Eugen Trinka

August 11, 2020

Dr. Trinka is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology, Christian Doppler University Hospital at the Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria.

He earned is Doctorate of Medicine at Medizinische Universität Wien and his Master of Health Science at The Tyrolean Private University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology. Dr. Trinka’s research interests include clinical epileptology with a focus on epidemiology, prognosis, epilepsy surgery, and status epilepticus. He is the founding member of the European Epilepsy Consortium, dedicated to clinical drug trials in the field of epilepsy and has authored more than 480 scientific publications and book chapters, including the seminal paper describing the diagnostic criteria for non-convulsive status epilepticus called the Salzburg criteria.

Dr. Trinka is the current President of the Austrian Society of Neurology, past president of the Austrian Society for Epilepsy, Austrian Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and the Society of Epilepsy Surgery Centres in Germany, Austria. He has been elected as Chair of ILAE-EUROPE in 2017. He also serves on the ILAE Task force of Classification of Status Epilepticus, the Commission on Medical Treatment, the ILAE Working group on pre-clinical drug discovery, and the ILAE Task Force on regulatory affairs.