Call for Scientific Program & Course Proposals

Important Dates

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Proposal Submission Open
Sunday, May 19, 2024 Proposal and Director(s) COI Disclosure Deadline
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Proposal Acceptance/Rejection Notification Sent to Submitters
Sunday, June 30, 2024 Acknowledgement of Proposal Acceptance and Agenda Due
Monday, July 8, 2024 Speaker Invitations Sent by ACNS Staff
Monday, July 22, 2024 Speaker Invitation Response, COI Form, Bio and Photo Due
Tuesday, October 1, 2024 COI Slide Review Notification to Speakers Indentified by the CME Committee as Having Disclosed a Relevant Financial Relationship
Tuesday, October 15, 2024 SA-CME Questions Due from Participating Scientific Session/Courses
Sunday, January 26, 2025 Final Slides Due from Identified Speakers for CME Review
Sunday, February 23, 2025 Final Slides Due for Speaker Ready Room and Course Handouts

Call for Scientific Program & Course Proposals

Submit a Scientific Program or Course Proposal

The ACNS Program and Course Committees seek proposals for scientific program sessions and specialized courses for the 2025 ACNS Annual Meeting & Courses, to be held February 26 – March 2, 2025, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

This activity will be planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies 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. 

Before submitting a session proposal, please download and review the complete Call for Proposals and Gap Analysis & Needs Assessment.

Also for your review, please familiarize yourself with the Speaker Compensation Policy before submitting your session proposal.

Speaker Compensation Policy

The ACNS Program Committee anticipates the 2025 Annual Meeting & Courses will be held in-person in Baltimore. All speakers must be present in-person; remote presentation is not permitted.

Complimentary Annual Meeting & Courses registration is available to all eligible Annual Meeting & Course speakers. An honorarium of $200 is available to speakers who meet all deadlines set forth above and any additional deadlines set forth in the speaking invitation.

To be eligible for the compensation package above, a speaker must be giving a pre-prepared talk of 25 minutes or more. Panel discussion participants are not eligible. Session directors not giving a qualifying talk of 25 minutes or more during their session are not eligible.

Travel funding is not available to Annual Meeting & Course speakers or session directors.

Joint International Symposia Proposal Process

The ACNS International Relations and Program Committees are pleased to consider proposals for Joint International Symposia which should be developed by a clinical neurophysiology-related national society, federation or chapter, in cooperation with the ACNS International Relations Committee.

Proposals for Joint International Symposia may be submitted via the proposal website, and submitters are asked to please notify International Relations Committee staff liaison Carrie Grossman ( when a submission has been completed. The International Relations Committee is pleased to assist partner societies with their submissions, including pre-review and feedback.

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