Welcome address by President of INA


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the scientific committee of the 6th international Iranian headache congress, it is with great honor to welcome your participation in this congress which will take place on October 16-18, 2019 in Isfahan, Iran.

The Global Burden of Disease study ranks headache disorders as the second leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide. Despite regional variations, headache disorders are a worldwide problem, affecting people of all ages, races, income levels and geographical areas. These statistics indicate the growing importance of headaches as one of the most common everyday diseases in human society.

This conference is a very special opportunity for the medical community to share updated knowledge in the world of science about headaches and related disorders. Participants will join in a stimulating and capable social occasion program including symposia, oral and poster sessions and workshops. It is a unique opportunity for face to face interaction with the experts in the field. It also allows delegates to gain insight into the latest research and to get in touch with the many different nationalities that will be in attendance. I believe that such a scientific meeting is one of the high quality events in an excellent atmosphere and the welcoming spirit.

I hope it will be a scientifically and socially rewarding, memorable and enjoyable experience.

Yours sincerely,

Hossein Pakdaman, MD
Professor of Neurology
President of Iranian Neurological Association (INA)

Welcome address by President of IHA

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  

On behalf of the Iranian Headache Association (IHA), I am delighted to welcome you to the 6th Iranian international headache congress that is held on 16-18 October 2019 in Isfahan, Iran. The congress is supported by the Iranian Neurological Association, and International Headache Society. Globally, headache has been reported as the first cause of disability under the age of fifty years. This scientific meeting provides the most updated information on primary and some secondary headache disorders through different lectures, panels and workshops.  During this international meeting, attendees will have an excellent opportunity to learn more about the diagnosis and management of headache and face pain disorders, new developments in the science of headache medicine and the care of headache and face pain sufferers. Also, there will be a chance to meet each other and share their informations and also become familiar with Iranian customs and visit Isfahan, a beautiful city with diverse attractions. 

We appreciate your participation in IHAC2019.

Mansoureh Togha, MD
Professor of Neurology, IHA President and Congress Chair Person

Welcome address by Congress Chair Person and Congress Executive manager

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  
We are delighted to welcome you to the 6th Iranian international headache congress that is held on 16-18 October 2019 in Isfahan, Iran. We invite you to share your knowledge and learn more about the different primary and secondary headaches.
Also, there will be a chance to become familiar with Iranian customs and visit Isfahan, a beautiful city with diverse attractions. Isfahan city is full of interesting history and there are many historical places to see.
We appreciate your participation in IHAC2019.
Mohammad Saadatnia MD                                       Fariborz KHorvash  MD
Professor of Neurology                                           Associate Professor of Neurology                                 
Congress Chair Person                                           Congress Executive Manager







Chair Person: Prof. Jes Olesen , (Denmark)


Prof. Olesen is the founder and a co-director of the Danish Headache Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently a Professor of Neurology at the Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology at the University of Copenhagen. He has held numerous honorary positions, including president of the International Headache Society (IHS) and the European Federation of Neurological Societies, and the European Brain Council. He has received numerous national and international awards and he is an honorary member of the Austrian, British, German and French neurological societies. His main research interests include pathophysiological mechanisms underlying migraine, and the epidemiology, classification and genetics of headache. Professor Olesen has published over 500 scientific papers and more than 20 books on headache.

Invited Speaker: Dr.  Hossein Ansari (USA)

Hossein Ansari, MD earned his medical degree from Iran, after which he completed his Neurology residency training at West Virginia University where he also served as Chief Resident. He did his Fellowship in Headache and Facial Pain at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and upon completion of fellowship training, acquired Board Certification in Headache Medicine by United Council of Neurological Subspecialties. In June, 2015, Dr. Ansari joined University of California in San Diego (UCSD) in order to spearhead the development of the University’s Headache Center. He is currently associate professor at department of neuroscience and serves as a director of the headache and facial pain clinic at UCSD. Prior to joining the UCSD, Dr. Ansari established a multidisciplinary headache center in Akron, Ohio, where he served as its Director, providing care to thousands of patients with headache and facial pain. In addition to running the headache center, he was an Assistant Professor at Northeast Ohio Medical University and Attending Neurologist at Summa Health System hospitals in Summit County, Ohio. Ansari is actively involved in multiple domestic and international professional societies and serves as an advisory council member for the International Headache Society. He has also fellow of both American academy of Neurology (FAAN) and American headache society (FAHS). He had multiple presentations at annual national and international conferences. Ansari has authored book chapters and Publications in Headache diagnosis and management. His also actively involved with the American Academy of Neurology in the neuro self-assessment exam (NeuroSAE) as the team of question authors.

Invited Speaker: Prof. Messoud Ashina, (Denmark)

Messoud Ashina, the president of the International Headache Society, is Professor of Neurology in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also Director of the Human Migraine Research Unit at the Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark.
He received his medical degree from Azerbaijan Medical University and completed his residency in neurology at the University of Copenhagen, where he was awarded his PhD and DMSc.
Professor Ashina has been actively involved in headache research since 1995. His research interests include experimental migraine models and functional neuroimaging. He has authored over 300 papers, abstracts and book chapters on the topic of headache, including migraine.



Invited Speaker:  Prof Sait Ashina (USA)

Dr. Sait Ashina is an Attending physician and Neurologist at the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is a Headache Specialist and a Director of the Headache Program at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Ashina earned his medical degree at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark He received training in Headache Medicine at the Montefiore Headache Center in Bronx, NY and the Danish Headache Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a member of education committee of International Headache Society and is Fellow of American Headache Society. He is also an Associate Editor of Neurology Reviews, and a Visiting Editor of the Journal of Headache and Pain. He has won several awards for his work, including the Clinical Headache Fellowship Award from the American Headache Society. He is a recipient of prestigious 2012 Enrico Greppi Award endorsed by the European Headache Federation and the Italian Society for the Study of Headaches. Dr. Ashina has also been named to the Super Doctors 2013 and 2014 New York Rising Stars list.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Parvin Allahyarova

Dr. Parvin Allahyarova is an Attending physician and Neurologist at the Department of Neurology at BonaDea International Hospital. She has attended the 2008 and 2014 European Headache Summer School in Baku, Azerbaijan. Dr. Allahyarova has been trained in ENMG and EEG, at University of Copenhagen,in 2018. She has also attended different teaching courses including the European Academy of Neurology, observership in Neurology, and Training in clinical neurology.

Congress information

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Sponsorship & Exhibition


The 6th Iranian International Headache Congress

The Iranian Headache Association held  “The 6th Iranian International Headache Congress” for neurologists and general practitioners and researchers in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran

Time schedule Oct, 16-18, 2019.

Venue: Isfahan Province, Isfahan, Mellat st, Persian Kowsar Hotel.


Headache disorders are the most frequent brain conditions among the general population affecting the majority of people. IHA (Iranian Headache Association), is a subdevision of Iranian neurological association that is a national, nonprofit organization. IHA has sought to improve the life of those affected by headache in Iran. It dedicates its efforts to changing of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders. Teaching of key players such as neurologists, general practitioners and all those involved in headache management about the diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders is focused. 


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