Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Cefalee


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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
    Francesco Pierelli
    Faculty of Medicine 1, Sapienza University of Rome, Neurorehabilitation Operative Unit, Polo Pontino-I.C.O.T - Latina
    Phone: 0773 6513313
    Fax: 0773 489403
  • President-Elect
    Pierangelo Geppetti
    SOD Headache Centre and Pharmacologic Clinic, University Hospital Careggi
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence
  • Past-President
    Paolo Martelletti
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Molecolare
    Sapienza Università di Roma, A.O. Sant'Andrea, Centro di Riferimento Regionale per le Cefalee
  • Secretary
    Lidia Savi
    Headache Centre, Neurology 1
    Departiment of Neuroscience - Turin
  • Treasurer
    Franco Granella
    Neurologic Clinic, Dipartiment of Neuroscience
    University of Parma - Parma
  • Councillors
    Giorgio Dalla Volta
    U.O. di Neurologia, Istituto Clinico Città di Brescia
    Gruppo San Donato di Milano, Brescia
    Marina De Tommaso
    Neurofisiopatologia del Dolore - Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e Psichiatriche - Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico
    Università degli Studi di Bari
    Carlo Lisotto
    Headache Centre, Neurologic Service
    Azienda Ospedaliera di Pordenone - Pordenone
    Maria Pia Prudenzano
    Neurologic Clinic 1, University of Bari
    Simona Sacco
    ASL Abruzzo 1 Avezzano-Sulmona-L'Aquila
    Ospedale San Salvatore, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Divisione di Neurologia
    Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù - Roma
    Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction
    Aalborg University - Aalborg, Denmark
  • Honorary Presidents
    Marcello Fanciullacci, Mario Giacovazzo, Vincenzo Guidetti, Giuseppe Nappi, Lorenzo Pinessi, Luigi Alberto Pini, Emilio Sternieri, Giorgio Zanchin
  • Arbitrators
    Giovanni Basalisco, Claudio Antonio Caputi, Alessandra Cherchi, Carmine Piro, Grazia Sances
  • Auditors
    Pier Antonio Battistella, Enrico Del Bene, Biagio Panascia

Interdisciplinary School of Advanced Education in Headache
Director: Pierangelo Geppetti

Federazione delle Società Medico-scientifiche Italiane
Rappresentative SISC: Marina de Tommaso

International Headache Society
Rappresentative SISC: Paola Sarchielli

European Headache Federation
Rappresentative SISC: Luigi Alberto Pini

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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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    Casella Postale 17, Succursale 3
    06123 Perugia, Italy

    P.IVA 05057860487 C.F. 01529430488
  • Phone: 075 585 8181 (dal lunedì al giovedì: orario: 8:30 - 13:00)
  • Fax: 075 578 4229
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