The Resident Education Program aims to provide early-stage adult and pediatric neurology residents (and other residency programs) 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.


The American Headache Society’s 2024 Resident Education Program will be held in-person Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27 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 social events.

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.

Residents who participate in the Resident Education Program will be prepared to:

  • Diagnose and manage patients consulting for headache conditions, including the evidence-based use of pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, procedural, and behavioral approaches
  • Differentiate where and how new therapies augment and improve the current standard of care in the acute and preventive treatment of migraine and other headache disorders
  • Engage in scholarly activity about migraine (e.g. teaching, research)


The AHS actively monitors the health and safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control as well as state and local health departments. We want attendees to enjoy a safe environment at all AHS meetings. While the AHS continues to recommend people are up to date on COVID-19 vaccination, attendees of AHS meetings are not required to be vaccinated or verify vaccination status. In addition, masks are optional for AHS meetings and prior antigen testing is not required. We will continue to follow best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and abide by any legal mandates and recommendations from government officials in the location of any AHS meeting. These protocols and information are subject to change.

Please note, even with safeguards and the AHS’s overarching commitment to attendee wellness, there remains a risk of contracting COVID-19.


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

2024 Application Timeline:

  • Monday, July 1: Applications open
  • Sunday, August 11: Applications due
  • On or about Monday, August 26: Final decisions to be distributed

The American Headache Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the 2024 Resident Education Program from our industry supporters:


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