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Call for Abstracts for 50th Annual CNS Meeting

20201 Annual Meeting

Abstracts are now being accepted for review by the CNS Scientific Selection and Program Planning Committee for the 50th Annual CNS Meeting scheduled to be held in Boston, September 29-October 2. The deadline for submission is April 11.

Please begin a submission only after:

  1. Completely reading guidelines
  2. Final abstract is ready to upload/submit

Please note:

  • The Abstract Submission site is independent of the Child Neurology Society and its website
  • You will be required to create a username and password before beginning a submission.
    …While you may use the same username/password used for the CNS website, you will be required to create this log-in identity independently on the Abstract portal/website.
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  1. CNS Membership not required for abstract submission or presentation.
  2. First Author listed will be required to verify work submitted is their own. 
  3. Work submitted on behalf of a company, institution or association (e.g. pharmaceutical company) must be clearly identified as such in “Abstract Addendum” section and/or “Supplementary Information” (Financial Disclosures/Grants)
  4. Multiple submissions allowed. Multiple authors allowed. (Max. 3 submissions per presenting author)
  5. Word Count: 250 (does not include title, authors, or text embedded in graphs or graphics; maximum 2 graphics allowed)
  6. Work presented at other meeting(s) and or recently published will be reviewed; author must identify previous presentation venues and verify work was presented before a substantially different audience in space provided in the submission form.
  7. Abstracts should be broken into four-header format: 1) Objective, 2) Methods, 3) Results, 4) Conclusions
  8. SAVE & FINALIZE when submission is completed. Once your submission is completed, submitter is required to click “Publish” and the submitter will receive a confirmation email to verify completed submission has been received.

Review, Selection & Presentation

  1. Abstracts will be reviewed by minimum of 3 members of the CNS Scientific Selection & Program Planning Committee assigned by the committee chairs.
  2. Anonymous review; no author ID is available to reviewers prior to final selection of abstracts, including authors’ response to question “Do you self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group?”
  3. Notification of acceptance and guidelines for presentation will emailed to first author on or before May 14, 2021.
  4. Notification of non-acceptance will be emailed to first author on or after May 17, 2021.
  5. Authors presenting papers in platform/plenary session(s) will be required to adhere to ACCME financial disclosure/conflict of interest guidelines as defined by the meeting CME Sponsor, MN Medical Association. 
  6. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the Annals of Neurology supplement. Submitting authors assume all responsibility for accuracy of information submitted and printed.
  7. Authors of abstracts accepted for presentation are required to register for the 50th Annual CNS Meeting. A registered proxy listed as contributing author may present in the event that the first author is unable to attend. 
  8. Authors are responsible for all expenses related to attending and presenting at the meeting. No honoraria will be awarded for poster or platform/plenary presentations.

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