Members area login




Please enter your email address


Please enter your membership ID

Follow Cephalalgia
Follow IHS

Home & news

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

Only $140 for online membership

Headache Education 2015 and Beyond!

Medical Education is a very difficult and tricky area for a lot of physicians. It probably should be left with the educators. Teaching however is something we all do and is based in large part on the principles derived from education. In headache it is vital we teach when we are presenting in lectures, clinical or scientific in nature, publishing papers, reviewing cases or interacting in groups in person and online. The International Headache Society is charged with creating and supporting knowledge in the field and dissemination of such knowledge around the world. To date we have been successful in doing that but we still are not sure whether this ‘learning’ changes the behavior of physicians/providers or benefits patients.

If medical education is difficult then evaluating the outcomes of education programs is more difficult, since in large part it is depends on who and what is being evaluated and how the knowledge learned is used locally and in the culture where it is to be employed. Many barriers exist to disseminating the knowledge in the field so we need a plan to make this happen and opportunities abound in this digital world, and one where travel and onsite experts can be so useful to advancing the field.

Thus we live in exciting times indeed and in September in London the Board of the IHS will meet to plan overall strategy for IHS, including educational initiatives. I look forward to working with everyone around the world to improve our ‘teaching’ of headache medicine.

R. Allan Purdy, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FAHS
Professor of Medicine (Neurology)
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada


Extend the life of your IHC 2015 poster

IHS is offering IHC 2015 poster presenters the opportunity to have their poster uploaded as pdf on the IHS website in the Online Learning Centre.

The posters will be freely available to view by members and non-members.

To have your poster uploaded send the poster in .pdf format to Carol Taylor.


You need to be a member of the IHS to access this area of the website, please sign in to continue.

To find out more about membership types and how to join the IHS click onto the 'join' banner on the home page.

Close this box to continue.

Access to the Members Directory is restricted to Standard IHS members

Members Login

Your membership is currently shown as unpaid.

To renew your membership online click HERE.

Otherwise, please contact Carol Taylor to discuss your renewal.

This document is only available to members – please login.