a professor at this institution. Now, as Director of
the Headache Research and Treatment Program, Dr. Charles oversees a comprehensive effort toward
advancing headache medicine that includes basic and clinical research, education, and patient care.
His laboratory uses advanced imaging and electrophysiological techniques to investigate basic
mechanisms of neuronal, glial, and vascular signaling related to migraine and other brain disorders.
Dr. Charles has been an associate editor of the journal Cephalalgia since 2009. He also serves on the
board of directors of the American Headache Society, and the board of trustees of the International
Headache Society. He is Co-Chair of the NINDS Common Data Elements Project Group for
Robert Cowan, MD, is Professor and Director of the Division of Headache and Facial Pain
in the Department of Neurologyat Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dr. Cowan received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine at the University of
Southern California (USC) in 1986 and completed a residency and chief residency in neurology before
joining the faculty at that institution. In 2000, he left USC to become Director of the Keeler Center
for the Study of Headache and a Senior Scientist in the Department of Neurobiology at Huntington
Medicial Research Institutes, in Pasadena, California. In 2011, he joined the faculty at Stanford.
Now, as Director of Headache and Facial Pain Program, Dr. Cowan oversees a comprehensive effort toward
advancing headache medicine that includes basic and clinical research, education, and patient care.
His research focuses on analysis of CSF, blood, and advanced imaging and electrophysiological techniques
to investigate the physiologic basis of chronic migraine and other chronic daily headaches.
Dr. Charles is the author of the Keeler Migraine Method (Penguin/Avery) and is widely published
in the headache literature. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Council on Headache Education,
the Alliance for Headache Orders Advocacy and is President of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific.
He is Chair of the Special Interest Section on Intractable Headache of the American Headache Society.
Dimos D. Mitsikostas MD, PhD
Athens Naval Hospital
Dr Mitsikostas graduated from the Aristoteles’ University Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1985; five years later he obtained his PhD degree in experimental neuropharmacology, from the National University, Athens, Greece. He certified in Neurology, in 1993, after he fulfilled the 4-year residency in Neurology Department, Aeginition Hospital, National University, Athens, Greece. He has performed post-doc studies in experimental molecular pharmacology of pain at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (1996-1998, Professor’s M.A. Moskowitz lab) and at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK (Professors’ P.J. Goadsby laboratory and headache clinic). He has been heading the Neurology Department of the Athens Naval Hospital since 2001. He established the Athens Naval Headache Clinic and the Athens Naval Multiple Sclerosis Center. His clinical work is focused on Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, pain and nocebo. He continues to work on animal models for cephalic pain and Multiple Sclerosis, while he participates in several multi-center clinical trials in these fields. He is author of 72 peer-reviewed papers with more than 2,000 citations (h-index 21), editor and co-editor in five textbooks and reviewer in several international medical journals. He is member of numerous national and international societies covering the field of neurology, headache, multiple sclerosis and pain. He is currently President of the Executive Board of the European Headache Federation (2014-2016).
Henrik Schytz, MD, PhD.
Henrik Schytz lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduated as MD in 2004 and PhD in migraine models 2010. Works as a neurologist at the Danish Headache Center and postdoc at the Human Migraine Research Unit, Department of Neurology, Glostrup Hospital in Copenhagen Denmark. Main research includes human
migraine models exploring signalling molecules and investigation of
neurovascular diseases with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).
Aksel Siva was born in Istanbul, on 7 May 1955. He graduated from the Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine (M.D.1978), and completed his residency in neurology in the same institution in 1983. He currently works as Professor of Neurology, at the Department of Neurology of Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine; where he was the past-chairman, and continues to head the Clinical Neuro-immunology Unit & Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, and as the research chair of the Headache Clinic.
Prof. Siva worked as a visiting research fellow in the Departments of Neurology and Radiology (Neuroradiology), University of Massachusetts Medical School and St Vincent Hospital, Worchester, Massachusetts, USA (02/1982-11/1982); and spend a sabbatical as a visiting scientist in the Departments of Neurology and Health Sciences Research (Clinical Neuroepidemiology), at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota,USA, between 09/1991-05/1992.
He served as President of The Turkish Neurological Society for 3 consecutive terms between 2003 and 2009. He is a founding member of The Turkish Multiple Sclerosis Society (1989) and continues to be the Chairman of the National Scientific Committee and Advisory Board. Dr. Siva was a member of The National Advisory Board for Stemcell Research between 2006 – 2012.
