Difficult Diagnoses: Rare Headache Types

You are currently watching a preview of this interview. Unlock the full version by upgrading to an Access Pass bundle! Get FREE access to 8 expert interviews from Day 1 and Day 2 when you register today!


Key Questions
  • What is new daily persistent headache?
  • What is the difference between new daily persistent headache and chronic migraine?
  • Is new daily persistent headache a primary or a secondary headache?
  • What is hypnic headache, or sleep headache?
  • Are there any triggers for hypnic headache?
  • What is cluster headache, and how is it treated?
  • What is hemicrania continua?
  • How can hemicrania continua be differentiated from cluster headache or new daily persistent headache?
  • Does hemicrania continua have a cure?
  • What is hemiplegic migraine?
  • How can hemiplegic migraine be differentiated from stroke?
  • Is there a known genetic cause for hemiplegic migraine?
  • What is thunderclap headache?
  • Why aren’t there many clinical trials of medications for the rare headache types?
  • What is migraine with brain stem aura?
  • What is primary cough headache?
Interview Notes
Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD

Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD

Neurologist and Director
The Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Dr. Shuu-Jiun Wang is a practicing neurologist and director of the Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and the chair, professor and director of the Brain Research Center, National Yang-Ming University. Currently he is the chair of the Asian Regional Consortium of Headache. He was the president of the Taiwan Neurological Society from 2017 to 2019, and the founding president of the Taiwan Headache Society from 2005-2011. He serves as an associate editor of the journals Cephalalgia, Headache, and The Journal of Headache and Pain and others.

Dr. Wang was awarded the Bruce S. Schoenberg International Neuroepidemiology Award by the American Academy of Neurology in Washington DC in 1994, the Seymour Solomon Lecture Award by the American Headache Society in LA in 2010, the G. Nappi Cluster Headache Award by the European Headache Society, 5th European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC) in Glasgow, UK in 2016, and the MacDonald Critchley Lecture Award by the Migraine Trust in London in 2020. He was also presented with the Outstanding Research Award by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan in 2012 and 2018. Dr. Wang has authored more than 400 scientific papers. He enjoys teaching students, and in 2011 was awarded the Outstanding in Teaching Award by National Yang-Ming University and the 2018 Medical Education Contribution Award by the Taipei Veterans General Hospital. He is interested in clinical and neuroimaging research of different headache disorders focusing on chronic migraine, cluster headache, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes and spontaneous intracranial hypotension.

Get your own copy of the entire Summit

  • 30+ Expert interviews with audio clips and transcripts
  • Unlimited streaming and downloads
  • Lifetime access with no annual fee
Access Pass options

Related Talks for: Day 5 (2021)

Migraine Diets and Food Triggers

Vince Martin, MD

Medications That Make Migraine Worse

Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS

Finding Work That Works Despite Migraine

Melanie Whetzel, MA, CBIS

We support research for better treatments and a cure while advocating to improve the lives of those struggling with cluster headaches.

Learn more

View more/less

We're working together to give employers and employees the tools they need to create healthier, stigma-free, and more productive workplaces for those living with migraine disease.

Learn more

View more/less

Wendy returns as a Summit interviewer in addition to her roles engaging advocate talent and producing workplace advocacy programs.

View more/less

Leave a comment


Back to top

Loading...