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  • As a faculty member for the 2024 CNS Annual Meeting, your participation is essential to provide attendees with the latest science and world-class neurosurgical education they’ve come to expect from the CNS. We thank you for your commitment to the CNS mission.

    We encourage you to register as soon as possible to obtain your first choice in hotel accommodations, as well as any optional courses you would like to attend. Any courses you are teaching will automatically be added to your registration by our registration provider prior to the opening of onsite registration.

    Register and make your hotel reservations today.

    Presentation Management Upload Site

    The Presentation upload site is now open. All faculty should have received a welcome letter with instructions on how to access the site.  Presentations are due by August 16, 2024.  If you need assistance in accessing the site please contact Courtney Hollister.

    Presentation Template

    The CNS Annual Meeting template for your PowerPoint presentation can be found here.

    Active Learning Techniques

    Review suggested Active Learning Techniques to engage participants in your presentation.

    Developing Impactful Presentations

    We encourage all speakers to review this instructional video series from the CNS and Barrow Neurological Institute, which will help presenters at Neurosurgical Conferences and Meetings give more impactful presentations.  The series is presented by Dr. Andrew Little, MD, MBA and Dr. Mark Pacult, MD.

    ACCME Accreditation Guidelines for Posters and PowerPoint Presentations

    As an accredited provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), CNS must ensure that all CME programs comply with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

    Please Note: Your poster and/or presentation slides will be reviewed for ACCME compliance.

    Below are lists of faculty/speaker guidelines to assist you in developing the highest quality educational content and materials. These guidelines ensure compliance with the ACCME accredit and the CNS Policy and Standards for Independence and Integrity.

    • DO NOT include a disclosure slide in your presentation. As an ACCME requirement, the CNS will provide an official list of relevant financial disclosures prior to the meeting. This list is based on the information submitted when accepting the invitation to participate in the 2023 CNS Annual Meeting.
      If a previously reported financial relationship has changed, please email immediately.
    • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance- All individually identifiable health information regarding a client or patient must be sufficiently edited or modified to ensure HIPAA compliance.
    • ACCME Standard 1: Ensure Content is Valid
      • Educational Materials (slides, abstracts, handouts, videos, and photos) MUST:
        • Include a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options. All recommendations for patient care must be based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning.
        • Clearly identify new and evolving topics for which there is a lower or absent evidence base.
        • Conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
        • Include citation and reference information about any data presented (study dates, design, etc.) to enable learners to look up that reference and assess research validity.
        • Present topics without advocating for, or promoting, practices that are not, or not yet, adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning.
    • ACCME Standard 2: Prevent Commercial Bias and Marketing in Accredited Continuing Education
      • Faculty (presenters, speakers, moderators, panelists) must not promote or sell products or services that serve their professional or financial interest during accredited education.
      • Educational materials must be free of commercial bias for or against any company, product, drug, or device.
      • Educational materials must not include:
        • ACCME defined Ineligible companies’* corporate or product logos.
          • All logos or brand names visible in photos or videos must be completely covered.
        • Company, product, drug, or device brand/trade names. Generic names must be used.
          • Do not include the ™ or ® symbol.
        • If brand/trade names are listed, there MUST be at least two (2) other names listed to avoid the perception of bias.
        • If only one is listed, it must be proven to be the ONLY or the BEST product, device, or drug available.
        • Product promotional material.

    *Ineligible company: Defined by the ACCME as "any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

    Pharmaceutical and device companies are the most common example of an Ineligible Company.

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