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12-13 and 25-27 JUNE

2021 PNS Annual Meeting – Virtually Anywhere

Given the ongoing effects of COVID-19 we will host the  2021 PNS Annual Meeting – Virtually Anywhere over two weekends in June: 12 – 13 and 25 – 27. 

This year, we will host the full meeting program via a robust virtual event platform, that may be streamed from the comfort of your home. We hope to provide you with a virtual experience which comes as close as possible to the real thing.

The PNS Annual Meeting is the place to learn about the latest international research across specialties in peripheral neuropathy. It is the premiere venue to have one-on-one discussions with experts in the field and connect with clinicians and scientists from various countries. During the plenary talks, platform presentations, special interest group sessions, guided poster hall tours, and education course, junior and senior scientists of various backgrounds will present the most current and ground-breaking developments in the field.

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Virtual Meeting Benefits
  • No jet lag
  • No choosing between talks in parallel sessions. All sessions are recorded for on-demand viewing.
  • New networking opportunities and small group discussions based on your area of interest.
  • A much-reduced carbon footprint.  As a community, we will produce less air/rail/car travel emissions from travel and less onsite paper, plastic, and food waste.

Important Dates

Meeting Registration Opens: 15 March 2021
Exhibit/Sponsorship Deadline: 2 April 2021
Call for Late Breaking Abstracts: 23 April – 7 May 2021
Group Registration Deadline: 4 June 2021


How do I become a member of the PNS?

Please click here to complete the PNS Membership Application.

How may I register for the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting?

2021 PNS Annual Meeting registration will open in March. Reduced registration rates have been put forth, to make the meeting accessible to all.  The 2021 registration rates are:

Active Members: $150.00
Industry Members: $150.00
Junior Members: $100.00*
Non-Members: $350.00
Industry Non-Members: $350.00
Junior Non-Members: $200.00
Patient Advocacy Group Representatives: Free
Senior Members: Free

*Junior Members presenting abstracts are eligible for gratis registration.

World Bank registration discounts are also available to those joining us from Low and Middle-Income Economies (GNI per capita of $12,535 or less). Registration rates are as follows:

Active Members: $75.00
Junior Members & Junior Non-Members: Free
Non-Members: $175.00

All registered participants will have access to the new virtual meeting platform prior to the start of the meeting, to maximize engagement. Registration for the virtual meeting will include access to both live and on demand educational content.

Where is the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting being held?

The 2021 PNS Annual Meeting has gone fully virtual and will be held 12-13 and 25-27 June. The Annual Meeting may be streamed from virtually anywhere. Stream the full congress from the comfort of your own home, office, or on the go. The meeting platform accommodates viewing from all mobile devices.

Where can I find the 2021 Annual Meeting Program?

Click here to view the preliminary program, featured plenary and education course speakers.

I am interested in sponsoring the meeting or exhibiting at the meeting . Where may I find more information?

For more information please visit our Sponsors & Exhibitors page, by clicking here. Please contact for additional information or to customize your package. The exhibit/sponsorship deadline is 2 April 2021.

I am interested in submitting an abstract for the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting. What are the deadlines and how do I submit?

Abstract submission is now closed. Notification of accepted abstracts will be made by Wednesday, 21 April 2021. A call for late breaking abstracts will be sent 21 April – 7 May 2021. All abstracts will be presented in a virtual poster hall and published as submitted in the Journal of Peripheral Nervous System (JPNS).

I have submitted an abstract. When will I be notified if it has been accepted?

All abstract submitters will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday, 21 April 2021.

I have submitted an abstract. Can I access my account to review or make changes?

If you have submitted an abstract, but wish to access your account to make any edits to contact information, please click here.

I am a Junior PNS Member who has submitted an abstract for the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting. Do I need to register for the meeting?

If you are a PNS Junior Member who has submitted an abstract, please do not register for the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting.

Upon receiving your acceptance notification, PNS will provide you with a coupon code to register for the virtual meeting complimentary. Please note, you will need to become a member of the PNS to be eligible for the gratis registration. Please click here to learn more about membership and join today.

Will any abstract awards be given at the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting?

Yes. The PNS awards seven $750 cash prizes each year to current PNS Junior Members presenting oral platform or oral poster presentations. The prizes are given as a tribute to the luminaries in our field. Click here for more information.

  • Arthur K. Asbury Award: The abstract must pertain to GBS/CIDP/Inflammatory.
  • Richard P. Bunge Award: The abstract must pertain to nerve biology.
  • Peter J. Dyck Award: The abstract must pertain to diabetes and clinical topics.
  • J.W. Griffin Award: The abstract must pertain to regeneration.
  • Pembroke Award: The presenting author must be from Australia or Asia.
  • P.K. Thomas Award: The abstract must pertain to inherited neuropathies.
  • Richard A.C. Hughes Award: The abstract must pertain to clinical topics.

Prizes will be presented on Sunday, 27 June. In evaluating each presentation, the prize committee will consider the quality of the presentation, groundbreaking/innovative results, and the quality of the presenter. The presenter must be a current member of the PNS at the time the abstract is submitted and is required to attend the Annual Meeting.


The PNS Annual Meeting is the premiere venue to learn about the latest international research across specialties in peripheral neuropathy. 

Having attended PNS meetings for several years now, I continue to be impressed by the breadth and depth of information discussed at this conference that covers both basic and clinical science research. In addition, the attention to detail with respect to the scientific program content and the networking events is always spectacular. I look forward to the opportunity to attend every year, and I also find the ability to collaborate on an international level to be in particular a unique feature of the PNS.

Karissa Gable, MD

Duke University, North Carolina, USA

I first stumbled upon the PNS as a junior site investigator for the International GBS Outcome Study.  Little did I know at the time that my joining the PNS would represent the beginning of a career-changing journey in inflammatory neuropathies that would have me working closely with international thought leaders in the field.  From amazing conference venues in Europe and the United States to excellent educational courses to world-class research collaboration, the PNS makes you more committed to your career as a peripheral neuropathy specialist.  It also makes you a better clinician for your patients.  Consider joining.  It’s highly worth the investment.

Amro Stino, MD

University of Michigan, USA

My first experience of the PNS meeting was in Glasgow in 2016. It was really amazing and very benificial, and also promoted the case inclusion of IGOS in China. The PNS meeting recruits elites worldwide to introduce the new progress of both the basic research and clinical trials. It is a very good opportunity to renew yourself and improve yourself via the presentation and discussion. Each part of the meeting is very rewarding. I look forward to every PNS meeting and the discussion and collaboration which happens there.

Yuzhong Wang, MD

Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University, Jining, China