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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 61 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.

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:

  • Identify the processes by which new therapies are discovered, developed, and approved for clinical use
  • Apply an understanding of nonheadache migraine symptoms to clinical practice
  • Recognize the role of sex hormones in migraine and other headache disorders
  • Identify psychiatric disorders that are comorbid with migraine and determine both pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical approaches to these disorders
  • Recognize advances in the basic and clinical science of headache disorders

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 orofacial pain

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 this live medical education activity, the 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, for a maximum of 20.75 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, Program Committee Members, Moderators, Faculty, Speakers, Reviewers, Teachers, Authors, 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, partner or immediate family. 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.

Prior to the program, attendees will be made aware of the presence or absence of relevant financial relationships for any contributors who may affect the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships for any contributor who affects content are listed on the AHS website, mobile app (where applicable), presented verbally and in slide form. 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

Click here to download a copy of the preliminary agenda.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020
6:30 am – 8:00  am Industry-supported Event
8:00 am – 10:00 am Pre-meeting Courses
8:00 am – 10:00 am Educating on Headache: Expand Your Reach to Health Care Providers and Academics

Moderator: Juliana Vanderpluym, MD, FAHS

8:00 am- 8:20 am The Adult Brain on Learning: Core Evidence Around How Adults Learn

Anna Pace, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

8:20 am – 8:45 am Making Your Research Shine: How to Effectively Write a Manuscript and Disseminate Scientific Knowledge

Serena Orr, MD, Alberta Children’s Hospital

8:45 am – 9:15 am Teaching Headache for the Clinician Educator

Matthew Robbins, MD, FAHS, Weill Cornell Medicine

9:15 am – 9:45 am How to Effectively Educate the Scientific Community

Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH, FAHS, John R. Graham Headache Center

9:45 am – 10:00 am Q & A Panel

Anna Pace, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jason Roberts, PhD, Headache Editorial Office

Serena Orr, MD, Alberta Children’s Hospital

Matthew Robbins, MD, FAHS, Weill Cornell Medicine

Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH, FAHS, John R. Graham Headache Center

8:00 am – 10:00 am Interpreting Current Evidence on Diet and Physical Activity in Migraine for Clinical Practice

Moderator: Deena Kuruvilla, MD, Yale School of Medicine

8:10 am – 8:35 am Physiological Mechanisms by Which Exercise Influences Migraine

Megan Irby, PhD, MS, MS, Wake Forest School of Medicine

8:35 am – 9:00 am Free-Living Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Migraine

Jelena Pavlovic, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

9:00 am – 9:25 am Dietary Considerations for Migraine

Margaret Slavin, PhD, RDN, George Mason University

9:25 am – 10:00 am Moderated Discussion and Questions

Deena Kuruvilla, MD, Yale School of Medicine

8:00 am – 11:00 am                         Hot Topics in Basic Science Symposium

Moderators: Rami Burstein, PhD, Harvard Medical School; Amynah Pradhan, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

8:00 am – 8:25 am Stress Induced Descending Facilitation from Amygdala Kappa Opioid Receptors

Maggie Waung, MD, PhD, University of California San Francisco

8:25 am – 8:50 am CSD

Guido Faas, PhD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

8:50 am – 9:15 am Presentation Title TBD

Paul Durham, PhD, Missouri State University

9:15 am – 9:30 am Refreshment Break
9:30 am – 9:55 am Imaging Migraine Progression

Todd J. Schwedt, MD, MSCI, FAHS, Mayo Clinic

9:55 am – 10:20 am Sexual Dymorphism in Post-traumatic Headache

Dan Levy, PhD, MSc, BIDMC

10:20 am – 10: 45 am Voltage Gated Calcium Channels in Migraine

Yu-Qing Cao, PhD, Washington University Pain Center

10:45 am – 11:00 am Q & A
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Data Blitz
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Panel Discussion
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Pre-meeting Courses
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Career Development Program

Moderator: Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, Mayo Clinic

10:30 am -10:50 am Self Development & Self Promotion

Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, Georgetown University Hospital

10:50am -11:00 am Q & A
11:00 am -11:20 am Media Training & Tips

Cynthia E. Armand, MD, Montefiore Headache Center

11:20 am -11:30 am Q & A
11:30 am-11:50 am Presentation Skills 101: Insider Secrets for Giving a Better Talk

Scott C. Litin MD, FAHS, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

11:50 am -12:00 pm Q & A
12:00 pm -12:30 pm Panel Discussion

Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS, Georgetown University Hospital

Cynthia E. Armand, MD, Montefiore Headache Center

Scott C. Litin MD, FAHS, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

10:30 am – 12:30 pm The Migraine-Stroke Association- Underrecognized or Overrated?
10:30 am – 10:50am Stroke Risk in Patients with Migraine: From Epidemiology to Individual

Rebecca Burch, MD, FAHS

10: 50 am – 11:20 am The Vascular Effects of Acute and Preventive Migraine Treatments

Huma Sheikh, MD

11:20 am – 11:45 am Treatment of Migraine in Patients with Vascular Disease

Gretchen Tietjen, MD

11:45 am – 12:10 pm Migraine, Women, and Vascular Disease

Andrea Harriott, MD, PhD

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm Q & A
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Industry-supported Event
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Welcome / Opening Remarks / AMF Update

Moderators: TBD

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Opening Session

Moderator: Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS, University of California, San Francisco

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Panel of “Triptan Founders”

Richard Hargreaves, PhD, Bristol Myers Squibb Additional Presenters TBD

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Opening Plenary – The Development of Migraine Therapies, Past, Present, and Future

Moderator: TBD

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm Past

Kirk Johnson, PhD, Eli Lilly and Company

4:20 pm- 4:40 pm Present

Cen Xu, PhD, Amgen Inc.

4:40 pm – 5:00 pm FDA Approval and Monitoring of Headache Therapies

Heather Fitter, MD

5:00 pm –5:30 pm Special Interest Section Fair
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm AHS Membership Meeting
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Exhibit and Poster Reception
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Industry-supported Event
FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020
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

Presenter TBD

9:15 am – 9:30 am 5th Annual Migraine Moment Short Film Contest Winner Viewing
9:30 am – 10:00 am Early Career Award Lecture
10:00 am – 10:45 am Exhibits and Posters with Refreshments
10:45 am – 11:30 am Future of Headache Medicine

Moderator: TBD

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Scientific Paper Presentations – Session 1

Moderator:  TBD

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Scholarship Award Presentation
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Exhibits and Poster Session/Lunch
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Harold G. Wolff Award Lecture
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PLENARY II – Migraine Associated Symptoms: Beyond the Pain; Most Bothersome Symptoms

Moderator: TBD

3:00 pm – 3:40 pm The Epidemiology of Most Bothersome Symptoms, and the Development of MBS as a Clinical Trial Endpoint

Richard Lipton, MD, FAHS, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

3:40 pm – 4:20 pm Basic and Clinical Science of Photophobia and Nausea

Rami Burstein, PhD, Harvard Medical School

4:20 pm -5:00 pm Basic and Clinical Science of Cognitive Dysfunction and Fatigue

Patricia Pozo-Rosich, MD, PhD, Vall d’Hebron Hospital

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Building a Case for Physician Advocacy: STIGMA

Moderator: TBD

5:00 pm – 5:10 pm Physician Advocacy: Why, What, Where, and When

Presenter TBD

5:10 pm – 5:20 pm STIGMA from the Patient Perspective and its Impact on Patient Care

Presenter TBD

5:20 pm – 5:30 pm STIGMA from the Physician Perspective and its Impact on the Field of Headache Medicine

Presenter TBD

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm Q & A
5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Industry-supported Event
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019
6:30 am – 8:00 am Industry-supported Event
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

Moderator: TBD

10:00 am – 10:30 am Exhibits and Posters with Refreshments
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Scientific Paper Presentations – Session 2

Moderator: TBD

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Discussion: Sex Hormones and Headache – What’s New?

