2018 Fall Courses - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Course Director Resources

Timeline at-a-Glance
For a complete timeline of Course Director and Speaker requirements, click HERE.

Date Deadline Great! So, what should I do?
May 31 Course Director invitation response deadline; Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure due Email completed Conflict of Interest (COI) disclosure form to etrimmer@acns.org
June 14 Draft course agendas (including speaker names, presentation titles and scheduling) due to Course and CME Committee Chairs for review, approval Email draft agenda to etrimmer@acns.org

Note: Course Co-Directors should not yet personally invite speakers at this point. Upon approval of the course agenda by the Course and CME Committees, the ACNS Executive Office will send official speaker invitations.
June 28 Revised course agendas due, per feedback from Course & CME Committee, where applicable Email revised agenda to etrimmer@acns.org
July 10 Speaker acceptance, COI disclosure due  
August 31 Presentation abstracts due from speakers reporting COI Click HERE  to upload abstract to session management site.
September 11 Presentation slides due from ALL speakers – for both CME Committee review when COI is reported, AND for inclusion in online course syllabus Click HERE  to upload slides to session management site.
September 17 Housing Request due Enter the Housing Request Information HERE
October 20-21 Fall Courses – Hyatt Regency Cambridge See “Onsite Logistics” section of Course Director Handbook below.


To view a complete Preliminary Agenda for the 2019 Fall Courses, (coming soon).

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


  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure
  • Speaker Compensation
    • Honoraria
      • NEW! Speakers who do not submit their presentations at least 30 days before the meeting are no longer eligible to receive an honorarium. If speaker slides remain outstanding 15 days prior to the meeting, neither the speaker nor the director of that speaker’s course are to receive an honorarium.
    • Travel & Housing

CME Resources

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