Anna Göbel

Neurologist at the department for Neurology at University Hospital Lübeck, Germany

Hopes to be able to improve pain treatment
Anna Göbel works as a Physician. In her daily work she deals with patients who suffer from headache and she stresses the importance of taking the patients suffering seriously. By attending the Master of Headache Disorders she hopes to improve pain treatment in her daily practice. “Nearly all of the patients who go to the hospital suffer from pain. At the Universities, at least in Germany, there is only little focus on the pain treatment and little to non education for pain treatment. This is why is programme is so important and good, because it can help us improve that treatment”

By mixing different specialties the program is forming a whole image of headache
Anna Göbel considers the highlight of the programme the good mix of disciplines, which she finds very rewarding for the academic benefits.

"There is only little focus on the pain treatment and little to non education for pain treatment. This is why is programme is so important and good, because it can help us improve that treatment."

Anna Göbel, Neurologist at the department for Neurology at University Hospital Lübeck, Germany

I think it is the first time that a program is mixing the discipline like this. The participants are not just physicians like myself. There are also nurses, physiotherapists and dentists. The program is bringing together all of their knowledge. By mixing different specialties the program is forming a whole image of headache.”


Improved knowledge on headache treatment
Even though Anna Göbel is working with headache patients in her daily job, she has been able to improve her knowledge about the area during the program.
“I have learned a lot about headache. I have been in contact with a lot of headache patients before but my knowledge on the diagnosis of headache and treatment is increasing as I attend this programme.  I am gaining new knowledge about headache pathophysiology and epidemiology.”

Interview from 2017