He is a member of The European Neurological Society (now European Academy of Neurology), American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association, European Headache Federation and International Headache Society. He is currently an executive Committee member of European Headache Federation (09/2012). He is a founding member of the Turkish Neurological Society Headache Chapter and currently the president of the Turkish Headache and Pain Research Society.
Dr. Siva was elected as a member of ENS (European Neurological Society) Executive Committee in 06/2009 and served as such until the end of this Society in June 2014. He served as a member of the Education Executive Committee of The World Federation of Neurology between 2002-2010 and later was appointed chair of Task Force on Evaluation & Accreditation for endorsement of national and international meetings, WFN between 2010 -2013. Currently he is the chair of the WFN Standards & Evaluations Committee.
Dr. Siva is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurological Sciences, Journal of Headache and Pain, Turkish Neurological Journal, Turkish Pain Journal, and Brazilian Journal of Multiple Sclerosis.
His areas of interest and work are: Headaches, Clinical neuro-immunology (Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-Behcet’s Syndrome), and neuro-epidemiology.
Gül Köknel Talu MD,FIPP (fellow of Interventional pain practice) is a professor of anesthesiology – intensive care and pain medicine.
She is working as pain specialist since 1997 at the Department of Algology ,Medical Faculty of İstanbul University and running the Department as Chair since 2010.
She has been actively involved in both management of cancer and non-cancer pain both medically and interventionally.
She is also an active member of the Turkish Society of Pain, President of Turkish Chapter of Neuromodulation (INS) Secratary of Turkish Chapter of IASP, Secratary of Turkish Chapter of WIP, and she is the Co-Editor of the official journal Turkish pain society :’AGRİ’.
Professor Ozge, founded the Department of Neurology in Mersin University Faculty of Medicine and she is still the Head of Department. She is responsible from the outpatient wards of Headache (childhood and adult) and Dementia. Being an active member of the IHS since 2003 she also joined the Pediatric SIG in 2004. She was the President of the VIIth International Congress of Childhood and Adolescence held in 2008. She participated in the European Headache Federation Guideline Committee’s studies for the declaration of Guidelines for the Childhood Headache. She is still running the Multilanguage-multicenter childhood headache database under the auspices of IHS. She is an active member of the WOCAH project. She has 75 international and 35 national published manuscripts mainly on headache, dementia and electrophysiology. She has written three chapters in books in the field of childhood headache and participated in numerous international congresses. She is the charter member of the Turkish Childhood and Adolescent Headache Society and still is the vice president of the foundation. Her primary fields of interest are epidemiology of headache, comorbidity, headache database systems, childhood and adolescent headaches, dementia clinic and caregiving supporting models. She is married and is a mother of two boys.
Yohannes Woubishet Woldeamanuel, MD
Community Academic Profile: https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/yohannes-woldeamanuel?tab=research-and-scholarship
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford Headache Program, Stanford University School of Medicine
PostDoctoral Fellow – IHS Scholarship Awardee
Sep. 2013- present
Department of Neurology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa
Jan. 2009 – Aug. 2013
Clinical Neurology Specialty
Neurology Research Fellowships
Addis Ababa University; Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Universität Heidelberg, Center for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim; Pain Medicine, Imperial College London
IASP Clinical Research Fellowship underpinning ‘Development, Validation and Field-testing of Clinical Instruments for Clinical Assessment of HIV-associated Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain in Resource-restricted and Large Population Study Settings’
Addis Ababa University; Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
European Neurological Society Research Fellowship underpinning ‘Expression Profile of Neuropeptide Y, its Receptors and its Role in Seizures in Mouse Models of Toxoplasmosis and African Trypanosomiasis.’
Addis Ababa University; Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
IBRO Research Fellowship underpinning ‘Identifying Interventions that Reduce Premature GABAergic Signaling in Status Epilepticus.’
Department of Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Jimma Apr. 2007 – Jan. 2009 Head of Department and Lecturer for medical students, health officers, nurses, pharmacy students and other paramedical professions
Neurology Residency, Department of Neurology, Addis Ababa University
Jan. 2009 – Aug. 2013
Doctorate of Medicine, Addis Ababa University Medical Faculty, Addis Ababa. Magna cum laude
Sep. 1999 – Jan. 2007
‘Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Prevalence of Migraine Headache and Its Weight on Neurological Burden in Africa’
- Poster Presentation: 2013 International Headache Congress (IHC). International Headache Society and American Headache Society, Jun. 27-30, 2013, Boston, MA, USA. Abstract LBP41; Stanford Neuroscience Forum, Stanford University School of Medicine, June 6, 2014, Stanford, CA, USA.
‘The Place of Corticosteroids in Migraine Attack Management: Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal’.
