Join Ira Turner, MD as he leads a discussion on what can be done when your usual migraine therapy isn’t working. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 6:30pm EDT.
About the Presenter: Ira Turner, MD
Dr. Turner is a life-long New Yorker who did his undergraduate work in chemistry at SUNY Binghamton. While at that institution, he was involved in research in the ﬁeld of ion exchange selectivity. His medical education was at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Following graduation from there, he did an internship in internal medicine at Nassau County Medical Center and a subsequent neurology residency at the same institution. As a neurology resident, he was involved in bench research on the kindling effect as a model of acquired epilepsy and spent substantial elective time in the epilepsy and headache clinics. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Turner became one of the founding partners of Island Neurological Associates in Plainview, NY. From 1990-2000, he was chief of the division of neurology at Plainview Hospital (part of the North Shore/Long Island Jewish hospital system). Over the years he has held faculty positions ay SUNY Stony Brook, Cornell and NYU medical schools.
In 2000 he started the Center for Headache Care and Research at Island Neurological Associates. Research studies have included multiple clinical trials on treatment of episodic and chronic migraine, as well as the disability associated with these conditions. He has also been involved in treatment trials for cluster headache and post-herpetic neuralgia.
Over the years, Dr. Turner has published in peer-reviewed journals multiple articles on a variety of topics related to headache. These include various acute treatments for migraine, case reports and review articles. He has spoken at several national and regional CME conferences on headache with sex and exertion as well as on various types of headaches of long duration (chronic migraine, new daily persistent headaches and hemicrania continua). He has also served as a mentor to young practitioners in community-based headache centers.
Dr. Turner has been a consultant, advisory board member and speaker for virtually every pharmaceutical company that has a migraine product. He has also received research support from most of these as well as from the NINDS.