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CNS PECN Training Director Award – Deadline June 5

Nominations are now being accepted for an annual award given by the Child Neurology Society and the Professors & Educators of Child Neurology recognizing outstanding performance by a child neurology or neurodevelopmental pediatrics (NDD) training director.

The award recipient will receive a $1000.00 honorarium and a plaque, and will be recognized at the 50th CNS Annual Meeting in Boston, as well as in a profile published in the Fall/Annual Meeting edition of CNS Connections and posted on the CNS website.

Previous recipients of the CNS-PCN Training Director Award:

  • Harvey Singer (2013)
  • Steve Leber (2014)
  • Rob Rust (2015)
  • David Urion (2016)
  • Sidney Gospe (2017)
  • Bruce Shapiro (2018)
  • Karen Ballaban-Gil (2019)
  • No award was given in 2020, there being no parallel/equivalent award presented by our joint meeting partner, the International Child Neurology Association.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nominees should be a current or former child neurology residency or NDD program director.
  2. The award recipient should have demonstrated leadership and vision in local program development, curriculum development, innovation in teaching methods, or training requirements.
  3. The awardee should inspire in trainees and colleagues alike a passion for the practice of child neurology and/or NDD. Nominees must be living at the time of selection.
  4. Nominees may not currently be serving as members of either the CNS or PCN board of directors.
  • Procedure: Prepare a single PDF file (BY JUNE 5) with:
  • A primary letter of nomination (required)
  • Nominee’s CV (required; no signatures required, however)
  • Up to three additional letters of support (optional)
  1. Email PDF file to Roger Larson, CAE, Executive Director, CNS (; cc Nancy Bass, MD, President, Professors of Child Neurology (
  2. Deadline:CompletenominationmustbereceivedonorbeforeJune5,2021
  3. Review and selection will be conducted by a joint selection committee comprised of two members of the Child Neurology Society and three members of the Professors & Educators of Child Neurology (PECN).
  4. The 2021 awardee will be informed of the committee’s decision by June 15, 2021.

Contact Roger Larson,
CAE, Executive Director, Child Neurology Society | Tel (651) 486-9447