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Important Dates and Deadlines

The central web hub for information about the Joint 2020 ICNA-CNS Meeting is hosted by ICNA: https://icnapedia.org/congress/icnc2020 


MEETING REGISTRATION UPDATE - May 2 eConnections

Please click on the following link (https://conta.cc/35maPng) to read May 2 eConnections update sent to members. As indicated in that message, no set-registration date has been committed to at this time; earlier projections of a mid/late-May registration launch printed in registration brochure (see link below) may be superseded by a later launch--still early spring, but with, perhaps, a hybrid live/virtual dimension added and altered early registration deadlines and cancellation policie

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Registration brochure (flip book version)
Downloadable pdf

We are monitoring conditions in San Diego and, indeed, around the world. We have, accordingly, surveyed different "stakeholder" groups (ie. speakers, committee chairs, etc) to gauge varying capacities for participation in-person or on-line, hoping thereby to provide optimal flexible access to ICNC proceedings to all CNS and ICNA members on the ground or on-line. Final decisions regarding registration options, hotel accommodations, cancellation policies, etc will be available in mid/late July. Watch for details in eConnections updates and on the CNS and ICNA websites.

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PLENARY (AWARD) LECTURES TO BE PRESENTED:

John Stobo Pritchard Award Lecture (ICNA):
Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies: What we know and what we do not know
Nicola Specchio, MD, PhD, Bambino Gesu' Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
Presented Tuesday, October 20

Bernard Sachs Award Lecture (CNS):
Genes as a Window into the Developing Brain
Joseph G. Gleeson, MD; University of California San Diego, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, San Diego, CA, USA
Presented Tuesday, October 20

Sheila Wallace Award Lecture (ICNA):
Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy in Low Resource Settings: Challenges and Successes
Suvasini Sharma, MD, DM; Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi, India
Presented Wednesday, October 21

Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award Lecture (CNS): TBA
Presented Wednesday, October 21

Linda De Meirleir Neurometabolic Award Lecture (ICNA):
Update in Pediatric Neurometabolic Disorders 2020

Lance Rodan, MD, FRCP(C); Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Presented Thursday, October 22

Hower Award Lecture (CNS):
Migraine, Vertigo, and Dizziness
Kenneth J. Mack, MD, PhD; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Presented Thursday, October 22

Frank Ford Award Lecture (ICNA):
The Global Burden of Paediatric Neurological Disorders

Charles Newton, MD; University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
Presented Friday, October 23


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SPONSORSHIP, EXHIBITS, INDUSTRY-SPONSORED SESSIONS

Due to recent developments worldwide impacting the capacity of multiple key stakeholders to effectively triage immediate needs and obligations with patients, staffs, other organizations, contractors, etc, the dates and deadlines originally posted for the 2020 CNS-ICNA Joint Meeting have been moved back. We had hoped to receive and complete review and revision by mid-June of new guidelines related to social distancing and other safety considerations at the conference facility that will impact meeting & exhibit hall availability, capacities and configurations. This process has been delayed, in part due to furloughs and evolving policies impacting vendors and other stakeholders. We hope to have an exhibit prospectus and updated sponsorship prospectus available by mid-July, with follow-up conversations to quickly ensue with those we have been in contact with so far this spring.

> Guidelines for industry-sponsored CME and non-CME sessions are posted below.
> Sponsorship Opportunities will be posted early July; email & phone consultations with Roger Larson are available and encouraged: rblarson@childneurologysociety.org
> Exhibit Prospectus will be posted mid/late July

Past corporate partners and independent CME providers providing support for and/or participating in CNS annual meetings and ICNA congresses may email CNS Executive Director Roger Larson, CAE for more information.

INDUSTRY-SPONSORED SESSION GUIDELINES & APPLICATION
> CME SYMPOSIA
> PRODUCT THEATERS


See below available time slots for industry-sponsored sessions (one-hour product theater or CME programs; two-hour independently accredited CME programs). Priority Application Deadline: April 15. Applications are still being accepted, but priority consideration will be given those submitted by the original April 15 deadline.

INDUSTRY SPONSORED EVENT AVAILABLE TIME SLOTS
TUESDAY, 10/20
South Tower Rm 1 One-hour product theater (set classroom style for 150) 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM    
South Tower Rm 2 One-hour product theater (set classroom style for 150) 11:30AM-12:30 PM 3:30PM-4:30 PM
South Tower Rm 3 One-hour product theater (set classroom style for 150) 12:45 PM-1:45 PM 4:45PM-5:45 PM
North Tower Rm 1 Two-hour CME seminar (set banquet for 120) 12:00PM-2:00PM 5:30 PM-7:30PM










WEDNESDAY, 10/21
South Tower Rm 1 One-hour product theater (set classroom style for 150) 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM    
South Tower Rm 2 One-hour product theater (set classroom style for 150) 11:30 AM-12:30 PM 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
South Tower Rm 3 One-hour product theater (set classroom style for 150) 12:45 PM-1:45 PM 4:45 PM-5:45 PM
North Tower Rm 1 Two-hour CME seminar (set banquet for 120) 12:00 PM-2:00 PM 5:30 PM-7:30 M










THURSDAY, 10/22
South Tower Rm 1 One-hour product theater or CME seminar (set banquet for 150) 10:15AM - 11:15AM    
South Tower Rm 2 One-hour product theater or CME seminar (set banquet for 150) 11:30AM-12:30PM 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
South Tower Rm 3 One-hour product theater or CME seminar (set banquet for 150) 12:45PM-1:45PM 4:45 PM-5:45 PM
North Tower Rm 1 Two-hour CME seminar (set banquet for 120) 12:00PM-2:00PM 5:30 PM-7:30PM