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Welcome to 48th CNS Annual Meeting

The Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting is the meeting of choice for child neurologists and professionals in other fields of study related to neurologic and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents.

The annual meeting features four days of top level peer reviewed CME-accredited scientific programming along with more than a dozen smaller special interest group sessions, wall-to-wall formal and informal networking opportunities, more than 80 exhibitors filling 100+ exhibit booths) affording high quality one-on-one discussions with for-profit and non-profit potential partners, and over 150 scientific posters.

48th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society
October 23-26, 2019
The Westin Charlotte & Charlotte Convention Center

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See below for information and links related to program proposals, abstracts, exhibits, sponsorship and satellite events.

Registration and hotel booking at the Westin Charlotte will be available beginning in late-May.

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DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

Questions? Contact Emily McConnell

Abstract Submission

DEADLINE: April 5, 2019

Click here for submission guidelines

Click here to go to external submission site AFTER READING GUIDELINES

CNS Special Interest Group Meet the Expert Proposals

Submission Dates: January 15 - 31, 2019


Three 45-minute sessions will be selected for presentation from among proposals submitted by SIGs on-line between January 15--31. The three sessions will follow the morning Presidential Symposium and precede the lunchtime review of posters. (Thursday, October 24 from 12:00 – 12:45 pm)

You may choose to identify and feature a single expert to present a brief overview of her/his work in the special-interest area followed by a Q&A session (perhaps facilitated by a smart-phone based automatic response system). Or perhaps you might go with a dialogue format involving two or three experts, followed by Q&A. A SIG may opt for an “Ask the Expert” session where people could bring cases, ask questions, obtain advice, etc. It’s up to you to decide and propose.

  1. Three 45-minute "Meet the Expert" sessions will be selected for presentation. 
  2. "Meet the Expert" sessions are scheduled concurrently on Thursday, October 24, 12:00 - 12:45 pm, immediately following the morning Presidential Symposium and immediately preceding lunch (served in the Exhibit Hall/Poster Review area).
  3. The featured expert may be introduced by SIG leader or introduce him/herself with a brief (5-minute) overview of his/her work in the field. Session will then open, using the following recommended formats:
    a) Prepared cases (recommended maximum of 3)
    b) Questions from the audience
    c) Combination of a & b.

    SIGs may also choose to structure the session as an open forum Q&A with a pre-assigned facilitator "interviewing" and/or facilitating presentation of cases followed by audience questions.
  4. CNS will apply for CME accreditation for Meet the Expert Sessions. If your proposal is accepted, we will follow up with SIG representative to secure additional information and/or disclosures.

Information Required on Application:

  1. Proposed Expert
  2. Topic
  3. Mode of Presentation
  4. Learning Objectives
  5. AV needs (including optional smart-phone based Automatic Response System)


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Click here to submit a proposal

Deadline: January 15, 2019

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Sponsorships and Exhibits

Information will be posted in March 2019

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The Child Neurology Society Awards Committee, chaired by Dr. Nigel Bamford, has announced the following awards to be presented at the 48th Annual CNS Meeting to be held October 23-26, 2019 in Charlotte, NC:

Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Awards:
  Carol Camfield, MD (Halifax, NS, Canada)
  W. Edwin Dodson, MD (St. Louis, MO)

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
  H. Terry Hutchinson, MD, PhD (San Francisco, CA)

Hower Award
  James F. Bale, Jr., MD (Salt Lake City, UT)

Bernard Sachs Award
  Scott L. Pomeroy, MD, PhD (Boston, MA)

Capsule profiles and photos of awardees will be posted in forthcoming eConnections and the Winter 2020 CNS Connections to be published in mid-January

Nominations for awards to be presented at the Joint 49th Annual Child Neurology Society & 16th International Child Neurology Association Congress to be held October 19-23, 20 in San Diego, CA will open January 1, 2019; deadline for submitting nominations is September 15, 2019. Access and download guidelines below:
Roger & Mary Brumback Lifetime Achievement Awards (guidelines)
Click to nominate

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award (guidelines)
Click to nominate

Hower Award (guidelines)
Click to nominate

Bernard Sachs Award (guidelines)
Click to nominate


charlotte logo_rgb_webSatellite Symposium & Seminar Proposals

2019 Satellite Symposium/Seminar Guidelines & Application

Deadline for submission: February 5, 2019

Satellite symposia and/or seminars are non-commercial, non-product specific, independently accredited educational sessions. PRODUCT THEATERS are explicitly commercial informational sessions. Guidelines and applications for staging product theaters will be available in March 2019 as part of the Exhibitor Prospectus outlining all sponsorship and PR-related opportunities.