HCNE’s plans for furthering our Education, Community Service and Research include the following:

  • Multicenter trials of new pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of migraine
  • Multicenter trials of proposed treatments for chronic daily headache
  • Pilot studies of new proposed treatments in headache medicine
  • Public programs aimed at migraine and other types of headache for sufferers and their families
  • Travel scholarships for physicians-in-training to attend HCNE courses throughout New England
  • Commissioning of informational articles about various aspects of headache medicine for publication on our Web site and elsewhere

With such an ambitious agenda, members and friends of the Headache Cooperative of the Northeast can play a vital role in helping HCNE meet our research and education goals at a continued high level of quality. Sponsors can include patients, professionals, philanthropists, corporations, or any group or individual concerned about headache and its treatment.

HCNE’s Stated Goals:

To advance the science of headache through education and coordinated research; to provide a forum to link providers of headache care throughout the northeast; to support access to appropriate care for our patients, and to increase awareness about national and international organizations and journals devoted to headache research and patient care.

HCNE’s Primary Activities:

Producing seminars, courses and publications devoted to Headache Medicine, including a yearly Headache Medicine Board Certification Review. The Winter HCNE Stowe Headache Symposium and the Fall Boston HCNE Headache Conference have become mainstays of the field in our region, and attract a national attendance, in large part because of the national and international stature of faculty at these meetings.

Current Benefactors

Current sponsorship for HCNE activity has mainly been through pharmaceutical partners (see Pharmaceutical Industry Policy)

Donating to the Headache Cooperative of the Northeast

HCNE is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and donations to HCNE are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. If you wish to donate online, you may provide us with your information below (please note that information is used for donation purposes only and will never be shared outside of the Headache Cooperative of the Northeast) and make a secure donation to HCNE using a credit card or PayPal account. Please note: If you wish to donate an amount over $4000; if you prefer to donate not using this Web site; or if you have any other questions, please contact HCNE directly.) Thank you for your interest in this vital organization devoted to headache education, research and treatment.