2017 Annual Meeting and Courses, February 8-12, 2017, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona

Course Director Resources

2017 Annual Meeting & Courses
February 8-12
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

Timeline at-a-Glance

Date Deadline Great! So, what should I do?
June 6 Course Director invitation response deadline; Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure due

Click HERE to complete your invitation.

Click HERE to complete the COI form in the ACNS session management site.

June 30 Draft course agendas (including speaker names, presentation titles and scheduling) due to Course and CME Committee Chairs for review, approval Email draft agenda to lkonop@acns.org.

You do not have to send invitations to speakers. ACNS staff will do so, upon approval of your agenda by Course & CME Committees.
July 11 Revised course agendas due, per feedback from Course & CME Committee, where applicable Email revised agenda to lkonop@acns.org
August 16 Speaker Invitations sent  
August 31 Speaker acceptance, COI disclosure due  
September 15 Final Reminder to speakers w/o COI; last chance to submit before removed from program Contact Speakers who have not completed COI disclosure
September 19 Replacement Speakers due Send replacement speakers to lkonop@acns.org to send out new invitations
September 23 Replacement speakers acceptance and COI due  
October 1 Preliminary Program Out  
December 1 Abstracts due from speakers reporting COI Click HERE to submit presentation abstract in session management site.
December 30 Presentation slides due from ALL speakers for CME committee review and Course Handout site. Click HERE to submit most current version of presentation slides to session management site.

For a complete timeline of Annual Meeting & Courses Director and Speaker requirements, click HERE

Course Director Handbook

  • Program Planning
    • Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment
    • Course Agenda
    • Speaker & Topic Selection
    • Timelines
    • Slide Review
  • Budget
    • Honoraria
    • Travel & Housing
    • Registration
  • Onsite Logistics
    • Course Moderation
    • Audience Participation


Program Planning Resources