The Neurologybytes Steering Committee
We work with a panel of global experts to identify key topics, areas of interest and the format for delivery of educational materials, which are accessible to healthcare professionals on the Neurologybytes platform.
PD Dr Antonios Bayas
Antonios Bayas is the Executive Senior Physician at the Department of Neurology, University Hospital Augsburg, Germany. His research interests are focused on MS, neuroimmunology and neuromuscular diseases, and he has authored over 80 original articles, case reports, reviews and book chapters.
Mrs Vibeke Jespersen
Vibeke Jespersen is a study nurse in the Department of Neurology at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark. She is the Multiple Sclerosis Research Nurse and Clinical Trial Coordinator for Professor Sørensen, Chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Neurologybytes Steering Committee. She has been involved in many clinical trials and is currently working on several ongoing trials investigating the efficacy of various treatments in patients with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. She also has experience working with relapsing remitting, secondary progressive and primary progressive MS patients.
Dr Doriana Landi
Doriana Landi runs the clinical trials unit of the Multiple Sclerosis Centre at Tor Vergata University Hospital, Rome, where she is also in charge of the outpatient clinic dedicated to women with MS planning a pregnancy (‘SMamma’ clinic). She works as a research fellow at the Department of Systems Medicine at the Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy. Dr Landi has authored and co-authored several book chapters and publications in national and international peer-reviewed journals, and since 2014 she has been involved in more than 40 phase II–IV clinical trials exploring the efficacy of new treatments in MS.
Professor Per Soelberg Sørensen
Per Soelberg Sørensen is Chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Neurologybytes Steering Committee. He is Professor of Neurology at the University of Copenhagen, Senior Consultant at the Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet and Founder of the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital. Currently, Professor Sørensen’s appointments include Executive Board member of the European Charcot Foundation for Research in Multiple Sclerosis; member of the Medical Advisory Board of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies; member of the International Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials in MS, under the sponsorship of the US National MS Society and European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS). He Is honorary member of European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS).
Prof. Piero Barbanti, MD, PhD
Professor Piero Barbanti is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Care and Research Unit on Headache and Pain at the IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana in Rome, Italy. He also serves as President of the Italian Headache Association (AIC), President-elect of the Italian Neurological Association for Headache Research (ANIRCEF), and Treasurer of the Italian Society of Neurogeriatrics. His current research interests include the clinic, pathophysiology and pharmacology of primary headaches, particularly for migraine. Prof. Barbanti has authored over 114 peer-reviewed articles in neuropharmacology while also serving as principal investigator for numerous clinical trials in the field.
Dr Casper Emil Christensen, MD, PhD
Dr Casper Emil Christensen is a medical doctor and researcher at the Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, at the University of Copenhagen, Glostrup, Denmark. He has recently been involved in clinical trials investigating the effect of induced migraine attacks in patients who have tried preventive treatment, and is actively investigating meningeal vasculature in the migraine brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr Christensen recently obtained his PhD in neuroscience from the University of Copenhagen with a thesis on migraine pathophysiology.
Dr Tim Jürgens, MD, PhD, PD
Dr Tim Jürgens is a senior physician and consultant at the Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Rostock, Germany and heads the Headache Center North-East. He is also President of the German Migraine and Headache Society, member of the Editorial Board at The Journal of Headache and Pain and Associate Editor at Frontiers of Neurology. Dr Jürgens is a board-certified pain specialist, and his current research interests include neurophysiology and pain, neuromodulation in headache and pain, trigeminal autonomic cephalgias, and human models of pain and facial pain.