The American Headache Society (AHS) is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain.
The mission of AHS is to improve the care and lives of people living with headache disorders.
The Society’s objective is to promote the exchange of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders. Educating physicians, health professionals, and the public, and encouraging scientific research are the primary functions of the Society.
AHS activities include an Annual Scientific Meeting, a comprehensive headache symposium, regional symposia for neurologists and family practice physicians, publication of the journal Headache and sponsorship of the American Migraine Foundation.
The Australia and New Zealand Headache Society (ANZHS) is the professional society of clinicians and scientists with a special interest in headache in Australia and New Zealand.
ANZHS aims to improve the lives of headache sufferers in Australia, New Zealand and the region. As such, ANZHS is active in educational programs and networking between clinicians, researchers, government and patient advocacy groups. Educational activities including an annual scientific meeting continue to be a key activity.
ANZHS encourages participation from other international colleagues, particularly in the Asian and Pacific regions. The close links with IHS were integral in the re-formation of a headache society in our region and we continue to appreciate the coordination of the International Headache Society in bringing our experts together.
The European Headache Federation (EHF) is a non-profit organisation led by expert volunteers. The society’s aim is to promote headache science, make the best treatment available to everyone in need, and improve the quality of medical care for people with headache.
EHF unites national member societies and cooperates with many others such as the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Global Campaign Against Headache, an official partner of the World Health Organization (WHO). This network allows us to reach out to the global community of clinicians and scientists.
Lifting the Burden – the Global Campaign against Headache, works collaboratively in Official Relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) to bring better healthcare to people with headache, thereby reducing the burden of headache worldwide.
IFHN was founded in London at the international headache congress EHMTIC in 2012 and the aims for the Forum are to promote and demonstrate progress and moreover discuss clinical experiences and daily challenges. Further, the Forum is to encourage nurses into the field of headache research and present results by nurses engaged in research.
Every second year the IFHN annual meeting is linked to the international congresses arranged by European Headache Federation (EHF) and International Headache Society (IHS).
The IFHN program at congresses includes presentations of topics related to nurses’ work and research in the headache field and includes multi-disciplinary topics to make awareness of nurses and multidisciplinary colleagues. The forum has had a variety of topics at the congresses and has been well attended by both nurses and multidisciplinary colleagues.
Every other year the Forum meets locally in special Headache Centers. The local meetings open for more detailed discussions and sharing experiences and thereby becoming inspired to the daily work with headache patients.
The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) is a non-profit, independent organisation representing more than 45,000 members as well as 47 European national societies.
EAN was founded in 2014 when the two main European neurological societies, the European Neurological Society (ENS) and European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS), agreed to join forces and merge into a single organisation. EAN was officially founded at the joint meeting of the ENS and EFNS in Istanbul in June 2014, creating Europe’s Home of Neurology.
As a medical society EAN promotes excellence in the practice of general neurology throughout Europe, leading to improved patient care, and aims to keep Europe at the forefront of neurological research and maintain its position as one of the world’s scientific hotpots in neurology.
The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is the voice of European neuroscience, representing more than 20,000 European neuroscientists.
Founded in 1998 at the first Forum of European Neuroscience, FENS currently represents 44 European national and single discipline neuroscience societies with more than 20,000 member scientists from 33 European countries.
FENS promotes neuroscience research to policy-makers, funding bodies and the general public, both regionally and internationally. Hence, FENS promotes excellence in neuroscience research and facilitates the exchange and networking between neuroscientists within the European Research Area and beyond.
Founded in 1973, the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) works to support research, education, clinical treatment, and better patient outcomes for all pain conditions with the goal of improving pain relief worldwide.
With more than 7,000 members representing 125 countries, 96 national chapters, and 24 Special Interest Groups, IASP fosters the exchange of ideas and education to advance the field of pain science. Membership is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis, or treatment of pain.
The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) was formed in Brussels in 1957, as an association of national neurological societies. Today WFN represents 120 professional national societies in all regions of the world, and each society registers its own individual member neurologists with us. The delegates, one from each national society, elect the trustees and officers.
The mission of the WFN, as a UK registered charity, is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, a goal we seek to achieve by promoting global neurological education and training, with the emphasis placed firmly on under-resourced parts of the world.
The WFN holds biennial world congresses, which rotate throughout the regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe) of the world. The congress consists of scientific sessions, teaching courses as well as structural and business meetings.
Cephalalgia is the official journal of the International Headache Society. The journal is published 14 times per yer, and contains original papers on all aspects of headache. The journal provides an international forum for original research papers, review articles and short communications.
The journal provides an international forum for original research papers, review articles and short communications. Readers receive timely cutting edge original articles, editorials, reviews, letters and clinical correspondence on both clinical and basic research. Subscribers also receive themed Supplements and news on events within the headache community.
IHS members enjoy direct access to the online version of Cephalalgia and print copy if desired.
Headache is the official publication of the American Headache Society and publishes original articles on all aspects of head and face pain including communications on clinical and basic research, diagnosis and management, epidemiology, genetics, and pathophysiology of primary and secondary headaches, cranial neuralgias, and pains referred to the head and face.
Monthly issues feature case reports, short communications, review articles, letters to the editor, and news items regarding AHS plus medicolegal and socioeconomic aspects of head pain
The Journal of Headache and Pain, the official journal of the European Headache Federation, is a peer-reviewed open access journal specifically dedicated to researchers involved in all aspects of headache and related pain syndromes, including epidemiology, public health, basic science, translational medicine, clinical trials and real-world data.
With a multidisciplinary perspective, The Journal of Headache and Pain covers headache medicine and related pain syndromes in all medical disciplines and particularly encourages clinical, translational and basic science submissions in the areas of pain management, genetics, neurology and internal medicine.
PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
The European Migraine and Headache Alliance (EMHA) is a non-profit, patient umbrella group which was launched in 2006. Since then, the Alliance has grown to represent 28 patient groups from across the continent. Each year, on September 12th, the EMHA organises European Migraine Day of Action.