Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


Nomination Deadline Extended: November 15, 2022

The Child Neurology Society announces the 2023 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. This prestigious award will be presented to a practicing child neurologist or developmental pediatrician of any age who has been nominated by their peers and selected by the Child Neurology Society Awards Committee. The focus of this award is to recognize an individual who has shown extraordinary and ongoing humanism in their medical career. This award will be presented at the Legacy Reception held as part of the 52nd CNS Annual Meeting to be held October 4-7, 2023 in Vancouver, BC.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. An active member of the Child Neurology Society
  2. Ongoing contributions to humanism in medicine
  3. Demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care
  4. Shows respect for patients, families, and co-workers
  5. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds
  6. Displays effective, empathic communication and listening skills
  7. Understands a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and makes an effort to ensure patient comprehension
  8. Comprehends and shows respect for the patient’s viewpoint
  9. Is sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being, and identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members
  10. Engenders trust and confidence
  11. Displays competence in scientific endeavors


  1. Submit an electronic application online
    1. Be prepared to enter the nomineeʼs complete contact information
  2. Merge the following documents into a single pdf file (no .doc or .docx formats):
    1. Letter of Nomination, 1-5 pages in length, double-spaced. The letter should include a statement of the applicantʼs eligibility for this award, as outlined above.
    2. A recent copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
    3. Up to 3 additional letters of support (optional).
  3. Online nominations must be entered and saved on the CNS website on or before September 20, 2022 (Note: Extension – we are extending the nomination period until November 15, 2022.
  4. The 2023 awardee will be informed of the Award Committeeʼs decision by December 31, 2022.
  5. The nominee and her/his introducer will have 15 minutes to present at the Kenneth F. Swaiman Legacy Reception. Other awards presented at the Legacy Reception include the Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Awards, the CNS-PECN Outstanding Training Director Award, and the Tauen Chang Junior Member Awards.

For Questions Contact:
Monique Terrell, Executive Director/CEO

Given that only one award is presented annually, submission of nominations for members not selected is encouraged the following year.