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AHS celebrates 60 years of leading and serving the headache community.

Since the inaugural meeting in 1970, the Scottsdale Headache Symposium® continues to be a successful venue for providing practical, clinical, evidence-based information on the diagnosis, management and treatment of headache patients. Education is presented in didactic, case-based, evidence-based, panel and demonstrative formats over the course of four days.

Who Should Attend?

This symposium is designed for general practitioners, internists, pediatricians, neurologists, anesthesiologists, dentists, physical therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other health professionals who treat headache.

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Scottsdale Program Committee

Co-Chairs

Christine L. Lay, MD, FAHS
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Committee Members

Juline Bryson, MD, FAHS
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, New Jersey
Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California
A. Laine Green, MD
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rashmi B. Halker MD, FAHS
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Stephanie J. Nahas, MD, MSEd, FAHS, FAAN
Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS
Montefiore Headache Center
New York, New York

Faculty

Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia
Simon Akerman, PhD, FAHS
University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Michelle X. Androulakis, MD, FAHS
University of South Carolina, School of Medicine
Columbia, South Carolina
Carol A. Barch, MN, FNP-BC
Stanford Health Care
Palo Alto, California
Eric P. Baron, DO
Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Department of Neurology, Center for Neurological Restoration – Headache and Chronic Pain Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio
Steven M. Baskin, PhD
New England Institute for Neurology and Headache
Stamford, Connecticut
Rafael Benoliel, BDS (Hons)
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
Newark, New Jersey
Andrew Blumenfeld, MD, FAHS
The Headache Center of Southern California
Del Mar, California
Dale S. Bond, PhD
The Miriam Hospital/Brown Alpert Medical School Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center
Providence, Rhode Island
Juline Bryson, MD, FAHS
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Rebecca Burch, MD
Faulkner Hospital
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Dawn C. Buse, PhD, FAHS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
Anne H. Calhoun, MD, FAHS
Carolina Headache Institute
Durham, North Carolina
Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California
Catherine D. Chong, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona
Robert P. Cowan
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, Caliifornia
Arnaldo N. Da Silva, MD, FAHS
Palm Beach Headache Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
Melissa Darsey, PA-C
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Hans-Christoph Diener, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology University Essen
Essen, NRW
Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS
University of Utah, Division of Neuro-ophthalmology and Headache
Salt Lake City, Utah
David W. Dodick, MD, FAHS
Mayo Clinic, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Carrie O. Dougherty, MD, FAHS
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Dept of Neurology
McLean, Virginia
Randy W. Evans, MD, FAHS
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Alan G. Finkel, MD, FAHS
Carolina Headache Institute
Durham, North Carolina
Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Amy Gelfand, MD, FAHS
UCSF
San Fransisco, California
Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Christopher H Gottchalk, MD, FAHS
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
A. Laine Green, MD
Dalhousie University | New Halifax Infirmary | Division of Neurology
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rashmi B. Halker, MD, FAHS
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona
Shivang Joshi, MD, MPH, RPh
Dent Neurologic Institute
Clarence Center, New York
Peter G. Kranz, MD
Dept. of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Lynda J. Krasenbaum, MSN, ANP-BC
The New York Headache Center
New York, New York
Ana Marissa Lagman-Bartolome
Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Christine L. Lay, MD, FAHS
Centre for Headache , University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Linda Gray Leithe, MD
Duke Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Morris Levin
UCSF Headache Center
San Francisco, California
Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH, FAHS
John R. Graham Headache Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Brian D. Loftus, MD
Bellaire Neurology
Bellaire, Texas
Deborah Henscheid Lorenz,
American Migraine Foundation
Socttsdale, Arizona
Sylvia Lucas, MD, PhD, FAHS
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, Washington
Ken Mackie, MD
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences – Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
Vincent T. Martin, MD, FAHS
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Paul G. Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAHS
John R. Graham Headache Center
Boston, Massachusetts
Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA
Boston University School of Medicine
Brighton, Massachusetts
Laszlo L. Mechtler, MD
Dent Neurologic Institute
Amherst, New York
Maureen A. Moriarty, DNP, APRN
Georgetown University Hospital
Mount Airy, Maryland
Stephanie J. Nahas, MD, MSEd, FAHS, FAAN
Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Umer Najib, MD
West Virginia University, Department of Neurology
Morgantown, West Virginia
Kimberly Hall Oas, APRN, FNP-BC
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Michael Oshinsky, PhD
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Bethesda, Maryland
Pal Pacher, MD, PhD
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology and Tissue Injury, NIAAA/NIH
Bethesda, Maryland
Brian Plato, DO, FAHS
Norton Neuroscience Institute
Louisville, Kentucky
Frank Porreca, PhD, FAHS
University of Arizona
Tuscon, Arizona
Tamara Pringsheim, MD
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
R. Allan Purdy, MD, FAHS
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Christopher E. Ramsden, MD
National Institute on Aging
Duren Michael Ready, MD, FAHS
Baylor Scott & White Clinic
Temple, Texas
Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS, FAAN
Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
John F. Rothrock, MD, FAHS
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, District of Columbia
Ethan B. Russo, MD
International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute
Vashon, Washington
Joel R. Saper, MD, FAHS
Michigan Head Pain & Neurological Institute
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Wouter I. Schievink, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
Jack D. Schim MD, FAHS
The Headache Center of Southern California
Encinitas, California
Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD
Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FAHS
Jefferson Headache Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona
Lauren Strauss, DO, FAHS
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Christina L. Szperka, MD, MSCE, FAHS
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS
Department of Neurology Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD
University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, Ohio
Juliana VanderPluym, MD, FAHS
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona
Bert B. Vargas, MD, FAHS
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Richardson, Texas
Thomas N. Ward, MD, FAHS
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Hanover, New Hampshire
David B. Watson, MD, FAHS
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia
Rebecca E. Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Marcy E. Yonker, MD, FAHS
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
William B. Young, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard S. Zimmerman, MD
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Continuing Education and Disclosure Statement

MISSION STATEMENT

The provision of quality CME is a primary mission of the American Headache Society®. The Society’s educational objectives are 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 educational programs directed to people with head, neck, and orofacial pain.
  • Maintaining strict adherence to ACCME guidelines.
  • Developing education 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.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this meeting, attendees should be better able to:

  • Practice Headache Medicine using acquired skills in diagnosis, epidemiology, and basics of treatment for primary and secondary headache disorders.
  • Proceed using differential diagnosis and work up expertise in sorting out migraine, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, other primary headaches, and secondary headaches for improving patient health results.
  • Organize and prioritize key new cutting-edge Headache Medicine treatments.
  • Sort and conceptualize choices in the care of difficult to treat or refractory headaches.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

The American Headache Society® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. AHS takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The American Headache Society® designates this educational activity for a maximum of 27.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Determination of credit is pending.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

All contributors who can affect American Headache Society CME content (including Leadership, Program Chairs, Moderators, Faculty Members, Medical Writers and Staff), in their respective roles, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could be viewed as a real or perceived conflict of interest. Contributors will also identify relevant financial relationships of their spouse. This policy is in effect to maintain adherence with the conflict of interest guidelines set by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Headache Society Ethics Committee.

Attendees will be made aware of any affiliation or relevant financial interest that may affect the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity and will be printed in the final program and projected in slide format before each presentation. Individuals who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a contributor, and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity.

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Preliminary Program

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm Advanced Pre-meeting Course: The Cannabinoids: What are They?
Chair: Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FAHS

12:30 pm – 1:05 pm

Introduction: What Is This All About?
Pot and Its Delivery; The Dangers Of Synthetic Marijuana
Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FAHS

1:05 pm – 1:50 pm

Phyto-cannabinoids: The plants. Marijuana is a lot more than THS
Ethan Russo, MD

1:50 pm – 2:35 pm

Endocannabinoid System: The Body’s Own Cannabinoids
They Are the Guardians of the Synapse
Ken Mackie, MD

2:35 pm – 3:20 pm

Endocannabinoids Inflammation and Tissue Injury
They are more than psychedelic
Pal Pacher, MD, PhD

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm

Break

3:40 pm – 4:30 pm

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in Headache: Benefits, harms and legal implications; Addiction, Cannabis hyperemesis, spice syndrome, RCVS
Eric P. Baron, DO

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Q&A
All speakers with Laszlo L. Mechtler, MD & Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pre-meeting Course: NP/PA Course – The Bridge

3:00 pm – 3:05 pm

Welcome and Introduction
Lynda Krasenbaum, MSN, ANP-BC

3:05 pm – 3:35 pm

Diagnosing Headache in Adults and Adolescent Patients
Lynda Krasenbaum, MSN, ANP-BC

3:35 pm – 4:05 pm

Risk Factors, Clinical Course, and Barriers to Care in Adults and Pediatric Patients
Melissa Darsey, PA-C, MPAS

4:05 pm – 4:35 pm

Pathophysiology
Maureen A. Moriarty, DNP, APRN

4:35 pm – 4:45 pm

Break

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Acute Treatment Strategies in Adults in Pediatric Patients
Kim H. Oas, APRN, FNP-BC

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Preventive Treatment Strategies in Adults and Pediatric Patients
Carol Barch

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Q&A
Thursday, November 15, 2018
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pre-meeting Courses / Special Interest Section Symposium

Pre-meeting Course 1:

Special Interest Section: Low CSF Pressure / Volume Headaches
Moderator: Linda Gray Leithe, MD

2:00 pm – 2:05 pm

Introduction

2:05 pm – 2:30 pm

How Often Are We Missing SIH?
Joel R. Saper, MD, FAHS

2:30 pm – 2:55 pm

Range of Clinical Presentations of SIH
Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS

2:55 pm – 3:20 pm

Comorbidities (POTS, HDCT, MCAS, etc.)
Vincent T. Martin, MD, FAHS

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm

Pearls + Pitfalls In Cranial & Spinal Imaging
Peter G. Kranz, MD

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

Percutaneous Procedures: When, What + Where?
Linda Gray Leithe, MD

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Surgical indications + approaches
Wouter Schievink, MD

4:20 pm – 4:40 pm

Post-procedure care, rebound intracranial hypertension
Peter G. Kranz, MD

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Q&A
All Faculty

Pre-meeting Course 2:

Special Interest Section: Patient Perspective, Updated Clinical Review of Cluster Headaches and TACS with Insights into Future Therapeutic Options
Moderators: Shivang Joshi and Brian McGeeney

2:00 pm – 2:05 pm

Introduction

2:05 pm – 2:35 pm

Cluster Patient Experience
Cluster patients

2:35 pm – 3:05 pm

TACs Overview
Christopher H. Gottschalk, MD, FAHS

3:05 pm – 3:35 pm

Cluster Headache Pathophysiology
Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS

3:35 pm – 4:00 pm

Alternative Treatments
Brian E. McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

4:00 pm – 4:25 pm

Neuromod/Interventional, Critical Review
Umer Najib, MD

4:25 pm – 4:40 pm

Future Concepts in Neuromodulation
Michael Oshinsky, PhD

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion/Q&A

Pre-meeting Course 3:

Southern Headache Society
Moderators: Alan G. Finkel, MD, FAHS & Brian D. Lofthus, MD

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm

Introduction
Alan G. Finkel, MD, FAHS & Brian D. Loftus, MD

2:20 pm – 2:50 pm

Stroke & Migraine Update
John F. Rothrock, MD, FAHS

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm

ARIC
Michelle X. Androulakis, MD, FAHS

3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

Migraine and Food
Alan G. Finkel, MD, FAHS

3:50 pm – 4:20 pm

Migraine and Nutrition – The Inflammation Story
Christopher E. Ramsden, MD

4:20 pm – 4:45 pm

Negotiating with History – Development of an Academic Headache Center in the Rural South
David B. Watson, MD

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Q&A

Pre-meeting Course 4:

Headache 101
Moderator: Rebecca E. Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS

2:00 pm – 2:05 pm

Introduction
Rebecca E. Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS

2:05 pm – 2:25 pm

Keys to the Headache History
Brian Plato, DO, FAHS

2:25 pm – 2:45 pm

Learning the Pathophysiology of Headache through Clinical Case(s)
Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS

2:45 pm – 3:10 pm

Understanding Acute Treatment Options through Clinical Case(s)
Rashmi B. Halker, MD, FAHS & Juline Bryson, MD, FAHS

3:10 pm – 3:35 pm

Optimizing Preventative Treatment Options through Clinical Case(s)
Duren M. Ready, MD, FAHS

3:35 pm – 3:50 pm

Q&A and Break

3:50 pm – 4:15 pm

Caring for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients through Clinical Case(s)
Lauren Strauss, DO, FAHS

4:15 pm – 4:35 pm

Considering Complementary & Integrative Medicine for Headache through Clinical Case(s)
Rebecca E. Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS

4:35 pm – 4:55 pm

Incorporating Behavioral Options in Headache Medicine through Clinical Case(s)
Steven M. Baskin, PhD

4:55 pm – 5:00 pm

Q&A
Friday, November 16, 2018
6:00 am – 7:30 am Industry-supported Event
6:45 am – 7:45 am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
6:45 am – 11:00 am Exhibits Open
7:45 am – 8:00 am Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:00 am – 10:30 am Plenary I
Migraine: What’s new in Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Prevention

Moderator: Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS

8:00 am – 8:25 am

Diagnosis
David W. Dodick, MD. FAHS

8:25 am – 8:55 am

What is new in the epidemiology and natural history of migraine
Dawn C. Buse, PhD, FAHS

8:55 am – 9:25 am

Pathophysiology
Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS

9:25 am – 9:55 am

Acute
Christine L. Lay, MD, FAHS

9:55 am – 10:25 am

Prevention
Stephanie J. Nahas, MD, FAHS

10:25 am – 10:30 am

Q&A
10:30 am – 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Plenary II
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TACs), Other Primary Headaches, and Secondary CSF and Stroke-related Headaches

Moderator: Christine L. Lay, MD, FAHS

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TACs)
Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS

11:30 am – 11:55 am

Secondary Cases
Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS, FAAN
Randy Evans, MD, FAHS

11:55 am – 12:25 pm

High and Low Pressure Headaches for CSF Headaches
Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS
Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS

12:25 pm – 12:30 pm

Q&A
12:30 pm – 4:45 pm Exhibits Open
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (available for purchase) in Exhibit Hall
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Committee and Section Meetings
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Industry-supported Event
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Plenary III
Steven B. Graff-Radford Orofacial Pain and Headache Lectureship

Moderator: Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS
Speaker: Rafael Benoliel, MDS (Hons)
2:45 pm – 5:00 pm Plenary IV
Behavioral, Complementary, and Pediatric Headache Treatment

Moderator: R. Allan Purdy, MD, FAHS

2:45 pm – 3:25 pm

Behavioral Therapy
Steven M. Baskin, PhD

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm

Herbs, Minerals, and Supplements
Tamara Pringsheim, MD
Rebecca E. Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS

4:05 pm – 4:45 pm

Pediatric and Adolescent Headache
Amy Gelfand, MD, FAHS
Juliana VanderPluym, MD, FAHS

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Q&A
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Committee and Section Meetings
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Town Hall
6:45 pm – 8:15 pm Industry-supported Event
Saturday, November 17, 2018
6:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
6:30 am – 1:30 pm Exhibits Open
7:00 am – 8:00 am Case Presentations
Moderator: R. Allan Purdy, MD, FAHS
Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD
A. Laine Green, MD
Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS
8:00 am – 9:45 am Plenary V
Cutting Edge / Emerging

Moderator: Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS

8:00 am – 8:30 am

CGRP, Monoclonal Antibodies and Small Molecules (-gepants)
Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Neuromodulation
Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Neuropharmacology
Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FAHS

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Q&A
9:45 – 10:00 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits
10:00 am – 11:15 am Plenary VI
Chronic Migraine and Refractory Headache

Moderator: Rebecca Burch, MD

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Conflicting Views in the Role of MOH in Chronic Migraine
Pro: Hans Chrisoph Diener, MD, PhD
Con: Elizabeth W Loder, MD, MPH, FAHS

10:20 am – 10:40 am

Cases and Protocol
Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS
Jack D. Schim, MD, FAHS

10:40 am – 11:00 am

Practical Considerations in Selecting the New Treatments for Migraine Patients: How to choose which patients and which new treatments for our patients. MABs, gepants, and neuromodulation
David W. Dodick, MD, FAHS

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Q&A
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Plenary VII
Our “Stars” Pick Top Articles of the Year

Moderators: Thomas N. Ward, MD, FAHS

11:15 am – 11:25 am

Article
Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH, FAHS

11:25 am – 11:35 am

Article
Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS

11:35 am – 11:45 am

Article
R. Allan Purdy, MD, FAHS

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Q&A
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Frontiers in Headache Medicine Awards / Presentations
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (available for purchase) and Exhibits
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Committee and Section Meetings
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Industry-supported Event
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm CS1: Injection Training
(pre-registration required – session limited to 75 attendees)
Moderator: Juline Bryson, MD, FAHS

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

Botox
Juline Bryson, MD, FAHS

1:50 pm – 2:10 pm

Nerve Block
Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS

2:10 pm – 3:15 pm

Demonstrations
Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS
Paul Mathew, MD, DNBPAS, FAHS
Juline Bryson, MD, FAHS
Lynda J. Krasenbaum, MSN, ANP-BC
Ana Marissa Langman-Bartolome, MD
Marcy Yonker, MD, FAHS
Christina L. Szperka, MD, MSCE, FAHS
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm CS2: Advocacy
Moderator: Bert B. Vargas, MD

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

AMF/ARMR
David Dodick, MD, FAHS

1:50 pm – 2:05 pm

Running for Advocacy
David B. Watson, MD and William B. Young, MD

2:05 pm – 2:25 pm

Patient Perspective
Deborah Henscheid Lorenz

2:25 pm – 2:40 pm

Incorporating Advocacy into Clinical Practice
Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm

Legislative Advocacy and Research
Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD, FAHS

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Q&A
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm CS3: Basic Science in Headache Medicine
Moderator: A. Laine Green, MD

1:30 pm – 1:55 pm

Spreading Depolarization
Simon Akerman, PhD, FAHS

1:55 pm – 2:20 pm

Preclinical Insights into Mechanisms Overuse Headache
Frank Porreca, PhD, FAHS

2:20 pm – 2:45 pm

Obesity
Dale S. Bond, PhD

2:45 pm – 3:10 pm

Imaging and Headache
Catherine D. Chong, PhD

3:10 pm – 3:15 pm

Q&A
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Exhibits and Refreshment Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm CS4: Wellness
Moderator: Steve M. Baskin, PhD

3:30 pm – 3:55 pm

Promoting Wellness in Your Patients
Dawn C. Buse, PhD, FAHS

3:55 pm – 4:20 pm

Bringing Mindfulness into the Office
Rebecca E. Wells, MD, MPH, FAHS

4:20 pm – 4:45 pm

Acupuncture
Arnaldo N. DaSilva

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Q&A
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm CS5: Women’s Issues
Moderator: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm

Stroke and Migraine
A. Laine Green, MD

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm

Hormones
Anne H. Calhoun, MD, FAHS

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm

Abuse and Headache
Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

Headache in Pregnancy
Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

Q&A
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm CS6: Traumatic Brain Injury
Moderator: R. Allan Purdy, MD, FAHS

3:30 pm – 3:50 pm

Acute Evaluation
Bert B. Vargas, MD, FAHS

3:50 pm – 4:10 pm

Case Based Treatments
Robert P. Cowan, MD, FAHS

4:10 pm – 4:30 pm

Long-term Management of Post-Traumatic Headache
Sylvia Lucas, MD, PhD, FAHS

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

Traumatic Brain Injury in Pediatrics
Juliana VanderPluym, MD

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

Q&A
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm Industry-supported Event
6:45 pm – 8:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception
Sunday, November 18, 2018
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:00 am Committee / Section Meetings
8:00 am – 9:00 am Case Presentations
Moderator: Robert P. Cowan, MD, FAHS

Hans Christoph Diener, MD, PhD
Sylvia Lucas, MD, PhD, FAHS
Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS
8:00 am – 10:00 am Primary Headache Symposium
Moderator: Morris Levin

8:00 am – 8:35 am

TAC Pearls
Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS

8:35 am – 9:10 am

Other Primary
Jack D. Schim, MD, FAHS

9:10 am – 9:45 am

Neurosurgery
Richard S. Zimmerman, MD

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Q&A
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Injection Training
(pre-registration required – session limited to 75 attendees)
Moderator: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Botox
Andrew Blumenfeld, MD, FAHS

10:20 am – 10:40 am

Nerve Block
Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS
10:40 am – 12:00 pm Demonstrations
Andrew Blumenfeld, MD, FAHS
Rashmi B. Halker, MD, FAHS
Carrie Dougherty, MD
Maureen A. Moriarty, DNP, APRN
Kim H. Oas, APRN, FNP-BC
Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS
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AHS 2018 Scottsdale Headache Symposium® Registration Fees and Information

Online registration is now open.

Click here to register online.

Click here to download the registration brochure.

Click here to download the single-page registration form.

The following are the AHS Member and Non-member registration categories and associated fees for the 2018 Scottsdale Headache Symposium®.


Categories and Fees On or before Sept 30, 2018 Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018 On-site
AHS Member (MD, DO, PhD, DDS, PharmD) $450.00 $500.00 $750.00
Non-member (MD, DO, PhD, DDS, PharmD) $650.00 $725.00 $975.00
Associate Member (RN, NP, PA)
$200.00 $250.00 $500.00
Non-Member Associate (RN, NP, PA) $250.00 $300.00 $550.00
AHS Member Trainees $150.00 $150.00 $400.00
Non-member Trainees $200.00 $200.00 $400.00
Active Military Personnel $200.00 $200.00 $300.00
Industry Representative $650.00 $725.00 $975.00

Pre-Meeting Course Registration Fees

On or before Sept 30, 2018 Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018 On-Site
AHS Member Complimentary Complimentary $250.00
Non-member $200.00 $250.00 $400.00

Click here to view the Preliminary Program Agenda.


Registration Information
Symposium registration includes admittance to all educational sessions, except where noted that an additional course fee is required, the exhibit hall, continental breakfast and refreshment breaks each day, as well as the wine and cheese reception on Saturday evening.


 Acceptable Forms of Payment

Checks are acceptable when registration is submitted by mail or completed onsite at the Scottsdale Headache Symposium. Checks must be made payable (in US dollars) to the American Headache Society and issued by a US correspondent bank. The registration is responsible for any and all bank charges.

American Headache Society
2018 Scottsdale Registration
19 Mantua Road
Mount Royal, NJ 08061

Credit cards may be used for all registrations. AHS accepted Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. AHS reserves the right to charge the correct amount, if different from your calculated total. Charges will appear on your statement as “AHS Registration”. Note: registrations paid by credit card may be faxed to 856-432-0082. Keep a copy of your fax transmittal confirmation for your record. If faxing, do not mail the original form, doing so may result in duplicate charges to your credit card.

Wire Transfers are accepted provided that the NET AMOUNT of the wire (after bank fees) is sufficient to cover all registration fees in US dollars. Please contact AHS Registration (856-423-0043 or ahshq@talley.com) for additional information on wire transfer payments.

Cash and Travelers Checks (US dollars only) are accepted for onsite registration at the Annual Meeting. Please do not send cash or travelers checks through the mail.

Group Discounts
AHS encourages you and your colleagues to take advantage of the discounted fees available when two or more from an organization (same location) register for the meeting. Registration for group discounts must be submitted together (by mail or fax) with acceptable form(s) of payment. A discount of $25.00 will be applied after the first registration is charged the full registration amount. The group discount is not available after October 31, 2018.

Letters of Invitation
If requested, the AHS will send a personal invitation for participation at the Scottsdale Headache Symposium. It should be understood that such an invitation is only to assist participants of the Scottsdale Headache Symposium to raise travel funds and to obtain a VISA and not a commitment on the part of the AHS to provide any financial support.

Cancellation Policy
Requests must be submitted in writing to AHS Registration, 19 Mantua Road, Mount Royal, NJ 08061 or emailed to ahshq@talley.com and postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2018. All fees will be refunded minus a $100.00 processing fee. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER THE OCTOBER 31 DEADLINE.

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Hotel Accommodations

Conference Hotel
JW Marriott Camelback Inn
5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

The American Headache Society (AHS) room block at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn is SOLD OUT.

The AHS has contracted with another hotel for overflow rooms. The DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort/Scottsdale is located 10 minutes away from the JW Marriott Camelback Inn.

AHS will provide a shuttle to/from the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. Shuttle information will be provided closer to the meeting dates.

To secure a reservation at the DoubleTree, use the booking link provided below.

DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort/Scottsdale
5401 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 947-5400
Click HERE to make a reservation.

Group rate: $189.00 plus taxes
Please be sure to mention the American Headache Society to receive the group rate.
All reservations must be accompanied by a credit card/debit card to hold a reservation.

Located minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Arizona and 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the newly renovated DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale offers a warm welcome and comfortable stay in tranquil surroundings.

Hotel features:

  • Business Center
  • Parking:
  • Self-parking: (Complimentary) / Valet: $15.00 per day
  • Fitness Room

Mountain Shadows is also still available. Please call or use the housing link provided below. The rooms will be available until the block sells out. Once the block sells out, reservations will be accepted based on availability at the prevailing rate.

Mountain Shadows
5445 E Lincoln Dr.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Click HERE to make a reservation.

Or Call Group Reservations at 877-587-6981 and mention AHS Scottsdale Headache Symposium

Group rate: $299.00 plus taxes
Please be sure to mention the American Headache Society to receive the group rate.
All reservations must be accompanied by a credit card/debit card to hold a reservation.

Modern decor, bright light and bold design set the tone for a well-styled desert retreat. Choose from a range of guestrooms, or book one of the resort residences for more space and luxurious upgrades.

Hotel features:

  • 0.8 miles from the conference hotel (JW Marriott Camelback Inn). Less than a 10 min drive or 15 min walk.
  • Valet Parking included in resort fee
  • Spacious suites with a variety of accommodations
  • Parking
  • Unlimited Wireless Internet
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center Access

Other alternative hotels in the area are listed below. (AHS is NOT contracted at these hotel)

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/scottsdale-montelucia
0.5 miles from Camelback Inn
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: (480) 627-3200

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
http://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/
0.8 miles from Camelback Inn
5700 East McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Phone: (800) 245-2051

Residence Inn Scottsdale Paradise Valley 
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/phxrs-residence-inn-scottsdale-paradise-valley/
2.6 miles from Camelback Inn 
6040 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: (800) 331-3131

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-scottsdale-resort-and-villas-SCTSHHF/index.html
2.6 miles from Camelback Inn
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone: (480) 948-7750

The Phoenician
http://www.thephoenician.com/
3.7 miles from Camelback Inn
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 941-8200

TRANSPORTATION

Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – PHX
Airport Phone:  1-602-273-3300
Hotel direction: 9 miles NE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Driving Directions from Sky Harbor International Airport
Take North 44th Street approximately 9 miles to where it curves into East McDonald Drive. Continue on East McDonald Drive to North Tatum Boulevard and turn left. Follow the boulevard to East Lincoln Drive and turn right. The resort will be on the left.

From Rental Car Facilities: Turn Left on Sky Harbor Circle. Right on Buckeye Road. Left on 24th Street. Right on Glendale (becomes Lincoln Dr.) Resort is on the Left just past Tatum Blvd.

Parking

  • Parking at JW Camelback Inn
    • Self-parking – no charge
  • Parking at Mountain Shadows
    • Valet parking included in hotel rate

Ground Transportation Options

Taxis
Taxi terminal access is as follows:

  • Terminal 2: east outside door # 8
  • Terminal 3: North curb, outside door # 7 and south curb, outside door #6
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, North curb, outside door # 7 and south curb, outside door #6

The following taxis are contracted to pick up passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor:

  • AAA/Yellow Cab: (480) 888-8888
  • Mayflower Cab: (602) 955-1355
  • VIP TAXI:  (602) 300-3000

Rates remain the same regardless of company, number of passengers and number of bags. The first mile is $5. Each additional mile is $2.30. Each hour of a traffic delay is $23. The minimum fare is $15. Each per trip airport surcharge is $1.

ADA taxis are available upon request. All major credit cards are accepted.

Van Service

Van terminal access is as follows:

  • Terminal 2: North curbside
  • Terminal 3: South curbside
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, south curbside at Door 8

The following Shared Ride Van Service is contracted at Phoenix Sky Harbor:

Vans operate 24 hours on a scheduled basis, with vans departing every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For the telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call (602) 243-7786. Super Shuttle provides a customer service counter in Terminal 4 at Door 8.

Rates are zone based and typically range from $12 to $46 for the first passenger. Each additional residential passenger per reservation is $8 regardless of zone. Wheelchair-accessible vans are available by request. All major credit cards are accepted.

Limousines
For-hire limousines are available on a pre-arranged basis and offer door-to-door service.

Please proceed to the Courtesy Information Center located in the baggage claim area to contact the companies directly.

Once a reservation is made, the company will direct you to the pre-arranged pick-up area where they will meet you.

  • Mechelle Limousine: (602) 501-5199
  • Monarch Limousine: (602) 531-6132
  • Black Pearl Limo: (602) 290-8923
  • Zion Limousine: (602) 694-6064
  • LimoLux USA: (855) 307-7980
  • All Star Trans: (480) 628-3722

Rates vary according to destination. All major credit cards are accepted.

For additional information, please visit the airport website by clicking here.

Airport Car Rental Companies

Listed below are a few car rental companies that operate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Click HERE to see the full list of car rental companies.

Travelers should check with their specific rental car company for hours of operation at the Airport Rental Car Center.

Advantage
Website: www.advantage.com
Phone: 602-252-4935
Toll Free: 800-777-5500

Avis
Website: www.avis.com
Phone: 602-261-5900
Toll Free: 800-331-1212

Budget
Website: www.budget.com
Phone: 602-261-5950
Toll Free: 800-527-7000

Enterprise
Website: www.enterprise.com
Phone: 602-225-0588
Toll Free: 800-736-8222

Hertz
Website: www.hertz.com
Phone: 602-267-8822
Toll Free: 800-654-3131

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The application period for the Frontiers in Headache Research Scholarship Award is now closed.

Winners will receive complimentary meeting registration and are eligible to receive a stipend up to $1,000 for reimbursement of expenses for hotel, travel, and meals not provided during the Symposium. Winners will also receive a one-year AHS Trainee membership if not already a member of AHS, or a one-year extension of their existing AHS Trainee membership.

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Ancillary Meeting Requests

All requests for ancillary meetings must be submitted no later than September 18, 2018. All requests will be given a final disposition no later than September 28, 2018. Upon approval from AHS, you will be provided with a contact name at the venue to assist in setting up your event.

Download the application to request an Ancillary Meeting here.

Please complete all sections. Incomplete forms will NOT be processed. If your request is for multiple events, please submit a completed form for each event. You are responsible for all event costs, including but not limited to:

  • Room Rental – $500.00/room, per day. Invoice will be sent upon approval of request. Acceptable form of payments: Check, payable to AHS; Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • Food and Beverage, Audio Visual to conference venue
  • Attendee costs (airfare and applicable room nights)

Ancillary meetings may be held only during non-conference hours. Meetings are permitted on the following dates and times:

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018 – All day
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 – All day
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – All day
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – Before 12:00pm or after 6:00pm
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 – After 8:00pm
  • Friday, November 16, 2018 – After 8:00pm
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 – After 8:00pm
  • Sunday, November 18, 2018 – After 12:00pm
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Product Theater

Please click the link below to download the Product Theater Policy and Guidelines. NOTE: A signature is required on this form and must be sent in with the application.

Product Theater Policy & Guidelines

Satellite Symposium

Please click the link below to download the Satellite Symposium Objectives and Guidelines. NOTE: A signature is required on this form and must be sent in with the application.

2018 Satellite Symposium Objectives & Guidelines

Please click the link below to download the application.

Industry Supported Event Request Form

Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospectus and Information

Please click the links below to download the Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospectus and supporting materials.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospectus

Sponsorship Levels

Final Program Ad Specifications

Exhibit Floor Plan

Exhibitor Terms and Conditions – Rules and Regulations

Eligibility to Exhibit Form (First Time Exhibitor)

Application Contract for Exhibit Space

Application Contract for Sponsorship

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