33rd Annual HCNE Winter Headache Symposium

Old Greenwich, CT US
March 10, 2023 to March 11, 2023

This exciting symposium is designed for physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, and other health professionals to learn from the leaders in headache medicine.

Target Audience

This program is designed to educate practitioners who have an interest in the diagnosis and management of headache disorders. These include neurologists, primary care providers, dentists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other health care providers with an interest in Headache Medicine. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants will be able to:                                                           

  1. Describe the classification, diagnosis, treatment alternatives and ways to measure outcome for the common primary headache disorders
  2. Examine the most recent evidence for the CGRP modulating agents in the acute and preventive treatment of migraine.
  3. Examine the various issues in the chronification of migraine including controversies in the diagnosis of medication overuse headache.
  4. Discuss opportunities for intervention during the migraine prodrome
  5. Explain migraine genetics and the relevance to clinical practice
  6. Discuss how preclinical models of migraine with aura can help to understand symptoms and identify therapeutic targets.
  7. Discuss the science of psychedelics across the various pain disorders.
  8. Describe the role of inflammation in the progression from acute to chronic pain
  9. Discuss the “third wave”  behavioral treatments for migraine
  10. Explain the role of hormones in headache throughout the life span
  11. Describe the current understanding and controversies in the diagnosis of vestibular migraine
  12. Explain the intersection of functional neurological disorders with migraine.
  13. Describe the relationship between COVID-19 and headache.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 17.00 ANCC
    • 8.00 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 17.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/10/2023 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
03/11/2023 - 5:00pm EST

Friday March 10, 2023

Morning Session          

7:00-8:00     Breakfast/Registration    

8:00-8:15     Welcome and Introduction | Drs. Steven Baskin, Thomas Ward and Alan Rapoport

Moderator: Steven Baskin, PhD

8:15-8:45    The approach to the high frequency headache patient | Alexander Mauskop, MD 

8:45-9:15    Optimizing acute care in migraine | Kerry Knievel, DO

9:15-9:45    What’s new in migraine prevention | Peter McAllister, MD

9:45-10:00    Discussion | Kathleen Mullin, MD

10:00-10:15    Q&A 

10:15-10:30    Break     

Moderator: Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA 

10:30-11:00    Chronification: the elephant in the closet | Robert Cowan, MD
11:00-11:30    The MOH diagnosis: overused or over doubted? | Morris Levin, MD
11:30-11:45    Discussant: Olivia Begasse De Dhaem, MD     
11:45-12:00    Q&A     
12:00-1:00    Lunch and Product Theater     

Moderator:  Elizabeth Loder, MD, MPH

1:00-1:30    The past, present and future of migraine genetics in clinical practice | William Renthal MD, PhD

1:30-2:00    Preclinical models of migraine with aura: Understanding symptoms and identifying therapeutic targets | Andrea Harriott MD, PhD

2:00-2:30    The science of psychedelics in pain disorders | Emmanuelle Schindler, MD, PhD

2:30-2:45    Discussion | Robert Shapiro MD, PhD

2:45-3:00    Q&A 

3:00-3:15    Break

Moderator:  Randall Weeks, PhD

3:15-3:45    Stimulating relief: the world of neuromodulation devices | Brian Grosberg, MD

3:45-4:15    The third “wave” of behavioral approaches: A neurological perspective | Licia Grazzi, MD

4:15-4:30    Discussion | Cynthia Armand, MD

4:30-4:45    Q&A

Moderator:  Christopher Gottschalk, MD

5:00-5:30    Inflammation is “good” | Jeff Mogil, PhD

5:30-5:45    Discussion | Steven Scrivani, DMD

5:45-6:00    Q&A 

6:00-6:15    Introduction lifetime achievement award | Thomas Ward, MD

6:15-7:00    My life in Headache Medicine | Morris Levin, MD

7:00    Wine and Cheese Reception     


Saturday March 11, 2023

          7:00-8:00     Breakfast/Registration        

OUR FRIENDS FROM CANADA                                                            
Moderator: Alan Rapoport, MD

8:15-8:45    Headaches, hormones and hot flashes | Christine Lay, M

8:45-9:15    Vestibular migraine: into the labyrinth | Elizabeth Leroux, MD

9:15-9:45    Functional neurological disorders and migraine | David Dodick, MD

9:45-10:00    Discussion | R. Allan Purdy, MD

10:00-10:1    Q&A

10:15-10:30    Break 


HOT TOPICS          
Moderator: Herb Markley, MD

10:30-11:00    Measuring what matters: beyond headache days | Dawn Buse, PhD

11:00-11:30    Covid-19 and headache | Matthew Robbins, MD

11:30-12:00    Inpatient headache treatment: Raskin protocol and beyond | Annika Ehrlich, FNP, MSN

12:00-12:15    Discussion | Noah Rosen, MD

12:15-12:30    Q&A 

Moderator: TBD

12:45-1:15    Lunch and Learn: The migraine prodrome: how early can we treat? | Richard Lipton, MD

1:15-1:30    Discussion | Elizabeth Seng, PhD

1:30-1:45    Q&A

Moderator: Paul Rizzoli, MD

1:45-3:30    Fellows Forum

3:30-4:45    Break

Moderator: Alan Rapoport, MD

4:45-5:0    The Coddon Fellow | Carly Ray, MD

5:00-5:15    Introduction Lifetime Achievement Award | David Dodick, MD

5:15-6:10    My life in headache medicine | Lawrence Newman, MD

6:00-7:00    Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me – “The HCNE Version” | Morris Levin, MD & participants

7:00    Wine and Cheese Reception


Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 E Putnam Ave
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
United States
+1 (203) 637-1234

We hope many of you will choose to join us at Greenwich this March. One of the highlights is the location itself. Experience coastal charm at Hyatt Regency Greenwich where you will find a relaxing retreat in the heart of a picturesque town. The venue’s location makes it easy to explore the town’s historic mansions and museums, walk on the area’s best beaches, or take a stroll along the quaint Greenwich Avenue.

We have a limited number of rooms available a highly discounted rate (about half the normal rate). In order to be eligible to book a room, you need to register for the conference first. If are considering staying at Greenwich, we encourage you to register and book while rooms are still available.  The booking link will be emailed to you after you register.

CME Program Manager: Naomi Moeller

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and the Headache Cooperative of the Northeast (HCNE). Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Hours: 17, of which TBD are eligible for pharmacology credit

Available Credit

  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 17.00 ANCC
    • 8.00 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 17.00 Participation

Educational Grants

This activity is supported in part by an educational grant from Lilly.


Please login or register to take this course.

Non-Members - $299

HCNE Members - $249

HCNE Board/Faculty - Free

HACOP Fellows/Residents/Students - Free

Registration includes a complimentary buffet breakfast and one morning & afternoon coffee/snack break each day.  Attendees are responsible for their own lunch.

Cancellation Policy

Substitution may be made at any time without an additional charge.  Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.  A $50.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits. Should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior to the start of the conference, a credit towards another Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office conference will be issued, not a refund.  

“No shows” are subject to the full course fee.  Substitutions must be made in writing to cme@bu.edu.  Refunds and credits will not be issued once the conference has started. 

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This course is subject to change and/or cancellation.

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