Call for nominations now open08/03/2017
Elections for the IHS Board of Trustees will be held prior to the IHC in Vancouver, Canada, in September 2017.
The call for nominations has now been sent by email to all members.
There are three vacant positions.
The nominee must be a Standard Member when nominated. Nominations should be proposed by a Standard Member and seconded by a different Standard Member, and supported by a personal written statement by the nominee including a written indication of intention to stand for election as a Trustee.
For more information and the nomination form see the document below.
The deadline for official nominations is 12 noon (BST), Monday 3 April 2017.
IHC 2017 abstract submission deadline has been extended to 20 March 201706/03/2017
The IHC 2017 abstract submission deadline has been extended to Monday 20 March 2017, midnight GMT.
Submit your research today!
Two candidates will stand for the position of President-elect, to join the IHS Board in September 201702/03/2017
IHS is pleased to announce that Professor Messoud Ashina (Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen, Denmark) and Professor Miguel Lainez (Catholic University of Valencia, Spain) have been selected and have agreed to stand as President-elect candidates in the forthcoming IHS ballot
Report from the 6th ARCH meeting, October 2016, Seoul, S Korea24/02/2017
The 6th Asian Regional Conference for Headache was held in October 2016 in Seoul, S Korea, attracting almost 250 delegates who received presentations from both local and international faculty
Mamoru Shibata reports
The 2015 IHS Fellow reports on his research in the Netherlands24/02/2017
Kristian Haanes from Norway spent a year at Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, studying with Antoinette Maassen van den Brink.
His report on his research and fellowship experience is below
In late 2016 the Education Committee sent Visiting Professors to teach at meetings in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh24/02/2017
Visiting Professors were sent to teach at meetings in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Rigmor Jensen and Anand Diwan attended the Pre-congress event of the 10th Annual Congress of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists in November, and Tissa Wijeratne attended the Society of Neurologists of Bangladesh International Neurology Seminar in December.
Report from the organisers of the meetings are below
A patient survey to better understand and expand the current body of research on Cluster Headaches23/02/2017
The Cluster Headache Questionnaire (CHQ) is a survey consisting of 144 possible questions, translated in 10 languages, about your patient's experience with Cluster Headache attacks.
The purpose of this survey is to better understand and expand the current body of research on Cluster Headaches
The survey can be accessed HERE from a computer, tablet, or smart phone
For more information see document below.
Apply now for a travel grant to attend IHC 2017 in Vancouver!19/01/2017
Travel grants are now available for juniors to attend IHC 2017 in Vancouver, Canada, in September
Download the application form to read the eligibility and instructions and apply today!
Application now open to young members from developing countries19/01/2017
IHS Headache Trainee Programme
The Trainee Programme offers a clinical training period of up to 12 weeks at a headache centre abroad to researchers and physicians from developing countries
Application deadline 1 May 2017
IHS Short-stay Scholarship peri-IHC
IHS is offering short-stay scholarships to researchers and physicians from developing countries to attend the IHC in September in Canada and study at one of three Canadian Headache Centres for up to 6 weeks
Application deadline 31 March 2017
Application now open for the IHS Fellowship Awards 201712/01/2017
The IHS fellowship award aims to support innovative and impactful research from young investigators, promote the career of young investigators in the field of headache, and 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.
Application deadline 15 May 2017
See also Awards section
Migraine Research Foundation invites Letters of Interest for 2017 Impact Award12/01/2017
The Migraine Research Foundation, a US nonprofit that raises money to fund innovative migraine research, invites both US and international researchers to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) for projects that will add to the understanding or improve the treatment of NDPH. Selected projects will be invited to submit an application late this spring.
Deadline: 1 March 2017
Danish Headache Center will open a new purpose-built centre in 201712/12/2016
Denmark is to have a new headache centre. Staff and patients have been involved in the interior design, ensuring that the centre will be adapted to the special requirements of headache patients. In international terms this means that the new centre is one of a kind.
‘The Danish Headache Centre is to be built at Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, with completion scheduled for autumn 2017.
See HERE for a video of the new centre.
Congratulations to EHMTIC poster and tournament winners
IHS offers congratulations to the winners of the Juniors Excellence Tournament and poster prizes at the recent EHMTIC
Excellence tournament - Clinical presentation
Genetic screening of clock in a Swedish cluster headache case-control material
Carmen Fourier, Sweden
Excellence tournament - Pre-clinical presentation
The role of the locus coeruleus in regulating trigeminovascular nociception
Marta Vila, UK
Best poster award - Public vote
Relationship between headache and angioarchitectural particularities of brain arteriovenous malformations
O Tsurkalenko and L Dyaz
Best poster award - Juniors committee
The effect of foetal growth restriction on the development of migraine in young adults. The Nord-Trondelag Health Study
S Boerte, B S Winsvold, S O Stensland and J A Zwart
MRF announces 2015 award recipients
The Migraine Research Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the research grants awarded for 2015. The grants will help research into new migraine biomarkers, identifying new treatments from traditional Chinese medicine, studying New Daily Persistent Headache, and more. For information on the awardees see HERE.
New Editor-in-Chief for Cephalalgia
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".
IHS Visiting Professors in Bulgaria and Estonia
Alan Rapoport and Nina Latysheva attended the 14th Bulgarian National Congress in Varna, Bulgaria, in May as IHS Visiting Professors. Read the meeting report here.
Messoud Ashina and Alan Rapoport presented at the 2015 Estonian Headache Society annual meeting - Mark Braschinsky reports.
Slide presentations from the Estonian meeting, and also the Moroccan and Azerbaijan Visiting Professor meetings, are available in the Learning Centre/Visiting Professors.
- 5th ARCH meeting report 28/07/2015
- Report on 1st Pan-African meeting 28/07/2015
Visiting Professor Reports - Azerbaijan, Morocco
The IHS Visiting Professor initiative sends 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 but where without financial support attendance of an international specialist would not be possible.
We report on two recent Visiting Professor projects in Azerbaijan and Morocco.
ICHD-3-beta Portuguese translation
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.
'Headache and Pain' - book published
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
- ICHD-3-beta Spanish translation 17/02/2014
ICHD-3-beta slide kit now available
- Additional ICHD-3-beta slides now available 09/09/2013
ICHD-3-beta slides now available
Cephalalgia App released
The Cephalalgia App is now available for download through the iTunes store.
Simply click here to see the Cephalalgia app in iTunes.
The App will be freely available until the end of August, when it will become an IHS membership benefit.
- ICHD-3 beta now published 17/06/2013
- Dr Marcia Wilkinson, one of the first Editors of Cephalalgia, has died aged 93 05/02/2013