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All Roads Lead to Charlotte: 48th CNS Annual Meeting
October 23-26, 2019
The Westin Charlotte & Charlotte Convention Center

Welcome to 48th CNS Annual Meeting

The 48th Annual CNS Meeting in Charlotte surpassed Chicago for biggest meeting ever, and while there are no reliable metrics one can reference, the buzz during and after the meeting, including feedback from post-meeting surveys, strongly suggest it may also have been the best meeting ever. It may also, alas, be the last meeting of its kind, coming as it did before the COVID-19 pandemic drove the long-awaited Joint CNS-ICNA meeting on-line in 2020 and threatens to reprise the virtual format in 2021. There were no notable “firsts” this year, but two encores are worth noting: a highly successful reprise of Guided Poster Tours and “Best of Show” sessions introduced in 2018 (sponsored by Greenwich Biosciences), and the “Next Gen Neurologists” program offseting registration expenses for residents presenting their work and all CNS Junior Members in their PGY5 training year (thanks to a grant from bluebirdbio).

CNS Annual Meeting Program

CNS Awards

The Child Neurology Society Awards Committee, chaired by Dr. Nigel Bamford, presented the awards at the 48th Annual CNS Meeting in Charlotte, NC:

Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Awards
Carol Camfield, MD (Halifax, NS, Canada)
W. Edwin Dodson, MD (St. Louis, MO)

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
H. Terry Hutchinson, MD, PhD (San Francisco, CA)

Hower Award
James F. Bale, Jr., MD (Salt Lake City, UT)

Bernard Sachs Award
Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD (Boston, MA)

Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
Louis T. Dang, MD, PhD (Ann Arbor, MI)