International Headache Academy

The International Headache Academy (IHA) is designed to inspire a long-term commitment to headache medicine in young neurologists and research scientists through an educational program focusing on clinical and research aspects of the field. The IHA hopes to cultivate a maximally informed academic environment that welcomes multiple approaches to problem-solving and evidence-based research. The program features formal conference sessions as well as networking opportunities to meet colleagues and headache medicine experts.

Participants will be introduced to multiple opportunities in the field of Headache Medicine, with the world’s leading experts providing hands-on instruction in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and education of patients with migraine, cluster headache, and related primary headache disorders, as well as practical education in clinical trial methodology, biostatistics, and the preparation and publication of study results.

The American Headache Society is dedicated to mentoring future leaders in headache medicine through both outreach and continued education.

Information for Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to submit a brief academic update along with a formal CV indicating any presentations delivered, abstracts, manuscripts, or book chapters published or in press, academic appointments and promotion, projects funded, or any other update available. A letter of support from a Department Chair, Program Director, or AHS member and a demonstrated interest in Headache Medicine will also be required. Application materials will be reviewed and rated on their academic history and productivity, field of study, place of study, quality of research to date (if any) and potential for the applicant to provide leadership in headache medicine and make meaningful contributions to headache research and/or clinical care for many years.

The 2024 program will be held January 25-27, 2024.

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