Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


Child Neurologists

Child neurologists are specially trained physicians who have followed up their four-year medical school education with a five-year post-graduate training regimen consisting of two years training in pediatrics, one year in general neurology, and two years in pediatric neurology.

In 1968, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology awarded the first board certificate in Neurology “with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.” Three years later, in 1972, the Child Neurology Society was founded with an initial enrollment of 223 members. There are, at present, over 70 university-based training programs in child neurology in the United States and Canada, and over 2000 child neurologists in the CNS.

Strategic Goals of the Child Neurology Society

  1. Provide current, relevant, and engaging mechanisms for life-long learning among child neurologists.
    Archives Legacy, Awards, Electronic Communication, Ethics, International Affairs, Practice, Research, Scientific Selection
  2. Establish for the CNS stable and consistent funding sources for specific, longitudinal, targeted initiatives.
  3. Achieve awareness among the public and national policy makers of the importance and cost-effectiveness of child neurologist workforce.
    Archives/Legacy, Awards, Electronic Communication, Legislative Affairs
  4. Achieve awareness among the public and national policy makers of general health needs and challenges for individuals with chronic neurological conditions of childhood origin.
    Electronic Communication, Legislative Affairs
  5. Engage and encourage the child neurology workforce of the future.
    Archives/Legacy, Awards, Electronic Communication, International Affairs, Membership
  6. Provide a robust infrastructure and consistent direction of the CNS.
    Bylaws, Finance, Long-range Planning, Membership, Nominating, Administrative Liaison

CNS Web Site

The CNS Web Site is primarily designed to serve the ongoing academic, research, and practice-based needs of its members. As it evolves in the coming months, it will also serve as an invaluable informational resource and portal to other websites for professionals working in related fields, medical students interested in exploring careers in child neurology, and parents of children searching for a neurologists, support groups, or other websites which may prove useful in helping them to understand and address the challenges confronting their family.