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2018 | 47th CNS Annual Meeting

As predicted, Chicago broke all attendance records. By a lot: 1350 attendees came through the front doors of the Hyatt Regency Chicago to attend the 47th Annual CNS Meeting, nearly 20 per cent more than the record number set in Vancouver in 2016. Judging by the positive “vibes” evident throughout the meeting, and the off-the-charts comments proffered in the weeks following, the Chicago meeting wasn’t just the biggest CNS meeting ever, it was also the best. We are accustomed to Bernia Maria opening the CNS Meeting each year as director and organizer of the Wednesday NIH-funded Neurobiology of Disease in Children Seminar. This year Bernie more or less closed the meeting as well, delivering the Saturday morning Hower Award Lecture. Demography was on display in Chicago, with all but one of the 13 grants and awards the CNS and CNF give to young researchers going to women, including marquee awards to Audrey Brumback (Dodge YIA), Suvasina Sharma (CNS Bernard D’Souza International Fellowship), and Hsiao-Tuan Chao and Avril Levin (CNF/PERF Grants).

CNS Annual Meeting Program

CNS Awards

Hower Award
Bernard L. Maria, MD (Morristown, NJ)

Bernard Sachs Award
William B. Dobyns, MD (Seattle, WA)

Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Awards
Gerald Erenberg, MD (Cleveland, OH)
William Logan, MD (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Alfred Spiro, MD (Bronx, NY)

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
Audrey Foster-Barber, MD (San Francisco, CA)

Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
Christopher Elitt, MD (Boston, MA)

47th Annual Meeting Sponors