- Poster Presentation: Abstract P40. Headache. The Journal of Head and Face Pain. Volume 54, Number S1. June 2014. 56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS); also presented at the Stanford Neuroscience Forum,
Stanford University School of Medicine, June 6, 2014, Stanford, CA, USA.
‘Assessment of the Utility of Clinical Instruments for Diagnosing HIV-associated Sensory Neuropathy’.
- Poster Presetnation: Abstract A-484-0017-00702. 4th International Congress on Neuropathic Pain, Toronto, Canada, May 25, 2013. Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group (NeuPSIG) of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
‘Development, Validation, and Field-testing of an Instrument for Clinical Assessment of HIV-associated Neuropathy and Neuropathic Pain in Low- and High-resource Settings’.
- Poster Presentation: Abstract Control number: 1683. Poster Number/Position: PT222. Poster abstract received Travel Award at the 15th World Congress on Pain, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), Oct. 7, 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
‘Expression Profile of Neuropeptide Y, its Receptors and its Role in Seizures in Mouse Models of Toxoplasmosis and African Trypanosomiasis.’
- Oral Presentation: 22nd Meeting of the European Neurological Society (ENS), June 11th, 2012. Infection Session.
- Poster Presentation: 65th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), Dec. 5th, 2011. Baltimore, MD, Abstr. 2.044.
- Woldeamanuel YW, Andreou AP, Cowan RP. ‘Prevalence of migraine headache and its weight on neurological burden in
Africa: A 43-year systematic review and meta-analysis of community-based studies’. Journal of the Neurological Sciences.2014 Jul 15;342(1-2):1-15.
- Woldeamanuel YW, Rapoport AM, Cowan RP. ‘The place of corticosteroids in migraine attack management: a 65-year systematic review with pooled analysis and critical appraisal’. Forthcoming. Cephalalgia. 2014
- Woldeamanuel YW, Girma B. ‘Contributing towards the betterment of translational epilepsy research in Africa: needs, challenges, resources, and opportunities.’ Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2014 Aug;14(8):470.
- Phillips TJ, Brown M, Ramirez JD, Perkins J, Woldeamanuel YW, de C Williams AC, Orengo C, Bennett DL, Bodi I, Cox
S, Maier C, Krumova EK, Rice AS. ‘Sensory, psychological and metabolic dysfunction in HIV-Associated Peripheral
Neuropathy. A cross sectional deep profiling study’. Pain. 2014 Sep;155(9):1846-60.
- Woldeamanuel YW, Girma B. ‘A 43-year systematic review and meta-analysis: case-fatality and risk of death among adults with tuberculous meningitis in Africa’. Journal of Neurology. 2014 May;261(5):851-65.
- Woldeamanuel YW, Girma B, Teklu AM. ‘Cancer in Ethiopia’. The Lancet Oncology. 2013 Apr;14(4):289-90.
- Woldeamanuel YW. ‘Tetanus in Ethiopia: unveiling the blight of an entirely vaccine-preventable disease’. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. 2012 Dec;12(6):655-65.
- Woldeamanuel YW, Hassan A, Zenebe G. ‘Neurolathyrism: two Ethiopian case reports and review of the literature’.
Journal of Neurology 2012 Jul;259(7):1263-8.
English, French, Amharic
Memberships in International and Regional Societies
American Academy of Neurology [AAN] International League Against Epilepsy [ILAE]
International Headache Society [IHS] International Brain Research Organization [IBRO]
Association of Neurological Sciences in Ethiopia International Association for the Study of Pain [IASP]
Society of Neuroscientists in Africa [SONA] Headache Cooperation of the Pacific [HCOP]
Dr. Alparslan is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and staff in the Department of Outcomes Research at the Cleveland Clinic. He is the author of more than 100 peer reviewed papers including a landmark paper on post operative nausea and vomiting (New England Journal of Medicine). Acute pain management and post surgical chronic pain is one of his areas of interest and he has conducted numerous clinical studies on the role of gabapentin in the peri-operative setting. Dr. Alparslan has extensive experience in the training of fellows and residents including supervision of three PhD theses.
Prof Ndiaye Mansour was born on July 30th 1952 in Dakar Senegal. He was trained in Dakar University and completed his neurology curriculum particularly in neuroradiology in Salpetriere Hospital -Paris France in years 1983-1984. His clinical work is mainly focused on stroke, cerebrovascular vascularitis, epilepsy and headache. Hi is currently working in Senegal Saint Louis University.
|Name and surname :||Najib Kissani, born 29th August 1965, Married, and father of one son; Youssef|
including fax, telephone and
|-Mail address: BP 7010, Sidi ABBAD; Marrakech (Morocco).
