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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. 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

International Headache Society President

Only $140 for online membership

10 reasons to come to IHC 2015, Valencia, 14-17 May

  • Interactive presentations from the perspectives of expert headache scientists and clinicians from around the globe

  • A spotlight on "new faces" in the basic and clinical science of headache, with attention to novel studies done by young investigators, and your opportunity to vote for the best poster award

  • A course on the basics of neuromodulation, and presentation of the results of ongoing clinical trials of neuromodulation therapies

  • A symposium on CGRP, including presentations highlighting the results of the most recent clinical trials of treatments based on this highly promising therapeutic target

  • A symposium focused on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and practical management of headache in children and adolescents

  • A joint symposium with the International Association for the Study of Pain and the IHS, that will compare approaches used by headache and pain practitioners, and foster greater interaction between the two societies

  • A juniors "tournament", where young investigators will present their work as part of a friendly competition, and a juniors forum that allows networking and collaborations in a relaxed atmosphere

  • Presentation of the most recent studies on headache genetics and epidemiology

  • Sessions focusing on practical clinical management issues including acute and preventive therapies, medication overuse, nerve blocks, behavioral approaches to headache, post-traumatic headache, vestibular migraine, and much more...

  • A relaxed and casual environment in beautiful Valencia, with an opportunity to enjoy the best of the culture and environment of Spain


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