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 1,800 members as we work together to achieve progress in the field of headache medicine.

Become A Member

Membership Benefits

Discounted Active membership for the first year
Exclusive member rates to the Annual Scientific Meeting and Scottsdale Headache Symposium®
10 annual issues of Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain®
Become a Fellow of the American Headache Society (FAHS)
Access to Special Interest Sections and Committees
Online resources
Professional growth, networking and advancement
Discounted membership to the International Headache Society (IHS)

Membership Tiers

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.

Associate Membership

$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.

Trainee Membership

$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.

Emeritus Membership

Members who have retired from practice and wish to maintain membership, please contact AHS headquarters at ahshq@talley.com for more information. Fees may apply.

Membership Requirements

  • 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.