Professor Dr. Eugen Trinka, born in Salzburg, Austria in 1963 is currently Chairman of the Department
of Neurology at the CDK, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria. He received his MD degree
from the University of Vienna and his Medical Education at the General Hospital in Salzburg and
Hospital for Nervous Diseases (CDK) Salzburg, Austria. He further received his MSc in Public Health
Sciences and Technology from the UMIT Hall in Tirol in 2005.
After a research fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill, Montreal Canada,
in 1998/1999 he was appointed as Head of the EEG – laboratory and EpilepsyÃ¢â¬ÂMonitoringÃ¢â¬ÂUnit of the
Department of Neurology Innsbruck, Medical University Austria, where he build up continuously the
largest outpatient clinics for Epilepsy patients in Austria and a successful epilepsy surgery program.
He became deputy chair of the Department of Neurology in Innsbruck in 2003. Professor Trinka was
appointed as Chairman of Neurology at the Parcelsus University in April 2010, where he started to
build up an epilepsy service of excellence again.
He has been active in the Austrian Chapter of the International League against Epilepsy since
1993, where he served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board, as the 2nd secretary since 2000,
as the 1st secretary since 2004 and as the president since 2012. He became an elected member of
the CEA, where he has worked as Treasurer in the current term 2009 – 2013.
He is also an active member of various task forces of the ILAE, included the Task Force on
Regulatory Affairs of AED’s, Task Force on Classification of Status Epilepticus (CoÃ¢â¬ÂChair), Task Force
on Neuropathology and the Task force on Drug Development.
His main research interests are cortical dysplasia, status epilepticus and drug development,
cognitive neurosciences and neurophysiology as well as public health. He has authored and coÃ¢â¬Â
authored more than 180 peer reviewed publications and several book chapters.
Cortical dysplasia, status epilepticus and drug development, cognitive neurosciences and neurophysiology as well as public health