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About the American Headache Society®

The American Headache Society® (AHS) is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. The Society's objectives are to promote the exchange of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders. Educating physicians, health professionals and the public and encouraging scientific research are the primary functions of this organization. AHS activities include an annual scientific meeting, a comprehensive headache symposium, regional symposia for neurologists and family practice physicians, publication of the journal Headache and sponsorship of the AHS Committee for Headache Education (ACHE).

Mission Statement
The educational objectives of the American Headache Society® (AHS) are to continue to improve the knowledge, skills and professional performance of physicians, psychologists and other health professionals in the care of patients with head, neck and orofacial pain by:

  • Providing a forum for presentation of free scientific communication on research and clinical practice
  • Providing educational symposia
  • Improving education in medical schools and residency programs
  • Identifying and developing new educational initiatives
  • Supporting educational programs directed to people with head, neck and orofacial pain

CME Mission Statement
The provision of quality CME is a primary mission of the American Headache Society®. The Society's educational objectives are to continue to improve the knowledge, skills and professional performance of physicians, psychologists and other health professionals in the care of patients with head, neck and orofacial pain by:

  • Providing a forum for presentation of free scientific communication on research and clinical practice
  • Providing educational symposia
  • Improving education in medical schools and residency programs
  • identifying and developing new educational initiatives
  • Supporting education programs directed to people with head, neck and orofacial pain
  • Maintaining strict adherence to ACCME guidelines
  • Developing educational activites and tools that are designed, and then evaluated, for their role in improving the learners' competence, performance and the overall quality and safety of the care they give to individuals suffering from head, neck and orofacial pain.

 

Board of Directors of the American Headache Society®

David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP(C), FACP President 
Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH President-Elect 
Lawrence C. Newman, MD Treasurer 
R. Allan Purdy, MD Secretary 
Fred D. Sheftell, MD Immediate Past President 
Kathleen Digre, MD Member-at-Large 
Michael Moskowitz, MD Member-at-Large 
Andrew Charles, MD Member-at-Large 
William B. Young, MD  Member-at-Large 
Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD Member-at-Large
Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD  Member-at-Large 
Sheena K. Aurora, MD Member-at-Large 
Scott Litin, MD Member-at-Large 
John Farr Rothrock, MD Editor of the Journal 
Morris Levin, MD Chair of the Special Interest Sections 
Barry Baumel, MD Corporate Liaison 
Richard B. Lipton, MD IHS Representative 
Joel R. Saper, MD, FACP, FAAN Legislative Liaison 
Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH Lesiglative Liaison 
Linda McGillicuddy Executive Director

 

 

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