Global Year Against Headache Posters
This year IASP has developed two posters for the Global Year campaign. You are welcome to use either or both to publicize your Global Year Against Headache-related events.
- Pain 2016: Refresher Courses, 16th World Congress on Pain
- Headache and Pain (2013)
- Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias: Diagnosis and Management – Pain: Clinical Updates, Volume XX, Issue 3 (April 2012). Author: Arne May.
- Guide to Pain Management in Low-Resource Settings (2010) – Chapter 28: Headache, Chapter 39: Post-Dural Puncture Headache
Core Curriculum on Headache for Neurologists
The International Headache Society published this updated curriculum in November 2011 to define the minimum knowledge about headache required by neurologists for qualification as a specialist in neurology. It is based on information collected from different regions worldwide. Click here to view the Curriculum now. (PDF)
Pain Concern Podcast: A Heads Up on Migraines
In what is the Global Year Against Headache, Airing Pain discusses the different types of chronic headache and provides advice on how to self-manage the condition. Presenter Paul Harvard Evans talks to several specialists including Dr Giles Erlington from the National Migraine Centre, who says although there is no cure for migraines, the key is to managing symptoms. Listen to the podcast at www.painconcern.org.uk
iPhone Headache Diary
An interdisciplinary team lead by Patrick McGrath, PhD, and Anna Huguet Rosello, PhD, at the Centre for Research in Family Health is developing a distance psychosocial intervention for adolescents and young adults with recurrent headaches. This so-called Wireless Headache Intervention (WHI) will be delivered entirely via the iPhone and the computer. The team members are currently testing one of components of this program: the iPhone headache diary. This application (app) allows patients to conveniently track their headaches and provides helpful reports. For further information about the app and the study, view the WHI site at: https://mywhi.ca/info/.
Online Headache Pain Forum
An international and bilingual (Italian and English) social network, noheadneckpain.com offers an educational and support forum for head, shoulder, and neck pain patients. The forum offers an opportunity for patients to describe their issues and ask questions; clinicians can view the material provided, express their opinions, participate in debates, and present their own clinical and research data. Originator Professor Franco Mongini of the University of Turin, Italy, hopes that this initiative will help patients in their daily struggle to abate and prevent headaches and cervical pain.
Other Organizations Dedicated to Pain Research, Management, and Relief
International Headache Society (IHS)
IHS is an international professional organisation working with others for the benefit of people affected by headache disorders. The purpose of IHS is to advance headache science, education, and management, and promote headache awareness worldwide.
American Headache Society
The American Headache Society (AHS) is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. Founded in 1959, AHS brings together physicians and other health providers from various fields and specialties to share concepts and developments about headache and related conditions.
American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education (ACHE)
AHS established ACHE primarily as an educational resource for physicians, health care providers and patients who seek resources and educational information on headache and face pain.
European Headache Federation (EHF)
Since its foundaiton in 1992, EHF has sought to improve the life of those affected by headache in Europe. EHF dedicates its efforts to improving awareness amongst governments, health care providers and consumers across Europe of headache disorders and their personal and socioeconomic impact.
Facial Pain Association
The mission of The Facial Pain Association (formerly The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association) is to serve as an advocate for patients living with neuropathic facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia, by providing information, encouraging research and offering support.
Help for Headaches
Help For Headaches is a London based non-profit organization and a registered Canadian charity that is committed to educational services for those suffering from and treating headaches.
The Migraine Trust
The Migraine Trust, the health and medical research charity for migraine in the United Kingdom, seeks to empower, inform, and support those affected by migraine while educating health professionals and actively funding and disseminating research.
National Headache Foundation
The National Headache Foundation exists to enhance the healthcare of headache sufferers. It is a source of help to sufferers' families, physicians who treat headache sufferers, allied healthcare professionals and to the public. The NHF accomplishes its mission by providing educational and informational resources, supporting headache research and advocating for the understanding of headache as a legitimate neurobiological disease.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (UK)
The aims of this association are to provide information and offer support to members and to raise awareness of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) amongst medical professionals as well as the general public.