WHO WE ARE
The Asian Regional Consortium for Headache (ARCH) is a professional society of healthcare providers contributing to the study and treatment of headache in Asia and Oceania.
The ARCH was started as a subcommittee under the International Headache Society. Since its foundation, the ARCH has dedicated its efforts to educate health professionals and promote better communication in Asia and Oceania region.
Once our name was the Asian Regional Committee of Headache, which was attractive and has been well represented us. Nevertheless, we have changed the name of our society to make our society into a better organized group since 2017.
There are now 15 members of national societies in Asia and Oceania including Australia, China, India, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. We are expecting that more new member societies will join us in near future.
The Asian Regional Consortium of Headache (ARCH) is the key professional organization for healthcare providers and researchers interested in headache medicine in Asia and Oceania. The establishment of ARCH has had a significant impact to the exchange of thoughts about headache disorders in Asia, where nearly two thirds of the world population live.
"make migraine a thing of the past"
ARCH recognises that it can use technology to help move towards a vision of making migraine a thing of the past. The smart and planned use of technology is fundamental to deliver our programs, education and services which are necessary to achieving our vision. We have set the goal of being the ‘benchmark’ for every medical group in the world in terms of the application of technology. This measure is important because it is a surrogate for measure our effectiveness.
We are in the process of developing initiatives, programs, services and education equal to or in some cases ahead of the rest of the world. We believe that enabling ARCH members to have access to world leading education, information and tools in realtime and also collaborate, share and contribute with each through a digital community will be a significant step towards our vision of making migraine a thing of the past.
Professor Tissa Wijeratne
Chairman of ARCH, Professor of Neurology
- RSVP ClosedTue, 09 Augonline webcast09 Aug, 11:30 am – 8:00 pm GMT+6online webcastBangladesh Headache Society and Society of Neurologists of Bangladesh joint scientific seminar on “Mastering Migraine Management” in collaboration with International Headache Society, Migraine Foundation Australia, Australian Institute of Migraine and ARCH
- RSVP ClosedThu, 28 JulyVirtual Webcast