SISC has announced details of the 2015 Enrico Greppi Award18/12/2014
The Italian Society for the Study of Headache (SISC) has announced the 2015 Enrico Greppi Award. The award is valued at Eur 10,000 and is open to researchers of all nationalities. See the announcement for more information.
Peter Goadsby and Messoud Ashina attended the EHS annual meeting as Visiting Professors25/11/2014
The Estonian Headache Society (EHS) welcomed Peter Goadsby and Messoud Ashina to join its annual meeting as IHS Visiting Professors. The President of EHS, Mark Braschinsky, reports.
Apply now for an IHS Visiting Professor to join your meeting25/11/2014
Visiting Professors is an initiative of the IHS Education committee with the aim 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.
Proposals should be submitted using the application form by any local/regional/national institution or scientific society with an interest in headache. In 2015 IHS is offering six countries the opportunity to host a Visiting Professor.
See the attached document and visit the Visiting Professors section in the Learning Centre tab to read reports of previous events.
Application now open for the 2015 Fellowship, Junior travel grants to IHC 2015 and the Headache Pioneer Programme25/11/2014
Applications are now welcomed for the 2015 Fellowship.
IHC Travel Grants
Juniors - apply now for IHS travel grants for the IHC 2015, Valencia, Spain.
Headache Pioneer Programme
Applications are now welcomed from physicians and researchers from developing countries for the 2015 Headache Pioneer Programme.
For information and application forms for these Awards see the Newsletter and Awards section.
The 5th ARCH meeting will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in January 201520/11/2014
The 5th ARCH meeting, Challenges in Headache Disorders, will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in January 2015. For more information visit the website.
The call for nominations for the President-elect has been sent to IHS member19/11/2014
IHS members are invited to send their nominations for President-elect to stand for election at the AGM in 2015. Deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 December 2014. Send your nominations by email to Carol Taylor.
Report from Headache School organised by the Georgian Headache Society in collaboration with IHS and EHF14/11/2014
The Georgian Headache Society organised a headache school in Tbilisi, Georgia, in June 2014 in collaboration with IHS and EHF. The report from Dr Zaza Katsarava is attached.
3 short-stay scholarships available for 2015 to young physicians from developing countries10/11/2014
IHS is offering 3 short-stay scholarships to young physicians from developing countries The scholars will attend the IHC (Valencia, Spain, 14-17 May 2015) and then spend 6-8 weeks at one of three major headache centres in Spain
Eligibility: PhD students, residents in Neurology or Neurophysiology or post-graduate research fellows applying within 7 years from completion of their training, who are resident in any of the Hinari countries.
Value of grant: Eur 5,000
Deadline for applications:
1 February 2015
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.
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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
Putting Asia on the map
After completing my headache fellowship training under Dr Silberstein in 1996, I established a headache clinic in a tertiary medical center in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. For the past 18 years, our team has been making ever increasing advances in our efforts to improve the quality of clinical service and push the frontiers of headache research. Perhaps the most important challenges and privileges our clinic face are the volume (≈2,000 new patients/year) resulting from the high accessibility of our medical system. Since a formal referral mechanism is practically lacking in the health care system in Taiwan, we have the opportunity to study headache disorders on the frontline, in particular, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, and some other “minor” headache disorders, such as primary stabbing headache and cough headache. In addition to managing headache patients in the clinic, we are aiming at the public health concern of reducing headache burden in the population. In order to have potential impacts on health policy makers, we have, through various studies, provided some large-scale epidemiologic data on headache disorders in different populations, such adolescents, women, and the elderly.
Compared to other more life-threatening illnesses, headache disorders have received insufficient attention from both patients and healthcare providers in Asia. As a member of the International Headache Society Board of Trustees rooted in Asia, I feel deeply obliged to make direct contributions in headache medicine in this region. In order to arouse the awareness of the importance of headache medicine, educational programmes are a vital step to recruit junior neurologists and pain specialists. By promoting experience sharing and facilitating resource exchange, we are looking forward to filling the gap between Asia and the rest of the world.
Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD
Deputy Director, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Professor and Chairman, Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine