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Resident Education Program

The aim of this program is to provide first and second year adult and pediatric neurology residents with a foundation in headache medicine education during a weekend session led by experienced faculty in neurologic education and headache medicine.

We hope that this program will inspire a greater number of junior neurology trainees to consider pursuing careers in headache medicine.

Program Details

The AHS Resident Education Program will be held from the evening of Friday, March 27, 2020 through the morning of Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center in Las Angeles, CA.

Faculty and residents will engage throughout the meeting in an interactive format that features lectures, small group sessions, and workshops, as well as informally at combined faculty-resident dinners.

The Resident Education Program will:

  • Provide first and second year adult and pediatric neurology residents with a foundation in headache medicine education.
  • Promote the exchange of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders.
  • Introduce residents to experienced faculty in neurologic education and headache medicine.
  • Inspire a greater number of neurology residents to pursue careers in headache medicine.

Accepted Applicants

Applicants who are accepted into the program will receive:

  • Reimbursement for transportation expenses for roundtrip coach/economy class travel.
  • Reimbursement for ground transportation to/from airport and conference center (car rental and gas not covered).
  • Two nights’ accommodation at the conference hotel. Accommodations will be secured on your behalf at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center which is located at 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.  A housing form will be provided upon notification of acceptance to the program.
  • Meals, which are included in the meeting, from Friday night through Sunday morning.
  • Complimentary one-year trainee membership to the American Headache Society

All expenses must be accompanied by receipts. A travel reimbursement form will be provided after the meeting.

Program Committee


Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS

UT Southwestern
Dallas, TX

Amy Gelfand, MD, FAHS

University of California-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS

University of California-San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Noah Rosen, MD, FAHS

North Shore / LIJ Headache Center
Great Neck, NY

Program Faculty

  • Dawn Buse, PhD, FAHS
  • Mollie Johnston, MD
  • Andrew Charles, MD, FAHS
  • Michael Marmura, MD, FAHS
  • Rob Cowan, MD, FAHS
  • Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS
  • Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS
  • Noah Rosen, MD, FAHS
  • David Dodick, MD, FAHS
  • Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS
  • Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS
  • Juliana VanderPluym, MD, FAHS
  • Amy Gelfand, MD, FAHS
  • Marcy Yonker, MD, FAHS
  •  Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS
  • Niushen Zhang, MD
  • Rashmi Halker, MD, FAHS
  • Chelsea Hesterman, MD
Friday, March 27, 2020
3:00PM – 6:00PM Check-in
7:00PM – 8:30PM Faculty and Resident Reception
Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:00AM – 8:00AM Breakfast

8:00AM – 8:10AM                                                                                

Introduction
Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS
8:10AM – 12:30PM                            SESSION 1: BASICS OF HEADACHE IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN
Moderator: Noah Rosen, MD, FAHS
8:10AM – 8:50AM                             Headache Diagnosis
David Dodick, MD, FAHS
8:50AM – 9:20AM                             Headache Epidemiology and Comorbidity
Dawn Buse, PhD, FAHS
9:20AM – 9:50AM                             Headache Pathophysiology and Genetics Andrew Charles, MD, FAHS
9:50AM – 10:20AM                           Migraine Treatment
Juliana VanderPluym, MD, FAHS
10:20AM – 10:30AM Faculty Q&A
10:30AM – 10:50AM Coffee break and group photo
10:50AM – 11:20AM                         Headache in Children and Adolescents
Amy Gelfand, MD, FAHS
11:20AM – 11:50AM                          Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias
Deborah I. Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS
11:50AM – 12:20PM                          Other Headache and Facial Pain Disorders
Chelsea Hesterman, MD
12:20PM – 12:40PM Behavioral Therapies
Dawn Buse, PhD, FAHS
12:40PM – 12:50PM                          Faculty Q&A
12:50PM – 1:50PM Lunch
1:50PM – 4:10PM SESSION 2: HEADACHE ROUNDS

Six rotating small group workshops – case-based – each 30 minutes / 5 minute break to rotate rooms – residents choose 4 of 6 to attend

●      Thunderclap Headache
Rob Cowan, MD, FAHS

●      Emergency and Inpatient Headache Michael Marmura, MD, FAHS

●      Concussion and Post-Traumatic Headache
Marcy Yonker, MD, FAHS

●      Headache and Derangements of Intracranial Pressure
Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS
Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS

●      Headache in the Elderly
Niushen Zhang, MD

●      Headache in Women
Rashmi Halker, MD, FAHS

4:10PM – 4:45PM Break
4:45PM – 6:15PM                              SESSION 3: HEADACHE CHALLENGE

East versus West Competition: Focus on Images
in Headache

Moderator: Matthew S. Robbins, MD, FAHS

All Faculty

6:15PM – 7:00PM Break
7:00PM – 9:00PM Dinner with All Faculty: Spotlight on Headache Careers
Sunday, March 29, 2020
7:00AM – 8:00AM Breakfast
8:00AM – 11:00AM                           SESSION 4: EMERGING AND INTERVENTIONAL

HEADACHE THERAPY
Moderator: Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS

8:00AM – 8:25AM                             Novel Pharmaceutical Therapies
Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS
8:25AM – 8:50AM                             Neurostimulation
Amaal Starling, MD, FAHS
8:50AM – 9:15AM                              Headache Procedures
Mollie Johnston, MD
9:15AM – 10:35AM                              Procedure Workshop (with Models)
Marcy Yonker, MD, FAHSChelsea Hesterman, MDRashmi Halker, MD, FAHS

Niushen Zhang, MD

Mollie Johnston, MD

10:40AM Adjourn