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Congress of Neurological Surgeons

2019 Annual Meeting: The Age of Reason for Neurosurgery   

  Welcome to the Abstract Center

We are now accepting abstracts for the 2019 CNS Annual Meeting!

The CNS Scientific Program is comprised of three distinct formats: Oral Presentations, Interactive Poster Presentations, and Digital Posters. If you are submitting an abstract for the CNS Annual Meeting:

Please login on the right with your CNS username and password. In the Subject Category, please choose the most appropriate sub-specialty and area of research from the drop-down list. In addition please indicate if your abstract is Basic Science, Clinical Research or Operative Techniques.

Operative Techniques is a new abstract category intended to highlight technical aspects of new and unique surgical management of neurological disease. The indications and application of the technique should be well described. For new techniques, a clear case for how the technique differs from existing operative technique should be made.

Operative Technique abstracts can include video submissions intended to demonstrate surgical technique. Videos submitted should consist of a brief narrated PowerPoint presentation of the case including relevant preoperative imaging followed by a narrated video illustrating the most important technical aspects of the case. A brief review of clinical and imaging outcome should be included at the end of the video.

These abstracts will be highlighted during the interactive Operative Techniques and case based section sessions.

Technical Requirements:
- Any videos included as part of the abstract should be 2D only.
- All videos should be submitted in .mp4.
- Video files should be formatted with a 320 x 240 pixel minimum screen size.
- Videos must include embedded audio narration in English.
- Video files should be less than 1 GB and should not exceed 10 minutes in runtime.
- Videos should not include manufacturer logos or commercial trademarks.

Oral Presentations are selected from the highest ranked abstracts from each neurosurgical sub-specialty for platform presentation in afternoon sessions. Interactive Poster Presentations, selected from highly ranked abstracts, will be presented during an interactive poster session organized by sub-specialty either during morning or afternoon breakout sessions. Posters are printed by the CNS from your submitted digital poster. If you do not create a digital poster, a default one will be created for you from your submitted digital abstract.

All abstracts accepted for inclusion in the Scientific Program, including those selected for Oral Presentations and Interactive Poster Presentations will be displayed continuously throughout the meeting as a Digital Poster, available for review on multiple plasma screens in the convention center and also after the meeting on the CNS website. Meeting participants have the opportunity to review copies of any poster at their convenience throughout the meeting. Your original abstract will be converted to a Digital Poster and you will be able to further enhance it.

When submitting your abstract, please check which, if any, award for which you would like your original scientific work to be considered. Besides the awards listed below, all abstracts accepted for Interactive Poster Presentation will be considered for Best Basic Science Poster, Best Clinical Science Poster, and Best Operative Technique Poster for each sub-specialty.

The following awards are available for selection, please choose from the drop down menu during submission process:
- Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Resident Award
- Ronald R. Tasker Young Investigator Award (Resident Award - Section on Pain)
- Julius Goodman Resident Award (Socioeconomic)
- Samuel Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award (Socioeconomic)
- Sherry Apple Resident Travel Scholarship
- Galbraith Award (Resident Award - Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery)
- Integra Foundation Award

ALL abstracts submitted in the Tumor category will be considered for the following awards:
- Rosenblum-Mahaley Clinical Research Award
- BrainLab Neurosurgery Award
- Journal of Neuro-Oncology Award
- American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award
- Preuss Research Award
- AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumor Neuro-Oncology Trainee Award
- Integra Foundation Award
- AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors Skull Base Award
- Columbia Softball Pediatric Award
- Leksell Radiosurgery Award

Likewise all abstracts submitted in the Neurotrauma and Critical Care category will be considered for the ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Research Award.

Those abstracts selected for Oral Presentation, Interactive Poster Presentation and awards are published in Clinical Neurosurgery. Please note that figures, tables, and references are removed from the abstracts prior to publication in Clinical Neurosurgery. A member of the NEUROSURGERY® Publications editorial office will contact you should they have any questions regarding these modifications to your abstract.

All abstracts submitted must be original science, not previously presented.

The CNS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. It is an ACCME requirement that audiences at educational programs for which continuing medical education hours are awarded be informed of a presenter’s academic and professional affiliations, and the existence of any significant financial interest or other relationship an author or co-author has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or services. Any such relationship must be disclosed.

In accordance with ACCME standards, please note that the presenter of any accepted abstract cannot be employed by a commercial interest.

Please do not hesitate to contact the CNS at with any questions or comments.