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66th Annual Scientific Meeting


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.

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


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.


In-person and virtual (live-stream) meeting attendees who joined us in San Diego have complimentary access to the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting On Demand program, including recordings from the live meeting and the attendee evaluation to claim CME. Registration is open through December 20, 2024 to those who weren’t able to join us. Access the On Demand Program here.


Stock up on limited edition AHS-branded products before time runs out! Order your gear on our virtual store, Shop AHS, here.

AHS-branded products are now available for purchase year-round and 15% of the proceeds will be dedicated to supporting AHS research, advocacy, and education initiatives. Shop AHS and you will be actively contributing to the advancement of our mission to improve the lives of individuals living with migraine and other headache disorders.

Special Note for People with Disabilities

The American Headache Society wishes to take steps to ensure that no individual with a 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 meeting, please contact AHS Headquarters at 856-423-0043 or email AHSHQ@talley.com.



Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD, FAHS
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas

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

Committee Members

Chia-Chun Chiang, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Catherine D. Chong, PhD, FAHS
Mayo Clinic – Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ
A. Laine Green, MD, MSc
Mayo Clinic – Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ
Andrea Harriott, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Paul Mathew, MD
Harvard Medical School/Mass General Brigham Health
Boston, MA
Amynah Pradhan, PhD
Washington University St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Andrew F. Russo, PhD
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Elizabeth Seng, PhD, FAHS
Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
Jason Sico, MD
Yale School of Medicine/Veterans Health Administration
New Haven, CT
Juliana VanderPluym, MD, FAHS
Mayo Clinic – Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

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At the conclusion of the American Headache Society’s 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, participants will report their intention to:

  • Appraise the current state of headache research and explore future directions for the field
  • Examine how environmental and toxic conditions affect headache
  • Evaluate the current and future applications of AI in headache medicine
  • Differentiate if the site of action of Migraine Therapies is central or peripheral


The American Headache Society® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Headache Society® designates this Other activity (live and recorded sessions) for a maximum of 31.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The AAFP has reviewed 66th Annual Scientific Meeting and deemed it acceptable for up to 31.5 Live AAFP Elective credits. Term of Approval is from 06/13/2024 to 06/16/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



This activity awards up to 31.5 Category 1 CME credits as Self-Assessment CME credits. The approval period is for June 13 – 16, 2024. SA activity available until 12/20/2024.


This content has been reviewed for pharmacology hours and the calculated value is: 3.5 hours of pharmacology content.


  1. Login/create a new visitor account via Education on Demand. Please be sure to use the same email you used during registration for the Annual Meeting.
  2. Complete the post-activity evaluation. We suggest you wait to complete the evaluation/claim credit until you’ve watched all recorded sessions for which credit* is sought. The recorded sessions will be available until Friday, December 20, 2024 and the evaluation will be available until Tuesday, December 31, 2024.
  3. Enter the number of CME credits being claimed per credit type (be sure to select AMA credit [MD/DOs] or Participation credit [all others] to access a certificate.)
  4. Download your certificate.

*Please note: The maximum number of credits is calculated based on attending all live and watching all recorded concurrent sessions.


The planners and faculty for this activity did not have any relationships to disclose unless listed here. All relevant relationships were mitigated prior to the start of the activity according to ACCME Standards.


The American Headache Society® received support for this activity from the following organizations:

Eli Lilly and Company
Lundbeck LLC
Pfizer Inc.

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Agenda is Subject to Change

Click here to download a PDF version of the Agenda.

* denotes session not eligible for CME

* denotes session not eligible for CME

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Early Bird Rate

Before March 8

Advance Rate

March 8 – April 30

*Extended thru April 30
at 11:59 PM PT!*

Standard/Onsite Rate

After April 30

AHS Member/Non-Member $550/$700 $600/$750 $825/$1,000
AHS Trainee Member/Non-Member $150/$200 $150/$200 $450/$450
Active Military Personnel $475 $500 $525
AHS Industry Representative  Member/Non-Member $725/$725 $800/$800 $1,050/$1,050

Pre-Meeting Course Registration Fees*

Early Bird Rate

Before March 8

Advance Rate

March 9 – April 23

Standard/Onsite Rate

After April 23

AHS Member Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
Non-member $300 $350 $500

*Prices are the same for the in-person and virtual experiences


In-person registration includes admittance to all educational sessions (except where noted), the exhibit hall, continental breakfast and refreshment breaks each day, and several evening receptions during the event. In-person registration also includes full access to the virtual experience, which will be available to registrants until November 2024.

