PNS Committees are the Foundation of our Society. PNS members are invited to serve on committees and collaborate on projects that strengthen our Society. Participating on committees is how our members get the most out of their membership. PNS committee members have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with colleagues from around the world and help shape the future direction of the PNS.
Interested in Joining a Committee? A call for volunteers is sent to all active members each Spring, inviting new members to apply. New committee member terms commence in June, in conjunction with the PNS Annual Meeting.
Bylaws Committee (ad hoc)
This Committee shall review, in consultation with the Executive Office,
the PNS governing documents on a periodic basis and make
appropriate recommendations to the Board and the membership,
as necessary. In addition, the Committee may be called upon to help
in the interpretation of the Bylaws.
Communications & Website Committee
The Committee serves the needs of society members by providing
oversight of the PNS website and offering suggestions for
improvement of the PNS’ online presence. This Committee works
with the Executive Office to create and aid in the dissemination of
PNS Communication materials, including best practices for social
media, website, and e-mail campaigns.
This Committee oversees the finances of the PNS. They advise the Board with respect to the annual budget, the handling of reserve funds, investments and depositories and other financial matters for the Society.
This Committee’s objective is to increase the presence of the PNS at appropriate meetings and promote education, good clinical practice, and research in neuropathies internationally. The Committee is tasked with promoting the diffusion of the knowledge on the clinical, neurophysiologic, pathological, pathogenetic and therapeutic aspects of the different forms of peripheral nerve disorders among basic scientists and clinicians. The Committee will collaborate with different neurological societies and national neurological associations to expand the interest in peripheral nerve disorders, promoting the multidisciplinary nature of the Peripheral Nerve Society.
This Committee identifies topics requiring guidelines. Then works closely with our partner organizations to develop a taskforce of dual members to write or endorse existing guidelines.
International Outreach Committee
This Committee’s objective is to explore and identify professional development needs and resources that support advances in the field of peripheral neuropathy worldwide. In addition, this Committee serves as the selection committee for the PNS Annual Meeting travel grant recipients.
Chair: Wilson Marques Junior, MD, PhD, School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto – USP, São Paulo, Brazil
Staff Liaison: Carrie Price
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The Committee serves the needs of society members by advising the PNS Board on PNS Junior Member priorities including membership, education, and communication. In addition, this Committee plans the Education Course at PNS Annual Meetings.
Local Organizing Committee
This Committee is responsible for providing the Executive Office and Board with important advice on organizing the congress in their country, including logistics, venues, tourist information, and accommodations.
Scientific Program Committee
This Committee will develop the educational program for the PNS Annual Meeting, oversee the Annual Meeting abstract process, and monitor the performance of the chairs and speakers.
Co-Chair:Daniela Menichella, MD, PhD, UC Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
Co-Chair:Kleopas Kleopa, MD, PhD, The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Nicosia, Cyprus
Staff Liaison: Jacquie Durant
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