Become A Member of the American Headache Society
Who We Are
The American Headache Society® (AHS) is a professional membership society of healthcare providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. Whether you are a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, general practice physician, neurologist or headache specialist, the Society’s objectives are 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 while encouraging scientific research are the primary functions of AHS.
Click the link below to join the more than 2,000 members as we work together to achieve progress in the field of headache medicine.
Pay only $199 for the first year, then $275 ($295 outside the U.S.) for renewals.
Receive substantial discounts on event admission, including free pre-course registration. Meeting participants benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of experts and researchers, and receive CME credits.
Receive articles about the latest in scientific and clinical research with 10 annual printed issues and full online access.
Fellow of the AHS (FAHS) is a position of honor and recognition and reflects acknowledgement by peers of high professional and scholarly achievement, integrity, outstanding professional maturity and superior competence. Some of these qualities are subjective and will be reflected by the standing of the applicant in the headache community. The application deadlines for FAHS status are March 15 and September 15 each year. Please click here for criteria and an application (to access the application you must login then click Membership at the top of the page).
Get a chance to meet and exceed your professional goals, and influence the direction of AHS and the field of headache medicine. There are more than 30 Special Interest Sections and committees to pick from.
Access the ever-expanding Members Only area of the AHS website, including access to the AHS Membership Directory. View the Journal Online Website, which includes highlights from Headache in an interactive format. Leverage the Education On Demand platform, which offers access to presentations and educational resources for additional CME.
Receive numerous opportunities for career development and growth through mentorship, training and member engagement opportunities.
Join IHS as an online member at a discounted rate through your AHS membership. You’ll receive IHS member benefits including a subscription to the journal Cephalalgia, reduced submission fees for publishing in Cephalalgia Reports, access to the IHS online education centre, reduced conference registration fees and more.
Active and Fellow (FAHS) Membership
$199 for the first year; $275 ($295 outside the USA) for renewals – Active membership is restricted to professionals holding one of the following degrees: MD, DO (or its equivalent as defined by the American Medical Association), a degree in Dentistry (DMD or DDS), a doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) or a PhD in a health-related field, such as biochemistry, pharmacology or psychology. They should have an interest in headache, facial pain or the nature of pain in general. Applicants must include a copy of their current professional license to practice, medical certificate, or proof of degree.
Active members may vote and have the “privilege of the floor” at all member meetings of AHS at which matters are presented to the members for a vote and as members of its Committees. Active members may hold office and serve on Committees as designated by the President.
$125 per year – Associate membership is for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, social workers, master level psychologists and physical therapists. Applicants must include a copy of their current license appropriate to their field.
Associate membership includes all the benefits of Active membership except voting privileges and election to the Board of Directors.
$99 per year – Trainee membership is for health professionals currently enrolled full time in graduate or postgraduate training in the fields of medicine, dentistry, psychology, or other bioscience. Medical students may be assigned Trainee status. These members will be reviewed annually to verify eligibility for Trainee member status. Applicants must include a letter of verification of active training from their institution.
Trainee membership includes all the benefits of Active membership except voting privileges or election to the Board of Directors.
New Investigator & Trainee Trial Membership
The cost is $25 per year for a maximum of 2 years. Trainee membership is for health professionals currently enrolled full time in graduate or postgraduate training in the fields of medicine, dentistry, psychology, or other bioscience. Medical students may be assigned Trainee status. Applicants must include a letter of verification of active training from their institution.
New Investigator & Trainee Trial membership includes all the benefits of Active membership except voting privileges or election to the Board of Directors. This membership includes online only access to the Headache journal.
Members who have retired from practice and wish to maintain membership, please contact AHS headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Fees may apply.
- Complete the online application form.
- Upload a copy of your currently valid license to practice, or proof of your degree. Applicants for Trainee member status must also include a letter of verification of active training from your institution.
- Provide your credit card information for your membership dues.
- Please note membership is on a calendar year basis.
Please note once your application and payment has been submitted, it will be forwarded for review and approval and you will be notified via email upon acceptance.