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The methodology of population surveys of headache prevalence, burden and cost: Principles and recommendations from the Global Campaign against Headache
Stovner L.J., Al Jumah M., Birbeck G.L. et al.

Diagnosis, prevalence estimation and burden measurement in population surveys of headache: presenting the HARDSHIP questionnaire
Steiner T. J., Gururaj G., Andree C. et al.

The impact of headache in Europe: principal results of the Eurolight project
Steiner T. J., Stovner L.J., Katsarava Z. et al.

Refractory chronic cluster headache: a consensus statement on clinical definition from the European Headache Federation
Mitsikostas D.D., Edvinsson L. Jensen R.J. et al.

Refractory chronic migraine: a Consensus Statement on clinical definition from the European Headache Federation
Martelletti P. Katsarava Z. Lampl C. et al.

Patient-conducted anodal transcranial direct current stimulation of the motor cortex alleviates pain Di Stefano G., La Cesa S., Truini A., Cruccu G. et trigeminal neuralgia
Hagenacker T., Bude V., Naegel S. et al.

Prospective analysis of the use of OnabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX) in the treatment of chronic migraine; real-life data in 254 patients from Hull, UK
Khalil M., Zafar H.W., Quarshie V. et al.

Anxiety, depression and behavioral problems among adolescents with recurrent headache: the Young-HUNT study
Blaauw, B.A., Dyb G., Hagen K. et al.

Natural history and outcome of 200 outpatients with classical trigeminal neuralgia treated with carbamazepine or oxcarbazepine in a tertiary centre for neuropathic pain
Di Stefano G., La Cesa S., Truini A., Cruccu G. et al.

The evolution of headache from childhood to adulthood: a review of the literature
Antonaci F., Voiticovschi-Iosob C., Di Stefano A.L. et al

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Editorial Office

Editor in Chief (Founding) 
Paolo Martelletti, MD, 
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine
Sapienza University of Rome 
Via di Grottarossa 1035 
I-00189 Rome, Italy 
Tel.: +39-06-33775111 
Fax: +39-06-33775110 

Assistant to the Editor: Valerio De Angelis 

Aims and scope

The Journal of Headache and Pain is specifically dedicated to researchers involved in all aspects of headache and related pain, including theory, methodology, clinical practice and care. The journal's scope is broad, reflecting the wide application of scientific advances to every branch of headache and related pain management. Within a multidisciplinary perspective, the Journal covers headache and related pain syndromes in the following fields: genetics, neurology, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, child neuropediatrics, anesthesiology, rheumatology, otology, dentistry, neurotraumatology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, pain management, and addiction.

Open Thematic Series

Cluster headache and other rare headaches
Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2016

Article collections

Cluster Headache and other rare headaches
Edited by: Dr. Dimos Mitsikostas 
Published: 20 August 2015 

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The Greppi Award 2016

The Italian Society for the Study of Headaches (SISC) announces the competition of the Enrico Greppi Award 2016. The award will be granted to the best published original paper dealing with clinical, epidemiological, genetic, pathophysiological or therapeutic aspects of headache. The prize amounts to €10,000 and is open to researchers of all nationalities. The papers must be submitted in accordance with the editorial instructions of The Journal of Headache and Pain. The 2015 Award is endorsed by the European Pain Federation (EFIC®) and the European Headache Federation (EHF). The winner will be invited to present the paper at the the 5th European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress - EHMTIC, to be held in Glasgow on 15-18 September 2016. View more.

The Journal of Headache and Pain joins the European campaign for Cluster Headache Day

21 March 2016 was the launch of the first Cluster Headache Day, a campaign which brings into light the severity and disabling aspect that headache disorders can have. This day aims to educate and raise awareness of its impact and burden, so that the public will approach the subject with greater compassion and understanding.

Find out how we support this campaign.

Academic education in headache

The demand for a broad, complete and independent education in Headache Disorders has increased over time. The following international Masters courses guarantee a full coverage of this area of clinical medicine.

For more information:

Master in Headache Medicine - 14th Edition
Academic Year 2016-2017

Master of Headache Disorders - 1st Edition
Academic Years 2016-2018

EFIC-EHF-LTB Joint Campaign against Headache

The EFIC has created a task force on headache, aiming to face through the European Joint Campaign against Headache the problems connected to the shared research, the multidisciplinary treatment of borderline forms and the shared education.

The Joint Campaign against Headache is promoted by EFICEHF and LTB through the action of Task Force on Headache and seeks to increase the value of headache global impact, research and education. For further information on this initiative, please visit the homepage of the Joint Campaign against Headache.

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