-Office phone: +212(5) 24 30 41 74
|Curent position :||Head of Neurology Department, University Hospital; Marrakech (Morocco).
And President of Moroccan Society Against Epilepsy (Moroccan chapter of IBE)
|Main areas of expertise:||Epidemiology, Semiology, EEG, traditional practices and Prevention of neurological diseases|
|Brief biosketch :||-Medical doctor since 1993,
-Professor assistant in neurology since December 1995.
-Habilitated Professor in neurology since January 2002.
-Professor in neurology since April 2006.
-Member of many scientific societies :
Clinical neurology, epileptology out-patients, EEG, Video-EEG, teaching neurology, teaching neurophysiology and semiology of nervous system.
-Qualification in other centers:
-Six months in epileptology, surgery of epilepsy and sleep disorders in Neurophysiology department in King’s college Hospital (London; UK) from November 1998 till April 1999 ( Pr Collin Binnie).
-Four months in specialized courses of epileptology (MSc courses of epileptology)
– Four months in epileptology and surgery of epilepsy in department of Neurophysiology – Hôpital Gui de Chauliac (Montpellier; France) from February till May 2001 (Pr. Baldy Moulinier).
-Reviewer in international journals:
-In Journal of Pediatric Neurology
-Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.
|Languages spoken fluently :||Arabic, French and English|
|Languages read but not spoken fluently:||Spanish|
|Recent publications :
Main important projects :
Main important clinical trials :
|1-Relapsing polyneuropathy in the post-partum period El Alaoui Faris M, Rabhi M, Kissani N, Benabdeljalil M, Aidi S, Amarti A, Belaïdi H, Benomar A, Chkili T. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2000 Nov;156(11):1023-4
2-Neuropsychological disorders after bithalamic infarct caused by deep venous thrombosis. Benabdeljlil M, El Alaoui Faris M, Kissani N, Aïdi S, Laaouina Z, Jiddane M, Chkili T. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2001 Jan;157(1):62-7.
3- Sensitivity of recordings at sphenoidal electrode site for detecting seizure onset: evidence from scalp, superficial and deep foramen ovale recordings.
Clin Neurophysiol. 2001 Feb;112(2):232-40
4-Sellar hemangiopericytoma. Report of a case. Gharbi A, Ousehal A, Kissani N, Lakhdar A, Azhari A, Kadiri R. J Neuroradiol. 2001 Sep;28(3):195-9.
5- Epileptic seizures and epilepsy in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (report of 30 cases). Kissani N, Ouazzani R, Belaidi H, Ouahabi H, Chkili T.
Neurophysiol Clin. 2001 Dec;31(6):398-405.
6- Lateralizing and localizing values of ictal onset recorded on the scalp: evidence from simultaneous recordings with intracranial foramen ovale electrodes.
Alarcon G, Kissani N, Dad M, Elwes RD, Ekanayake J, Hennessy MJ, Koutroumanidis M, Binnie CD, Polkey CE. Epilepsia. 2001 Nov;42(11):1426-37.21.
7- Is there a lamotrigine withdrawal syndrome? Gelisse P, Kissani N, Crespel A, Jafari H, Baldy-Moulinier M. Acta Neurol Scand. 2002 Mar;105(3):232-4.
8- Curable dementia revealing late congenital syphilis. Ait Sab I, Khouchani M, Jafoui M, Hamdi J, Kissani N. Arch Pediatr. 2003 Mar;10(3):227-9.
9-Lateralising value of neuropsychological protocols for presurgical assessment of temporal lobe epilepsy. Akanuma N, Alarcón G, Lum F, Kissani N, Koutroumanidis M, Adachi N, Binnie CD, Polkey CE, Morris RG. Epilepsia. 2003 Mar;44(3):408-18. Epilepsia. 2003 Jul;44(7):990.
10-Neuropsychological effects associated with temporal lobectomy and amygdalohippocampectomy depending on Wada test failure. Lacruz ME, Alarcón G, Akanuma N, Lum FC, Kissani N, Koutroumanidis M, Adachi N, Binnie CD, Polkey CE, Morris RG. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2004 Apr;75(4):600-7.
11-Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with a choreo-athetosic syndrome associated with antiphospholipid antibodies. Rafai MA, El Moutawakil B, Gam I, Hakim K, Fadel H, Kissani N, Slassi I. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2005 Oct;161(10):967-70.
12-The presentation of viral hepatitis C infection without cryoglobulinemia with a peripheral neuropathy. Five case reports. Rafai MA, Gam I, Fadel H, Hakim K, El Moutawakkil B, Bendahmane A, Kissani N, Alaoui R, Cherkaoui A, Slassi I. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2006 May;162(5):623-7.
