Benefits of Membership | CNSF

CNSF members belong to one, or more, of our Societies

Canadian Neurological Society (CNS)
Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS)
Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN)
Canadian Association of Child Neurology (CACN)
Canadian Society of Neuroradiology (CSNR)
Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC)

Membership in the Community of Canadian Clinical Neuroscientists

The community of clinical neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists, neurophysiologists and neuroradiologists is a robust and growing family that has made a long-standing, international, and ongoing contribution to clinical neuroscience. The community provides continuing medical education for its members, teaching for residents, students and clinical fellows. There is strong clinical and discovery-based research in Canada.

Networking in this group provides for collaboration across the country, for mutual learning and the opportunity for training (e.g., fellowships).


Our Federation, assisted by the Professional Development and the Scientific Program Committees, hosts a Canadian Congress geared towards the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning needs of Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Pediatric Neurologists, Neurophysiologists, Neuroradiologists and Neuroscientists.

Our Congress is an accredited learning activity; therefore, you earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits.

Gather with your colleagues and friends from across the country.

Learn, Mentor, Share, Teach, Collaborate, Advocate.

Members attend the CNSF Congress at a generously discounted registration fee.

Society Prize Awards

Members have the opportunity to win valuable society prizes by submitting an 'Abstract' to the Congress as well as an 'Expanded Abstract' to the society competitions.

There are multiple first place prizes available to Junior Members or a Full Member within two years of receiving their Royal College certificate. Each valued at approximately $2500.

Winners will be given a designated time to present their work at the CNSF Congress. Prize winners’ will be announced in the Neuro|News newsletter, in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences and on the CNSF website.

$500 second place prizes and additional subsidiary prizes may be awarded.

Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences (CJNS) is the official publication of our member Societies. The CJNS journal is an internationally recognized, peer reviewed medical journal, published through Cambridge University Press – Cambridge Core.

Members receive an online subscription with exclusive access to the most current year of publication.

CNSF Members submitting an article to the CJNS receive GOLD open access at half price.

Member Only Information

Members receive CNSF Neuro|News bi-monthly electronic newsletter featuring:

  • Society and Federation news
  • Congress details and updates
  • Job postings
  • Advocacy items
  • Messages from the CNSF and Society Presidents
  • CJNS Journal Highlights
  • Webinars and other CNSF CME Opportunities
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities

Access to additional information on the CNSF website.

Our website contains the latest information for our National Specialty Societies and all that the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation has to offer. Members receive the added benefit of ‘member only’ information such as CJNS journal access, past webinar recordings, quick access to Society driven initiatives, information, and resource links.

Society Initiatives

Members receive all ‘benefits’ outlined in the sections above as well as any additional benefits provided by their individual Society, such as:

  • CNSS and CACN Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • CSCN EMG and EEG Certification exams
  • CACN Grand Rounds
  • CSC and CSNR Webinars and past recordings

PGY1 residents can apply for complimentary first-year membership, paid by their member Society. Membership dues for subsequent years of residency are only $80/year.

Congress registration fees for resident members is only $250. This registration fee includes access to all Congress courses/sessions, course notes, luncheons, breaks and the Residents Social.

CNSF Society Resident Representatives help organize a resident social event at the Congress. This is a major networking event for trainees to connect with attending physicians from a wide variety of backgrounds and subspecialties.

The newest benefit for our Junior members is the CNSF prepOSCE neurology sessions, offering virtual practice OSCE sessions for PGY5 members preparing for their Royal College exams.

Resident members receive all ‘benefits’ outlined in the sections above as well as any additional benefits provided by their individual Society, such as CNS and CACN Canadian Leaders in Neurology interviews for publication in the CJNS and the CNS and CACN Mentorship Programs. Resident representatives from both the CNS and CACN have also created listings for Canadian fellowship opportunities.

The CNS, CNSS, CACN and CSNR, all have resident representatives that sits on the CNSF Professional Development and Scientific Program Committees and attend the CNSF Board of Directors meetings, as well as their respective Society Board meetings.

Resident members are welcome to contact their society resident representative with any issues, concerns, or ideas that they would like to see discussed.

Not a member of the CNSF?

Would you like to become a member of one of the CNSF National Specialty Societies?

Would you like to take advantage of the Benefits of CNSF Membership?

Download the appropriate society application form by choosing your society of interest or contact Donna Irvin, CNSF Member Services at:

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