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66th Annual Scientific Meeting

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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.

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.

REGISTRATION

Registration is now available for AHS Members! Learn more and register here.

ABSTRACTS

Abstracts will be accepted from January 3 to February 21.  There may be a late-breaking submission window but it is not guaranteed. We encourage all submissions during the main window. Submit an abstract and view the FAQ here.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Applications for “Frontiers in Headache Research” Scholarship and Runnin’ for Research Advocacy Awards will be accepted Monday, January 15 – Sunday, March 3, 2024. View more and apply here.

RESEARCH CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This program is designed for new and early career investigators to help demystify grant funding for headache research, provide a framework to jumpstart research, and obtain mentorship from established headache researchers. Sign up to attend when you register for #AHSAM.

PLENARY PALS

Are you a first-time conference attendee or interested in becoming a mentor? Sign up for the Plenary Pals program during registration to serve as a guide or be paired with an experienced attendee to ensure you make the most of your experience. View the Plenary Pal FAQ for instructions on how to sign up.

SHOP AHS

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.

SCIENTIFIC MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs

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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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE

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

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLAIMING CME

  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 Monday, December 16, 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.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES

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.

DISCLOSURE OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

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

TBD

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Agenda and Speakers are Subject to Change

* denotes session not eligible for CME

* denotes session not eligible for CME

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REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE!

 

REGISTRATION CATEGORIES AND FEES*


Early Bird Rate

Before March 8

Advance Rate

March 8 – April 23

Standard/Onsite Rate

After April 23

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


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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.


PLENARY PALS PROGRAM

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.


FORMS OF PAYMENT

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.


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


LETTERS OF INVITATION

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.


CANCELLATION POLICY

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.


MOVING FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE
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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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

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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SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBIT SALES ARE OPEN!

EXHIBITOR AND SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS

WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE 66TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING?

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!

NEW SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS FOR 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!

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED EVENTS

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.

EXHIBIT HOURS

Set-Up Hours
Wednesday, June 12, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 13, 7:00 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 / 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM / 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM (Happy Hour/Poster Session 2 )
Saturday, June 15: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM – 10:10 AM / 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Strike Hours
Saturday, June 15, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Above hours are subject to change

LOW CEILING WARNING

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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

PLATINUM


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.

GOLD


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.

SILVER

 Teva logo

PRESENTING

 

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

Eli Lilly and Company

QUESTIONS

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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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION WINDOW

The abstract submission window has been extended! Abstracts will now be accepted until Friday, January 23 at 12 pm ET. If you get an error message, please send your abstract via email (as an attachment) to: ahshq@talley.com.

There may be a late-breaking submission window but it is not guaranteed. We encourage all submissions during the main window.

 

 

ABSTRACT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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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The American Headache Society is excited to announce scholarship opportunities now available to attend this year’s #AHSAM.

Recipients will receive complimentary meeting registration, a stipend for eligible travel expenses, and a complimentary one-year AHS Trainee membership or extension of an existing Trainee membership.

 

“FRONTIERS IN HEADACHE RESEARCH” AWARDS

These scholarships will be awarded to proposals, studies, or theses with the potential to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and future research in the field of headache medicine.

Applicants must be U.S. or Canada-based residents, Headache Medicine fellows, and/or post-doctoral fellows who are 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.

Applicants should submit the electronic application and all supporting materials as detailed no later than Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Application Timeline:

  • Monday, January 15: Applications open
  • Sunday, March 3: Application deadline
  • On or about Monday, March 18: Final decisions will be distributed to applicants

 

2024 RUNNIN’ FOR RESEARCH ADVOCACY AWARDS

The AHS will award up to two recipients to attend either the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting or 2024 Scottsdale Headache Symposium. Any neurology resident may apply with preference given to applicants from cities involved in Miles for Migraine events.

Applicants must be U.S. or Canada-based residents and must not have won an AHS scholarship within the past two years.

Applicants should submit the electronic application and all supporting materials as detailed no later than Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Application Timeline:

  • Monday, January 15: Applications open
  • Sunday, March 3: Application deadline
  • On or about Monday, March 18: Final decisions will be distributed to applicants

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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

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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