The IHS online membership application system is not working - to apply please click here18/04/2014
The IHS online membership application system is not working - to apply please download and complete the attached membership application form and email with your CV to email@example.com
Apologies for any inconvenience - we are working to fix this
Travel grants to EHMTIC 2014 (September) are available. Click for more details and the application form17/03/2014
IHS is offering travel grants to young physicians to attend EHMTIC 2014 (Copenhagen, September).
Eligibility: Currently a trainee or resident (graduate or PhD students, postdoctoral scholars or clinician in training; priority will be given to those who are less than 7 years in postdoctoral or clinical training)
Applicants should have at least one submitted abstract to EHMTIC Or be young physicians from developing countries
Value of grant:
European destinations: € 525 or US$ 700
Non-European destinations: € 975 or US$ 1,300
Deadline for applications:
1 June 2014
The book is the outcome of from sessions of a joint symposium of IASP and the International Headache Society10/03/2014
Headache and other types of pain have some common characteristics concerning pain generation and chronicity. But some distinct pathophysiological processes are unique to the headache. This book explores pain mechanisms, diagnosis, and management of headache and other chronic pain through sessions of a joint symposium of IASP and the International Headache Society. This book, edited by Ralf Baron (IASP) and Arne May (IHS), represents the current state of scientific discussions of the respective fields in both pain areas.
See the IASP website for more information
A second 'Workshop on Headache' was held in Kolkata, India, in December 201317/02/2014
A second 'Workshop on Headache' was held in Kolkata, India, in December 2013 with international faculty Drs Alan Rapoport, David Dodick and Robert Cowan.
Dr K Ravishankar reports.
The Italian Society for the Study of Headaches (SISC) announces the competition of the Enrico Greppi Award 2014.17/02/2014
The Italian Society for the Study of Headaches (SISC) announces the competition of the Enrico Greppi Award 2014. The award will be granted to the best unpublished original paper dealing with clinical, epidemiological, genetic, pathophysiological or therapeutic aspects of headache. The prize amounts to € 10,000 and is open to researchers of all nationalities.
For more information please see the attached document.
Deadline for receipt of manuscripts: 31 May 2014
US$ 10,000 for up to 12-week training period for young physicians from developing countries, or countries in transition17/02/2014
The Headache Pioneer Programme is part of the IHS undertaking to encourage young physicians from developing countries, or countries in transition, to visit a specialised headache institution abroad and actively increase their knowledge on headache disorders and specialised headache management. It is also intended that on returning to their home country the fellow will spread this knowledge throughout their country to increase headache infrastructure and expertise.
Value of award: US$ 10,000 for up to 12-week training period.
For more information and an application form please see the attached document.
Deadline for applications: 1 April 2014
An IHS fellowship for 2014 is available. Click for more details and the application form11/12/2013
An IHS fellowship is available for 2014.
The IHS fellowship award aims to encourage the mobility of researchers and physicians within different institutions worldwide, and to actively 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.
Deadline for applications: 1 April 2014
The IHS Trainees and Residents Special Interest Group want to expand their committee to include new members.13/11/2013
The IHS Trainees and Residents Special Interest Group want to expand their committee to include new members, particularly from countries not currently represented in the committee.
If you are interested in participating please complete the 'Expression of Interest' form below and submit it before 21 February 2014 to Carol Taylor.
For questions and further information please contact the Chair of the Trainees and Residents SIG, Dr Anna Andreou.
Slides from the IHC presentations by Dr Shuu-Jiun Wang and Dr Morris Levin are now available09/09/2013Slides from the IHC presentations by Dr Shuu-Jiun Wang and Dr Morris Levin are now available
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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
Being kept on track
I was honoured to join the IHS Board of Trustees as a Co-opted Member in 2009 and as an Elected Member since 2011. I would like to quote some Board Walk statements by current and former members of this Board. Peter Goadsby defined himself as “a Neurologist – proudly interested in Headache”; Stefan Evers said about headache medicine: “I have been working in this field (for many years) and I am still surprised by how fascinating it is....You cannot say this for many other fields in neurology.” These quotes lead us to be proud of our field of medicine. There are some other statements that focused on one of the main goals of IHS, namely education, that I would like to emphasise. Cristina Tassorelli intended to “ ‘spread the word’, to disseminate breakthroughs and advances so that doctors and sufferers everywhere in the world could be reached”; Allan Purdy: “My main interest in IHS over the years has been in teaching and education.” David Dodick: “the priority in the field of headache medicine is to optimise the access and quality of patient care by providing fundamental education to providers” and Alan Rapoport: ‘My main goal over the next two years is to greatly increase headache teaching and learning around the world during my term as President”.
As for me, I am in full agreement with my colleagues. As a matter of fact, during my career, I have been deeply involved in the teaching and education of headache medicine, not only as chief of the Outpatient Unit at the Ribeirão Preto Medical School, but also as President of the Brazilian Headache Society and Latin American Headache Society. During the last two years, besides participating in many headache meetings all across Brazil, I have visited Chile, participating in the Headache School run by Dr Nelson Barrientos, and taught in Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Colombia and Bolivia. In all these countries, I was able to meet with doctors speaking “IHS language”. More recently, we organised in Brazil a Consensus on the Treatment of Chronic Migraine, and last November published an update on the guidelines for the treatment of the acute migraine attack.
So, I intend to keep on track, working in the fruitful mission of trying to teach headache medicine in the part of world I live in.
Board member - Santa Casa de Batatais, Brazil