2014 Nashville Cluster Headache Conference

2014 Nashville Cluster Headache Conference

Clusterbusters is pleased to announce the dates and venue for the 2014 Conference.

Dates:            Thursday September 18, 2014 to Sunday September 21, 2014
Location:       The Inn at Opryland – A Gaylord Hotel       2401 Music Valley Drive • Nashville, Tennessee

This is one conference you will not want to miss!
Meeting another “clusterhead” in person is one of the more meaningful experiences previous conference attendees share with us when asked for feedback, so come for this reason alone.
Rooms and Rates:

We have arranged a block of rooms starting at $99 per night.   Make your reservations online at:
HOTEL RESERVATIONS    You WILL want to make your reservations early.


For Online Conference Registration follow this link: ONLINE REGISTRATION
We have been able to reduce the Registration Fee to $125 for attendees and $95 for spouse/companions. 

Schedule of Events:

The 9th Annual Conference will start with Registration and the President’s Reception at 6pm on Thursday Sept 18, 2014. 
The speakers and presentations will follow beginning at 9am on Friday  and continue to Saturday at 5pm.  Sunday is left open for socializing and final goodbyes.
We are still working on the agenda and list of speakers, these will be announced shortly.

More information and updates are also available through our message board at THIS PAGE

click to go to Agenda page:

click to go to Syllabus page:

Medical Advisory Boards Added to Clusterbusters


Clusterbusters is both pleased and proud to announce the addition of a medical advisory board to our organization.

This review and advisory board includes some of the finest headache specialists and health professionals in the country.
We greatly appreciate these board member’s input in our educational, advocacy, awareness and research endeavors and their assistance in helping make Clusterbusters a leading and trusted voice within the patient, medical and governmental administration communities.

Our health professionals help design and facilitate our programs to educate and advocate for patients, their supporters, other medical professionals and government agencies.
Clusterbusters fully understands that along with chronic pain conditions such as cluster headaches and other headache disorders, there are also many psychological issues that need to be addressed. Because of this we have professionals on the board that deal directly with these issues.

The new members of our Advisory Board are;

Dr. Robert E. Shapiro
Department of Neurological Sciences
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Dr. William B. Young
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Jefferson University Physician

Dr. Brian E. McGeeney
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center
Boston, MA

Dr. John Halpern
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA
Biological Psychiatry
McLean Hospital

Dr. Larry Schor, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of West Georgia

2014 Headache on the Hill Event Information and Registration

complete details ………

2014 Headache on the Hill Event Information and Registration

We’re asking US citizens to participate in this event. Change for all cluster headache patients, worldwide, is our motivation! In 2012, twelve cluster headache patient/support persons joined our DC Advocacy team. In 2013 we had nineteen cluster headache patients. Let’s double that in 2014!


We NEED more cluster headache research and more effective medical treatments! Clusterbusters will be returning to Washington with The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy for our second year to meet with congressional leaders on February 10-11, 2014. Together we will push for senate hearings on the need for increased funding for headache research.

The following link has all the details and registration information for this years trip to Washington D.C. There are 2 registration forms to be completed. Please be sure to add “CLUSTERBUSTERS” under organizations you are a member of on The Alliance registration form.

There are 3 ways you can make a difference

Make YOUR voice heard! We need people from as many states as possible to join us in D.C.. Do you think we need more research and better treatment options for cluster headaches? We are inviting people with a with a story to tell and a passion for making a difference in the lives of cluster headache sufferers to join us in D.C..

Hurry! Deadline to register to participate in “Headache on the Hill” is January 9th, 2014! This is to allow ample time to schedule appointments with congressmen and senators.

The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy is offering one night of FREE lodging per participant. In addition, a limited number of partial travel scholarships for the “Headache on the Hill” event are being made available to specifically get a cluster headache patient or support persons “voice” on the team to D.C.!

Watch for our event updates to participate in the “Advocacy Letter” campaign. We urge everyone to participate! . Our goal is to send a strong message to all representatives, nationwide. We hope to flood the capital with thousands of on-time letters supporting “Headache on the Hill”!

Your tax deductible donations are not only appreciated, but essential to our continuous research, education and advocacy efforts. Clusterbusters works hard to advocate on behalf of ALL cluster headache sufferers – regardless of their method of treatment. Thank you for supporting our efforts!


After receipt of your information, our Advocacy Team will email you additional trip details. Remember, there are 2 registration forms. One with Clusterbusters AND with The Alliance. We look forward to another great trip with you!
Register Now!

Questions? Email us at advocacy@clusterbusters.com