13-Reccurent stroke revealing catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome with hepatitis C viral infection. Rafai MA, Fadel H, Gam I, Hakim K, El Moutawakkil B, Kissani N, Slassi I. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2006 Nov;162(11):1131-4.
14- Naevus of Ota and idiopathic facial neuralgia: association or coincidence? Wassima Z, Laissaoui K, Amal S, Sbai K, Kissani N. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2007 Jan;134(1):77-8.
15- Relationship between general practitioners and specialists in Morocco. Kissani N. Eur J Gen Pract. 2007 Jul 12;:1-2
16- Food-born botulism in infants in Morocco: apropos of 5 cases. Kissani N, Najib J, Amine M, Slassi I, Abid A. Arch Pediatr. 2007 Nov;14(11):1324-1327.
17- Amyloid neuropathy resulting from an unknown protein. Younsi R, Birouk N, Kissani N. Rev Med Interne. 2008 Jun 25.
18-Vascular hemiballismus due to extraluysian lesions. Adali N, Kissani N. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2008 Dec 3.
19-Torticollis revealing Wilson’s disease. Basir A, Bougteba A, Kissani N. Arch Pediatr. 2009 Jan 19
20-Recurrent ischemic stroke revealing Biermer’s disease. Bougteba A, Basir A, Kissani N. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2009 May 14.
21-Rationale and design of a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study of terutroban 30 mg/day versus aspirin 100 mg/day in stroke patients: the prevention of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events of ischemic origin with terutroban in patients with a history of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (PERFORM) study. Bousser MG, Amarenco P, Chamorro A, Fisher M, Ford I, Fox K, Hennerici MG, Mattle HP, Rothwell PM; PERFORM Study Investigators. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2009;27(5):509-18.
23- Symptomatic status epilepticus secondary to primary Sjögren’s. Basir A, Bougteba A, Kissani N. syndrome. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2009 Jul 15.
24- Hydatid spinal cord compression revealing multivisceral hydatidosis. Essaadouni L, Jghaimi F, Benali SA, Bouchti I, Kissani N. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2009 Aug 27.
25-Fifteen cases of food-borne botulism in Morocco: Significant diagnostic contribution of electrodiagnosis. Kissani N, Moutawakkil S, Chakib A, Slassi I. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2009 Aug.
26-Hydatid spinal cord compression revealing multivisceral hydatidosis. Essaadouni L, Jghaimi F, BenAli SA, Bouchti I, Kissani N. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2009 Dec;111(10):918-9.
27-Neurosjögren: an unusual presentation with central nervous system involvement. Essaadouni L, Jghaimi F, Kissani N. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2010 Apr;166(4):443-5.
28-Neurosyphilis: A rare cause of myelitis. Louhab N, Hajjaj I, Kissani N. Presse Med. 2010 May;39(5):605-6. Epub 2010 Feb 18
29-Neurological involvement in Behçet’s disease: Evaluation of 67 patients. Essaadouni L, Jaafari H, Abouzaid CH, Kissani N. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2010 May 6
30-Optic atrophy revealing neurosyphilis. Hajjaj I, Kissani N. Presse Med. 2010 May 11
Hajjaj I, Kissani N. Acta Neurol Belg. 2010 Sep;110(3):263-7.
Mebrouk Y, Chraa M, McMaughey C, Kissani N.
Spinal Cord. 2011 Jun;49(6):757-60. Epub 2011 Feb 22.
33-Cranial pachymeningitis and primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Abouzaid CH, Kissani N, Essaadouni L.
Rev Neurol (Paris). 2011 Apr;167(4):348-51. Epub 2011 Mar 21. French.
34-Terutroban versus aspirin in patients with cerebral ischaemic events (PERFORM): a randomised, double-blind, parallel-group trial. Bousser MG, Amarenco P, Chamorro A, Fisher M, Ford I, Fox KM, Hennerici MG, Mattle HP, Rothwell PM, de Cordoüe A, Fratacci MD; PERFORM Study Investigators
Hajjaj I, Kissani N. Med Trop (Mars). 2011 Jun;71(3):289-91. French.
36-Value of scalp delayed rhythmic ictal transformation (DRIT) in presurgical assessment of temporal lobe epilepsy.Alarcón G, Muthinji P, Kissani N, Polkey CE, Valentín A. Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Nov 2
37-Acute polyradiculoneuropathy revealing neurosyphilis in an immunocompetent patient. Louhab N, Adali N, Zahlane S, Kissani N. Presse Med. 2013 Jun;42(6 Pt 1):1061-3.
