Important Dates and Deadlines

The central web hub for information about the Joint 2020 ICNA-CNS Meeting is hosted by ICNA: 


- Click July 12 eConnections for full announcement

The Joint

16th International Child Neurology Congress


49th Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting

will be staged virtually/on-line in mid-October

  • Dates and times for live programming will be reviewed and reconfigured in the coming weeks. The virtual meeting will likely begin earlier and end later than the original October 19-23 dates with on-demand options possibly available for registered delegates well beyond October. 
  • Presentation guidelines will be sent to speakers and poster presenters in early August when the meeting schedule has been reconfigured and the virtual meeting structure fully programmed. 
  • Registration will open in late August.

The Virtual Joint 16th International Child Neurology Congress & 49th Annual Meeting will include:
  • The full lineup of CME-accredited plenary lectures, symposia, seminars, workshops, meet-the-expert sessions and posters (more than 750!) originally scheduled for San Diego. Dates and times will be rearranged to ensure optimal access to the full range of content, with some sessions live-streamed each day and all sessions available on demand.
  • Multiple social/networking opportunities throughout the meeting.
  • A robust virtual exhibit hall featuring commercial and non-profit partners and providers both old and new.
  • Industry-sponsored CME sessions and product theaters
  • A strong line-up of fully committed, generously supportive corporate partners eager to explore new and exciting collaborative opportunities with child neurologists in our fast-changing field
We will continue to provide regular updates via eConnections and the CNS and ICNA websites as we move toward launching on-line registration in early August and the virtual meeting in October.


Registration brochure (flip book version)
Downloadable pdf -- Revised program for Virtual Meeting will be posted mid/late August



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
Presentation date & time TBA

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
Presentation date & time TBA

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
Presentation date & time TBA

Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award Lecture (CNS): TBA
Hsiao-Tuan Chao, MD, PhD; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Presentation date & time TBA

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
Presentation date & time TBA

Hower Award Lecture (CNS):
Migraine, Vertigo, and Dizziness
Kenneth J. Mack, MD, PhD; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Presentation date & time TBA

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
Presentation date & time TBA



> Revised Virtual Meeting Guidelines for industry-sponsored CME and non-CME sessions originally accepted for presentation will sent in mid-August. 
> Sponsorship Opportunities will be posted in early August; email & phone consultations with Roger Larson are available and encouraged beginning July 28:
> Exhibit Prospectus will be posted mid-August
> Industry sponsored CME seminars and product theaters. The virtual meeting format makes additional sessions available. Contact Roger Larson ( for more information.

NOTE: The CNS will not sanction or publicize any industry-sponsored on-line educational or product-promotion sessions between September 1 - December 31 other than those scheduled as part of the 2020 Joint CNS-ICNA meeting.

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.