Headache’s Master Class Mexico IHS-AMCEMIG 2023

Headache’s Master Class
Mexico IHS-AMCEMIG 2023


Dear colleague, we welcome you to our Master Class Course. This course was born from the idea of improving education and the level of care for headaches in Mexico. Due to the lack of high specialty courses, to attend the most frequent symptom that every doctor sees, we have started this adventure. First it was just the idea, to make it a reality was to combine our enthusiasm with the solidarity and support of the IHS that has facilitated us to make this course and with the need to have an Academic Endorsement in our country we requested the support of the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi.

The many hours of study involved in participating in this program will be strengthened with a classroom course where you will have the opportunity to interact with the most prestigious specialists in Headache in the world and learn the pearls of basic and clinical knowledge to be applied in practice.

We are certain that this will be a great experience and we are infinitely grateful for your participation, enthusiasm, study and interaction, to make this event a course worthy of the IHS, the Faculty of Medicine of the UASLP and AMCEMIG.

Sincerely yours,


  • EXECUTIVE BOARD 2020-2023

    Dr. Ildefonso Rodríguez Leyva
    President AMCEMIG 2021-2023

    Dra. Adriana Martínez Mayorga

    Dr. Manuel Gudiño Castelazo

    Dra. Karina Velez Jimenez
    Past President AMCEMIG, Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Agustín Melo Carrillo
    Academic Coordinator

    Dr. Rubén Darío Vargas
    Elected President AMCEMIG 2024-2027


The Mexican Association of Headaches and Migraines (AMCEMIG), as part of its commitment to continuous quality medical care in training and updating headaches, announces the program for the Master Class of Headaches.
The Master Class of Headache is an academic proposal endorsed by the International Headache Society (IHS) to train the neurology specialist in the diagnosis, approach and specialized treatment of headaches.

After the learning of the Headache’s Master Class, the students should be able to adequately integrate data from specific headache cases to make an adequate clinical correlation leading to a diagnosis, approach, prognosis and specialized treatment, and create headache specialists with up to date knowledge in America. Obtain your “Headache Specialist” certificate, granted by the Mexican Association of Headaches and Migraines (AMCEMIG), the International Headache Society (IHS) and the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP).


Event to be held in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.


Hotel Hilton Midtown; Guadalajara, Mexico. (accommodation not available)

Sub-venue hotels

You can book these hotels with a preferential price.

AC Marriott

JW Marriott


May 25th to 26th, 2023.

This event is aimed at:

  • • Qualified Neurologists in the Americas.
  • • Final year Neurology Residents.

Participant requirements:

  • Neurology specialist physician with a private or institutional practice in headaches.
  • • Senior neurology resident interested in further learning about headaches.
  • • Intermediate level of English.
  • • The academic committee will apply the following documents to determine knowledge.
    • – Registration form.
    • – Diagnostic evaluation (initial).
    • – Formative evaluation (during the course).
    • – Final evaluation (at the end of the course and after six months).
  • • To obtain the Certificate of Accreditation, it is necessary to obtain a 85% in the results of the evaluations.
  • • Attendance per se does NOT constitute the issuance of a training certificate.
  • • The Certificate will be issued ONLY ONCE the evaluation is completed six months after the conclusion of the Master Class.


  • • Each student will send the critical bibliography for the course to be read beforehand.
  • • Plenary sessions.
  • • Workshops for discussion with ten people, round tables, collaborative and problem-based learning.
  • • The academic program will be carried out in 2 days, with lectures of 25 minutes of duration, to achieve the maximum interaction between students and professors.
  • • There will be diagnostic, formative and final evaluations.



      • • Cristina Tassorelli, MD
        Director of the Headache Scientific Center and the Neurorehabilitation Unit of the IRCCS Foundation C. Mondino.
      • • Patricia Pozo-Rosich, MD
        Head of the Neurology Service of Vall d’Hebron, Headache and Pain group head. Barcelona.
      • • Messoud Ashina, MD
        Professor of Neurology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
      • • Rami Burstein, PhD
        John Hedley-Whyte Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School Vice-Chair for Research in Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
      • • Andrew Charles, MD
        Professor of Neurology. Director of the Goldberg Migraine Program at UCLA. Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair of Migraine and Headache Studies.
      • • Agustin Melo Carrillo, MD, PhD
        Instructor of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Harvard Medical School.
      • • Jose Biller, MD
        Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Loyola University Chicago.
      • • Dr-Henrik Winther Schytz, MD
        Co-director Master of Headache Disorders, University of Copenhagen.
      • • Rashmi Halker, MD
        Neurologist. Board of Directors, American Headache Society.
      • • Sait Ashina, MD
        Assistant Professor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School.
      • • Carlos Bordini, MD, PhD
        Clínica Neurológica, Batatais, São Paulo, Brasil.
      • • Jan Hoffmann, MD
        Clinical Reader in Neurology, King‘s College London.
      • • Gloria Simms ,MD
        DHR Health Neurology Institute is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a sub-specialty board certification in headache medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
      • • Maria Teresa Goicochea, MD
        Head of the Fleni Headache Clinic.
      • • Ildefonso Rodriguez, MD, PhD
        President of the Mexican Association of Headaches and Migraine.
      • • Maria Karina Velez J, MD
        Founder and former President of the Mexican Association of of Headaches and Migraine.
      • • Adriana Martínez M, MD
        Neurologist, Secretary of the Mexican Association of of Headaches and Migraine.
      • • Juan Carlos Perez G, MD
        Neurology specialist, former Treasurer of AMCEMIG.
      • • Alejandro Marfil R, MD
        Director of the Neurology Service at the Headache and Chronic pain Clinic of the Mexican Association of of Headaches and Migraine.
      • • Ruben D. Vargas, MD
        Neurologist, member of AMCEMIG, American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society, American Epilepsy Society.
      • • Daniel San Juan Orta, MD
        Neurologist and Neurophysiologist, President of ILAE (International League Against Epilepsy).
      • • Ricardo Ceballos Lizarraga, MD
        Otoneurologist at The Vestibular Project and Balance Disorders Clinic, Mexico City


This program and Invited Professors may have changes.

