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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 

  • Eye and Brain Dim Sum with Prof Umapathi
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, 19 May
    19 May, 1:00 pm AEST – 20 May, 2:00 pm AEST
    Migraine Foundation Ltd and Western Health Neurology team is delighted to present you with an extra-ordinary Dim Sum of classic eye signs that do crop up in Physician exams. ARCH President, Prof Tissa Wijeratne OAM will host one of the outstanding , highly sought after teachers in clinical neur
  • Headache MasterClass
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, 23 Feb
    National Hospital Kandy
    23 Feb, 8:15 am – 2:15 pm GMT+5:30
    National Hospital Kandy, William Gopallawa Mawatha, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
    A headache masterclass brought to you by Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists, International Headache Society and ARCH.
  • Inspiring People In Headache Medicine
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 06 Dec
    06 Dec 2022, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm AEDT
    ARCH proudly presents the launch meeting of the Inspiring People in headache Medicine webinar series. Inspiring Person - Professor Shuu-Jiun Wang MD Chair : Prof. Tissa Wijeratne
  • Mastering Migraine Management
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 09 Aug
    online webcast
    09 Aug 2022, 11:30 am – 8:00 pm GMT+6
    online webcast
    Bangladesh 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
  • 9th ARCH2022 - Bringing Asia Closer to the Rest of the World
    28 July 2022, 3:00 pm AEST – 29 July 2022, 11:00 pm AEST
    Virtual Webcast
    Fifth Lance-Goadsby Oration & Goadsby Prize included as a bonus
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