Virtual registration only includes full virtual experience access and will be available to registrants until November 2024.


If this is your first time at the Annual Scientific Meeting, sign up for the Plenary Pals program during registration and be paired with an experienced attendee who can help guide you through the agenda and meet with you onsite to ensure your experience is fantastic!

Review Plenary Pals FAQ here.


Credit cards are the preferred method of payment. 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.”

Checks are acceptable when registration is submitted by mail or completed onsite at the 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. Mail to:

American Headache Society
66th Annual Scientific Meeting
19 Mantua Road
Mount Royal, NJ 08061

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.


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 per attendee (after the first attendee pays full price) will be applied. Please contact ahshq@talley.com for help with group discounts.


If requested, the AHS will send a personal invitation for participation at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting. This invitation is only meant to assist participants in raising travel funds and obtaining a VISA. This is not a commitment on the part of the AHS to provide any financial support.


Requests must be submitted via email no later than Friday, May 31, 2024. Once the cancellation is processed, all fees (less a $100.00 processing fee) will be refunded. If paid by credit card, please allow up to five business days for the credit to show in your bank account. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER THE MAY 31 DEADLINE.

Attendees wishing to move from the In-person to Virtual Experience due to health, inability, or discomfort with traveling may change their registration at any point with no penalty.

Substitutions will be accepted until June 10, 2024. For cancellations, substitutions, or experience changes, please contact us at ahshq@talley.com.

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Conference Hotel
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Let your mind travel at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina; inspiration will follow. Whether in San Diego, CA, for business or leisure, you will be charmed by our upscale hotel lodging and tranquil bayfront setting. Our hotel overlooks our private marina on West Harbor Drive near the San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park. Every hotel room and suite has impressive city views or San Diego waterfront views. Enjoy relaxed reading chairs, flat-screen TVs, desks and Wi-Fi; many rooms have private balconies. Indulge in the exclusive setting of the M Club, offering continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres. Pamper yourself at our hotel’s day spa, work out in our 24-hour gym or take a dip in our outdoor pools. Indulge with creative American, Mexican and Asian-fusion fare at our award-winning restaurants.

The group room rate for Annual Scientific Meeting participants is $325.00 for a single or double room, plus taxes. Reservations and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until Wednesday, May 22, 2024, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. After that date, reservation requests will be based on the hotel’s prevailing rate. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.

A booking link will be included in your registration confirmation email. Only registered attendees can book hotel rooms as part of the AHS block.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Sub Blocks: If you want to secure a block of rooms (8 or more per night) for your team, please contact us at darryl@americanheadachesociety.org to learn more.

Getting to San Diego

San Diego is served by San Diego International Airport (SAN). The airport is a short (10-15 minute) drive from downtown and the Marriott. Most major ride-share companies and local taxis service the airport. For more information on ground transportation, please click here.

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For the expected 1,200+ attendees gathered in San Diego from June 13-16, 2024, the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting will provide an exciting and diverse venue, with its seemingly endless choices and learning formats of top-tier education in a variety of topics surrounding the latest research in Headache Medicine.

But the best part for our attendees is the opportunity to connect with their colleagues and friends from all across the world and all 50 US states. Specifically, the AHS Annual Scientific Meeting continues to be the premiere venue for disseminating the latest and most up-to-date research and scientific advances underlying the practice of Headache Medicine.

As a sponsor or exhibitor, you will have ample opportunity to showcase your company as a leader in the field and educate attendees about your cutting-edge research and products to further headache medicine and bring hope to patients and caregivers in the space.

We look forward to having you join us at and support the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in sunny San Diego in 2024!


  • Father’s Day Brunch: Help all the dads celebrate their special day by sponsoring a pancake station at Sunday’s breakfast.
  • Women in Headache Medicine Breakfast: Help sponsor the breakfast to kick off Thursday morning at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Case Study Theater: These new “theaters” in the exhibit hall will allow practitioners to share their cases with an audience and discuss treatment options and diagnoses.
  • Project Your Logo: Let the floor or walls become your canvas as your organization’s logo shines bright for all attendees to see.
  • In-Booth Scientific Poster Displays:  Keep the traffic in your booth as you show off your organization’s scientific contributions on a 42” touch-screen display. Don’t have posters? Use it to show off your website or any web-based marketing materials.
  • Health and Wellness Activities: New this year we have a morning spin (bike) class, in-room yoga videos, and even branded sunglasses as opportunities for your brand to shine!


Satellite Symposia: Share research and product news with a Satellite Symposium. We have openings from Thursday to Saturday. These events occur without conflicting with other CME sessions or AHS social events and will be advertised in the Final Program.

You can offer a presentation with or without CME (you will be responsible for securing your own CME provider) and choose to serve food in your private room with space for over 100 attendees. You must have an FDA-approved product/service.

Social Events: Host a reception or a meal for your clients and team. AHS will ensure you get a great space in the hotel to entertain your guests.

Ancillary Meetings: Host a small meeting (less than 30 people) with your team, board members, or clients. AHS will ensure you have a private space to complete your work.

Hospitality Suites: Use this private room near the meeting space to hold meetings or small gatherings whenever you want. These rooms are available to you 24 hours a day from Thursday to Sunday.


Set-Up Hours

Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 13, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Show Floor Hours

Thursday, June 13 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Exhibit/Welcome Reception/Poster Session 1)

Friday, June 14 | 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM / 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM / 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM / 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM (Happy Hour/Poster Session 2 )

Saturday, June 15 | 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM / 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM / 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Strike Hours

Saturday, June 15, 1:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Above hours are subject to change


The Pacific Ballroom ceilings are only 15 ft at their highest point.  This means we will not be able to have any rigged/hung signs in the exhibit hall. Max booth height will be 14 ft. Please plan accordingly.

AHS must approve all final program ads, mailings and emails. Full-page ads exclude front and back inside covers. Those spaces are available for an extra fee.


The American Headache Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting from our industry supporters:


We’re a company that takes on the toughest health challenges. But we do more than treat diseases—we aim to make a remarkable impact on people’s lives. We are AbbVie, a highly focused research-driven biopharmaceutical company.

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We’ve been pioneering life-changing discoveries for nearly 150 years, and today our medicines help more than 47 million people across the globe. Harnessing the power of biotechnology, chemistry and genetic medicine, our scientists are urgently advancing new discoveries to solve some of the world’s most significant health challenges, redefining diabetes care, treating obesity and curtailing its most devastating long-term effects, advancing the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, providing solutions to some of the most debilitating immune system disorders, and transforming the most difficult-to-treat cancers into manageable diseases. With each step toward a healthier world, we’re motivated by one thing: making life better for millions more people. That includes delivering innovative clinical trials that reflect the diversity of our world and working to ensure our medicines are accessible and affordable. To learn more, visit lilly.com and lilly.com/newsroom or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Lundbeck, a global pharmaceutical company based in Denmark and founded in 1915, is tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Lundbeck has a long heritage of innovation in neuroscience and is focused on delivering transformative treatments that address unmet needs in brain health.

Breakthroughs That Change Patients’ Lives. At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products, including innovative medicines and vaccines. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 170 years, we have worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at www.Pfizer.com. In addition, to learn more, please visit us on www.Pfizer.com and follow us on Twitter at @Pfizer and @Pfizer News, LinkedIn, YouTube and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Pfizer.


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.


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The American Headache Society gratefully acknowledges the educational grant support of the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting from our industry supporters:

Eli Lilly and Company
Lundbeck LLC
Pfizer Inc.


Please contact AHS Headquarters if you have questions about sponsoring or exhibiting. Sponsor and Exhibit contact: Erin O’Leary at eoleary@talley.com.

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The late-breaking abstract submission window has closed. Notifications of acceptance will be distributed on or about Friday, May 3, 2024.


The abstract submission window has closed. Notifications of acceptance will be distributed on or about Friday, March 29, 2024.


Do I need to indicate that my abstract has been submitted to other meetings/journals (“Encores”)?
Yes. You can submit an abstract that has previously been presented/submitted within the last year as long as it is the same data and information. We ask that any “Encore” presentations/submissions are identified when/where they were previously submitted. 

Are there word counts or formatting requirements?
No. Your abstract is not limited to a word count. We ask each abstract have a One Sentence Summary, Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion sections. You can include/upload up to two (2) images and diagrams to support your work.

What if my abstract doesn’t have data or is a planned study?
We do not accept abstracts with no data. We do encourage submissions of data outside of traditional quantitative analysis, including Qualitative data, Methodological analysis, and Systematic reviews. We do not accept protocol registrations or planned studies for which no data are currently available.

Do I need to complete a financial disclosure?
Not yet. Only authors of (non-industry) abstracts chosen for oral presentations must complete a financial disclosure. All submitters will be asked to indicate if they have patient consent when including case-based data.

Do you have an anticipated time for when abstract decisions will be sent out?
Notifications for abstracts will go out on or about March 29, 2024.

Can I get an extension on the abstract submission deadline?
Due to the review process and timeline, extensions are not permitted. 

Is there an abstract submission fee?
No, there is no submission fee. 

Do you accept industry abstracts?
Yes. Industry abstracts need to be identified and are not eligible for CME credits. Abstracts submitted by industry will be considered in separate categories from other abstracts. Industry abstracts fall into two categories:
1) Industry-initiated Clinical Trials
2) Industry-initiated Research Involving Drugs, Devices, or other Products with a Commercial Interest. This category will not include investigator-initiated studies that may have industry support. 

Will abstracts be published? If yes, when and where?
Accepted abstracts will be published in the journal, Headache®. They are typically in the June edition or sent as a supplement to the June edition. 

Is there a limit on how many abstracts an author can submit or present?
No, there is no limit. However AHS does ask that you comply with our Smallest Publishable Unit Policy: The AHS Scientific Meeting guidelines specifically address the parsing of results of a single research study into multiple abstract submissions.

Examples of this approach include: (a) submission of two different abstracts from a single study ‐ one reporting safety data and the other efficacy data ‐ rather than submitting one abstract; and (b) submission of one abstract on efficacy in the entire study cohort, and another abstract on subgroup analyses.

Sometimes identified as the “smallest‐publishable unit” strategy, this strategy runs counter to the high standards of scientific presentation at the AHS Annual meeting. Unless a compelling rationale is provided and each abstract clearly cross‐references other abstract(s) generated from the same study, the AHS reserves the right to exclude or merge your submissions.

What is the embargo policy?
All content and data is embargoed until June 12, 2024 @11:59 pm PT. 

When and where can I view abstracts?
Abstracts will be available in the mobile app and the journal,  Headache®. 

Are there text abstracts available?
Yes, in the journal, Headache®. 

When will AHS abstracts be publicly available?
They are available starting June 13, 2024 @ 12am PT. They will be published in the journal, Headache®, as well as through the meeting’s mobile app. 

How do I register for the meeting?
All accepted abstract lead/presenting authors will receive a special set of instructions with their acceptance notice including information on how to register for the meeting. 

Are lead/presenting authors required to register for the meeting?
If you plan to present at the meeting (either in-person or virtually), you must register for the meeting. 

What if the lead/presenting author cannot attend the meeting?
If this arises, AHS will allow one of the other authors to register and present on their behalf. 

Do poster presenters need to register for the meeting?
Yes, poster presenters must register. 

AHS Policy on Industry-Submitted Abstracts 

Still have questions? Contact us at ahshq@talley.com.

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Congratulations to those abstracts accepted as posters! We know this is an exciting time and that you may have questions.  Please read the FAQ’s below: 

Where Can I Access My Poster Number?

Look for the email sent to you when you accepted your poster.  If you still can’t find it, please email ahshq@talley.com.

When Can I Hang My Poster/When Does it Have to Come Down? 

ODD Numbered Posters (i.e., P-01, P-23, P-107) should be hung on the assigned board between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 13 and removed by 1:30 pm on Friday, June 14. Posters left after 3:00 pm may be discarded.

Even Numbered Posters (i.e., P-02, P-26, P-108) should be hung on the assigned board between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Friday, June 14 and removed by 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 15. Posters left after 2:00 pm may be discarded.

When Should I be at my Poster for the Q&A Session? 

Poster presenters with an ODD poster number should be available at their poster between 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 13 (during the Opening Reception). Poster presenters with an EVEN poster number should be available between 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm on Friday, June 14 (during the Happy Hour).

