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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earlier projections of a mid/late-May registration launch printed in registration brochure (see link below) may be superseded by a later launch--still early spring, but with, perhaps, a hybrid live/virtual dimension added and altered early registration deadlines and cancellation policies.


Registration brochure (flip book version)
Downloadable pdf

There are, at present, no plans to cancel the October 19-23 meeting. Any decision to do so would likely 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 mid/late May. More to the point: more will be known June 30, the originally posted date on which early registration ends. This date, and cancellation policies, will be revised to reflect the new and every-changing realities of the pandemic we find ourselves in. Hotel reservation links will be made available upon registering. Watch for details in eConnections updates and in a special Spring CNS Connections to be posted on-line in late May presenting CNS members' perspectives on the present and future landscape in child neurology as it is being reshaped and redefined daily by the pandemic. 


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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 mid/late May
> Exhibit Prospectus will be posted mid/late May

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