The ACNS International Relations and Program Committees are pleased to consider proposals for Joint International Symposia for the 2022 Annual Meeting which will be held from January 26-30, 2022 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Joint International Symposia program was developed in 2015 to create a formal collaboration between ACNS and its international counterparts on jointly-planned symposia and educational content, in an effort to provide a forum for discussion and interaction at the ACNS Annual Meeting focused on the best clinical neurophysiology research in the world.
Joint International Symposia should be developed by a clinical neurophysiology-related national society, federation or chapter and be submitted directly to the ACNS International Relations Committee for review and feedback.
SESSION CONTENT & FORMAT
To submit a proposal, please complete the Joint International Symposia Proposal Form, including the following session information:
Proposals may be submitted for one of the following session formats:
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) INFORMATION
The ACNS Annual Meeting will be planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of ACNS. ACNS is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Sessions selected for the Annual Meeting scientific program must address one of the “professional practice gaps” (the differences between what a health professional is doing or accomplishing compared to what is achievable on the basis of current professional knowledge) identified by a combined effort of the ACNS Program, Course and CME Committees.
Several specific topics with significant gaps between current practice and ideal practice have been identified via review of the literature, review of clinical neurophysiology fellowship curricula, and surveys of ACNS members and Annual Meeting attendees. For more information, please see the complete 2021-22 Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment.
Further, the ACNS Content Validity policy requires that recommendations involving clinical medicine in an ACNS CME activity must be based on the highest level of evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
Session directors, moderators and speakers will be required to comply with ACNS CME policies related to identification and resolution of potential conflicts of interest, possibly including submission of the following documentation:
Failure to provide disclosure information in a timely manner, refusal to disclose a conflict, or the inability to resolve an identified conflict will result in an individuals’ disqualification from the activity, at the discretion of the ACNS CME Committee.
SPEAKERS & SPEAKER COMPENSATION
Joint International Symposia should include two (2) speakers from the supporting international society and one (1) ACNS-member speaker.