Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


Update: Annual Business Meeting, Boston, and Committees – January 13, 2021

Welcome to 2021. More news will be forthcoming in the next week (including 2021 Awards announcements and accessing Annals of Neurology on-line), but for now, let’s keep it simple and start with ABC:

  • Annual Business Meeting
  • Boston
  • Committees

Annual Business Meeting

The brief (1/2 hour) business meeting, traditionally held during the fall annual meeting and attended by a small handful of (preponderantly older) members, is always open to all members of all ages and interests. The combination of COVID and meeting jointly & virtually with ICNA precluded that meeting being held last October. The meeting will be held by Zoom on Tuesday, January 19, from 5:00 – 5:30 pm EST.

CNS Annual Business Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 941 5724 0165
Passcode: 405074

Welcome – Phillip Pearl

  1. Moment of Silence for those who have passed since the last meeting
  2. President’s Report – Phillip Pearl
  3. Secretary-treasurer’s report – Lori Jordan
  4. New Business
    …Note: no motions will be voted on; motions made and seconded will be posted via
    CNS Connect Open Forum for 30 days, followed by 30-day voting period (Active
    Members only).
  5. Adjourn

20201 Annual Meeting

Boston – Submit a Proposal and Be a Part of History

CNS Members are encouraged to submit proposals for scientific symposia and/or breakfast seminars to be presented at the 50th Annual Child Neurology Society Meeting in Boston, September 29-October 2, 2021. The final meeting structure has not yet been determined and will depend, in large part, on whether or to what extent we are able to
meet live in Boston vs virtually on-line, as well as on the variety and volume of outstanding proposals received from CNS members. Members are encouraged to send proposals for presentation modalities including, but not limited to:

  • 2.5 hour symposia
  • 1-hour workshops
  • 1.25 hour seminars
  • 1-hour Meet-the-Expert sessions

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021

The Scientific Program Committee will review proposals and construct a program addressing the broad spectrum of CNS members’ research, education, training and practice interests and needs. Acceptance emails will be sent to session organizers/proposers in mid-February.

Key Questions:

  1. Did you organize a session presented virtually in October? If so, is there a follow-up session you would like to present this year?
  2. Did you submit a proposal that was not presented virtually in October? If so, would you consider re-submitting the same or a modified proposal this year (The volume of submissions and the unique needs and interests related to meeting jointly with ICNA resulted in a lot of highly qualified proposals being turned down)
  3. Have you never submitted a proposal? What better time than now to submit your first? And what better venue than the 50th Annual Meeting?

Carl Stafstrom, MD, PhD
Chair, Scientific Selection & Program Planning Committee

Yasmin Khakoo, MD
Associate Chair, Scientific Selection & Program Planning Committee

Click here to email Emily McConnell (


CNS members willing to volunteer their time and talents to serve on a committee are encouraged to send a letter of interest to Roger Larson ( by January 31.

  • Available slots vary by committee between 1-3.
  • Younger, early career members and Junior Members in their final year of training are encouraged to consider volunteering.
  • Members from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in science (Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander) and/or individuals with disabilities (as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act) are encouraged to volunteer.


POST DATE: January 13, 2021