Young researchers from developing countries - apply today for the Headache Trainee Programme01/05/2016
The IHS Headache Trainee Programme (formerly the Pioneer Programme) is offered to a young researcher from a developing country to fund a visit from 8-12 weeks to an international specialised headache institution abroad and actively increase knowledge on headache disorders and specialised headache management. After the programme you will be able to spread your new knowledge to colleagues in your home country
Eligibility: PhD students, residents in Neurology or Neurophysiology or post-graduate research fellows applying within 10 years from completion of their training, who are resident in any of the Hinari countries (see list on application form)
Deadline for applications: 6 May 2016
2-year master program in headache offered by the University of Copenhagen in close collaboration with The Danish Headache Center20/04/2016
The Master of Headache Disorders will meet the growing need for specialists to treat as well as perform research within headache disorders. The program will be a theoretical and practical education offered by the University of Copenhagen in close collaboration with The Danish Headache Center, national and international guest lecturers from selected partner universities and institutions in Europe. The program is taught as blended learning with a combination of e-learning and intensive on-campus courses, and can be taken as part-time or full time studies.
Applications are now being accepted - see the attached document
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.
Professor Arne May has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia from January 201618/09/2015
IHS is very pleased to announce that Arne May will succeed David Dodick as Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia from January 2016.
Arne has served on the IHS Board of Trustees since June 2013, and as an Associate Editor of Cephalalgia since March 2009. He is currently head of one of the largest headache outpatient clinics in Germany, based at the University Clinic in Hamburg (UKE). His scientific interest in headache is long-standing, and he has published papers and book chapters on genetics, epidemiology, physiology and pathophysiology of the trigeminovascular system, headache classification and phenotype, as well as functional imaging.
Arne said "This is a huge opportunity and I am very honoured to be appointed. All my vigour will be to keep Cephalalgia where it has so successfully been led by David Dodick and former Editors: the best journal to publish the best headache science available".
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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
IHS in transition
It is now more than 4 years that I have the honour to serve the IHS as Honorary Secretary (also called General Secretary). This has been a very active time seeing some important changes in the work of IHS. As Secretary, it is my job to deal with the ‘daily business’ of our society. This means a lot of email conversation all over the world and discussing new projects in close co-operation with the President and with Carol Taylor, the society’s administrator.
One of the most important developments in the last 4 years was the educational programme of the IHS. Several initiatives have been created; among others, Headache Master Schools, iHEAD meetings, support of the ARCH meetings, Visiting Professorships, grants for young colleagues to visit congresses and research facilities. Thanks go to many members of the IHS and in particular to Guus Schoonman, who initiated several of these campaigns as former Chairman of the Education Committee. These educational initiatives are mainly addressed to regions of the world, where headache medicine is still in its beginning (i.e. eastern Asia, South America, even Sub-Saharan Africa is considered for future activities). In summary, IHS has become more global and international.
Another development is that IHS becomes more and more a professional organisation. We made new contracts with Sage (publisher of Cephalalgia), with our administrator, with the Migraine Trust (handling our finances), and we modernised our Articles and Bylaws. I think we have meanwhile reached the border when IHS can only increase its activities with more professional co-workers.
All these activities cost money, and the income of IHS has not been increasing in the past years due to a lack of financial support from pharmaceutical companies. New strategies have to be developed to again increase our income (e.g. educational grants by companies).
I am looking forward to continuing this work at least another 2 years together with the new President David Dodick and with Carol. So, any questions or ideas can be forwarded to me, and I will be happy to help.
University of Münster and Krankenhaus Lindenbrunn