Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The Child Neurology Society announces a prestigious award to recognize a life-long commitment to child neurology, patient care, and humanism in medicine. Nominations for one of two 2023 CNS Roger and Mary Brumback Memorial Lifetime Achievement Awards should be submitted on the CNS website on or before October 31, 2023. Nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee in November/December 2023. Recipients of the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Awards will be notified by January 15, 2024. Two awards will be presented at the 53rd CNS Annual Meeting to be held November 11-14, 2024 in San Diego, CA(Time & date of Kenneth F. Swaiman Legacy Luncheon TBD).

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The nominee has been a member of the Child Neurology Society for at least 20 years.
  2. The nominee is recognized for an outstanding commitment to child neurology, patient care, and humanism in medicine, as assessed by the nominator(s), colleagues, trainees, and patients and their families.
  3. The nominee is recognized for leadership or service to the Child Neurology Society.
  4. The nominee is recognized for a life-long career devoted to child neurology as a clinical discipline, whether as a practitioner, clinical investigator, or advocate for the principles of the Child Neurology Society.


  1. Submit an electronic nomination online via this form.
    a. Enter the nominee’s contact information and why they are deserving of this award.
    b. If you would like to submit nominations for multiple awards, please complete the submission form for each award, returning to the award submission link for each award nomination.
    c.  New for 2023: no letters of recommendation or CVs are required in order to submit a nomination.
  2.    Additional documents may be requested from the nominee by the awards committee at a later date.
  3.    Nominations must be completed through this form by October 31, 2023. 
  4. The 2024 awardee will be informed of the Award Committee’s decision by January 15, 2024.
  5. The award recipient and their introducer will have 15-minutes to present at the Kenneth F. Swaiman Legacy Reception held at the 53rd CNS Annual Meeting to be held November 11-14, 2024 in San Diego, CA. Other awards presented at the Legacy Reception include the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, the CNS-PECN Outstanding Training Program Director Award, and the Taeun Chang Junior Member Awards.

For Questions Contact:
Bill Stanton, Membership Manager

Given that only two Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented annually, submission of updated nominations for members not selected is encouraged the following year.