Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members and ultimately our patients is paramount. We shared with you earlier that the 2020 PNS Annual Meeting may not take place as planned. Although we were looking forward to seeing everyone in Miami, it is simply not possible to move forward with the in-person meeting given the pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions. Therefore, the Board has decided to cancel the in-person meeting in Miami and will organize a focused virtual event instead.
The Scientific Program Committee developed an outstanding program for 2020. In addition, the PNS community submitted nearly 500 abstracts featuring emerging research. As such, PNS leadership agreed to share as much of this research as possible in 2020. Therefore, the PNS will continue to host several key aspects of the 2020 Annual Meeting, including oral presentations from top ranked abstracts, a clinical trials session, and an innovative and interactive virtual poster forum on Sunday 28 June 2020 starting at 10.00 EDT, 15.00 BST, 16.00 CEST, 23.00 JST.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. James Sejvar a neurologist and epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will keynote the inaugural virtual event, with a talk focused on the neurological manifestations of COVID-19. The virtual event will be offered free to all PNS Members. Content will be live streamed and recorded for those unable to join the live event due to time-zone restrictions or other conflicts. Additional details will be announced soon.
For those that have already committed to participating in the 2020 Annual Meeting either as a speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor, we will be contacting you soon regarding next steps, so please stay tuned! For those that have already registered for the conference, the PNS Executive Office will proceed in issuing you a full refund. The InterContinental Miami Hotel will proceed in cancelling your fully refundable hotel reservation. A cancellation notice will be forthcoming. If you do not receive a cancellation notice from the hotel in 1-months’ time please contact the InterContinental Miami Hotel directly to cancel your fully refundable hotel reservation.
The Annual Meetings of the PNS are memorable for many reasons. Please save the following dates, the 2021 meeting will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark 27-30 June and the 2022 meeting will be held in Miami, Florida, USA 25-28 June.
Our common goal is to support basic and clinical research. Together we will continue to advance our mission of improving the lives of people with peripheral neuropathies throughout the world. We are grateful for your ongoing support of the Society, particularly during this difficult period. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@PNSociety.com.
Pieter van Doorn, PhD, MD
President, Peripheral Nerve Society
"The PNS Society meeting represents the most comprehensive gathering of clinicians and scientists focused on peripheral nerve disease."
— 2019 PNS Annual Meeting Delegate
“A great occasion to find new cooperation partners and to discuss research results."
— Christian Moritz, PhD
2019 PNS Annual Meeting Delegate
"This was my first PNS meeting and was very impressed! It was amazing to learn about groundbreaking work in hereditary neuropathies and the potential future treatments for hTTR amyloidosis and CMT. I specially enjoyed the presentations on the clinical trials that are starting or about the start and the possibility of being part of them! I hope to attend the meeting every year!"
— 2019 PNS Annual Meeting Delegate