Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


Maintenance of Certification Committee

Committee Description

The Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee is responsible for writing questions for the Self-Assessment Examinations (SAEs), which CNS members must complete 24 CME hours. Three SAE exams are available at a time. The committee also responds to CNS member’s inquiries about the SAE exams.

  • Serve as Authors on three new SAE’s and write a total of 150 questions.
  • The SAE categories are:
    • Epilepsy/paroxysmal disorders
    • Neurogenetic
    • Infectious disease
    • Neuromuscular
    • Headache and other pain syndromes
    • Movement disorders
    • Ethics
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Toxic and metabolic disorders
    • Neurobehavioral
    • Cerebrovascular
    • Demyelinating disorders/paraneoplastic
    • Spinal cord and nerve root disorders
    • Neuro-oncology
    • Developmental delay/intellectual disability/Autism
    • Traumatic brain injury/hypoxic brain injury/CP
    • Neurology of systemic disease
    • Sleep

In 2025 the MOC committee will be reimagined as the Professional Development Committee with the following draft scope – 
The Professional Development Committee, in close collaboration with CNS staff, other CNS committees, and external partners, creates and oversees programs and resources supporting child neurologists’ ongoing professional growth and advancement. This committee identifies CNS members’ needs related to career development, continuing education, and leadership skills and develops initiatives to address these needs, ensuring the society offers comprehensive professional development opportunities.

The committee works to develop programs and resources tailored to meet the diverse needs of CNS members at each career stage, from medical students interested in the field to practicing child neurologists.  
This includes

  • Continuing medical education,
  • Continuing certification resources such as self-assessment exams, 
  • Case studies,
  • webinars, and more

Designed to support child neurologists’ ongoing learning and career advancement.

Committee Roster

Andrea Pardo (Chair) Yasmin Khakoo (Board Liaison) Eileen Broomall Stephen R. Deputy Darren Michael Farber Suman Ghosh Maysa Hamade Lawrence D. Morton Denia Ramirez-Montealegre Geetanjali Rathore Robert Clinton Stowe Liu Lin Thio Katelyn N Geiger (Staff Liaison)