The IHS Juniors committee held their Excellence Tournament and awarded Best Poster prizes at EHMTIC20/10/2014
The IHS Residents and Trainees group organised a second successful Trainees Excellence Tournament at the recent European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC).
Congratulations are offered to the Tournament winners:
Inga Kröger - Pharmacological modulation of trigeminovascular-nociceptive stimulation
Yurong Gao - Dural Vessel Heamodynamics During Normal Behavioural and Migraine Attack
The group also offered two Best Poster prizes, one awarded by the committee members, the other 'people's choice'. The winners were:
Trainee and Residents SIG winner: Cognitive behavioural treatment for the chronic post-traumatic headache patient: a randomised control trial
D Kjeldgaard Nielsen, H Forchhammer, T W Tesdale, R H Jensen
Public vote: Abnormal Ictal Large-Scale network connectivity in migraine without aura: a resting-state functional connectivity study
FH Amin, A Hougaard, S Magon, M S Asghar, N N Ahmad, E Rostrup, T Sprenger, M Ashina
The 2014 Headache Pioneer, Kiratikorn Vongvaivanich, worked with Stephen Silberstein07/10/2014
IHS awarded a Headache Pioneer scholarship to Kiratikorn Vongvaivanich from Thailand, who spent a month working with Stephen Silberstein at the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia, USA. His report is attached.
An Android app for Cephalalgia is now available on Google Play15/09/2014
IHS and SAGE Publications are very pleased to announce that the Cephalalgia Android App is now available on Google Play.
The App is free to download, and all content will be free access to all until 1 December 2014.
From 1 December the app will be available only to IHS members.
The iOS Apple App is also now freely available to all for the same time period.
The app can be downloaded from Google Play - a link is on the Cephalalgia website (http://www.sagepub.com/cepapp.sp)
IHS is pleased to announce the result of the 2014 Fellowship26/08/2014
IHS is pleased to announce the winner of 2014 Fellowship.
The Fellowship is awarded to Dr Marta Vila Pueyo from Spain. Marta will study 'Brainstem modulation in the pathophysiology of migraine' with Peter Goadsby and Philip Holland at Kings' College London, UK.
Dr David Dodick interviews Dr Rami Burstein about his paper in Cephalalgia18/08/2014Dr David Dodick interviews Dr Rami Burstein about his paper in CephalalgiaRELATED WEBSITE: Cephalalgia Podcast
ICHD-3-beta Portuguese translation now published - See Classification Guidelines28/07/2014
A Portuguese translation of the ICHD-3-beta is now available.
This work has been completed by a team of Portuguese headache specialists, including José Pereira Monteiro (Coordinator), José Rocha Barros, Paula Esperança, Gabriela Fernandes, Helena Gens, Raquel Gil Gouveia, Isabel Luzeiro, Jorge Machado, Isabel Pavão Martins, Fernando Matias, Maria Manuela Palmeira, Elsa Parreira, Carlos Fontes Ribeiro, Alfredo Sá and Lívia Sousa.
The translation will be published in the official Journal of the Portuguese Neurological Society (Sinapse) to enable dissemination of this highly relevant information for daily clinical practice among our Portuguese-speaking colleagues, over the world.
The translation was sponsored by the Portuguese Headache Society and the Portuguese Neurological Society.
The first IHS Visiting Professor Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa was held in Dakar, Senegal from 19-20th June 2014.30/06/2014
The First IHS Visiting Professor Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa was held in Dakar, Senegal from 19-20th June 2014. Professor Jean Schoenen visited the Neurology Department of the Cheikh Anta Driop University in Dakar where he taught to around 50 neurologists and neurology residents. The report by Dr Yannick Fogang is available.
The first IHS Visiting Professor programme in Serbia was held in May 2014, and welcomed Professor Dr Cristina Tassorelli from the Mondini Instit...17/06/2014
The first IHS Visiting Professor programme in Serbia was held in May 2014, and welcomed Professor Dr Cristina Tassorelli from the Mondini Institute, Pavia, Italy. The meeting also brought together eminent neurologists from Serbia. A report by Dr Srdjan Sretenovic, Centre for Headache and Migraine in Belgrade, and the local organiser, is available.
The 2nd IASP/IHS joint symposium was held recently in Siena, Italy, attracting almost 100 young scientists16/06/2014
The 2nd IASP/IHS joint symposium was held April in Siena, Italy. 94 invited young scientists from 21 countries participated, from both IASP and IHS.
The main objective of the joint meetings is to introduce young scientists from each society to the other, to stimulate discussion between the two societies, and to improve knowledge of pain mechanisms, diagnosis and management of headache and other chronic pain states.
The full report of the meeting from the IHS organiser, Arne May, is attached.
The book is the outcome of from sessions of a joint symposium of IASP and the International Headache Society10/03/2014
Headache and other types of pain have some common characteristics concerning pain generation and chronicity. But some distinct pathophysiological processes are unique to the headache. This book explores pain mechanisms, diagnosis, and management of headache and other chronic pain through sessions of a joint symposium of IASP and the International Headache Society. This book, edited by Ralf Baron (IASP) and Arne May (IHS), represents the current state of scientific discussions of the respective fields in both pain areas.
See the IASP website for more information
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International Headache Society (IHS) is the world's leading membership organisation for those with a professional commitment to helping people affected by headache. 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.
Alan M Rapoport, MD
International Headache Society President
The Dutch are famous for their water engineering. We need sophisticated water ways and dikes to keep the water out since one-third of the country is below sea level. To cross these water ways we have an excellent network of bridges, so I was born and raised with the importance of bridges…
My career with IHS started with the Juniors committee in 2001, building a bridge between trainees/residents and established headache scientists. We started organising the juniors forum and provided travel grants. In 2010 I joined the IHS Board of Trustees as past Chairman of the Juniors committee and current Chairman of the Education committee.
One of the main aims of the IHS is to improve headache education worldwide. Based on the “Atlas of headache disorders and resources in the world 2011”, the level of headache care has improved quite substantially, but there is still little attention for headache education in many parts of the world. In order to bridge these gaps between countries with different levels of development IHS spends more than US$ 100,000 every year through fellowships, visiting professor programmes and a headache pioneer programme.
A third important bridge is between different resources of headache education. At the moment the IHS is actively building an online headache library and has several educational programmes. The online learning centre can be found on the IHS website and contains educational material like book chapters, slide series and congress posters. Educational programmes are continuously provided, for example, the “headache master school”. And finally to set a standard for headache education the IHS has created a Core Curriculum for headache.
Guus Schoonman, MD, PhD
Neurologist, St. Elisabeth/Tweesteden ziekenhuis, Tilburg
Headache researcher, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands