Continuing Medical Education
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
The American Headache Society® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. AHS takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.
All contributors who can affect American Headache Society CME content (including but not limited to 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.
Attendees will be made aware of the presence or absence of relevant financial relationships for any contributor 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 in Final Program, 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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Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award
The American Headache Society® (AHS) announces the availability of the 2017 Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award. This award is for the best paper on headache, head or face pain, or the nature of pain itself. The recipient of this award will receive $10,000 plus complimentary meeting registration and expenses for travel, hotel accommodations and meals for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, being held June 8-11, 2017 in Boston, MA. The recipient will be invited to present the paper at this meeting.
To be considered for this award, applicants must submit an abstract for consideration at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting using the online abstract submission form by Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm HST. The link will be provided once the abstract site is open.
In addition, a manuscript should be submitted to the AHS Executive Offices no later than Friday, March 3, 2017 and should be prepared in accordance with ?Instructions for Authors? as published in the journal Headache. Please note that papers submitted for the Wolff Award should be sent only to the AHS Executive Offices, and not submitted to Headache via Manuscript Central. All entries become the property of Headache and may be published in the journal at the decision of the Editorial Board. The manuscript will be fast tracked for publication in a 2017 issue of Headache.
For additional information, please contact the Executive Offices of AHS at the phone number, fax number, or email address below.
American Headache Society® (AHS)
19 Mantua Road
Mount Royal, NJ 08061
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In support of the ?Green? community, a printed syllabus will NOT be available for attendees at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The syllabus will be emailed only to registered attendees approximately one week before the meeting begins.
AHS is pleased to provide access to a Meeting App which will be available before the meeting and will be downloadable to your mobile device via the App Store or Google Play. Please check back for more details.
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