Reminder! Request for proposals deadline 29 July07/07/2016
The Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) and the Association of Migraine Disorders (AMD) announce the opening of a joint Request for Proposals for migraine research grants. MRF is committed to discovering the causes, improving the treatments, and finding a cure, and AMD stimulates increased research specifically in the area of migraine disorders. We are looking for projects that will help sufferers by advancing our ability to understand and treat migraine. As a result, we provide seed money grants for transformational projects that will lead to better treatment and quality of life for sufferers of migraine and migraine disorders.
While we welcome all proposals relevant to basic or clinical migraine research, we are particularly interested in translational projects and those related to migraine variants, childhood migraine, and chronic migraine.
Application deadline: 29 July 2016
Read the report from Professor Yu on the IHS Master School held in Beijing in 201509/06/2016
The 4th IHS Master School was held in Beijing, China. Pre-course online learning and questionnaire were followed by a 2-day course in October. Professor S Yu, Course Director, reports.
Read reports from two recent IHS Fellowship recipients09/06/2016
Two IHS Fellowship recipients, Marta Vila from Spain and Homa Sadeghian from Iran, report on their research in the UK and US
Details of the 2016 ARCH meeting and trainee travel grants now online08/06/2016
The 6th Asian Regional Conference for Headache (ARCH) will be held from 15-16 October 2016 in Seoul, Korea.
To encourage attendance at the 6th ARCH, travel grants for trainees and students who present their abstracts in the Poster Session are available.
Information about the programme and grants can be found HERE on the congress website.
Kings College London are advertisting a position for a Research Associate08/06/2016
Position: Research Associate
Institution: King's College London - Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases, London, UK
Application deadline: 1 July 2016
For more information please click HERE
IHS Newsletter issue 13, March 2016, now available17/03/2016
The 13th issue of the IHS newsletter is now published. Read about our latest educational activities, and hear from the new Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia and recent IHS fellows/scholars.
Four Visiting Professorships available for 201616/03/2016
The Visiting Professors programme aims to send headache specialists as representatives of IHS to attend regional meetings, or teach at a headache centre, in countries that might need or want increased headache education and motivation and where, without financial support, attendance of an international specialist would not be possible.
IHS will fund two headache specialists (one senior, one junior) to teach at a national or regional meeting/congress or headache centre. The host country can select topics and suggest at least three specialists who will fit in with their programme. The engagement should comprise at least two lectures and one course/workshop by each specialist. The final decision on the choice of specialists will be made by the IHS Education Committee.
For 2016 IHS will support up to four (4) Visiting Professor events. See guidelines and application form below
IHS members - please read this important message if you are an Apple App user03/02/2016
SAGE is upgrading the Cephalalgia iOS app! The new version has a clean, intuitive design to make it easier to download issues, read and navigate through articles, and share articles on social media. The new app is universal, so you can use one app to store all of your issues on the iPad and iPhone. The upgrade also includes a new Help menu.
If you have the iPad app: You can upgrade the app normally through the Apple store by clicking on the Updates tab.
If you have the iPhone app: You will receive a push notification, asking you to download the new app version. Unfortunately, any issues you downloaded will not be saved, so you will have to download them again in the new upgraded app.
Application now open for the 18th Enrico Greppi Award20/01/2016
The Italian Society for the Study of Headaches (SISC) announces the competition of the Enrico Greppi Award 2016 – 18th Edition. The award will be granted to the best unpublished original paper dealing with the clinical, epidemiological, genetic, pathophysiological or therapeutic aspects of headache.
The 2016 award is endorsed by the European Pain Federation (EFIC®) and the European Headache Federation (EHF). The winner will be invited to present the paper at the 5th European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress – EHMTIC, to be help in Glasgow on the 15th -18th of September 2016.
Papers must be submitted in accordance with the editorial instructions of The Journal of Headache and Pain.
Manuscripts should be submitted to The Journal of Headache and Pain at www.editorialmanager.com/tjhp as article type "Greppi Award" from the 1st January 2016 to the 31st May 2016.
Hayrunnisa Bolay and Robert Cowan attended the 4th Iranian Headache Congress on behalf of IHS04/11/2015
The 4th Iranian International Headache Congress welcomed Hayrunnisa Bolay and Robert Cowan through the IHS Visiting Professors project. This is the first time IHS has supported a meeting in Iran.
Hossein Ansari, international liason for the Iranian Headache Association, reports.
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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
Building the IHS's future - support IHS trainees
It is with a great pleasure I am reporting on the activities of the Trainees and Residents SIG, aka Juniors’ committee. I have been chairing this active IHS group for the past 4 years, and with the rest of my colleagues in the SIG, we aim to support IHS trainees so we can build the headache experts of tomorrow and a better future for IHS. We aim to promote training opportunities for the junior members of IHS, as well as offering networking opportunities and collaborations among the junior members of IHS, while building bridges between trainees and established headache experts.
Our committee has traditionally offered a number of travel grants to trainees for attending international congresses. In the past years we managed to increase the available budget for this purpose and we are now in position to offer a larger number of grants. For the IHC 2015 in Valencia, we supported about 30 trainees, half of which came from developing countries. We envisage we shall be offering as many grants for the EHMTIC meeting in 2016 in Glasgow.
Since 2013, we have also supported a new short-stay scholarship scheme for colleagues from developing countries. The scholarship involves a 6–8-week visit to a clinical or research setting in the country where the IHC or EHMTIC is taking place. We have so far supported seven colleagues and we are offering three new scholarships peri-EHMTIC 2016. This scheme aims to improve clinical practice and headache research in developing countries, as well as to offer further opportunities for collaboration for juniors from these countries.
For the past 3 years, we have also hosted a scientific session during international congresses, the Headache Trainees Excellence Tournament. This scientific session aims to provide an extra platform to trainees to present their work. Trainees who choose to participate in the scientific session can do so through the abstract submission section of the congress website. The abstracts are then reviewed in a blinded fashion during which the abstract body is reviewed by our SIG without knowledge of the authors’ names or affiliations. The authors of the abstracts with the six highest scores then have the opportunity to present their data during the Headache Trainees Excellence Tournament. What makes this scientific session unique is that the audience votes for the best two presentations which will receive an award along a small grant.
Finally, our committee supports networking opportunities among trainees. Every year we organise the juniors’ forum during EHMTIC or IHC, during which 100 juniors have the opportunity to meet each other and talk about their work in a friendlier environment. We are also active users of the IHS social media where we aim to promote further networking among all IHS members and communicate all opportunities that become available for the IHS trainees.
I feel privileged to be chairing such an active committee and be part of such an important organisation, and I look forward to continuing to support headache trainees and contribute in building a future for the headache experts of tomorrow.
Chair of IHS Trainees and Residents SIG
Director of Headache Research
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital
Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases
King’s College London