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Program Goals
The International Headache Academy is designed to inspire a long-term commitment to headache medicine in young neurologists and research scientists via an educational program focused on clinical and research aspects of the field.

Working alongside the American Migraine Foundation (AMF), the Canadian Headache Society (CHS) and the International Headache Society (IHS), it is our goal to develop and mentor future leaders in the field.

The Sixth IHA will be held at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, January 18 thru Sunday, January 20, 2019.

The application period for the Sixth International Headache Academy has been extended to October 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified in the weeks following the deadline if they are selected to participate in the 2019 program.

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Application and Supporting Materials
Accepted applicants 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. All expenses must be accompanied by receipts.

Applicants must complete the online application form and provide the following supporting materials:
  • 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.

Applications will be reviewed and rated according to the following:

  • Academic history and productivity
  • Field of study
  • Place of study
  • Quality of research to date (if any)
  • Potential for the applicant to provide leadership in headache medicine and make meaningful contributions to headache research and/or clinical care for many years

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