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Letter from the President – Winter 2024

Winter 2024

By Peter Kang, MD

Dear CNS Friends,
We are closing in on the midway point between annual meetings, with a slightly longer interval due to the November timing of our 53rd Annual Meeting in San Diego. The CNS has been a hive of activity over the winter. Highlights include:

  1. Completion of the merger with the Professors and Educators of Child Neurology (PECN) on January 1, and the initiation of the new Child Neurology Educators Committee, led by our thoughtful and experienced Nancy Bass.
  2. New Committee appointments took effect on January 1, and committee activities are ramping up as spring begins.
  3. Robust, well-attended CNS webinars, with an average of 147 registrations in 2023.
  4. Several of our major 2024 CNS Awards have been announced, with an inspiring roster of awardees. More award announcements to come!
  5. An enhanced partnership with the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF), including a new PERF-CNS Bridge Grant program, as well as other major grant programs.
  6. Our valuable partnership with the Association of Child Neurology Nurses (ACNN) continues, as their Annual Meeting will again be held in conjunction with our Annual Meeting.
  7. The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has announced a new cycle of awards for 2025-2026 ABPN Awards Program. Questions may be directed to Dr. David Shin, VP of Research and Psychometrics, at
  8. We eagerly await the Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) Symposium, traditionally the first general session, setting the tone for the rest of the Annual Meeting with our closely allied partner.
  9. The Annals of the Child Neurology Society published its first four issues in 2023 and recently released its first 2024 issue. Please consider submitting your excellent work to our Society’s newest official journal!

We have been laying the foundations to ensure the long-term financial health of the CNS so that we may continue offering member services and support for many decades to come as we, our members, provide increasingly sophisticated care for our patients and make landmark discoveries in our field. In addition to a re-invention of our industry partnerships, we will be asking you periodically to help support our award programs, as we have done in the past. Donations are always welcome, and as mentioned in my Fall 2023 President’s Letter, we are making plans for a more visible fundraising campaign in the near future.

To follow up on another comment from my Fall 2023 letter, I am delighted that our 53rd CNS Annual Meeting in San Diego will feature career development and leadership development activities even more prominently than in the past. Together, we will lead the way to a better future for the children under our care.