Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


A Fellow of the Child Neurology Society (FCNS) is a prestigious designation within the Child Neurology Society (CNS) that recognizes and honors our dedicated members’ professional achievements and contributions.

Those earning the FCNS designation will be recognized for their dedication and accomplishments in pediatric neurology. They will be allowed to use the “FCNS” credentials after their name, signifying their distinction in the field. Furthermore, their names will be featured here on the CNS website as distinguished Fellows of CNS.

View the Fellows List

The benefits of the fellow designation with CNS for both academics and private practitioners are:

  • Academic members, achieving FCNS status can be instrumental in advancing your careers within academic institutions. It provides formal recognition of your expertise and contributions to pediatric neurology, potentially leading to promotions, greater influence, and enhanced research opportunities.
  • Private practice members, it serves as a testament to your clinical skills and expertise, which can boost your reputation and increase your visibility among peers, potential patients, and the broader medical community. Ultimately, this recognition may lead to increased business and patient referrals.

Fellow applications will be accepted year-round, but the committee will review candidate applications for that year from March-June. Any applications that come in after March 1st will be reviewed during the following year’s cycle.

2024 FCNS application deadline is June 1st (2024 only). 2024 FCNS members will be notified in August.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be an Active Member in good standing with the Child Neurology Society for at least seven years with paid dues.
  • Attended at least five in-person or virtual CNS annual meetings within the last ten years.
  • Submission of one letter of reference (250 word limit), preferably from a CNS active member or a pediatric neurology colleague or supervisor.
  • Submission of a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) highlighting work in research/education, clinical practice, leadership/administration, and diversity and inclusion.
  • This program recognizes contributions beyond conventional academic measures. Applicants must demonstrate meaningful involvement in projects in one of the following areas:
    • Research
    • Education
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Leadership
  • Affiliate members must meet specific criteria, including affiliation, CNS annual meetings attended (see criteria #2), and seven years in practice. If international, recognition in their home country must be shown.

Note: There is a $100 non-refundable application fee. The Child Neurology Society (CNS) Membership Committee will review your application for the Fellow designation, and you will be notified in August of the result. Members must maintain good standing and dues paid to retain their FCNS status.

If you have any questions, please email the CNS National Office at: