Honorary Life Membership is offered to the IHS President on leaving the Board, and to recipients of Special Recognition Awards.

Other Honorary Life Memberships are appointed by the Board on a case-by-case basis to individuals who are distinguished for clinical or research work in fields related to headache.

Special Recognition Awards are awarded to individuals who have contributed greatly to the Society.

The awards are presented during the bi-ennial IHC Presidential Symposium, and include Honorary Life Membership.

Marie-Germaine Bousser

Special recognition award

Hans-Christoph Diener

David William Dodick

Lars Edvinsson

Michel D Ferrari

Special recognition award

Peter J Goadsby

Special recognition award

Vincenzo Guidetti

Eero Hokkanen

Patrick P A Humphrey

Lee Kudrow

Special recognition award

Elizabeth Anne MacGregor

Michael A Moskowitz

Special recognition award

Giuseppe Nappi

Special recognition award

Jes Olesen

Special recognition award

Allan Purdy

Alan M Rapoport

Special recognition award

K Ravishankar

Special recognition award

Fumihiko Sakai

Pramod R Saxena

Jean Schoenen

Ottar Sjaastad

Special recognition award

Timothy J Steiner

Special recognition award

Peer Tfelt-Hansen

K Michael Welch

Honorary Life Members (Deceased)

  • John Desmond Carroll, UK
  • Karl Ekbom, Sweden
  • James W Lance, Australia
  • Ninan T Mathew, USA
  • Edgard Rafaelli Jnr, Brazil
  • Frank Clifford Rose, UK
  • Federigo Sicuteri, Italy
  • Dieter Soyka, Germany
  • Marcia Wilkinson, UK