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
Migraine Research Foundation invites Letters of Interest for 2017 Impact Award12/01/2017
The Migraine Research Foundation, a US nonprofit that raises money to fund innovative migraine research, invites both US and international researchers to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) for projects that will add to the understanding or improve the treatment of NDPH. Selected projects will be invited to submit an application late this spring.
Deadline: 1 March 2017
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
The 'Best of EHMTIC' is now published in Cephalalgia - EHMTIC abstracts now available online04/11/2016
Three IHS EHMTIC travel grant awardees have worked together to summarise the highlights of EHMTIC 2016 - see attached document
The EHMTIC abstracts have been published as an online supplement to Cephalalgia - September 2016; 36 (1 suppl) - which is freely available
Two poster prizes were awarded, and the IHS Juniors held their 4th Excellence Tournament21/09/2016
IHS offers congratulations to the winners of the Juniors Excellence Tournament and poster prizes at the recent EHMTIC
Excellence tournament - Clinical presentation
Genetic screening of clock in a Swedish cluster headache case-control material
Carmen Fourier, Sweden
Excellence tournament - Pre-clinical presentation
The role of the locus coeruleus in regulating trigeminovascular nociception
Marta Vila, UK
Best poster award - Public vote
Relationship between headache and angioarchitectural particularities of brain arteriovenous malformations
O Tsurkalenko and L Dyaz
Best poster award - Juniors committee
The effect of foetal growth restriction on the development of migraine in young adults. The Nord-Trondelag Health Study
S Boerte, B S Winsvold, S O Stensland and J A Zwart
IHC 2019 Dublin, Ireland, 6-9 September 201919/09/2016
IHS is pleased to announce that the IHC 2019 will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 6-9 September 2019. Dublin will be an exciting first for the congress - mark your diaries today to keep the dates free
ICHD-3-beta website now available online30/08/2016
The ICHD-3-beta website is now available online in digital format
Click HERE to visit the website
ICHD-3 beta, like ICHD-2, is now available in digital format. The ICHD-3 beta website makes it very easy to understand and follow the precise organisation and content of the current classification, making the practical application in the clinical field and in research simpler than ever before. The three main chapters and the appendix are listed in the main menu. The respective diagnoses can be viewed and selected in the text area after choosing a main heading. Using the text, the menu and the search function, answers to specific questions in clinical practice can be researched quickly. The ICHD-3 beta online service enables fast digital access to all information of the international headache classification.
Since ICHD-3 beta version is still in the test phase, the digital version initially will be only produced in English language. Currently available translations can be viewed in the downloads section. After finalisation of the classification, the different translations can be digitally integrated one by one. The information about classification and diagnosis of headaches is supplemented by original documents and accompanying materials including lecture presentations and media library. The digital media centre about classification and diagnosis of headaches will be continuously expanded.
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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