    • PROGRAM Day 1

      07:00 – 08:00 BREAKFAST (Main Room)
      08:00 – 08:30 REGISTRATION
      08:30 – 09:00 Introduction of the course and presentation of the program
      – Dr. Ildefonso Rodríguez-Leyva
      09:00 – 09:30 Diagnostic examination (pre-evaluation)
      09:30 – 10:00 Semiology and physical examination
      – Dr. Jose Biller
      10:00 – 10:30 SPathophysiology of migraine
      – Dr. Rami Burstein
      10:30 – 11:00 Cortical spreading depression, what is it, how does it manifest itself?
      – Dr. Agustin Melo
      11:00 – 11:30 Headache teaching in Medical Schools
      – Dra. Cristina Tassorelli
      12:00 – 12:30 Episodic and chronic migraine: differences between two conditions.
      – Dr. Andrew Charles
      12:30 – 13:00 Biomakers in migraine
      – Dra. Gloria Simms
      13:00 – 13:30 Extracraneal origin of Headache
      – Dr. Sait Ashina
      13:30 – 14:00 Headache in pregnancy
      – Dra. Rashmi Halker
      14:00 – 14:30 SNOOP 10 and ICHD classification.
      – Key points Dra. Patricia Pozo
      14:30 – 15:30 LUNCH
      Group discussion cases – Casos Clínicos
      15:30 – 16:00 Tension type headache
      – Dr. Sait Ashina / Dr. Alejandro Marfil
      16:00 – 16:30 Headache attack. Pain neck
      – Dr. Andrew Charles / Dr. Ildefonso Rodríguez
      16:30 – 17:00 Other primary headaches.
      – Dra. Maria Teresa Goicochea / Dra. Karina Velez
      17:00 – 17:30 Unilateral neuralgiform headaches of short duration
      – Dr. Carlos Bordini / Dr. Jan Hoffman
      17:30 – 18:00 Trigeminal headache
      – Dr. Messoud Ashina / Dr. Daniel San Juan
      18:00 – 18:30 Migraine and pregnancy
      – Dr. Rashmi Halker / Dr. Ruben D. Vargas
    • PROGRAM Day 2

      07:00 – 08:00 BREAKFAST (Main Room)
      08:00 – 08:30 Trigeminal autonomic headaches. Pathophysiology, diagnosis
      – Dr. Messoud Ashina
      08:30 – 09:00 Cluster Headache and hemicranial headaches: a clinical approach
      – Dra. Patricia Pozo
      09:00 – 09:30 Headahce due to analgesic abuse.
      – Dra. Maria Teresa Goicochea
      09:30 – 10:00 Imaging in Headaches.
      – Dr. Henrik Winther Schytz
      10:00 – 10:30 Idiopathic intracranial hypertension/hypotension.
      – Dr. Jan Hoffman
      10:30 – 11:00 BREAK
      11:00 – 11:30 Endocannabinoid system and headaches.
      – Dra. Cristina Tassorelli
      11:30 – 12:00 Hypothalamus and migraine.
      – Dr. Rami Burstein
      12:00 – 12:30 Acute treatment of migraine episodes.
      – Dra. Gloria Simms
      12:30 – 13:00 Anti-CGRP therapies (abortive) and ditans.
      – Dr. Messoud Ashina
      13:00 – 13:30 Preventive treatment of migraine (oral).
      – Dr. Andrew Charles
      13:30 – 14:00 Botulinum toxin.
      – Dr. Agustin Melo
      14:00 – 14:30 Anti-CGRP therapies (preventive).
      – Dra. Patricia Pozo
      14:30 – 15:30 LUNCH
      What do i know?, how do i do it? Group discussion cases
      15:30 – 16:00 Vestibular migraine.
      – Dr. Ricardo Ceballos / Dr. Ildefonso Rodríguez
      16:00 – 16:30 Post-traumatic headache.
      – Dr. Sait Ashina / Dra. Gloria Simms
      16:30 – 17:00 Idiopathic intracraneal hypertension/hypotension.
      – Dr. Jan Hoffman / Dr. Alejandro Marfil
      17:00 – 17:30 Facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia.
      – Dr. Carlos Bordini / Dra. Adriana Martínez
      17:30 – 18:00 Thunderclap headache.
      – Dr. Jose Biller / Dr. Juan Carlos Perez
      18:00 – 18:30 Headache in the elderly.
      – Dr. Henrik Winther Schytz / Dra. Maria Teresa Goicochea
      18:30 – 19:00 Evaluation
      20:00 – 21:00 Master Conference: Migraine throughout history (Past, present and future)
      – Dra. Cristina Tassorelli

The cost of the course included:

  • • Registration for Headache’s Master Class Mexico.
  • • Lodging for 3 nights from 24 to 27.
  • • Breakfast and lunch during the course.
  • • Material and «Headache Specialist Certificate» with curricular value.
  • • Registration for the 5th AMCEMIG 2023 International Congress to be held on May 27, 2023 at the same venue.
  • • Lodging 1 nights more at the Congress night of 27 to 28.
  • • Material and diploma with curricular value.

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