Headache highlights from EAN 2021

In a highlights session at the EAN 2021 virtual conference, Professor Peter Goadsby from King’s College London, UK, discussed advances being made in understanding and managing headache.

He selected a total of 11 presentations, including two functional connectivity (FC) studies. Araujo et al (EPR-028) were able to perform resting-state functional MRI (fMRI) in people having spontaneous migraine attacks. They reported differences in the sensorimotor and insular network between attack and inter-attack data, and found that longer attacks were associated with reduced connectivity.

Meanwhile, Messina et al (OPR-171) performed fMRI in people with migraine and controls, identifying altered functional interactions between the pons, pain, and visual processing areas in those with migraine.