Moderator: TBD

Jelena Pavlovic, MD, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Exhibits and Poster Session
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Scientific Paper Presentations – Session 3

Moderator: TBD

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, JUNE 7, 2020
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am PLENARY III – Migraine and Mood Disorders

Moderator: TBD

8:00 am – 8:40 am Defining the Problem – Epidemiology, Awareness

Dawn Buse, PhD, FAHS, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

8:40 am – 9:20 am Pain Susceptibility and Perceived Control

Tim Salomons, MSc, PhD, Queen’s University Canada

9:20 am – 10:00 am Management of Mood Disorders in Migraine – Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Approaches

Elizabeth K. Seng, PhD, FAHS, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 

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AHS 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Fees and Information

To register online, please click here.

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 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting.


Categories and Fees On or Before April 13, 2020 April 14, 2020 – May 18, 2020 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 $1,000.00
Associate Member (RN, NP, PA)
$250.00 $300.00 $550.00
Non-Member Associate (RN, NP, PA) $300.00 $350.00 $600.00
AHS Trainee Member $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 $1,000.00

Pre-Meeting Course Registration Fees

On or Before April 13, 2020 April 14, 2020 – May 18, 2020 On-Site
AHS Member No Charge No Charge $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
62nd 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 May 29, 2020. All fees paid will be refunded minus a $100.00 processing fee. There will be no refunds after the May 29, 2020 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
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
T: (619) 234-1500
Hotel Reservations: 800-228-9290

Online reservations can be secured by clicking HERE.

The Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina has been selected as the host hotel for the American Headache Society’s 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting. The waterfront hotel overlooks our private marina and is near numerous attractions, including Seaport Village, San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter, Petco Park and Balboa Park.

The negotiated conference room rates are as follows:

Single/Double Occupancy Rate: $299.00
Additional person: $30.00

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes: occupancy tax (cyrrebtkt 10.5%), San Diego Tourism Marketing District ssessment (currently 2%), and CA Tourism Fee ($0.77) in effect at the time of check out.

Room reservations will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis until 5:00 pm local hotel time on Monday, May 11, 2020 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. Hotels will not hold any reservation unless secured by one of the above methods.

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.

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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 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, being held June 4-7, 2020 in San Diego, CA. 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 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting. All other recipients will be required to submit a poster for display.

Click here to apply by Monday, March 16, 2020

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Abstracts

The abstract submission deadline has passed.

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®.

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Ancillary Meeting Requests

To access the 2020 Ancillary Meeting Request Form, please click here.

All requests for ancillary meetings must be submitted no later than Friday, March 20, 2020. All requests will be given a final disposition no later than Monday, April 20, 2020. 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 – $875.00/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, June 1, 2020 – All day
  • Tuesday, June 2, 20120 – All day
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – After 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 4, 20120 – After 9:00 pm
  • Friday, June 5, 2020 – After 7:15 pm
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 – After 6:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 7, 2020 – After 10:00 am

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be received in writing by AHS no later than Monday, May 18, 2020 and 50% of fees will be refunded. NO Refunds will be provided after Monday, May 18, 2020.

Please return completed forms/cancellation requests 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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Exhibit and Sponsorship Prospectus and Information

Please check back for additional information.

Industry-supported Events

NOTE: A signature is required on all forms below and must be sent in with the application.

2020 Industry-supported Event Request Form
2020 CME Event Objectives and Guidelines
2020 Non-CME Event Policy and Guidelines

Please be sure to complete all sections. Incomplete forms will NOT be processed. All requests for Industry-Supported Events must be submitted no later than Friday, March 20, 2020.

 

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