ACCME Policies and Statements
  • CNS Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) - The Congress of Neurological Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. These are the guidelines set forth by the ACCME that CNS adheres to.
  • ACCME Content Validation Statement

    The CNS requires that the content of CME activities provide balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. Planning must be free of the influence or control of a commercial entity, and promote improvements or quality in healthcare. In addition, the content or format of a CME activity and its related materials must promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary commercial interest.

    All CNS CME activities must be compliant with the ACCME content validation statements (July 2002):

    • All the recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
    • All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
    • Providers are not eligible for ACCME accreditation or reaccreditation if they present activities that promote recommendations, treatment or manners of practicing medicine that are not within the definition of CME, or known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.

    Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If the CME educational material or content includes trade names, trade names from several companies should be used and not just trade names from a single company. Educational materials that are part of a CME activity such as slides, abstracts, and handouts cannot contain any advertising, trade names without generic names (but listing of trade names from several companies is permissible), or product-group advertising.

    Any individual refusing to comply with this policy and/or not disclosing relevant financial relationships on a timely basis will not participate in, have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of CNS CME activities.

CNS Faculty Services Center

CNS Faculty can organize each of their commitments by logging in to the Faculty Services Center at: http://faculty.cns.org.

  • Review and accept invitation/s to participate.
  • Update conflict of interest disclosures.
  • Request audiovisual needs.
Key Dates for Faculty Participation
July 31 Deadline to submit digital posters via: http://2015.cns.org.
August 14 Deadline for all faculty to submit their PowerPoint presentations for review as required by the ACCME.
Please go to https://cns2015.sessionupload.com to upload your presentation.  
August 14 Deadline for handouts to be emailed to amartin@cns.org.
August 27 Advance registration deadline and housing reservations via http://www.wynjade.com/cns15. All faculty are expected to register in advance of the annual meeting. Faculty are not required to register for the course in which they are participating. The course will automatically be added to your registration record.
Presentation Preparation Guidelines and Information

All faculty must submit their PowerPoint presentations for review as required by the ACCME by August 14.
Please go to https://cns2015.sessionupload.com to upload your presentation.

2015 Speaker Ready Room

All speakers and abstract presenters should review their presentation in the Speaker Ready Room no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled presentation.

Location- Rivergate Room at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Saturday, September 26 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, September 27 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday, September 28 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday, September 29 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday, September 30 6:30 AM – 1:30 PM