www.ihc2007.org is designed to provide information about relevant forthcoming events and to report the latest headache research findings.

 

 

What is International Headache Society ?

international professional organization of physicians and other health professionals and scientists interested...

Validity of the International Headache Society Criteria for Migraine

For general practitioners and in epidemiological studies, migraine poses diagnostic problems. It is a polymorphous disease, with diagnosis based...

Migraine headache symptoms

The International Headache Society’s landmark work on headache classification has allowed important advances in headache study, but is somewhat...

Treatment of Migraine Headaches

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International Headache Congress

The International Headache Congress is held every second year, organized and hosted on behalf of IHS by a member national society. Bids to hold the event are judged in competition by Council, four years before it takes place.

Electronic Medical Records

The International Headache Society recognise all benefits from the use of EMR (Electronic Medical Records) applications in providing them useful information in the everyday work and research ....

Medical Billing Software


The International Headache Society (IHS) is a charity organization founded in 1981 for people from all professions that are working to treat headache disorders.

A group of headache specialists from around the world, instituted a classification system for headache disorders which has become standard for headache diagnosis and clinical research.

For general practitioners and in epidemiological studies, migraine poses diagnostic problems. It is a polymorphous disease, with diagnosis based on a subjective description of symptoms.

The International Headache Society (IHS) proposed a set of rigorous criteria for the diagnosis of migraine. they studied its validity on 171 outpatients of headache clinics and on 96 headache sufferers detected during an annual checkup for workers. The criteria showed an excellent specificity, however sensitivity in both samples was less than 50%. This lack of validity could be due to IHS criteria being too restrictive. We therefore elaborated and validated our own diagnostic tool, based on the IHS criteria, to a sensitivity of 95% and a specificity of 78%. We propose our tool for epidemiological studies.