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12-13 and 25-27 JUNE

2021 PNS Annual Meeting – Virtually Anywhere

Join us for the 2021 Annual Meeting from the comfort of your own home.  The meeting will be held over two non-concurrent weekends in June. The meeting dates are 12 – 13 and 25 – 27.  Our meeting is the place to learn about the latest international research across specialties in peripheral neuropathy. As the largest peripheral nerve meeting in the world, it is the premiere venue to connect with your peers.  Share your excitement about the PNS Annual Meeting using #PNS2021. Like us on Twitter and Facebook to receive regular meeting updates in your news feed.

Access the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting

Meeting attendees will receive access keys to the virtual meeting platform 1-2 business days after registering for the meeting. Click here to login to the virtual meeting platform using your access key. If you have not received an access key after 2 business days, please contact info@PNSociety.com.

Virtual Meeting Benefits

  • No jet lag
  • No choosing between talks, with all sessions recorded for on-demand viewing
  • New virtual networking opportunities based on your area of interest
  • As a community, we will produce less emissions from travel and less onsite waste


Registration Rates

With the transition to a virtual meeting this year we are pleased to have the opportunity to extend reduced registration rates to all who wish to attend the meeting.  Please click the meeting registration button below for more information and to register today.


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 is open. Click here to register today. 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 program, featured plenary and education course speakers.

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.

What browser should I use to access the virtual event?

We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser for the best experience. Download it here.

How do I access the virtual event?

If you have registered for the 2021 PNS Annual Meeting, you will receive an access code via email for your initial login to the virtual meeting platform (please check your spam/junk folder). If you have registered for the event but have not received your access code and login instructions, please contact info@PNSociety.com. If you still need to register for the event, you may do so here

What time zone is the event in?

All times listed in the agenda are in Eastern Daylight Time. (UTC -4). To convert time zones, click here.

Is a webcam required?

A webcam is not required to attend the event. However, we encourage you to use your webcam to engage with your peers and our Industry Partners using the video chat feature!

What can I do in the Virtual Exhibit Hall?

Learn about exhibitors, interact via the text, and video chat, and more!

How do I ask questions of the presenters during the live sessions?

Attendees will be able to submit questions through the chat box that is located to the right of the presentation window. Chair and speakers will be monitoring the chat and will either answer your question through the chat, or during their live Q&A discussion. Don’t be shy to ask questions!

The times for the live event are not convenient for me. Can I still participate in the event?

Yes! All sessions will be published for On Demand viewing in 3-5 business days and available on the virtual meeting webpage until 1 September 2021. Recorded meeting content will always be available to PNS members in the On-Demand Education Center, here.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact Allison Kindseth at meetings@PNSociety.com for all meeting related questions. If you have questions regarding meeting registration or PNS membership, please contact Glenn Stanley at info@PNSociety.com.

How do I reach Tech Support for the Meeting?

General Technical Support +1 (410) 638-9239
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EDT

PNS Hotline +1 (443) 640-6926
Saturday, 6/12 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday, 6/13 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Friday, 6/25 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Saturday, 6/26 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Sunday, 6/27 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Will Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits be offered for the virtual event?

No, CME’s will not be offered as part of the Annual Meeting.

Will you provide a certificate of attendance?

Yes, upon completion of the post-meeting evaluation you will receive a certificate of attendance.

I am a speaker, how do you I access the speaker ready room or green room?

All speakers must join us in the virtual ‘green room’, at least 30-minutes prior to your session start time. Speakers also have the option of visiting a speaker ready room for additional technical assistance.  Links will be sent on Wednesday, 9 June, please contact meetings@PNSociety.com if you do not receive this email.

What is your abstract embargo policy?

Full text of accepted abstracts will be made available to registered attendees on Friday, 4 June.  Accepted abstracts will be published as a compilation in an abstract supplement of our Journal, the Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System (JPNS), under copyright by the Peripheral Nerve Society.  Individual abstracts are not copyrighted by the Society, and you are free to publish or present your work elsewhere.


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




This Meeting Has Been Endorsed by the European Academy of Neurology