Course Director Resource Page

2021 Annual Meeting & Courses
February 10-14, 2021
Hilton Austin
Austin, Texas

Timeline at-a-Glance

Date Deadline Great! So, what should I do?
July 10 Course Director invitation response deadline; Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure due

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

July 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

You do not have to send invitations to speakers. ACNS staff will do so, upon approval of your agenda by Course & CME Committees.
August 10 Revised Course Agendas Due Email revised agenda to
August 20 Speaker invitations sent  
October 1 Preliminary Program Available Online  
January 7 Presentation Outlines due from Course Speakers Reporting COI Click HERE to submit presentation abstract in session management site.
January 14 Presentation slides due from ALL speakers reporting COI for CME committee review
Click HERE to submit most current version of presentation slides to session management site.
January 21 Handouts Due from ALL Course Speakers
*Slides not turned in by the January 21 deadline may not be available for Course attendees on the Course Handout site and speakers will no longer be eligible for the compensation package.
Click HERE to submit most current version of presentation slides to session management site.
Course Director Tips

Course Director Handbook

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


  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure
  • Speaker Compensation
    • Speaker Compensation
    • Travel

Program Planning Resources

  • ACNS CME Mission Statement
  • Gap Analysis and Needs Assessment
  • Sample Course Agenda


  • Contact Information
Last updated: June 22, 2020