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The 2017 Scottsdale Headache Symposium is Approaching

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Originally posted on September 5, 2017

The American Headache Society’s annual educational event celebrates 59 years leading and serving the headache community

In 1970, the American Headache Society organized the first Headache Symposium, a supplement to the Society’s annual scientific meeting, with the intention of providing a venue for medical professionals to share practical, clinical, evidence-based information on the diagnosis, management and treatment of headache patients. Three years later, in 1973, the symposium found a home in Scottsdale, Ariz., and for the last four decades, this annual assembly has been a destination for headache specialists seeking to expand their expertise and showcase the results of their work in the field of head and face pain.

What is the Scottsdale Headache Symposium?

Held once a year in November, the four-day symposium focuses on collaboration, information-sharing, mentorship and continuing educational opportunities for medical professionals, hosting workshops, panel discussions and keynote presentations that span multiple formats including didactic, case-based, evidence-based, and demonstrative sessions.

Who should attend?

The Scottsdale Headache Symposium is designed for general practitioners, internists, pediatricians, neurologists, anesthesiologists, dentists, physical therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other health professionals who treat headache. While the Symposium is open to non-members of the American Headache Society, its curriculum is designed by and for Society members, and attending members enjoy additional benefits including reduced registration prices and complimentary enrollment in the Symposium’s pre-meeting courses, which this year include a Pain Symposium, Headache 101, a course by the Headache Cooperative of New England, and the EMR Section and TMD Section Symposia. Become a member today and enjoy additional benefits at the Symposium in November.

What are the objectives of the 2017 Scottsdale Headache Symposium?

The educational programming throughout this year’s Scottsdale Symposium reflects an emphasis on treatment and prevention, an essential piece of the puzzle in the field of headache where so many patients suffer for years with no hope for a cure. Through a diverse selection of programming led by experts in the field of headache, attendees will leave this year’s symposium better equipped to:

  • Describe and make use of the basics in diagnosis, epidemiology, and treatment of migraine, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, and other primary headaches.
  • Contrast and compare differences in secondary versus primary headaches in order to optimize clinical outcomes.
  • Identify major new cutting edge therapies in Headache Medicine.
  • Categorize and carry out options for prevention or treatment of refractory headache disorders.

Where can I find more information on the Symposium’s programming?

The full 2017 Scottsdale Headache Symposium program agenda is available now on the American Headache Society’s website.

For more information or to register for the 2017 Scottsdale Headache Symposium, visit the American Headache Society’s event page.

Author: Andrea Taylor
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