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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Annual Scientific Meeting is designed for physicians, psychologists, scientists, researchers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals involved in the care of patients with head, neck, and orofacial pain.

AHS has dedicated over 60 years to leading and serving the headache community.

THE AMERICAN HEADACHE SOCIETY’S® ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING continues to be the premiere venue for the dissemination of the latest and most up-to-date research and scientific advances underlying the practice of Headache Medicine.

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SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

The American Headache Society® wishes to take steps to ensure that no individual with disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any assistance in registering for this symposium, please contact AHS Meeting Manager, Heidi Jetter at 856-423-0043, write to her at AHS, 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ, 08061, or email AHSHQ@talley.com.

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Chair
Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Members
Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC

Rami Burstein, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Amynah Pradhan, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Ana Recober, MD, FAHS
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Ann I. Scher, PhD, FAHS
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD

Todd J. Schwedt, MD, MSCI, FAHS
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Elizabeth Seng, PhD
Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Christina L. Szperka, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Lebanon, NH

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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

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

  • Explain the current understanding of basic mechanisms of headache disorders
  • Identify alterations in homeostasis of the brain and body that are associated with migraine
  • Recognize emerging therapeutic strategies for the treatment of headache disorders.
  • Apply knowledge based on basic and clinical science of headache disorders to effective management of patients

EDUCATION 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

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

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

The American Headache Society® designates AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ for the medical education activity, the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, for a maximum of 23.25 credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019
6:30 am – 8:00 am Industry-Supported Events
8:00 am – 12:30 pm Pre-meeting Courses

 

8:00 am – 12:30 pm                         Hot Topics in Basic Science Symposium
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Industry-supported Events
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Welcome / Opening Remarks / AMF Update
2:45 pm – 4:30 pm Opening Plenary Session
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm AHS Membership Meeting
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Exhibit and Poster Reception

 

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Industry-supported Events
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Committee and Section Meetings
FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019
6:30 am – 8:00 am Committee and Section Meetings
6:30 am – 8:00 am Exhibits and Posters with Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:45 am Seymour Solomon Award Lecture
8:45 am – 9:00 am Lifetime Achievement Award
9:00 am – 9:15 am NIH Roadmap for Migraine Research Update
9:15 am – 9:30 am Video Contest Winner Viewing
9:30 am – 10:00 am Early Career Award Lecture
10:00 am – 10:45 am Committee and Section Meetings
10:00 am – 10:45 am Exhibits and Posters with Refreshments
10:45 am – 11:30 am Future of Headache Medicine
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Scientific Paper Presentations – Session 1
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Scholarship Award Presentation
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Exhibits and Poster Session/Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Electronic Poster Presentation
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Harold G. Wolff Award Lecture
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PLENARY – Homeostasis/Hypothalamus
5:00 pm – 6:30pm Industry-supported Events
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019
7:00 am – 8:00 am Industry-supported Events
6:30 am – 8:00 am Exhibits and Posters with Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am        Industry-submitted Abstracts*

*Session not eligible for CME

10:00 am – 10:30 am Exhibits and Posters with Refreshments
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Scientific Paper Session 2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Debate/Discussion        

What does the efficacy of CGRP therapies tell us about migraine pathophysiology?

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Exhibits and Poster Session
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Electronic Poster Presentations
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Scientific Paper Presentations – Session 3
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Committee and Section Meetings
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Exhibits and Posters with Refreshments
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm John R. Graham Award Lecture
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am PLENARY
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AHS 61st Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Fees and Information

Online registration is now open. Click here to register.

Click here to access the registration brochure including the preliminary program agenda and paper registration form.

The following are the AHS Member and Non-member registration categories and associated fees for the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting.


Categories and Fees On or before May 19, 2019 May 19, 2019 – June 30, 2019 On-site
AHS Member (MD, DO, PhD, DDS, PharmD) $525.00 $575.00 $825.00
Non-member (MD, DO, PhD, DDS, PharmD) $675.00 $750.00 $1000.00
Associate Member (RN, NP, PA)
$250.00 $300.00 $550.00
Non-Member Associate (RN, NP, PA) $300.00 $350.00 $600.00
AHS Member Trainees $150.00 $150.00 $450.00
Non-member Trainees $200.00 $200.00 $450.00
Active Military Personnel $150.00 $150.00 $450.00
Industry Representative $675.00 $750.00 $1000.00

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 $300.00 $350.00 $600.00

 


Registration Information
Registration fees include admission to all Scientific sessions, Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfasts, Refreshment Breaks and Receptions.


 Acceptable Forms of Payment

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

American Headache Society
61st Annual Scientific Meeting
19 Mantua Road
Mount Royal, NJ 08061

Credit cards may be used for all registrations. AHS accepts 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 through online registration. Industry representatives are not eligible for the group discount. 

Letters of Invitation
If requested, the AHS will send a personal invitation for participation at the Annual Meeting. It should be understood that such an invitation is only to assist participants of the Annual Meeting 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
If you must cancel your registration, all requests must be received in writing and postmarked no later than July 1, 2019. All fees paid will be refunded minus a $100.00 processing fee. There will be no refunds after the July 1, 2019 deadline. Cancellation requests can be mailed to AHS Registration, 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ 08061, emailed to ahshq@talley.com or faxed to 856-423-0082 Attention: AHS Registration Department.

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Hotel Accommodations

Conference Headquarters Hotel
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
T: (215) 625-2900
Hotel Reservations: 888-236-2427

Online reservations can be secured by clicking HERE.

