2018 International Headache Academy

About the AcademyIHAlogo

Sponsored by the American Headache Society (AHS), American Migraine Foundation (AMF), International Headache Society (IHS) and Canadian Headache Society (CHS), 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 focused on clinical and research aspects of Headache Medicine. It is our goal to develop and mentor future leaders in the field.

This three-day program will offer a highly interactive and intensive overview of Headache Medicine including research priorities, validating potential drug targets, What’s New in Headache Treatment and more.

The 2018 IHA will be held at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, January 18 – Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Who Should Apply?

We are targeting senior Neurology residents, Headache Medicine fellows and M.D. and/or Ph.D. clinicians/researchers currently enrolled or within 5 years of having completed their training from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America to attend the 5th International Headache Academy (IHA).

Application Process

Participants will apply and meet stated criteria that include:  
  • Complete the online application form with the following supporting documents:
    •  CV
    • Brief academic update (presentations delivered, abstracts published, manuscripts published or in press, book chapters published or in press, academic promotion, academic appointments, projects funded, or any other update)
    • Letter of support from Department Chair, Program Director, or AHS or IHS member
    • A demonstrated interest in Headache Medicine
    • Completion of statement of interest and financial disclosure form
Application materials will be reviewed by a steering committee composed of members of the curriculum development committee and leadership representatives from each of the co-sponsoring organizations. Each applicant 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.
Accepted participants will receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to offset the costs of hotel, airfare, ground transportation, and meals not provided during the IHA.