Off To Boston - American Headache Society Conference

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • In June each year, the American Headache Society (AHS) holds it's annual scientific meeting. It's always a great experience for me in several ways because at that conference, I have the opportunity to...

    • attend presentations on the newest in Migraine disease and headache research.
    • gather great new information to share with you.
    • meet and talk with some of the world's leading researchers on Migraines and headaches.
    • establish ongoing relationships with those researchers, Migraine and headache specialists from around the world, and people associated with organizations such as MAGNUM, the NHF, the AHS, and others.

    Nancy attended last year's conference with me, but since her daughter is graduating this coming weekend, she's unable to go. You will, however, still be represented by two of us. Eileen, whom you know as one of our forum moderators, will be attending with me. We're both very excited about going to the conference AND about meeting in person for the first time.

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    Here's a preview of some of the topics we'll be learning about:

    • Making Use of the Evidence: Evaluating the Headache Literature with a Critical Eye
    • How Pain Becomes Chronic
    • Neurostimulation for Refractory Primary Headache Disorders
    • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
    • Deep Brain Stimulation
    • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
    • Advanced Treatment of Disorders of Intracranial Pressure
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • much, much more.

    We've also been invited to what are called "satellite symposia," extra educational sessions that are great opportunities for in-depth information on particular topics:

    • Conventional Management and Novel Modalities for Improved Treatment of Chronic Migraine
    • New Neuronal Targets in Migraine Therapy: What Does the Future Hold?
    • Brains, Sex Hormones, & Women: Neural Mechanisms of Migraine.

    These last three are all scheduled at 6 a.m. Now, I'm generally not even conscious at that hour, but we ARE going to those sessions!


    Keep an eye on both my SharePosts and Eileen's this week. We'll be posting from the conference, about the conference!


    Have a great week!








Published On: June 23, 2008