German Migraine and Headache Society
The German Migraine and Headache Society (DMKG) was founded in 1979 by a group of dedicated headache scientists and today has more than 450 members, mainly Neurologists, Anaesthetists and General Practitioners, as well as Psychologists and Pharmacologists. It is a non profit making organisation with the following aims:
- The improvement of treatment possibilities for patients with acute and chronic headache.
- Combining basic disciplines in the fields of Medicine, Pharmacy and Psychology with an interest in headache research.
- Improving the basic education, postgraduate education and teaching on headache and organising congresses and further education sessions for medical specialist groups.
- Making public the latest results of research in the headache field and advances in the treatment of headache.
For this reason, an index of the members of the German Migraine and Headache Society organised according to the postal codes is available, so that headache sufferers have the possibility of finding a competant medical authority more easily.
Explanations are given on various aspects of headache: Headache as a major problem in public health; how headache can affect and diminish the quality of life; the consequences of analgesic abuse with information on withdrawal treatment and institutions which carry out this type of withdrawal.
As well as this, the German Migraine and Headache Society maintains contact with health authorities, health insurance organisations and other institutions or scientific bodies and work groups with similar goals.
Membership is available to any university graduate who is active in a field that is of interest and furthers the aims of the German Migraine and Headache Society. This includes in particular the practical care of patients with headaches.
Headache is a very common disorder. In Germany alone over 10 million suffer from migraine and at least 3 million people experience chronic daily headache. Many of these abuse analgesics on a daily basis.
If you have any questions on the subject of headache or require further information, please contact our internet forum.
If you have any questions related to the society and its structure please contact the General Secretary
PD Dr. Stefanie Förderreuther
Neurologische Klinik der LMU München, Konsiliardienst am Standort Innenstadt
Tel. 089 5160-2307
Fax 089 51604915