38-Acute polyradiculoneuropathy revealing neurosyphilis in an immunocompetent patient. Louhab N, Adali N, Zahlane S, Kissani N. Presse Med. 2013 Jun;42(6.
39-Myopahy revealing chronic renal failure. Louhab N, Adali N, Kissani N. Nephrol Ther. 2014 Jun;10(3):181-2.
Hajjaj I, Adali I, Idrissi Ouali M, Kissani N.Encephale. 2012 Dec;38(6):519-23.
41-Unusual acute encephalopathy in a young patient with end-stage renal disease. Fadili W, Louhab N, Knidiri H, Esqalli I, El Kissani N, Laouad I. Nephrol Ther. 2013 Jul;9(4):231-3.
Zahlane S, Louhab N, Kissani N. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2013 Jun-Jul;169(6-7):528-9
43-Prevalence and risk factors of cognitive dysfunction in chronic hemodialysis patients. Fadili W, Al Adlouni A, Louhab N, Habib Allah M, Kissani N, Laouad I. Aging Ment Health. 2014 Mar;18(2):207-11.
44-Congenital insensitivity to pain: clinical and neurophysiological study in three sisters of a Moroccan family. Kissani N, Krrati H, Alarcon G, Belaaidi H, Ouazzani R. Arch Pediatr. 2013 Nov;20(11):1219-24.
45-Acute polyradiculoneuropathy revealing systemic lupus erythematosus: an unusual presentation with fatal outcome. Ha-ou-nou FZ, Dehbi S, Zahlane M, Kissani N, Essaadouni L. Rev Med Interne. 2014 Jan;35(1):65-7.
46-Multiple sclerosis severity score in a cohort of Moroccan patients. Araqi-Houssaini A, Lahlou I, Benkadmir Y, Elotmani H, Hajjaj I, Kissani N, Chtaou N, Zaam A, Belahsen MF, Elmoutawakil B, Rafai MA, Slassi I. Mult Scler. 2014 May;20(6):764-
47-Occlusion of the artery of Percheron revealing a vasculo-Behçet. Albakaye M, Adali N, Nissrine L, Kissani N.
Rev Neurol (Paris). 2013 Dec;169(12):1016-7
48-Myeloradicular involvement in lupus. Hajjaj I, Dehbi S, Naji Y, Kissani N, Essaadouni L. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2014 Feb;170(2):140-
Albakaye M, Louhab N, Chraa M, Mebrouk Y, Adali N, Kissani N.
Rev Neurol (Paris). 2014 Feb;170(2):142-4
50-Acute transverse myelitis revealing neurobehçet disease. Albakaye M, Zahlan S, Louhab N, Adali N, Kissani N.
Rev Neurol (Paris). 2014 Feb;170(2):144-6.
51-Misdiagnosed spontaneous intracranial hypotension complicated by subdural hematoma following lumbar puncture. Louhab N, Adali N, Laghmari M, Hymer WE, Ben Ali SA, Kissani N. Int J Gen Med. 2014 Jan 15;7:71-3.
52-Current beliefs and attitudes regarding epilepsy in Mali. Maiga Y, Albakaye M, Diallo LL, Traoré B, Cissoko Y, Hassane S, Diakite S, Clare McCaughey K,Kissani N, Diaconu V, Buch D, Kayentoa K, Carmant L. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Apr;33:115-21
Al-Jarrah M, Shaheen S, Harries N, Kissani N, Molteni F, Bar Haim S; MESF Project.
Top Stroke Rehabil. 2014;21 Suppl 1:S25-32
Laabbar W, Elgot A, Kissani N, Gamrani H.
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Others are under press.
1-Etude de la dépression chez les patients
Between neurology and psychiatry departments, about
80 cases. Prospectively analyzed);
2-Study of genetic cases of recessive idiopathic epilepsies (With neurogenetic laboratory, Dr Joe Gleeson ; San Diego; California). From 2007 to 2011.
3-Promoting the management of epilepsy and sensitisation of epileptic patients in Ouarzazate city
and its region. Funded by INDH (National initiative
for human development). From 2006 to October 2008.
4-Clinical, biochemical and ethiopathogenic evaluation
of toxic extrapyramidal syndromes in south Morocco.
Funded by National Ministry of education and research).
Results presented in April 17th 2010, as a medical thesis Marrakech medical school (by Dr. Mebrouk).
5- ‘’Middle East Stepping Forward’’MESF, Scientific objectives and impact on development; Ref. MERC 5106.
