Head of the Neurology Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Ferrara, Italy

Valeria Tugnoli

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Valeria Tugnoli obtained her Medical Degree and the Board in Neurology at the University of Ferrara, in 1980 and 1985, respectively, and the Board as PhD in “Neurological and Neurosensorial Sciences” at the University of Ancona in 1988. She was Chief of the Neurophysiological Lab.s of the Neuroscience Department from 2002 to 2015, and Head of Neurology Department of S.Anna Hospital, Ferrara (Italy) since 2015.

Dr Tugnoli’s special interests include wide acitivities in the Neurophysiological Lab.s (EMG, Multimodal Evoked Potentials, Vision Neurophysiology, Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring), in the Neurovegetative Lab.s (Cutaneous Autonomic functional evaluations by Laser Doppler Flowmetry, Sympathetic Skin Response and Sylastic Imprinting methods; Cardiovascular Reflexes, EEG and Autonomic Poligraphy), in the “Movement Disorder Lab’s and Botulinum toxin therapy. In recent years she is mainly dedicated to Neuropathic Pain and Small Fibers Lab.s (Nociceptive Reflexes, Quantitative Sensory Testing-QST and Cortical Evoked Potentials by Laser stimuli-LEP, cutaneous autonomic adrenergic and cholinergic functional evaluations) in patients affected by small fibers neuropathies, sweating disorders and painful diseases.

Dr Tugnoli has been involved in teaching courses about Neurophysiology and Botulinum Toxins treatment to Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Schools and colleagues. She organized several Neuropathic Pain Courses for the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology.

She has been involved as principal investigators in clinical trials about Neuropathic Pain Therapy, Movement Disorders, Botulinum Toxin and Focal Hyperhidrosis, Late-onset Pompe’s patients ERT treatment.

She is Authors or Co-Authors of  162 papers published on international scientific journals and of book chapters. She is Member of the Italian Clinical Neurophysiological Society (SINC), participating to the coordination of the Vegetative Study Group; Member of the Italian Neuroscience and Pain Group; Member of the Italian Society of Neurology (SIN) and secretary of SIN regional group, Member of the Italian Association for study of the Neurovegetative System (AINV).