If You Are A Headache Practitioner Or Researcher

Conference Accommodations


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

MediCom Worldwide, designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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15th Annual HCOP Winter Conference

January 28-29, 2022

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 15th Annual HCOP Winter Conference boasts a truly impressive lineup and includes distinguished thought-leaders such as our keynote speaker, Elizabeth Leroux, MD, vice-president of the Canadian Headache Society, the founder of the Migraine Quebec website and association, and an advocate for headache patients.  Also speaking this year is Susan Hutchinson, MD, HCOP Immediate Past President and founder of Orange County Migraine & Headache Center; Christoph Schankin, MD of Bern University Hospital; Sini Nwaobi MD, PhD and Josh Kamins MD, both from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Donald Nixdorf, DMD, DDS, of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine; Amy Gelfand, MD,  Director of Pediatric Headache at UCSF; Arne May, MD, Professor of Neurology in the Department of Systems Neuroscience at the University of Hamburg; and Stewart J. Tepper, M.D., Professor of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University.


Ojai Valley Inn
The negotiated room rate for the Winter Conference is $309.00 per night plus taxes and fees (there is a 2-night minimum). You will be charged for the entire stay at the time of booking. You MUST be registered to reserve a room.

Once you are registered, you will be sent an email with the code to reserve your hotel room at the group rate. 

Please note: Hotel rooms in our discounted group block are for registered attendees only. The hotel guest list will be audited periodically.  HCOP reserves the right to remove any reservations without a corresponding registration out of our block. Currently, rooms for that weekend are going for $509 or more.

Reservations will be accepted at the group rate until Monday, December 27, 2021 or until our block of rooms is sold out.  Reservation cancellations must be requested 7 days prior to the start of your reservation or you will not receive a refund.


Please click on the links below to see local alternative properties. 




We welcome and encourage attendance of all residents, fellows and students at our annual conference which is why registration is COMPLIMENTARY for all Residents/Fellows/Students.  There are ten (10) trainee/fellow scholarships available that will be awarded based on abstract submission. The three (3) top applicants may be asked to present an 8-10 minute presentation. The remaining 7 will be required to present a poster to be viewed for the duration of the conference.

Please click HERE to submit an abstract and apply for the 2021 HCOP Winter Conference Trainee/Fellow Scholarship.   The deadline to submit is Sunday, October 31, 2021.

2022 Trainee/Fellow Scholarships

Headache Cooperative of the Pacific

For the third year in a row, HCOP will be accepting abstract submissions. 

Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PT, Sunday, October 31, 2021
Review Period: November 1 - November 14, 2021
Notifications: On or before November 30, 2021
***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 note: Please combine abstracts with similar info into one submission. Submissions that belong in one submission and are separated into multiple submissions will not be reviewed.

Please click HERE to submit an abstract. The deadline to submit is Sunday, October 31, 2021.