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The American Headache Society® (AHS) is a professional society of healthcare 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 fall headache symposium, and publication of the journal Headache®. About the Conference
The American Headache Society's® Annual Scientific Meeting continues to be the premiere venue for the dissemination of the latest and most up-to-date research and scientific advances underlying the practice of Headache Medicine. The Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting will be on demand starting June 13, 2020.
CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES . Identify basic mechanisms of headache disorders and how they relate to new therapies . Recognize patterns of headache epidemiology and their role in disability . Become aware of changes in brain activity that precede or accompany migraine as identified by functional imaging techniques. . Apply an understanding of established and newly introduced therapies to clinical practice . Recognize the how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting clinical practice in headache medicine
EDUCATION 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 educational programs directed to people with head, neck, and orofacial pain. . Maintaining strict adherence to ACCME guidelines. . Developing education activities 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.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT All contributors who can affect American Headache Society CME content (including Leadership, Program Chairs, Program Committee Members, Moderators, Faculty, Speakers, Reviewers, Teachers, Authors, Medical Writers and Staff), in their respective roles, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could be viewed as a real or perceived conflict of interest. Contributors will also identify relevant financial relationships of their spouse, partner or immediate family. This policy is in effect to maintain adherence with the conflict of interest guidelines set by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Headache Society Ethics Committee.
Prior to the program, attendees will be made aware of the presence or absence of relevant financial relationships for any contributors who may affect the development, management, presentation or evaluation of the CME activity. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships for any contributor who affects content are listed on the AHS website, mobile app (where applicable), presented verbally and in slide form. Individuals who refuse to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a contributor and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management presentation or evaluation of the CME activity.
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CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION The American Headache Society® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Headache Society® takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
AMA The American Headache Society® designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS Other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statement of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
COMMERCIAL SUPPORT DISCLOSURE The American Headache Society gratefully acknowledges the educational support of the Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting from our industry supporters:
Allergan, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Teva Pharmaceuticals