Please note these times are scheduled during the receptions for maximum attendee participation. You are not required to stand with your poster, but it is a great opportunity to interact with attendees and answer their questions.

How Do I Accept My Invitation to Present a Poster? 

Yes, please follow the steps in the email you (the submitter) received. This way we know how many poster boards to have in the room. If you are unsure if your poster has been accepted, please email: ahshq@talley.com

Are Presenting Authors Required to Register for the Meeting? 

Somone (author or other representative) must register if you plan to present/defend your poster at the meeting. All abstract submitters will receive instructions with acceptance notices and information on meeting registration.

What if I Can’t Be There in Person? 

We understand that not everybody can join us in San Diego. So, if you choose the Virtual Attendance Experience, you can still have one of your colleagues hang your physical poster. However, you will not be able to answer live questions from the attendees. 

Is There a Discount for Poster Authors? 

Presenting authors can take advantage of an extended early bird rate until April 14. When entering the Poster Collection Portal, look for the “Registration” task. 

How Do I Book My Hotel Room? 

After you register, you will receive a link to book a hotel room in your registration confirmation email. The hotel cut-off is May 22 at 5 pm PT or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. 

How Can I Print and Ship My Poster? 

AHS is offering a special poster printing opportunity via PosterNerd.com. This includes discounted printing prices and free poster shipping to the meeting venue or your office.  Although this is not mandatory, we suggest you take advantage of this service.  

The benefits of using the poster printing program include the following: 

  • The poster can ship to the meeting. Pick it up onsite and avoid the inconvenience of carrying it to the meeting. 
  • Free templates are available for download to make the poster creation process easy. 
  • Customer support is available to assist with questions. 

Please note if you select to print your poster via PosterNerd, you will still need to be present to mount your poster. To take advantage of our special package, click here: https://www.posternerd.com/?pc=AHS24 

If you want to print the poster with another company, please use these guidelines: 

  • Recommended poster size: 72″W x 36″H 
  • MAX poster size: 91″W x 45″H 
  • Poster board space: 96″W x 48″H (8′ x 4′)
  • Media Type: No restrictions (presenters can choose matte, glossy, or fabric)

To ship your poster directly, please address it like this:

Guest Name (Cell Number)
c/o FedEx Office at San Diego Marriott Marquis
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(American Headache Society)

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Please join us during the following Awards Sessions to recognize this esteemed group of award winners:

Awards Session 1
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Grand Ballroom 5-9
3:50 – 4:00 PM Frontiers in Headache Research Scholarship Award Recognition and Plaque Presentations

*Sponsored by Lundbeck LLC

Platform Presenters:

Nan Cheng, MD
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

Beyond “Other”: Exploring Representation of Minoritized Individuals in Headache Research

Presented during Scientific Abstracts 3A on Saturday, June 15th at 3:40 PM.


Paul Gong, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Multiple Vitamin Deficiencies are Associated with Worse Headache Outcomes

Presented during Scientific Abstracts 3A on Saturday, June 15th at 4:10 PM.


Edina Szabo, PhD
Instructor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
Boston, MA

Anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies change cortical thickness and resting-state functional connectivity in patients with migraine

Presented during Scientific Abstracts 2A on Saturday, June 15th at 11:55 AM.


Poster Presenters:

Caroline V. Brooks, MA
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Invisible Illness and the Self: Exploring the Interplay of Migraine, Social Networks, and Identity


Padmini Channamsetty, DO
Hartford Healthcare Headache Center
West Hartford, CT

Management Pattern and Outcomes in Headache Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms


Molly Fensterwald, MD
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Characterizing the Clinical Spectrum of Indomethacin-Sensitive Headaches


Felicitas A. Huber, PhD
The Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine,
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Examining the Impact of Migraine Stigma on Migraine Disease


Fahimeh Martami, PhD
American University
Washington, DC

Diet Based Treatment for Migraine Relief


Aishwarya V. Pareek, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

A retrospective analysis of the use of memantine for migraine prevention in adolescents


Lauren H. Shin, MD
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA

Real-World Use of Gepants for Prevention in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Headache Disorders

View additional “Frontiers in Headache Research” Award information here.

