Headache Cooperative of the Pacific

​We welcome and encourage attendance of all residents, fellows and students at our annual conference.  There are up to twenty (20) trainee/fellow/student awards available that will be given based on abstract submission. Each winner will be awarded $500. The top four (4) applicants will be asked to present a 15 minute presentation. All award winners are required to provide a poster to be viewed in our virtual poster hall for the duration of the conference.

Please click HERE to submit an abstract and apply for the 2021 HCOP Winter Conference Trainee/Fellow/Student Award.  Deadline to submit is 11:59 PM PT, October 18, 2020.


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Click on the button below to view the 2021 prospectus.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MediCom Worldwide, Inc and the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific. MediCom Worldwide, Inc is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

14th Annual HCOP Winter Conference

January 29-30, 2021

The Headache Cooperative of the Pacific (HCOP) Board of Directors and Program Committee invite you to join them for the 14th Annual HCOP Winter Conference being held virtually January 29 & 30, 2021. In response to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, public health, and the HCOP community, we have created an innovative and interactive virtual experience for our participants.  The HCOP Winter Conference brings together the West Coast's leading headache experts.  This two-day, educational and informative event, will provide you with the necessary tools and best practices to better diagnose and treat headache patients.

The 14th Annual HCOP Winter Conference boasts a truly impressive lineup and includes distinguished thought-leaders such as our keynote speaker, Marcelo Bigal, MD, PhD of Ventus Therapeutics.  Additionally, we will have 7 pre-recorded panel sessions and 6 pre-recorded didactic sessions that can be viewed at your leisure before the start of the conference. Attendees will be given the opportunity to submit questions to the panels and didactic session speakers that will be answered during a Q&A session during the main conference.  Some of the faculty participating in our panel discussions include Peter J. Goadsby, MD, PhD, FAHS, current president of the American Headache Society (AHS), Kathleen B. Digre, MD, FAHS, immediate past-president of AHS, Andrew C. Charles, MD, FAHS, president-elect of AHS and David W. Dodick, MD, FAHS, past president of AHS.  Also speaking this year are Lars Edvinsson, MD, PhD of Lund University Hospital, Frank Porreca, PhD of the University of Arizona, Alexandra J. Sinclair, MBCHb, MRCP, PhD of the University College Birmingham, Hans-Cristoph Diener, MD, PhD of University Duisburg-Essen, Allan Purdy, MD, FAHS, FRCPC of Dalhousie University and Richard B. Lipton, MD of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Click the blue button below to view the preliminary agenda showing the all-star lineup of panelists and Meet the Professor speakers that have been invited to participate!


Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PT, Sunday, November 15, 2020
Review Period: November 16 -  November 30, 2020
Notifications: On or before December 4, 2020
***PLEASE NOTE, you will NOT be able to save your submission for editing at a later time, so we have listed below what information we will be collecting so you can have it prepared and will be able to complete your submission in its entirety.***

Please be prepared to submit/upload/provide the following information:
AUTHOR INFORMATION: Full name with credentials (MD, PhD, DO, etc.), affiliation and email address. Note: If you have more than 5, please put them on a sheet and PDF the file and upload the document.

Abstract Title (30 word limit)
Abstract (500 word max TOTAL)
~ Intro
~ Materials/Methods
~ Results
~ Conclusions

Please click HERE to submit an abstract.  Deadline to submit is Sunday, October 18, 2020.

2021 Trainee/Fellow Award


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