The 5th ARCH meeting will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in January 201520/11/2014
The 5th ARCH meeting, Challenges in Headache Disorders, will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in January 2015. For more information visit the website.
The call for nominations for the President-elect has been sent to IHS member19/11/2014
IHS members are invited to send their nominations for President-elect to stand for election at the AGM in 2015. Deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 December 2014. Send your nominations by email to Carol Taylor.
Report from Headache School organised by the Georgian Headache Society in collaboration with IHS and EHF14/11/2014
The Georgian Headache Society organised a headache school in Tbilisi, Georgia, in June 2014 in collaboration with IHS and EHF. The report from Dr Zaza Katsarava is attached.
3 short-stay scholarships available for 2015 to young physicians from developing countries10/11/2014
IHS is offering 3 short-stay scholarships to young physicians from developing countries The scholars will attend the IHC (Valencia, Spain, 14-17 May 2015) and then spend 6-8 weeks at one of three major headache centres in Spain
Eligibility: PhD students, residents in Neurology or Neurophysiology or post-graduate research fellows applying within 7 years from completion of their training, who are resident in any of the Hinari countries.
Value of grant: Eur 5,000
Deadline for applications:
1 February 2015
The IHS Juniors committee held their Excellence Tournament and awarded Best Poster prizes at EHMTIC20/10/2014
The IHS Residents and Trainees group organised a second successful Trainees Excellence Tournament at the recent European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC).
Congratulations are offered to the Tournament winners:
Inga Kröger - Pharmacological modulation of trigeminovascular-nociceptive stimulation
Yurong Gao - Dural Vessel Heamodynamics During Normal Behavioural and Migraine Attack
The group also offered two Best Poster prizes, one awarded by the committee members, the other 'people's choice'. The winners were:
Trainee and Residents SIG winner: Cognitive behavioural treatment for the chronic post-traumatic headache patient: a randomised control trial
D Kjeldgaard Nielsen, H Forchhammer, T W Tesdale, R H Jensen
Public vote: Abnormal Ictal Large-Scale network connectivity in migraine without aura: a resting-state functional connectivity study
FH Amin, A Hougaard, S Magon, M S Asghar, N N Ahmad, E Rostrup, T Sprenger, M Ashina
The 2014 Headache Pioneer, Kiratikorn Vongvaivanich, worked with Stephen Silberstein07/10/2014
IHS awarded a Headache Pioneer scholarship to Kiratikorn Vongvaivanich from Thailand, who spent a month working with Stephen Silberstein at the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia, USA. His report is attached.
An Android app for Cephalalgia is now available on Google Play15/09/2014
IHS and SAGE Publications are very pleased to announce that the Cephalalgia Android App is now available on Google Play.
The App is free to download, and all content will be free access to all until 1 December 2014.
From 1 December the app will be available only to IHS members.
The iOS Apple App is also now freely available to all for the same time period.
The app can be downloaded from Google Play - a link is on the Cephalalgia website (http://www.sagepub.com/cepapp.sp)
IHS is pleased to announce the result of the 2014 Fellowship26/08/2014
IHS is pleased to announce the winner of 2014 Fellowship.
The Fellowship is awarded to Dr Marta Vila Pueyo from Spain. Marta will study 'Brainstem modulation in the pathophysiology of migraine' with Peter Goadsby and Philip Holland at Kings' College London, UK.
Dr David Dodick interviews Dr Rami Burstein about his paper in Cephalalgia18/08/2014Dr David Dodick interviews Dr Rami Burstein about his paper in CephalalgiaRELATED WEBSITE: Cephalalgia Podcast
ICHD-3-beta Portuguese translation now published - See Classification Guidelines28/07/2014
A Portuguese translation of the ICHD-3-beta is now available.
This work has been completed by a team of Portuguese headache specialists, including José Pereira Monteiro (Coordinator), José Rocha Barros, Paula Esperança, Gabriela Fernandes, Helena Gens, Raquel Gil Gouveia, Isabel Luzeiro, Jorge Machado, Isabel Pavão Martins, Fernando Matias, Maria Manuela Palmeira, Elsa Parreira, Carlos Fontes Ribeiro, Alfredo Sá and Lívia Sousa.
The translation will be published in the official Journal of the Portuguese Neurological Society (Sinapse) to enable dissemination of this highly relevant information for daily clinical practice among our Portuguese-speaking colleagues, over the world.
The translation was sponsored by the Portuguese Headache Society and the Portuguese Neurological Society.
The first IHS Visiting Professor Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa was held in Dakar, Senegal from 19-20th June 2014.30/06/2014
The First IHS Visiting Professor Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa was held in Dakar, Senegal from 19-20th June 2014. Professor Jean Schoenen visited the Neurology Department of the Cheikh Anta Driop University in Dakar where he taught to around 50 neurologists and neurology residents. The report by Dr Yannick Fogang is available.
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Welcome to the website for the International Headache Society
International Headache Society (IHS) is the world's leading membership organisation for those with a professional commitment to helping people affected by headache. 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.
Alan M Rapoport, MD
International Headache Society President
Putting Asia on the map
After completing my headache fellowship training under Dr Silberstein in 1996, I established a headache clinic in a tertiary medical center in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. For the past 18 years, our team has been making ever increasing advances in our efforts to improve the quality of clinical service and push the frontiers of headache research. Perhaps the most important challenges and privileges our clinic face are the volume (≈2,000 new patients/year) resulting from the high accessibility of our medical system. Since a formal referral mechanism is practically lacking in the health care system in Taiwan, we have the opportunity to study headache disorders on the frontline, in particular, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes, spontaneous intracranial hypotension, and some other “minor” headache disorders, such as primary stabbing headache and cough headache. In addition to managing headache patients in the clinic, we are aiming at the public health concern of reducing headache burden in the population. In order to have potential impacts on health policy makers, we have, through various studies, provided some large-scale epidemiologic data on headache disorders in different populations, such adolescents, women, and the elderly.
Compared to other more life-threatening illnesses, headache disorders have received insufficient attention from both patients and healthcare providers in Asia. As a member of the International Headache Society Board of Trustees rooted in Asia, I feel deeply obliged to make direct contributions in headache medicine in this region. In order to arouse the awareness of the importance of headache medicine, educational programmes are a vital step to recruit junior neurologists and pain specialists. By promoting experience sharing and facilitating resource exchange, we are looking forward to filling the gap between Asia and the rest of the world.
Shuu-Jiun Wang, MD
Deputy Director, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Professor and Chairman, Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine