The teaching courses are organised jointly by the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) and the International Headache Society (IHS) and will have eminent speakers sharing their experience in clinical research and complex cases from real life. The audience would be fully engaged through interactive discussion and we encourage the delegates to bring cases from their clinical experience to share with the faculty.
Fayyaz AhmedConsultant Neurologist and Hon. Senior Lecturer
Hull and Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull York Medical School
Dr Fayyaz Ahmed is a Consultant Neurologist and Hon. Senior Lecturer at Hull and Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull York Medical School. Dr Ahmed graduated from Dow Medical College Karachi, Pakistan in 1986. He moved on to the UK after his residency and received his neurology training at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds and Imperial College London. He did his research on cerebral blood flow in migraine and clinical training in headache at the Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, London. He was appointed as Consultant Neurologist in Hull in 1996 where he established a dedicated headache clinic. He did his MBA in Public Sector Management from University of Hull in 2010 and is currently the Educational Officer of the British Association for the Study of Headache having served as a Secretary (2005-2008), Vice Chair (2009-2010) and Chair (2011-2013). He is a member of the headache advisory group for the Association of British Neurologist; former Chair of Headache UK, Director of the European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC) and Trustee of the International Headache Society. He is a keen educationalist involved in headache education across the globe.
NHS Devon Headache Clinic
David Kernick is a GP with a special interest and runs the NHS Devon headache clinic. He chairs the primary care group of the British Association for the Study of Headache and was previously headache champion for the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Allan PurdyProfessor of Medicine (Neurology)
Allan Purdy MD, FRCPC, is Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Dalhousie University. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine, and Chief of the Medicine Service of the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie and Capital Health from 2005 to June of 2011. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2008. He previously was the Professor and Head of Neurology at Dalhousie from 1994 to 2006. He is a Fellow of the American Headache Society in and is the President of the American Headache Society.
Dr. Purdy is Past - President of the Canadian Headache Society. He is the Chair of the Education Committee of the International Headache Society and is on the Board of Directors of the both societies. He directs headache educational courses worldwide, and has received Excellence in Teaching Awards on many occasions. He has been involved in guideline develop for the treatment of migraine and is involved in clinical research in migraine and has several publications.
He is co-editor of Advanced Therapy of Headache and co-author of Headache Pocket Clinician 2010 from Cambridge University Press. In 2005 he received the Arnold P. Friedman Distinguished Clinician Research Award from the American Headache Society for outstanding contribution to the field of headache, and the 2007 Life Time Achievement Award from the Headache Cooperative of New England. He has been on the Editorial Board of Cephalalgia and is currently an Associate Editor for Headache.
He is a Fellow of the American Headache Society and is the current President of the American Headache Society. By September he will be the Immediate Past President of the American Headache Society.
Mark WeatherallConsultant Neurologist
Charing Cross and Ealing Hospitals
Dr Mark Weatherall read medical sciences at Cambridge, then pursued a career as a medical historian for six years, before going back to complete his clinical training. He trained in neurology at Oxford, Nottingham, Preston and Manchester, before an interest in headache brought him to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, where he was a clinical fellow in the Headache Group run by Peter Goadsby and Holger Kaube.
Since 2017 he has been a consultant neurologist at Charing Cross and Ealing Hospitals. In 2018 he takes up a post as consultant neurologist to Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
He has clinical and research interests in the history of headache, the factors that drive chronic migraine, and in visual snow. He has served as a Trustee of the Migraine Trust, and on the council of the British Association for the Study of Headache.