Below, we’ve listed links to regional headache-focused societies you can network with. Read more about the different organizations to see which one is closest to you and what they focus on.
The Headache Cooperative of New England is a non-profit organization composed of medical, dental, and allied health professionals who are interested in the science and practice of headache medicine. HCNE was established in 1986 as the New England local affiliate of the American Association for the Study or Headache (AASH), now the American Headache Society (AHS). HCNE became independent of the AAHS several years later and became a non-profit organization in 2002. HCNE has a Board of Directors composed of leading headache specialists in the greater New England region.
The Headache Cooperative of the Pacific (HCOP) was formed in the summer of 2007 in response to a growing desire for better communication and education among healthcare providers who treat headache patients.
The Southern Headache Society (SHS) is a non-profit organization of health care professionals dedicated to the treatment of headache, facial pain, and related disorders. The Southern Headache Society was formed in 2011 by a group of physicians in the South interested in promoting the practice of Headache Medicine.
North Central Headache Society
The North Central Headache Society, formally the Ohio Headache Association, was founded in the late 1990s by Drs. Robert Kunkel and Robert Smith. The society holds one educational conference per year on headache medicine, usually in the fall. Its membership includes headache physicians from Ohio, Pennsylvannia, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia. The society has also sponsored research projects that have investigated the relationship between migraines and comorbid medical conditions.