Canadian Neurological Society | CNS


To enhance the care of patients with diseases of the nervous system through education, advocacy, and improved methods of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

The Canadian Neurological Society was established in 1948 and represented both neurologists and neurosurgeons. In 1965, the original CNS was dissolved and two new societies were created to represent the two distinct groups.

Today, the Canadian Neurological Society (CNS) has approximately 475 members and represents neurologists and neurology residents in Canada. The CNS Board of Directors manages the business, initiatives and finances of the CNS. The board also appoints CNS member representatives to sit on various CNSF committees, including the Professional Development Committee and the Scientific Program Committee. The CNS President and Vice-President also serve on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF).

Benefits of Membership

As a member of the Canadian Neurological Society, you are automatically a member of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. Discover the benefits that CNSF Membership can bring and become a member of the CNS.


The World Federation of Neurology’s XXVI World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2023) will be in Montreal, Canada, from 15 -19 October 2023.


We warmly invite you to join us!


The congress will be proudly co-hosted by the Canadian Neurological Society (CNS), and will bring together leading experts from around the world to share the latest research and developments in neurology. WCN 2023 will feature a comprehensive scientific program covering a wide range of topics. Don't miss out on this unique chance to gain insights and knowledge from the best in the field and advance your understanding of the intricacies of neurology. We invite you to submit an abstract before April 5, 2023 and be a part of this premier event for the global neurology community.

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