Research fellowship in the field of cluster headache available at the University Hospital Zurich06/04/2017
A research fellowship in the field of cluster headache is available at the University Hospital Zurich, Department of Neurology. It is the mission of this grant financed by the Werner Dessauer Foundation to promote research for cluster headache and to improve treatment
For more information see the attached document
Deadline for applications: 1 June 2017
Late-breaking abstract submission available until 30 April31/03/2017
Submission of late-breaking abstracts are now invited for the 59th Annual AHS Scientific Meeting. The site is open until 30 April 2017.
Click here to visit the website
Two candidates will stand for the position of President-elect, to join the IHS Board in September 201702/03/2017
IHS is pleased to announce that Professor Messoud Ashina (Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen, Denmark) and Professor Miguel Lainez (Catholic University of Valencia, Spain) have been selected and have agreed to stand as President-elect candidates in the forthcoming IHS ballot
Report from the 6th ARCH meeting, October 2016, Seoul, S Korea24/02/2017
The 6th Asian Regional Conference for Headache was held in October 2016 in Seoul, S Korea, attracting almost 250 delegates who received presentations from both local and international faculty
Mamoru Shibata reports
The 2015 IHS Fellow reports on his research in the Netherlands24/02/2017
Kristian Haanes from Norway spent a year at Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, studying with Antoinette Maassen van den Brink.
His report on his research and fellowship experience is below
In late 2016 the Education Committee sent Visiting Professors to teach at meetings in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh24/02/2017
Visiting Professors were sent to teach at meetings in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Rigmor Jensen and Anand Diwan attended the Pre-congress event of the 10th Annual Congress of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists in November, and Tissa Wijeratne attended the Society of Neurologists of Bangladesh International Neurology Seminar in December.
Report from the organisers of the meetings are below
A patient survey to better understand and expand the current body of research on Cluster Headaches23/02/2017
The Cluster Headache Questionnaire (CHQ) is a survey consisting of 144 possible questions, translated in 10 languages, about your patient's experience with Cluster Headache attacks.
The purpose of this survey is to better understand and expand the current body of research on Cluster Headaches
The survey can be accessed HERE from a computer, tablet, or smart phone
For more information see document below.
Apply now for a travel grant to attend IHC 2017 in Vancouver!19/01/2017
Travel grants are now available for juniors to attend IHC 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, in September
Download the application form to read the eligibility and instructions and apply today!
Application now open to young members from developing countries19/01/2017
IHS Headache Trainee Programme
The Trainee Programme offers a clinical training period of up to 12 weeks at a headache centre abroad to researchers and physicians from developing countries
Application deadline 1 May 2017
IHS Short-stay Scholarship peri-IHC
IHS is offering short-stay scholarships to researchers and physicians from developing countries to attend the IHC in September in Canada and study at one of three Canadian Headache Centres for up to 6 weeks
Application deadline 31 March 2017
Application now open for the IHS Fellowship Awards 201712/01/2017
The IHS fellowship award aims to support innovative and impactful research from young investigators, promote the career of young investigators in the field of headache, and increase the knowledge base of headache disorders. Applications for basic or clinical headache research, or a combination of basic and clinical research, will be considered.
Application deadline 15 May 2017
See also Awards section
Danish Headache Center will open a new purpose-built centre in 201712/12/2016
Denmark is to have a new headache centre. Staff and patients have been involved in the interior design, ensuring that the centre will be adapted to the special requirements of headache patients. In international terms this means that the new centre is one of a kind.
‘The Danish Headache Centre is to be built at Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, with completion scheduled for autumn 2017.
See HERE for a video of the new centre.
Reports received from IHS Short-stay Scholars who attended EHMTIC and then spent a few weeks in key headache centres in the UK17/11/2016
Two young researchers from India and Thailand were awarded Short-stay Scholarships to attend EHMTIC and spent up to 6 weeks at a leading headache centre in the UK
Both have now returned home with their new found knowledge and experience, and their reports are attached here
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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. 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
Making the activity of the IHS more ubiquitous in Asia
After graduating from the medical school, the first clinical study that I was engaged in was about autonomic dysfunctions in patients with migraine and cluster headache. In retrospect, this was my first encounter with the headache research world. Although I saw many neurological disease patients as a young neurologist, I was particularly interested in the complex and multifaceted clinical manifestations of migraine, reflecting cortical and subcortical abnormalities in conjunction with trigeminovascular and autonomic activation. I believe that recent progress in migraine therapy, such as introduction of CGRP-based medical treatment and neuromodulation, will not only benefit patients but contribute to elucidation of enigmatic migraine pathophysiology. Currently, I am doing translational migraine research with a view to discovering novel therapeutic targets.
Also, I have been involved in various activities of the Japanese Headache Society (JHS). Thanks to the initiatives of Professors Sakai and Suzuki, the JHS has been steadily growing in recent years. In 2013, the JHS invited the Headache Master School to Tokyo, where many physicians from the Asia-Pacific region learned about latest headache medicine and actively interacted with world-leading headache experts, some of whom are current IHS Board members . I was totally fascinated by the expertise of each speaker, and this experience made me realise the importance of education. Unfortunately, in many Asian countries, migraine and other primary headache disorders are undertreated, and the awareness of secondary headache disorders is insufficient. As a Board member of IHS, I am determined to devote myself to improving the current situation of headache medicine in Asia. For this purpose, it is essential for the national societies in the Asia-Pacific region to unite and promote the Asian Regional Conference for Headache (ARCH) initiative under the auspices of IHS.
Department of Neurology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan