Program Committee and Faculty
Program Agenda


The aim of this program is to provide early stage adult and pediatric neurology residents with a foundation in headache medicine education led by experienced faculty in neurologic education and headache medicine.

We hope that this program will inspire a greater number of junior neurology trainees to consider pursuing careers in headache medicine.

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This fall, the American Headache Society’s Resident Education Program will be held in-person starting the evening of Friday, September 30 through the morning of Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Faculty and residents will engage throughout the meeting in an interactive format that features lectures, small group sessions and workshops, and a friendly competition, as well as informally at combined faculty-resident meals and breaks.

The Resident Education Program will:

  • Provide early stage adult and pediatric neurology residents with a foundation in headache medicine education.
  • Promote the exchange of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders.
  • Introduce residents to experienced faculty in neurologic education and headache medicine.
  • Inspire a greater number of neurology residents to pursue careers in headache medicine.


Applicants who are accepted into the program will receive will receive a stipend up to $1,500 for reimbursement of eligible travel expenses and a complimentary one-year Trainee membership to the American Headache Society, or extension of their existing AHS Trainee membership.


AHS is committed to protecting your health and safety during the Resident Education Program. All attendees and faculty are required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (at least 14 days after receiving the second Pfizer or Moderna dose or the Johnson and Johnson dose) prior to arriving to meeting. Participants will need to provide proof of vaccination (a vaccine card or picture) during badge pickup. Masks are required for all participants while inside the meeting space, except during eating or drinking.


Program Committee

Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS, Chair
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS
UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Amy Gelfand, MD, MAS, FAHS
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Melissa Rayhill, MD, FAHS
University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine, The State University of New York
Williamsville, NY

Noah Rosen, MD, FAHS
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine Northwell Headache Center
Great Neck, NY

Niushen Zhang, MD, FAHS
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Program Faculty

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Preliminary Program Agenda

September 30 – October 2, 2022 (all times PST)

Friday, September 30, 2022
3:00PM – 6:00PM Check-in
7:00PM – 8:30PM Faculty and Resident Reception
Saturday, October 1, 2022
7:00AM – 8:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM – 8:10AM           Introduction
8:10AM – 8:40AM                  Headache Diagnosis
8:40AM – 9:10AM                  Headache Epidemiology and Comorbidity
9:10AM – 9:40AM                  Headache Pathophysiology
9:40AM – 10:00AM Faculty Q&A
10:00AM – 10:20AM Coffee break and group photo
10:20AM – 10:50AM              Migraine Treatment
10:50AM – 11:20AM              Headache in Children and Adolescents
11:20AM – 11:50AM              Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias
11:50AM – 12:20PM              Other Headache and Facial Pain Disorders
12:20PM – 12:40PM              Faculty Q&A
12:40PM – 1:40PM Lunch
4 rotating small group workshops – each 30 minutes / 5 minute break to rotate rooms

  • Emergency and Inpatient Headache
  • Concussion and Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Headache and Intracranial Pressure Disorders
  • Headache in Women
4:00PM – 4:30PM Break
4:30PM – 6:00PM                   SESSION 3: HEADACHE CHALLENGE
East versus West Competition: Images in Headache
6:00PM – 7:00PM Break
7:00PM – 9:00PM Dinner with All Faculty: Spotlight on Headache Careers
Sunday, October 2, 2022
7:00AM – 8:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM – 8:25AM                  Novel Pharmaceutical Therapies
8:25AM – 8:50AM                  Neuromodulation
8:50AM – 9:15AM                  Behavioral Therapies
9:15AM – 9:40AM                  Headache Procedures
9:40AM – 9:50AM Faculty Q&A
9:50AM – 9:55AM      Concluding Remarks
9:55AM – 11:00AM Procedure Workshop
11:00AM Adjourn

Application Criteria: 

  • Submit the online application form with the following supporting documents:
    • Completion of brief statement of interest (100-200 words)
    • CV
    • Letter of support from Program Director
      • Each program director may nominate only one early stage resident from their program (PGY1 or PGY2 for adult neurology, PGY1, PGY2, or PGY3 for child neurology, but if no such candidate is available a PGY3 adult neurology or PGY4 child neurology resident would be considered).
  • Applicant must be a resident in a US adult or pediatric neurology training program. We will also consider applications from trainees in other residency programs, including but not limited to internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, physiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, and orofacial pain. International applications are not eligible at this time.

Accepted participants will receive the following:

  • Reimbursement up to $1,500 for eligible travel expenses including:
    • Roundtrip coach/economy class travel
    • Ground transportation to/from airport and conference center (car rental and gas not covered)
    • Two nights’ accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Meals, which are included in the meeting, from Friday night through Sunday morning.
  • Complimentary one-year trainee membership to the American Headache Society or extension of an existing AHS Trainee membership

Applications and supporting materials must be received no later than Monday, August 15, 2022. Apply here!


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