Secondary Headache


The aims of the Secondary Headache Special Interest Group are to:

  • promote research into secondary headache
  • improve knowledge about secondary headaches among (general) neurologists, residents and primary care physicians (i.e. when, what and how to further investigate)
  • to study the use of ICHD-3 for secondary headache and find ways to improve its use.



David García Azorín

David García Azorín


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  • Anish Bahra (UK)
  • Thien Do (Denmark)
  • Andreas Gantenbein (Switzerland)
  • Oxana Grosu (Moldova)
  • Espen Kristoffersen (Norway)
  • Jakob Møller Hansen (Denmark)
  • Marcio Nattan (Brazil)
  • Maria Pilar Navarro Perez (Spain)
  • Mark Obermann (Germany)
  • Heiko Pohl (Switzerland)
  • Marina Romozzi (Italy)
  • Christoph Schankin (Germany)
  • Alexandra Sinclair (UK)

Activities and news

The activities of SIG can be found in the annual reports. The SIG mainly operates as a study group and informal discussion forum, and provides input for teaching courses.

Secondary Headache Research Grants

2023 grants

Piyush Singh, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Delhi, India: Motor control assessment & training of deep neck extensor muscles in cervicogenic headache individuals

Asish Subedi, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal: Effect of altitude on postdural puncture headache after caesarean delivery: a prospective, multicentre cohort study

2022 grants

Wei Dai, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China: A longitudinal follow-up study of the patients with medication-overuse headache that completed baseline resting-state functional MRI

Annual reports