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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 WILL BEGIN APRIL 15, 2020

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 opening registration date for the 2020 CNS-ICNA Joint Meeting has been moved back to April 15.

There are, at present, no plans to cancel the October 19-23 meeting. Any decision to do so would not come until late August, by which time the landscape within which presenters and attendees might prudently make decisions regarding the meeting will be markedly changed in ways beyond our knowing. More will be known in a month. More to the point: more will be known June 30, the date on which early registration ends, thereby giving prospective attendees 10 weeks to register at the lowest rate, with another 9 weeks to follow during which they may still decide to register at regular rates, and another 8 weeks before the meeting during which the rates go up again. Hotel reservation links will be made available upon registering. Watch for details in eConnections updates and the Winter/Spring CNS Connections.


SPECIAL SECOND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS; PORTAL OPEN MARCH 1 - APRIL 15

In response to our initial call for abstracts, we received nearly 600 submissions by the January 31 deadline. Due to high interest, we have added a poster session on Thursday October 22, significantly increasing the overall number of posters eligible for presentation, thereby enabling us to issue a second call for abstracts. Many of our junior colleagues did not have work completed in time for the early February deadline. The review committee expects to be more selective this round. Work submitted by CNS and ICNA junior members and trainees and authors from low- to moderate-resource countries will be given additional favorable consideration, recognizing the impact accepted work may have on their ability to attend.

Authors may submit work on the portal March 1 to April 15; CLICK FOR GUIDELINES


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 

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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 as follows:

> Guidelines for industry-sponsored CME and non-CME sessions are posted below.
> Sponsorship Opportunities will be posted April 15
> Exhibit Prospectus will be posted April 15

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).

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