Dedicated to improve the quality of life of populations with motor disabilities.
The overall objective is to improve the functional status of Middle East adolescents with disabilities due to CP and disabilities in adults due to cerebrovascular by a collaborative Jordanian-Israeli- Palestinian-Moroccan-Egyptian-Italian applied research project. Funded by MERC programme/USAID), started since January 2009.
6- “Promotion of Physically Active LifeStyle in Populations of Teenagers with Cerebral Palsy in Middle East (CP-PALS)”.; Ref. MERC M29-023 Funded by MERC programme/USAID).
7-‘’The burden attributable to headache disorders in the general population of Morocco’’ a door-to-door study in Morocco, including 4 cities and their rural areas (Marrakech, Fès, Tétouan and Agadir). 2013-2015. Funded by the Global Campaign for lifting The Burden of Headaches (Prof Timothy Steinert, London, UK).
1-Recrutement of Transient Ischemic stroke in Marrakech, Sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis, in 2007.
2-Rationale and design of a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study of terutroban 30 mg/day versus aspirin 100 mg/day in stroke patients: the prevention of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events of ischemic origin with terutroban in patients with a history of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (PERFORM) study.
Published in Cerebrovasc Dis. 2009;27(5):509-18. Bousser MG, Amarenco P, Chamorro A, Fisher M, Ford I, Fox K, Hennerici MG, Mattle HP, Rothwell PM; PERFORM Study Investigators.
Sponsored by Servier, since April 2008, still in progress.
3-Clinical trials concerning MS:
controlled, 2-parallel groups, Phase 3 study to compare efficacy and safety of masitinib 4.5 mg/kg/day versus placebo in the treatment of patients with primary progressive or relapse-free secondary progressive MS.
Updated 7th November 2014
Dr Juzar Hooker is a Consulting Neurologist in a private tertiary referral practice since January 2008at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, in Kenya, where he also is also Honorary Faculty and engages in clinical teaching in neurology for the Postgraduate Medical Education program of the Aga Khan University. His main interests are in movement disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, neurological infections, and headache. He has trained in medicine and internal medicine at the University of Nairobi Medical School and the Kenyatta National Hospital, following which he trained in neurology there and later at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square in London, UK, culminating in a clinical fellowship in movement disorders. He subsequently worked as Consultant Neurologist at the Kenyatta National Hospital as well as at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, where he headed the Neurology Section of the Department of Medicine from 2004 to 2006.
Babür Dora MD is a Professor of Neurology working at the Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey. His main fields of interest are headache and stroke and he has founded and is still running the headache outpatient clinic of the Akdeniz University Hospital since 2004. He is a member of the IHS, Turkish Neurological Society, Turkish Headache Society and has been a member of the board of directors of the Turkish Neurological Society for 2 terms. He has published over 100 articles and abstracts and written or translated 19 book chapters mainly on headache and stroke.
Dr. Necdet Karlı was born in 1968 and graduated from the University of Istanbul, Istanbul School of Medicine in 1992. He completed Neurology residency in 1998 in the Department of Neurology School of Medicine, University of Uludag. He gained his academic degrees in the same department. He studied Epilepsy as a visiting resident in Mara I hospital in Bielefeld, Germany, EMG as a speicialist in the Neurology Department of University of Istanbul, Istanbul School of Medicine, and as an observer in Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.
Dr. Karlı is running headache outpatient clinic, EMG laboratory and in-patient clinic since 2001. He is the vice-president of the Turkish Neurological Association Headache Chapter and Turkish headache and pain research society since 2013. He is a member of The European Neurological Society (now European Academy of Neurology), European Headache Federation (national represantative) and International Headache Society as well as a number of national societies including Turkish Neurological Society. Dr. Karlı is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) and Neuropsychiatry archive.
Dr. Karlı has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles mainly about headache and electrophysiology and book chapters. He also participated many multicenter headache studies.
He is currently Professor of Neurology in the Neurology department of School of Medicine, University of Uludag, Bursa. His areas of interest and work are: Headaches, Headache epidemiology, Electrophysiology (particularly EMG) and vertigo.
Derya Uluduz is currently Ass Professor of Neurology in Department of Neurology Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, University of Istanbul. She is working as a headache and stroke specialist.
Dr Uluduz received her medical degree from Istanbul University and completed residency and a research fellowship in neurology before coming Ass Professor at the same institution. She studied Stroke as a visiting proffesor in Minnesota University in year 2012. She is responsible from the outpatient wards of headache (childhood and adult) in Algology division under the supervision of Prof Aksel Siva. She has been involved many clinical and multicenter headache research particularly pediatric headache, burden of headache, comorbid disorders and headache. She is a member of International Headache Society, board member of Turkish Neurological Society and Turkish Headache and Pain Research Society.
