Dr Nicholas Silver
The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool; The Brain Charity
Dr Nicholas Silver is a consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre NHS Trust, where he has established and leads a dedicated nationwide referral headache service for severe and refractory headache disorders.
Dr Silver trained in neurology in London at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neursurgery, Queen Square, The Institute of Neurology and Barts and The Royal London NHS Trust. His PhD was based upon research into new and emerging magnetic resonance imaging techniques to investigate inflammatory and other brain disorders.
Dr Silver is a Trustee of the Brain Charity. He sits on Council for the British Association for the Study of Headache and he sits on the standards committee of the Association of British Neurologists and until recently chaired the ABN clinical governance (ARC) committee. Dr Silver has been a Principal and UK Chief Investigator for a number of research clinical trials in headache disorders and he maintains clinical and research interests in migraine, trigeminal autonomic cephalgias, comorbid sleep disorders, and non headache manifestations of migraine. He is particularly interested in patient self management, and optimal utilisation of treatments that avoid side effects or toxicity, in particular treatment of medication and caffeine overuse, cranial injection procedures and non-invasive neurostimulation. Dr Silver has been awarded a number of awards related to his clinical practice (OUCH UK, Migraine Action and The Brain Charity).
More than just a headache, more than just prescribing drugs
The WHO consider migraine as the most disabling disorder worldwide in under 50’s. Migraine may present with headache but commonly headache is not the presenting complaint. Recognising migraine as a cause of non-headache symptoms increases therapeutic opportunities. This seminar will focus on differential diagnosis of headache disorders, non-headache manifestations and presentations of headache disorders, and new and merging ways to optimise successful treatment.
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