Join the International Headache Society

IHS members are medical and healthcare practitioners (including such practitioners actively involved in scientific research) who are professionally engaged or involved in the study of headache disorders

Membership benefits

Access the Cephalalgia backfile and reduced APC

Cephalalgia, the official journal of IHS, contains original papers on all aspects of headache. The journal provides an international forum for original research papers, review articles and short communications.

From January 2023 Cephalalgia will be an open-access journal.

IHS members receive discounted APC charges for manuscript publication when both the first and last authors are IHS members.

IHS members enjoy access to the deep backfile of Cephalalgia (from 1981 to 1998).

IHS members can also access the online version of The Neuroscientist.

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Access to the IHS Learning Centre

The Learning Centre is created by the Education committee for IHS members only.

The Learning Centre provides content in different electronic formats: videos, podcasts and webinars. Feedback and suggestions for the Learning Centre are most welcomed – please email the Learning Centre director.

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Reduced registration to IHS congresses

The IHS International Headache Congress (IHC) is held every second year and provides participants with the latest therapies, developments and research in the headache and migraine field.

The congress strives to enhance education, increase awareness, and improve the lives of those afflicted by headache disorders worldwide through a mix of introductory teaching courses, plenary sessions with invited speakers, parallel advanced clinical and scientific courses, as well as platform and poster scientific sessions.

Smaller IHS congresses are held in non-IHC years, the next one being in Berlin in May 2024. See the IHS 2024 | Science page for more information.

Join the International headache society