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Prof. Jes Olesen



Professor of Neurology at University of Copenhagen and former chief of Danish Headache Center at the Department of Neurology, Glostrup University Hospital. One of the most recognized leading headache researchers in the world and instrumental in developing the standards of Headache Classification: Professor Olesen is the chairman of the classification committee. He led the first trials for triptans, NOS inhibitors and CGRP antagonists in migraine. Professor Olesen chairs a large research group with major projects in most areas of headache research. Other research interests include SPECT studies of cerebral blood flow and transcranial doppler studies, focusing on the pharmacology of the cerebral circulation. Professor Olesen has received many national and international prizes including honorary doctorates e.g. the University of Rome (2001). Leadership positions in numerous scientific societies, including President of International Headache Society (1993-1995), European Federation of Neurological Societies( 1995-2001) and European Brain Council (2000). Honorary member of the Austrian-, French- and British Neurological Societies, as well as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Has authored or co-authored more than 500 papers and book chapters, and has edited or written more than 20 books, most recently The Classification and Diagnosis of Headache Disorders.

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