Course Director Resource Page

2020 Annual Meeting & Courses
February 5-9
The Roosevelt New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

Timeline at-a-Glance

Date Deadline Great! So, what should I do?
July 1 Course Director invitation response deadline; Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure due

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

August 1 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 15 Speaker invitations sent Email revised agenda to
October Preliminary Program Available Online  
January 7 Presentation Outlines due from ALL speakers Click HERE to submit presentation abstract in session management site.
January 14 Presentation slides due from ALL speakers for CME committee review and Course Handout site.
*Slides not turned in by the January 14 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: November 12, 2019