Füsun MAYDA DOMAÇ, M.D., Msc, Assoc. Professor of Neurology, graduated from the University of Istanbul, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine in 1994. Firstly she did her residency in Neurosurgery at Taksim Training and Research Hospital and then she completed residency in Neurology in the Department of Neurology , Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital,İstanbul in 2001. She completed a master programme of Electrodiagnostic Neurology at Marmara University, İstanbul in 2006 and a master programme of Management of Hospitals and Health Care at Beykent University,İstanbul in 2012. She also completed research fellowship in Sleep and Sleep Disorders Center, Neurology Department, Cerrahpaşa School Of Medicine in 2013.
She is the Chief Director of Neurology Department of Erenköy Psychiatry and Neurology Traning and Research Hospital, İstanbul since 2010. She is a member of Turkish Neurological Society Headache Chapter , Turkish Headache and Pain Research Society and Turkish Neurological Society Cerebrovascular Diseases Chapter.
She is mainly interested in clinical and electrophysiological studies in headache, cerebrovascular diseases , sleep and sleep related disorders. She is currently working as an headache, sleep medicine and cerebrovascular diseases specialist . She also participated in various multicenter studies and published over than 100 papers and abstracts in the areas of her interest.
Dr. Mayda Domaç is on the advisory board of the Journal of Northern Clinics of İstanbul and Turkish Clinics Journal of Neurology.
Avni Babacan is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Algology Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. He is working as a pain specialist, been actively involved in clinical pain research and training young algologists. He is the founder of Algology Clinic in Gazi University Medical Faculty. He has published over 50 papers. He is particularly interested in sympathetically maintained pain and low back pain in addition to interventional treatment of cancer pain and neuropathic pain.
Neşe Çelebisoy MD, PhD is a Professor of Neurology, Algology and Clinical Neurophysiology, working in Ege University Medical School Department of Neurology, İzmir and running the Department as Chair since 2014. She is the director of Neuroscience PhD program in Ege University, Institute of Health Sciences.
She is primarily involved in neuro-otology, neuro-ophthalmology, headache and electrophysiology. She has sixty-five articles published in journals within the SCI or SCI-expanded and fifty-three articles published in national journals mainly on headache, neuro-ophtalmology, vestibular, postural disorders and evoked potentials. She has published a book and has chapters in five other books in the areas of her interest.
She is the board member of the Turkish Neurological Society and member of the Turkish Headache Society and Clinical Neurophysiology Society.
Dr. Çelebisoy is on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) and Turkish Neurological Journal.
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|Vice President in charge of scientific research, cooperation and partnership
Mohammed V – Souissi University – Rabat – Morocco
|2005 till now||Director (head physician)–
National Center of Maternity Reproductive Health Orangers of Ibn Sina Hospital
|1991 till now||Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Mohammed VUniversityof Rabat
|2008||President of national committee of expert audit of maternal and neonatal deaths in Morocoo
This committee set upthe maternal mortality monitoring system which is one of the main lines of the national strategy for reducing maternal mortality in Morocco
|2006||Director of Training and Research Unit (UFR) of obstetrics and gynecology
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Mohammed VUniversity of Rabat
|2004 and 2008||Member of the revision committee of the national strategy for reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity mandated by the Minister of Health in 2004 and 2008|
|2004||Permanent member of the national committee of medicines
Drugs directorate, Ministry of health
|2005||Coordinator of cooperation and partnership committee
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat
|1997 – 2003||Adviser to the Moroccan Minister of Health in the field of reproductive health|
|2003||Member of the national committee of experts in sexually transmitted infections (STI)|
|1990||University professor in the discipline of gynecology obstetrics and trainer in health of reproduction and teaching techniques|
|1987||Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist|
|1985||Medical Doctor (MD)
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy – Rabat
Belma Füsun Köseoğlu, MD is an Associate Professor at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, Ankara, Turkey. She is working as a PMR and pain medicine specialist.
Her main research areas of interest include neurologic and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal pain conditions.
She is a member of the Turkish Society of PMR, the Ministry of Health, the Board of Medical Specialties, the Committee on Curriculum Development in PMR Specialty, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the Social Security Institution , the Advisory Scientific Committee on the Turkish Health Care Development Policy.
She has authored over 110 national and international journal articles and international book & encyclopedia chapters on rehabilitation and musculoskeletal disease. Married and a mother of two daughters.