Program Committee and Faculty
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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.


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

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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Please check back in early 2020 when registration and housing will be opened.

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To submit an abstract of original contributions on any topic related to headache, please click here.

The deadline for abstract submission for presentation at the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting is 11:59 pm HST on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

While submitting your abstract, you can also apply for the 2020 Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award and the Early Career Lecture Award. The deadline to submit is also Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm HST. For additional information on the Wolff Award please click here. For additional information about the Early Career Award, please click here.

Authors will receive acknowledgement of receipt of abstracts via email and notification regarding acceptance on or about March 30, 2020.  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
Post-Traumatic Headache, TBI, and Concussion
Psychological/Behavioral Issues and Treatment
Secondary Headache