Challenges in Headache Medicine

Southern Headache Society 4th Annual CME Meeting


Please join us for the 4th Annual CME meeting of the Southern Headache Society, at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, NC September 26-28.

We have created an Agenda which we hope will not only be stimulating, but will also challenge some of your basic beliefs (beginning with the mini-Symposium: "How We Know What Isn't So").

You may register directly online here.

For hotel accommodations, the Renaissance reservations are: 800.916.4339 or locally 828.252.8211. For the group discount, identify yourself with the Southern Headache Society. Asheville hotels are 100% booked during leaf season, so please reserve your room early.

Our Listserv had an important discussion regarding physician burnout. To respond to this vital concern, we have a pre-meeting symposium Friday afternoon to be given by Dr. Wayne Sotile PhD on the topic of Resilience and Physician Burnout. Please see the syllabus for details. There is separate registration for this workshop. Dr. Sotile will also be our lunch speaker on Saturday and will speak on the same subject.

And even more - Don Penzien PhD will be giving an all-day workshop on principles of Behavioral Medicine for Mental Health Therapists. This will be given Saturday in parallel with the main meeting. The idea for this workshop is to help community mental health therapists learn and apply principles of behavioral medicine for patients who have headache but are being seen for other reasons. Individuals who register for the weekend meeting may elect to attend - alternately, you may register for this symposium independently.

As always, this will be a fun and interactive meeting, an exchange of ideas, and a re-kindling of the spirit of why we all practice headache medicine.

Hope to see you there!

Morris Maizels MD
President, Southern Headache Society


Online Registration CME Flyer

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. The SHS welcomes all professionals interested in the field of Headache Medicine, including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, dentists, psychologists, and allied health practitioners with an advanced degree.

The Southern Headache Society active members must live in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Arkansas or the District of Washington, DC.


Our Mission:

The mission of the Southern Headache Society is to improve the quality of life of patients with headaches and facial pain by promoting education to professionals. As a regional organization, we seek to facilitate communication among professionals in the South interested in headache, as well as to promote awareness of regional expertise.


Our primary goals are:

  • To disseminate information relating to headache, facial pain, and related conditions to professional members through meetings, forums, and publications
  • To promote communication and networking among health professionals in the South through an email Listserv
  • To foster awareness of regional headache expertise in the South


Our primary activities include:

  • An annual CME meeting
  • An online discussion group where members post cases of interest, or discuss recent -research or newsworthy items