New Horizons in Headache
7 - 10 September 2017, Vancouver



We look forward to welcoming you to Vancouver for the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society. Be sure to register before 20 June 2017 to take advantage of the early bird rates


Important Dates

  • Registration Opens: 18 July 2016
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: 20 June 2017
  • Standard Registration Deadline: 30 August 2017

International Headache Congress 2017

Full participant registration fee includes:

  • Name badge
  • Admission to all sessions, poster area and technical exhibition
  • Welcome Reception admission
  • Congress documents
  • Coffee breaks and lunches

Welcome Reception

At the International Headache Congress 2017 there will be a Welcome Reception taking place in the exhibition hall at the Vancouver Convention Centre between 19:00 – 20:00. This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, make new connections and meet with industry colleagues. Drinks, nibbles and entertainment will be provided at this free-to-attend event.


Registration fees

Registration fees are in Canadian Dollars


Early Bird Rate

(Until 20 June 2017)

Standard Rate

(Until 30 August 2017)

Onsite Rate

(From 31 August 2017)

IHS Member








Student*/Trainee*/Nurse*/Low Middle Income Country**






Teaching courses - For further details of the teaching courses available, please refer to the programme 


IHS Member




Student*/Trainee*/Low Middle Income Country**


Payment must be received by 12:00 noon GMT on the relevant registration deadline in order to qualify for the advertised rate.

* In order to benefit from the special fee, a submission of your status confirmation (approval letter signed by the Head of Department, copy of your status ID or copy of your nursing degree certificate or equivalent) must be uploaded during the online registration.

**Lower-middle and low income countries are defined according to the World Bank Country Classification. Please click here to see the Country Classification data. http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-and-lending-groups#Low_income

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Please be aware starting 15 March 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.

Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed. To find out if you require an eTA please click here


Full payment should be received before the relevant deadline. To facilitate processing, participants must clearly indicate in all remittances their name, address and registration number. Either of the following means can be used for payment:

Credit Card

Eurocard/Mastercard credit or debit cards and Visa cards will be accepted.
Please note we do not accept American Express. Please complete your full credit card details on the registration form within the registration system.

Bank Transfer

Please make your payment to: 

Account name:              MCI Suisse SA
Account number:           240-369393.64T
Swift code:                    NWBKGB2L
IBAN:                            UBSSWCHZH80A
Name of Bank:              UBS SA
Bank address:               35 rue des Noirettes, 1227 Carouge


If you choose to pay by bank transfer your registration will not be valid until full payment has been received including all bank charges. Please send a printed copy of the bank transfer along with the registration form to the meeting organisers at . Upon receipt of proof of payment a full confirmation of registration will be sent. Participants should bring the letter of confirmation to the registration desk at the conference venue when collecting their documents upon registration.

Cancellations and Modifications

Cancellation Policy for Individual Registrations

All cancellations must be sent to MCI UK Ltd in writing via email ().  

For cancellations received before the 6 April 2017, the registration fee will be refunded less a 30% cancellation fee. After this date there is a 100% cancellation fee.

Modification Policy for Individual Registrations

Modifications can be made at no additional cost until 6 April 2017. After this date a $20 modification fee will be charged for each modification. Modifications include; name changes, change of registration type and change of billing address/amending invoice.

Cancellation Policy for Group Registrations

Cancellation before 6 April 2017

All cancellations must be sent to MCI UK Ltd in writing via email ().  

Group bookings will be invoiced and payment must be received no later than 6 April 2017. Any cancellation up to this date will receive a refund less a 30% cancellation fee. This applies for each cancellation made.

Cancellation after 6 April 2017

For any group bookings made after 6 April 2017 all invoices must be paid in full within 7 days of receiving the invoice. For any cancellations, there will be 100% cancellation fee and no refund will be given. This cancellation fee applies from the date on the invoice.

Modification Policy for Group Registrations

Modifications can be made at no additional cost until 6 April 2017.After this date a $20 modification fee will be charged for each modification. Modifications include any changes to registration types and the billing address/amending invoice.

Names of participants in the group must be received no later than 2 August 2017. After this date the $20 modification fee will be charged for any name changes. This fee will also be applicable for any changes made when you collect badges onsite. 


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