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20201 Annual Meeting

The 50th Golden Anniversary Meeting of the Child Neurology Society was a huge success, bringing together more than 900 attendees and guests and 200 exhibitor representatives at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. Another 600 attendees registered for the virtual meeting, enjoying a full line-up of livestreamed symposia and seminars and the Kenneth F. Swaiman Legacy Luncheon. The meeting featured the usual high level educational content with an overall emphasis this year on cultivating a richly nuanced appreciation of the profession’s development over time, ie, “Child Neurology: Past, Present and Future.” The four-day meeting included a cutting-edge scientific program consisting of six symposia and nine-seminars organized by members, and outstanding award lectures given by Drs. Jerry Mendell (Bernard Sachs Award), Jonathan Mink (Hower Award), Elizabeth Berry-Kravis (Martha Bridge Denckla Award), and Monical Lemmon (Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award). The meeting began on Wednesday with a special Kenneth F. Swaiman Legacy Reception/Luncheon honoring past and present CNS officers as well as past and present recipients of the Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Award (Drs. Robert Baumann and Sidney Gospe, Jr.), the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award (Dr. Mary Zupanc) and the Blue Bird Circle Training Director Award (Dr. Miya Asato). Subjects and authors of profiles included in the newly published revised edition of Founders of Child Neurology, edited by Dr. Stephen Ashwal were kept busy throughout the meeting with requests from attendees for their signatures in the 1000+ page book. Above all else, a palpable sense of joy and gratitude coursed throughout the meeting among the close-knit CNS community separated since March 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check your email for regular eConnections updates related to OnDemand sessions available 24/7 through November 2 to registered attendees. (Be sure to check your spam folder and white-list nationaloffice@child if you are not receiving eConnections.)


2021 CNS Annual Meeting Program

2021 annual meeting brochure cover

CNS 2021: Things to Know Before You Go

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CNS 2021 FAQ

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Virtual Meeting Platform Opens Monday, September 27; Symposia, Seminars and Award Lectures available OnDemand (24/7) through November 2 for registered attendees (live and virtual)

  • Both Virtual & Live In-Person Boston attendees should sign in: virtual meeting platform serves as web-based meeting app


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On-line Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the long awaited 50th Golden Anniversary Meeting of the Child Neurology Society in Boston. Registrants attending this milestone meeting live and in-person in Boston will want to register early (some sessions are limited and reservation-only). You will also want to book hotel rooms ASAP. A link and access code to the Sheraton Boston Hotel will be included in your registration confirmation email.


Founders Book

Be sure to order your copy, as part of registration, of the 2nd edition of Child Neurology: It’s Origins, Founders, Growth and Evolution, edited by Stephen Ashwal, MD. There will be an opportunity following the Legacy Luncheon to have authors and subjects of profiles featured in the newly published book sign your copy. As described by Phil Pearl in his Summer 2021 Letter from the President, “The 1990 Founders featured profiles of 124 founders up to 1960; this edition has been expanded with fourteen new masterful topical overviews and an additional 137 new profiles crossing over into the new millennium.”

NOTE: Order book by August 13 to pick-up in Boston for signing. Books ordered as part of on-line meeting registration will be discounted 50% from cover price. Hard copy books ordered after August 13, or ordered before with instructions to send to home/office rather than for pick-up in Boston will be sent by publisher (Elsevier) after the meeting).

eBook format is also available.


Presentation Guidelines: Speakers & Organizers

Watch for email update and updated information on this site Friday, September 24 with instructions for logging in to a) present virtually or b) check in to Speaker Ready Room live in Boston

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2021 Presentation Template – Basic White
2021 Presentation Template – Gold Background
2021 Presentation Template – Blue Background

Presentation Guidelines: Posters

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Pellock Resident Seminar on Epilepsy: PGY5 residents:

Watch for email and information on this site Friday, September 24 with instructions for attending the Pellock Seminar a) in Boston or b) virtually.

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2021 COI Information

2021 Speaker Disclosure to Learners



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