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Prezados Congressistas Este ano que passou foi muito difícil para a Sociedade em decorrência da crise financeira do país e da incerteza política em que nos encontramos. No entanto, com uma visão de futuro e o trabalho incessante dos organizadores do Congresso de Porto de Galinhas e da Diretoria Executiva da SBCe, chegamos com êxito ao nosso novo encontro. Caros amigos Pedro Sampaio, Marcelo Valença e Renata, incansáveis batalhadores pela realização do evento, tenho muito a agradecer e parabenizá-los. Não posso deixar de deixar minha gratidão à Gisela, representante da Assessor e toda sua equipe, sempre disponível para a solução de problemas e a busca de soluções. Assim como destaco a participação dos nossos parceiros da indústria farmacêutica que sempre se fazem presentes e não medem esforços para que o congresso se realize. Aos membros da Diretoria Executiva, Celia, Fabíola e Ricardo meu muito obrigado pela parceria nesta jornada. Durante o nosso XXXII Congresso Brasileiro de Cefaleia e o XIII Congresso de Dor Orofacial teremos acesso ao que há de mais recente no estudo das cefaleias e as novidades que estão por vir, através das palestras de estudiosos do assunto do Brasil e do exterior. Caros associados, a Sociedade agradece a presença de todos e certamente, durante nosso convívio nesta paradisíaca localidade, poderemos fortalecer nossos laços de amizade e desfrutar da calorosa receptividade de Porto de Galinhas. Bom Congresso a todos!
MESSAGES OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE BRAZILIAN HEADACHE CONGRESS 2018 Welcome to the XXXII Brazilian Headache Congress in Porto de Galinhas! Our congress takes place at a special time! The Brazilian Headache Society is completing 40 years of existence. Brazilians such as Aristides Azevedo Pacheco Leão (1914-1993), Edgard Raffaelli Júnior (1930 2006), Wilson Farias da Silva (1933-2008), Eliova Zukerman (1928 2016) and Getúlio Daré Rabello (1951-2016) are some of the distinguished names that have left us a formidable legacy and established schools that have contributed much to knowledge in the subspecialty of Headache Medicine, so crucial in the practice of Neurology and Neurosurgery today. Raffaelli, in São Paulo, and Farias da Silva, in Recife, working independently, were the pioneers of the specialty of Headache Medicine in Brazil. The Brazilian Headache Society was founded in 1978 by 14 physicians. The first president was Edgard Raffaelli Júnior. Today we have over two hundred members. During a meeting in Salvador in 1976, Raffaelli, Farias da Silva and Gilberto Rebello de Mattos (1932-2011) decided to establish a national society, which held its first congress specifically addressing headache disorders in 1979, in Sao Paulo, with the participation of John Graham (USA), Federico Sicuteri (Italy) and Gustavo Poch (Argentina). Several of the Brazilian Headache Society members, nowadays with an international reputation, and a growing number of Brazilian publications in highly influential international journals, occupy a position of prominence at the frontier of the knowledge in Headache Medicine. Brazilians are participating, together with eminent researchers from North America and Europe, in recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of more than 200 types and subtypes of headache already classified. Some articles by Brazilians were cited in the new International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition, of the International Headache Society, published in 2018, indicating the importance of such studies in the elaboration of such essential criteria to obtain the correct diagnosis of the headache in question, differentiation between primary and secondary types, and consequently a more appropriate treatment. It is a great privilege to have as lecturers at the XXXII Brazilian Headache Congress the President-Elect of the International Headache Society, Professor Messoud Ashina, and the Editor-in-Chief of one of the most prestigious scientific journals of Neurology Headache Journal (American Headache Society), Professor Thomas Ward. We are also glad to have Professor Robert Cowan from Stanford University, California, USA, who will share with us his vast experience in Headache Medicine and bring new insights into its treatment. I hope that everyone will enjoy these days of get-together between long-time and recent friends, at the Muro Alto beach, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, one of the most visited beaches in Brazil. The scientific program was elaborated with great care, aiming to address the various aspects of the physiopathology, epidemiology, diagnostic criteria, clinical picture and its variants, as well as treatment. The stateof-the-art on new ways of treating our headache patients will be discussed, with the aim of enlightening and empowering everyone enrolled in the scientific event. We are also very grateful to the International Headache Society for the opportunity to have thirty travel grants to Latin Americans to attend the XXXII Brazilian Headache Congress. We hope that the experience will be unforgettable and that on recalling the lectures, the informal conversations, the dinners, the parties, the leisure activities and the presentations with northeastern music, a spontaneous smile will appear reflecting all the fantastic moments spent together.