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The Italian Society for the Study of Headaches is a mature scientific society, and over its forty-year history, has expressed cultural views and played a pivotal role in research and education of recognized high scientific level. The health care network supported by SISC widely covers the entire country. It has been and is the incubator for the growth of scientists, accredited and internationally acclaimed, also within the various international scientific societies of the headache field.

The different realities that coexist in the multi-faceted management of headache disorders, are considered a resource and are of equal importance. SISC’s members, over 600, come from the most diverse medical fields, neurology, internal medicine, emergency medicine and emergency, pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, anesthesiology, psychiatry, pediatrics, neuropsychiatry, and gynecology. This apparent cultural difference guarantees all the necessary actors for an optimal management of a multidisciplinary disease like headache.

Health care for headache patients is organized on a national level and classified into four detailed levels of care. There are 124 SISC accredited Headache centers.

The educational capacity is evidenced by an intense and continuous congress activity. SISC, this year, will be celebrating its 29th National Congress in symbiosis with the Italian Neurological Association for Headache Research (ANIRCEF).

The lively cultural activities of the 11 Regional Sections reflects and reproduces SISC’s mission in ever new local realties.

The Interdisciplinary School of Advanced Education in Headache, after years of organising courses in a permanent location, has now embarked on a path of itinerant teaching, bringing the courses to areas with greater demand, disseminating in this way the necessary educational training.

The validity of the scientific products accrued by SISC took shape with the foundation and development of The Journal of Headache and Pain, a scientific journal that was created within SISC and has reached, in just 15 years, the summits of the international scientific journal industry. It has established itself as a product of fine national craftsmanship.

In this context, SISC has offered the scientific community the Italian Guidelines for Primary Headaches: 2012 revised version.

The Enrico Greppi Award, now in its 17th edition, is SISC’s most coveted international research award, which has been conferred to many outstanding scientists in the headache field. The award is dedicated to Professor Enrico Greppi, Medical Clinician of the University of Florence, who immediately after the war, introduced headaches as a research and teaching topic in the Italian academy.

SISC’s news bullettin, Giornale delle Cefalee, now in electronic format, has reached its 11th year, divulgates the activities of the Regional Sections and serves as a notice board.

Lastly, completeness is reached with the contiguity with the headache lay associations with which SISC organizes every year a popular event to raise social awareness about headache, the National Headache Day now in its 6th edition.

SISC’s mission is thus fully pursued and is now ready, thanks to the founders and all those who have led and supported SISC over the years, for new cultural synergies.

Paolo Martelletti
President, 2015-2016


Memorandum and Articles of Association

  • President
    Franco Granella
    Neurologic Clinic, Department of Neuroscience
    University of Parma - Parma
  • President Elect
    Marina de Tommaso
    UOC Neurofisiopatologia Universitaria
    Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Policlinico - Bari
  • Past-President
    Paolo Calabresi
    Direttore Istituto di Neurologia
    Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS - Rome
  • General Secretary
    Anna Ambrosini
    INM Neuromed, IRCCS
    Headache Clinic - Sapienza Università di Roma
    I Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Polo Molise - Pozzilli (Isernia)
  • Treasurer
    Innocenzo Rainero
    Headache Centre, Molinette Hospital, Neurologic Clinic
    University of Turin
  • Councillors
    Domenico Cassano
    Ambulatorio Territoriale per le Cefalee ASL SA 1 - Nocera Inferiore (SA)
    Antonio Russo
    Simona Sacco
    ASL Abruzzo 1 Avezzano-Sulmona-L'Aquila
    Ospedale San Salvatore, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
    Grazia Sances
    Headache Unit, Tecnical-Scientific Coordinator Clinical Trial Center
    National Institute of Neurology "C. Mondino" Foundation, IRCCS - Pavia
    Vittorio Sciruicchio
    U.O.S.D. Epilessia ed EEG Età Evolutiva, Triggiano
    Irene Toldo
    Centro Cefalee, Dipartimento di Pediatria
    Università degli Studi di Padova
  • Honorary Presidents
    Marcello Fanciullacci, Pierangelo Geppetti, Vincenzo Guidetti, Giuseppe Nappi, Lorenzo Pinessi, Luigi Alberto Pini, Giorgio Zanchin
  • Arbitrators
    Filippo Dainese, Antonio D'Attoma, Alessandro Panconesi, Armando Perrotta, Lidia Savi
  • Auditors
    Pier Antonio Battistella, Enrico Del Bene, Biagio Panascia
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SISC - Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee
Registro Persone Giuridiche - Prefettura di Firenze - n. 534/2011
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    Viale Pieraccini, 18
    50139 Firenze FI
    P.IVA 05057860487
    C.F. 01529430488
  • Phone: 075 585 8181 (dal lunedì al giovedì: orario: 8:30 - 13:00) Società Scientifica - non effettua visita per cefalee
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