IHC 2017 will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 2017 - you can now register and submit your abstract22/08/2016
Registration and abstract submission for the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society are now open.
IHC 2017 will take place from 7-10 September in Vancouver, Canada.
Vancouver is on the coast and enjoys a broad horizon on the Pacific Ocean. This has been the inspiration for our conference aphorism “New Horizons in Headache”. In the same way that a vista over the ocean is potentially full of promise and new experiences, the basic and clinical research that will be presented at IHC 2017 promises an exciting future for headache medicine. Please plan to come and participate in the excitement, share your knowledge, and learn about the latest advances in headache treatment.
Visit the IHC 2017 website and register for updates.
Reduced registration fees are available for IHS members.
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.
ICHD / Guidelines
All Guidelines, Reports and Recommendations published by IHS are accessible below. Guidelines published by National Society Members and submitted for publication on this site are also accessible. Not all of these can be copied, saved or printed.
Please note that many guidelines are in PDF format which require Acrobat Reader in order to view. You can download Acrobat Reader via the link below.
Classification (3rd Edition Beta) Guidelines:
*If you have comments on the IHCD-3-Beta please send them to the relevant Working Party Chairman, listed in the Classification Committee section
Classification (2nd Edition - 1st Revision) Guidelines:
Classification (1st Edition) Guidelines:
Clinical Trials (Recommendations) Guidelines: