Published: 2021-06-24 15:37 | Updated: 2021-06-24 17:38

Andrea Carmine Belin voted to join the International Headache Society’s Board of Trustees

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Andrea Carmine Belin, researcher at the Department of Neuroscience, has been nominated and elected to the International Headache Society's Board of Directors for a two-year period (2021-2023), which will also be announced in conjunction with the Members' Annual Meeting on September 9, 2021.

Close-up portrait of a smiling Andrea Carmine Belin
Andrea Carmine Belin. Photo: Michael Belin

Congratulations Andrea! Could you tell me a little more about IHS?

"The International Headache Society is the world's leading membership organization for those with a professional commitment to helping people affected by headache disorders."

"As a charity, the purpose of IHS is to advance headache science, education, and management, and promote headache awareness worldwide."

What does this imply for you personally?

"As a headache researcher, it is first and foremost a great honor to have been selected to be part of the IHS board."

"Current and former board members are all leading players in the headache research field as well as clinical work and an inspiration for young researchers and clinicians. The headache field is currently undergoing a revolution on the treatment front as several new drugs targeting the neuropeptide CGPR are launched on the market. It is therefore an extra exciting time to be part of developing IHS's future work areas."

And for your research?

"This position will give me more opportunities to highlight the primary headache disorder my group is focusing on, i.e. Cluster headache, and what is particularly close to my heart, namely the heredity around various headache disorders."

"This will also enable me to reach out with all the important headache research currently done in Sweden, both nationally and internationally."