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
Reading Dr. Livening’s book “On Megrim, Sick headache,” published in 1873, compelled me to the field of migraine, which I joined in 1996. Influenced heavily by his detailed description of the many aspects of migraine, I became fascinated with the complexity of the disorder and the various paths it travels in the brain. Eighteen years later, I am more absorbed than ever in translational research on the different symptoms that accompany migraine. Being funded by the NIH, my translational research operation focuses on photophobia, peripheral and central sensitization, inflammatory and immune responses, post-traumatic headache, and endothelial dysfunction. This research takes us into the retina, hypothalamus, thalamus, cortex, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, meninges, and bone marrow. I no longer believe it is possible to hit a grand slam and identify one factor, one mechanism, or one brain area that “causes migraine.” Maybe most critical to my current thinking is the recognition that the direction of translational research in headache should be reversed. Instead of using the traditional ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach, it may be more productive to adapt a ‘bedside-to-bench’ approach whereby all questions that can be answered in humans should be answered in humans and all that is required from animal studies is to test hypotheses that have been defined in patients but could not be tested due to ethical limitations involving high risk/low benefit ratio. Last year, I was honored to be elected to the IHS Board of Trustees. As a Board Member, I look forward to fostering communications among those working to push the envelope on innovative research headache.
John Hedley-Whyte Professor of Anaesthesia and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chairman of Research, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Academic Director, Comprehensive Headache Center, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians
Boston, MA, USA