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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, partner programs (ACNN & PCCN) and satellite events.

CME CREDIT - Physicians

  • Complete survey by November 20 to receive credit.




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2019 Scientific Program (& Registration Information)

Poster Presentations

1. Roster of Posters to be Presented
2. Poster guidelines

Platform Presentations

1. Platform presentation guidelines
2. CNS slide template
3. ACNN slide template

Speaker Financial Disclosures

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Click here to submit a proposal - CLOSED
Program will be posted July 10

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Sponsorships and Exhibits


2019 CNS Annual Meeting Exhibitor Prospectus (includes Product Theater application)

Booths will be assigned July 15 based on applications received and priority points earned by July 5 for additional sponsorships, product theater orders, publicity orders, and payment.

Sponsorship Prospectus: 
     Three Levels: Leader, Partner, Supporter

Ancillary (ICW) Meeting Space -
Deadline August 15 (Space assignment begins August 10)

     Application Portal

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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)

Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award
  Louis T. Dang, MD, PhD (Ann Arbor, MI)

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

Dr. Nicolás Garófalo Gómez PhD, MD (Havana, Cuba)
Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sahu (Chandigarh, India)

charlotte logo_rgb_webSatellite Seminars

Thursday, October 24

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Satellite 1: Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies: An Evolving Clinical Landscape
Click for more information and/or to register
Pre-registration does not guarantee seating. On-site registration may be available, space permitting.

4:30 - 5:30 pm
Satellite 2: Exploring Neurological Manifestations Associated with Gaucher and Pompe Disease
Click for more information and/or to register

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Satellite 3: Cerebral Palsy Mimics: Differentiating Pediatric Movement Disorders

Friday, October 25

12:30 - 1:30 pm
Satellite 4: Effects of Hyperammonemia on Brain Function: what urea-lly need to know
Click for more information and/or to register

are commercially sponsored non-product specific educational sessions presented by independent CME providers; they are not part of the CNS CME-accredited program. CME credit must be applied for directly with the CME provider, not the CNS.

PRODUCT THEATERS are commercially sponsored, explicitly commercial product information sessions. No CME credit is awarded for attendance. You may receive email communications via CNS eConnections in the coming weeks with information provided by exhibitors promoting their Product Theater. Please note that each of these six product theaters is limited to 75 attendees, with seating available on a first-come/first-seated priority basis.