Please note reservations within the AHS block of rooms are for registered attendees ONLY. Reservations made by non-registrants will not receive the discounted rate.

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel has been selected as the host hotel for the American Headache Society 61st Annual Scientific Meeting. Located on Market St. in the heart of Historic Center City Philadelphia, you can enjoy a workout in the fitness center, followed by a swim in the heated indoor pool. Circ and 13 Restaurant offer contemporary American dining, and the on-site Starbucks is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee before or after a busy day in downtown Philadelphia.

The hotel is connected via skywalk to Jefferson Train Station on the SEPTA Airport Line connecting to the Philadelphia International Airport. It is also connected by a skywalk to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The negotiated conference room rates are as follows:

Single/Double Occupancy Rate: $269.00
Additional person: $20.00

The above rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently; City Levy of .0075% and Sate and Local Occupancy Taxes of 15.5%

Room reservations will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis until 5:00 pm local hotel time on Thursday, June 16, 2019 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date noted above will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rate. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservation unless secured by one of the above methods.

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“Frontiers in Headache Research” Scholarship Award

The American Headache Society will award up to 10 recipients of the “Frontiers in Headache Research” Scholarship Award during the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia from July 11 to July 14, 2019. Winners will receive complimentary meeting registration and are eligible to receive a stipend of 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.

Winners will be selected based on the quality of his or her research proposal or study and the potential for the proposal, study or thesis to contribute to the advancement of the field of headache medicine. Applicants must be a Headache Medicine Fellow, Resident and or post-doctoral fellow who is in preparatory, active or completion phase of a basic or clinical research project that is related to headache or cranial nociception. Applicants must not have won an AHS scholarship within the past two years. Past winners within two years are not eligible to apply.

The top three selected will be required to present their proposal or results to attendees at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 1:00 to 1:15 p.m. All other recipients will be required to submit a poster for display at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Applicants must submit the electronic application and all supporting materials no later than Monday, March 18, 2019.

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Runnin’ for Research Advocacy Award

The American Headache Society will award up to two Runnin’ for Research Advocacy Awards for the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, July 11-14, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, or 2019 Scottsdale Headache Symposium, November 21-24, 2019 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Phoenix, AZ.

Winners will receive complimentary registration for the meeting of their choice and are eligible to receive a stipend up to $2,000 for reimbursement of expenses for hotel, travel, and meals not provided during the meeting. 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.

Criteria for selection:

  • Any neurology resident may apply with preference given to applicants from cities involved in Runnin’ for Research events.

Applicant must:

  • Not have won an AHS scholarship within the past 2 years. Past winners within 2 years are not eligible to apply.
  • Reside in the United States or Canada.

Applicants must submit the electronic application and all supporting materials as detailed below no later than Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

  •  Online application form, including:
    • Summary (100 words or less) on why applicant is interested in attending an AHS meeting
    • CV
    • Letter of recommendation by a training director, department chair, or AHS Member

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The deadline for abstract submission for presentation at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting has passed. 

Authors will receive acknowledgement of receipt of abstracts via email and notification regarding acceptance on or about March 31, 2019.  Accepted abstracts will be published in the journal Headache.

Each abstract must include objectives, methods, results and conclusions and is limited to 3300 characters (characters include letters, symbols, punctuation and spaces). Mandatory fields are identified with an (*) in the submission site.  If the data submitted has been presented in total or in large part in the past, please note the date and place of the previous presentation(s).

Abstract categories are as follows:

Basic Science

Chronic Migraine

Clinical Studies

Cluster Headache and Other Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias

Epidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics, and Outcomes Research of Headache

Genetics and Biomarkers of Headache Disorders

Headache Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Headache Medicine Education

Industry-initiated Clinical Trials

Industry-initiated Research (no clinical trials)

Other Headache Disorders

Pathophysiology and Imaging of Headache Disorders

Pharmacology

Post-Traumatic Headache, TBI, and Concussion

Psychological/Behavioral Issues and Treatment

Secondary Headache

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Ancillary Meeting Requests

Download the Ancillary Meeting Request form here.

All requests for ancillary meetings must be submitted no later than Friday, March 15, 2019. All requests will be given a final disposition no later than Monday, April 15, 2019. Upon approval from AHS, you will be provided with a contact name at the venue to assist in setting up your event.

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 and Audio Visual
  • 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:

  • Monday, July 8, 2019 – All day
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – All day
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – After 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 – After 8:00 pm
  • Friday, July 12, 2019 – After 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 – After 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 2019 – After 10:00 am

Please return completed forms to:

American Headache Society
19 Mantua Road
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
T: 856-423-0043
F: 856-423-0082
E: ahshq@talley.com

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CME Event

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

2019 CME Event Objectives and Guidelines

Non-CME Event

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

2019 Non-CME Event Policy and Guidelines

Industry-supported Event

Please click the link below to download the Industry-supported Event Request Form. NOTE: A signature is required on this form and must be sent in with the application.

2019 Industry-supported Event Request Form

Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospectus and Information

View the NEW Exhibitor / Sponsorship Portal, where you can rent your booth, select sponsorship opportunities, upload your logo and much more.

Click here to create your account

Once your account has been created, you will have access to up-to-date exhibit hall information including hall hours and ordering/shipping details. You will also be able to submit payments and manage your account settings.

The exhibit and sponsorship prospectus is available in the Portal’s resource area should you need to review it, or click here to download.

Exhibit Guidelines

Island Booth Restrictions: The maximum allowable height is 20ft (6.10m), including signage.

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