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Peripheral Nerve Society—2021 Annual Meeting



2021 PNS Annual Meeting

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, clinical trials session, basic science highlights session and education course, junior and senior scientists of various backgrounds teach about the most current and ground-breaking developments in the field.

Beyond being the happiest city in the world, Copenhagen is home to excellent Danish cuisine, historic and modern architecture, and is the magical birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales that attract visitors from around the globe. Make plans now to join us for our 17th PNS Annual Meeting.

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Important Dates

Meeting Registration Opens: 4 January 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 February 2021
Exhibit/Sponsorship Deadline: 2 April 2021
Call for Late Breaking Abstracts: 23 April – 7 May 2021
Housing Deadline: 3 June 2021
Group & Early Bird Registration Deadline: 3 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 in Copenhagen, Denmark?

Meeting registration opens on Monday, 4 January 2021. Registration pricing for 2021 has not yet been determined. Please register by Thursday, 3 June 2021 to receive the early bird registration discount.

Where is the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting being held?

The PNS Annual Meeting will be held at the Bella Center Copenhagen (Center Blvd 5, 2300, Copenhagen, Denmark). Please click here to book your room at the AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen (directly connected to the convention center).

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

Please click here to view the 2021 Exhibit & Sponsorship Prospectus. 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 open. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, 5 February 2021 (no exceptions). Please click here for more information.

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

All abstract submitters will be notified of acceptance by 16, April 2021.

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 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.

  • 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 are presented after the Presidential Lecture on Wednesday, 30 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