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Board of Trustees

The 12 members of the Board of Trustees include the four Officers of the Society (President, President-elect, Treasurer and Secretary). The President, President-elect and six Trustees are elected by the membership; three Trustees are appointed to add under-represented perspectives and/or specific expertise to the Board. The elected members are elected to 2-year terms of office by the membership during the AGM held during the International Headache Congress, automatically renewable for a second 2-year term. Any standard member of the Society may be nominated to join the Board of Trustees. Additional Trustees can be Co-opted by the Board to serve a 2-year term.

Standing Committees and Special Interest Groups

The Society's 21 Standing Committees and Special Interest Groups each have a specific role and advise the Board of Trustees on particular aspects of the business and/or functions of the Society. Each has a Chairman appointed by the Board of Trustees who must be a member of the Society. There are standing and ad-hoc Standing Committees. Both have prescribed areas of responsibility, standing committees remaining permanently in place with continuous activities or functions, ad-hoc being reconstituted from time to time to carry out particular initiatives. The Linguistic Special Interest Groups have more general responsibility for promoting the Society's objectives amongst those whose first language is not English. Click on the individual Committees in the menu below for details of each Committee's aims and activities together with the names and contact details of the Chairmen and members.

Select individual committees from the drop-down menu for remit, members and activitites.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is comprised of the Chairmen of the Standing Committees and Special Interest Groups and the elected representatives of member National Societies. The Advisory Council meets annually to report their activities and give advice to the Board of Trustees. 

Task Forces

The Board of Trustees and Standing Committees can create Task Forces as required to undertake specific one-off time-limited activities.

 

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Aims

The Chairman of the committee is the Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia who has overall responsibility for the content and smooth publication of the journal. The Editor-in-Chief appoints Associate Editors as required, ensuring worldwide representation, gender diversity and representatives for each topic in headache medicine, including bio-statisticians.

The aims of the Cephalalgia Editorial Standing Committee are to:

  • ensure the journal content reflects recent advances in headache research
  • work to raise and retain the reputation of the journal amongst other neurological publications
  • ensure the submission and peer-review process is fair
  • ensure content is free from industry influence/bias
  • liaise with the publisher and the IHS administration team to actively promote the journal
  • liaise with the publisher to keep the journal up to date with technological advances
  • evaluate how the content can be best disseminated and made accessible in countries where English is not the first language.

 

 

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