4:00 – 4:20 PM  

Headache® Basic Science Prize

Sajedeh Eftekhari, PhD
Danish Headache Center/Glostrup Research Institute
Glostrup, Denmark

Effects of caffeine on intracranial pressure and pain perception in freely moving rats

4:20 – 4:45 PM  

Early Career Lecture Award

Carlyn Patterson Gentile, MD, PhD
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Application of Cluster Analysis of Migraine-Associated Symptoms (CAMS) in Youth: A Critical Appraisal of the International Classification of Headache Disorders Migraine Diagnostic Criteria

View additional Early Career Award information here.

4:45 – 5:05 PM  

Lifetime Achievement Award

Donald B. Penzien, PhD, FAHS
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

View additional Lifetime Achievement Award information here.

AHS Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Grand Ballroom 10-12
5:15 – 6:00 PM  

Above and Beyond Awards

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



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

View additional Above and Beyond Award information here.



Distinguished Service Award

Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS
The New England Institute for Neurology and Headache
Stamford, CT

View additional Distinguished Service Award information here.


Members’ Choice Award

Aura phenomena do not initiate migraine attacks—Findings from neuroimaging

(Jan Mehnert, PhD; Laura Fischer-Schulte, MD; Arne May, MD, PhD)

View additional information about the Members’ Choice Award here.


Runnin’ for Research Advocacy Award

Philip A. Maynard, MD
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

View additional Runnin’ for Research Award information here.

Awards Session 2
Friday, June 14, 2024
Grand Ballroom 5-9
2:05 – 2:50 PM  

Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award

Chia-Chun Chiang, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Advancing Towards Precision Migraine Treatment: Predicting Responses to Preventive Medications with Machine Learning Models Based on Patient and Migraine Features

View additional Wolff Award information here.

2:50 – 4:05 PM  

Seymour Solomon Lecture Award

Kathleen Digre, MD, FAHS
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

What the EYE Tells Us About Migraine

View additional Solomon Award information here.

Awards Session 3
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Grand Ballroom 5-9
10:35 – 11:20 AM  

John R. Graham Lecture Award

Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Exciting Times for Headache Medicine: Updates from the Lab and the Clinic

View additional Graham Award information here.


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Welcome to the American Headache Society’s 66th Annual Scientific Meeting Press Room. Here you can find the latest news releases related to the meeting, as well as press guidelines for media professionals, exhibitors, presenters and satellite symposia organizers.

Please contact the American Headache Society for all media-related questions, including obtaining press passes, at ahshq@talley.com or 856-423-0043.

AHS Press Guidelines
Press Release

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Once registered, access the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in the palm of your hand on your phone, tablet or computer using the EventsAir Mobile App or our OnAir Virtual Event Site.

Access all live and on-demand sessions and slides
Ask questions of speakers in real-time
Connect with in-person and virtual attendees
Explore the exhibit hall 24-7
Obtain CME credit after completing the evaluation

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66th Annual Scientific Meeting


AHS members are invited to participate in Special Interest Section meetings that will be held in conjunction with the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting. Calendar invitations have been distributed through Section Listservs and listed below for your convenience:

Thursday, June 13

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Refractory Headache Temecula Rooms 1-2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CSF Pressure and Volume Disorders Temecula Rooms 1-2
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Pediatric-Adolescent Headache Grand Ballroom 13
7:30 pm – 8:30 PM New Investigators and Trainees San Diego Ballroom B
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Clinical Informatics Presidio 1-2

Friday, June 14

7:00 am – 8:00 am Vestibular Migraine and Other Migraine Variants Grand Ballroom 13
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Methodology, Design, and Statistical Issues Grand Ballroom 4
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm LGBTQIA+ Health San Diego Ballroom A
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Complementary and Integrative Medicine San Diego Ballroom B
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Post-Traumatic Headache San Diego Ballroom C
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Underserved Populations in Headache Medicine Temecula Rooms 1-2
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm JOINT MEETING: Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias/Procedural Headache Medicine Grand Ballroom 13

Saturday, June 15

7:00 am – 8:00 am Women’s Health San Diego Ballroom A
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm TMD, Cervical Spine and Orofacial Pain San Diego Ballroom A
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Autonomic Disorders San Diego Ballroom B
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Behavioral San Diego Ballroom C
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Primary Front Line Headache Care Grand Ballroom 4
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Migraine and Vascular Disorders San Diego Ballroom C