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Professor Arne May MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology, Department of Systems Neuroscience

University of Hamburg, Germany

Arne May is a Professor of Neurology in the Department of Systems Neuroscience at the University of Hamburg and head of the headache outpatient clinic of the University clinic of Hamburg. His major research interests are the basic mechanisms of headpain, the chronification of pain and plasticity within the human brain. The work of his group involves human imaging studies in primary headache as well as experimental studies of trigeminovascular nociception, with the aim of understanding how to modulate headache syndromes and chronicity of pain. Prior to his position at the University of Hamburg, Professor May was a clinician and conducted research into pain and headache syndromes at the University of Regensburg. Prior to this he completed his residency in the Neurology Department of the University of Essen, followed by post-doctorate studies at the Institute of Neurology in London. Professor May is currently a member of the Board of trustees of the International Headache Society since 2013. He has published over 280 original and review articles and is since 2016 the Editor of Cephalalgia.

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