What is the American Headache Society?

The mission of the American Headache Society is to improve the care and lives of people living with headache disorders. The American Headache Society (AHS) is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. The Society’s objective is to promote the exchange of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders. Educating physicians, health professionals, and the public and encouraging scientific research are the primary functions of our Society. AHS activities include an Annual Scientific Meeting, a comprehensive headache symposium, regional symposia for neurologists and family practice physicians, publication of the journal Headache and sponsorship of the American Migraine Foundation.

Core Values

  • Scientific and professional integrity in headache research, education and clinical care
  • Access to knowledge about headache
  • Access to quality and compassionate care
  • Leadership and advocacy for people living with headache disorders and the practice of headache medicine

Continuing Medical Education

The Society’s educational objective is to continue to improve the knowledge, skills and professional performance of physicians, psychologists and other health professionals in the care of patients with head, neck and orofacial pain by:

  • Providing a forum for presentation of free scientific communication on research and clinical practice
  • Providing educational symposia
  • Improving education in medical schools and residency programs
  • Identifying and developing new educational initiatives
  • Supporting education programs directed to people with head, neck and orofacial pain
  • Maintaining strict adherence to ACCME guidelines
  • Developing educational activities and tools that are designed, and then evaluated, for their role in improving the learners’ competence, performance and the overall quality and safety of the care they give to individuals suffering from head, neck and orofacial pain
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AHS Board of Directors

The AHS Board of Directors helps to ensure success of the missions and objectives of the society. In addition to organizing events and educational symposia, they also perform research and provide support to headache professionals and patients.

The American Headache Society is Founded
First Annual Headache Symposium
First Annual (Scottsdale) Headache Symposium held at the Camelback Inn
50th Anniversary
AHS Developed the American Migraine Foundation
AMF began enrolling patients in the ARMR
60th Anniversary

American Headache Society News