Reports received from IHS Short-stay Scholars who attended EHMTIC and then spent a few weeks in key headache centres in the UK17/11/2016
Two young researchers from India and Thailand were awarded Short-stay Scholarships to attend EHMTIC and spent up to 6 weeks at a leading headache centre in the UK
Both have now returned home with their new found knowledge and experience, and their reports are attached here
The 'Best of EHMTIC' is now published in Cephalalgia - EHMTIC abstracts now available online04/11/2016
Three IHS EHMTIC travel grant awardees have worked together to summarise the highlights of EHMTIC 2016 - see attached document
The EHMTIC abstracts have been published as an online supplement to Cephalalgia - September 2016; 36 (1 suppl) - which is freely available
Two poster prizes were awarded, and the IHS Juniors held their 4th Excellence Tournament21/09/2016
IHS offers congratulations to the winners of the Juniors Excellence Tournament and poster prizes at the recent EHMTIC
Excellence tournament - Clinical presentation
Genetic screening of clock in a Swedish cluster headache case-control material
Carmen Fourier, Sweden
Excellence tournament - Pre-clinical presentation
The role of the locus coeruleus in regulating trigeminovascular nociception
Marta Vila, UK
Best poster award - Public vote
Relationship between headache and angioarchitectural particularities of brain arteriovenous malformations
O Tsurkalenko and L Dyaz
Best poster award - Juniors committee
The effect of foetal growth restriction on the development of migraine in young adults. The Nord-Trondelag Health Study
S Boerte, B S Winsvold, S O Stensland and J A Zwart
IHC 2019 Dublin, Ireland, 6-9 September 201919/09/2016
IHS is pleased to announce that the IHC 2019 will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 6-9 September 2019. Dublin will be an exciting first for the congress - mark your diaries today to keep the dates free
ICHD-3-beta website now available online30/08/2016
The ICHD-3-beta website is now available online in digital format
Click HERE to visit the website
ICHD-3 beta, like ICHD-2, is now available in digital format. The ICHD-3 beta website makes it very easy to understand and follow the precise organisation and content of the current classification, making the practical application in the clinical field and in research simpler than ever before. The three main chapters and the appendix are listed in the main menu. The respective diagnoses can be viewed and selected in the text area after choosing a main heading. Using the text, the menu and the search function, answers to specific questions in clinical practice can be researched quickly. The ICHD-3 beta online service enables fast digital access to all information of the international headache classification.
Since ICHD-3 beta version is still in the test phase, the digital version initially will be only produced in English language. Currently available translations can be viewed in the downloads section. After finalisation of the classification, the different translations can be digitally integrated one by one. The information about classification and diagnosis of headaches is supplemented by original documents and accompanying materials including lecture presentations and media library. The digital media centre about classification and diagnosis of headaches will be continuously expanded.
IHC 2017 will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 2017 - you can now register and submit your abstract22/08/2016
Registration and abstract submission for the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society are now open.
IHC 2017 will take place from 7-10 September in Vancouver, Canada.
Vancouver is on the coast and enjoys a broad horizon on the Pacific Ocean. This has been the inspiration for our conference aphorism “New Horizons in Headache”. In the same way that a vista over the ocean is potentially full of promise and new experiences, the basic and clinical research that will be presented at IHC 2017 promises an exciting future for headache medicine. Please plan to come and participate in the excitement, share your knowledge, and learn about the latest advances in headache treatment.
Visit the IHC 2017 website and register for updates.
Reduced registration fees are available for IHS members.
Read the report from Professor Yu on the IHS Master School held in Beijing in 201509/06/2016
The 4th IHS Master School was held in Beijing, China. Pre-course online learning and questionnaire were followed by a 2-day course in October. Professor S Yu, Course Director, reports.
Read reports from two recent IHS Fellowship recipients09/06/2016
Two IHS Fellowship recipients, Marta Vila from Spain and Homa Sadeghian from Iran, report on their research in the UK and US
Four Visiting Professorships available for 201616/03/2016
The Visiting Professors programme aims to send headache specialists as representatives of IHS to attend regional meetings, or teach at a headache centre, in countries that might need or want increased headache education and motivation and where, without financial support, attendance of an international specialist would not be possible.
IHS will fund two headache specialists (one senior, one junior) to teach at a national or regional meeting/congress or headache centre. The host country can select topics and suggest at least three specialists who will fit in with their programme. The engagement should comprise at least two lectures and one course/workshop by each specialist. The final decision on the choice of specialists will be made by the IHS Education Committee.
For 2016 IHS will support up to four (4) Visiting Professor events. See guidelines and application form below
IHS members - please read this important message if you are an Apple App user03/02/2016
SAGE is upgrading the Cephalalgia iOS app! The new version has a clean, intuitive design to make it easier to download issues, read and navigate through articles, and share articles on social media. The new app is universal, so you can use one app to store all of your issues on the iPad and iPhone. The upgrade also includes a new Help menu.
If you have the iPad app: You can upgrade the app normally through the Apple store by clicking on the Updates tab.
If you have the iPhone app: You will receive a push notification, asking you to download the new app version. Unfortunately, any issues you downloaded will not be saved, so you will have to download them again in the new upgraded app.
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Welcome to the website for the International Headache Society
The International Headache Society (IHS) is the world's leading membership organisation for those with a professional commitment to helping people affected by headache. As a charity, the purpose of IHS is to advance headache science, education, and management, and promote headache awareness worldwide.
This site promotes the Society and its activities, and is the home of the Society's international journal Cephalalgia. We welcome Society members and all who work or seek information in the field of headache.
David W Dodick
M.D., President, International Headache Society
The battle against headache needs Science and Education
I am specialised in Neurology, professor in headache and neurological pain at The University of Copenhagen and the director of The Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet- Glostrup. After graduation from University of Copenhagen in 1981, I was so fortunate to become a resident in Jes Olesen’s Department of Neurology and that became my destiny! He was so dedicated to headache research and worked very hard with the first edition of The International Headache Classification. With the new IHS-classification in hand, Birthe Krogh-Rasmussen and I conducted a large epidemiological study of headache disorders leading to my doctoral thesis; Epidemiology and pathophysiological mechanisms of tension-type headache in 1999.
After my specialisation, I returned to work with Jes Olesen, now at Glostrup Hospital. Together, we established The Danish Headache Center in 2001, a multidisciplinary academic headache centre which paved the way for significant translational research activities. Over the years I have been president of the Danish Headache Society, chair of the Scientific Panel of Headache in EFNS and last served as president in the European Headache Federation, director of EHMTIC and Lifting The Global Burden of Headache. All these organisational activities along with daily contact with patients illustrate the tremendous need for much better headache care and education. In most universities only very few hours are dedicated to headache disorders; therefore I have worked extensively with headache care, pre- and postgraduate education in headache.
I will continue to work for much more educational activities within IHS, update the curriculum, support more teaching courses on the national levels and at IHC and try to broaden the focus on non-migraine headaches including tension-type headache, and the secondary headaches. Furthermore, I hope that we expand the present IHS-activities within education and politics for an equal and better global access to headache care in collaboration with Lifting The Burden. A new and important step forward is the Master of Headache Disorders, an international new master course that just has been initiated at University of Copenhagen (www.mhd.ku.dk). It is a very exciting initiative that has received significant interest, great support from IHS and will hopefully contribute to much more academic awareness of headache disorders.
Rigmor Hoejland Jensen
Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet-Glostrup, University of Copenhagen, Denmark