Society Prizes | CNS

Francis McNaughton Memorial Prize for Clinical Research / 

André Barbeau Memorial Prize for Basic Research

The Canadian Neurological Society invites 'Expanded Abstract' submissions for its two prizes: the Francis McNaughton Memorial Prize for Clinical Research and the André Barbeau Memorial Prize for Basic Research. These prizes were designed to encourage neurology trainees to undertake research projects. Prizes are awarded for the best submitted expanded, structured abstract, based on work done during neurology residency or in post-residency training.

  • The Francis McNaughton and André Barbeau prizes will each consist of:
    • Platform presentation of your work at the CNSF Congress
    • A Prize Certificate
    • $1,000 cash
    • Full registration to the Congress
    • Travel to the Congress (economy fare)
    • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Additional $500 prize awards may be presented

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis PRIZE

The CNS, with the support of a donation from the Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation is offering an additional $1500 prize for the best paper submitted on Autoimmune Encephalitis.

  • The prize will consist of:
    • e-Poster presentation of your work at the Congress, highlighted as a prize-winning abstract
    • A Prize Certificate
    • $1500 cash intended to defray costs related to attending the Congress
General Requirements for all CNS Prize Submissions
  • Contestants must be a member in good standing with any one of the six Societies of the CNSF; as a Junior member or a Full member within two years of receiving their Royal College certificate. CSC Members must hold CSC Full membership but still be within two years of receiving their Royal College certificate or apply to become a CNS or CACN Junior member. (Become a Member | CNSF)
  • Contestants need not be the sole authors, but should have been primarily responsible for the work being presented.
  • Contestants must submit a letter from their program director indicating that the work was done by the trainee, and was principally the work of the trainee (resident or fellow), during training.
  • Contestants must submit a small biography which indicates where the candidate is in their residency or in a diploma program (if applicable), and listing other work that he/she has done.
  • Contestants must submit a structured abstract, expanded up to, but not exceeding 3 pages, which is to include any figures, tables, and necessary references. Submissions longer than 3 pages of single spaced typing will not be considered. The format followed should consist of Background, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The authors should bear in mind, in the background section, that not all judges will be experts in the subject of the research paper.
  • Those submitting an expanded abstract for a Society Prize must also submit their basic abstract to the CNSF Congress, as instructed in the Call for Abstracts.
  • The Congress Abstract submission process is independent from the Society Prize submission process.
Submission Details
  • Society Prize submissions accepted by email ONLY, on or before JANUARY 15, 2024
  • Clearly indicate name of Society Prize you are submitting for; ex. CNS Francis McNaughton Prize
  • Include title of expanded abstract and the 'basic abstract number' submitted to the CNSF Congress
  • Submissions should be sent as three separate PDF files label: last name_
    • 'Letter' from their program director
    • 'Biography'
    • 'Expanded Abstract' (not exceeding 3 pages)

Applicants for these prizes should send their submissions to:

Canadian Neurological Society