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Sydney Harbour at sunset © Destination NSWANZCNS 8th Annual Scientific Meeting
(Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th September 2019)
Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales

Important Dates
15th April 2019  Abstract submission opens
Registration opens
15th July 2019  Early bird registration closes
Accommodation bookings are subject to availability from this date
29th July 2019  Abstract submission closes 5pm EST.
19th August 2019  Registrations Close
4th-6th September  Conference

Welcome message
The 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society will be held at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

We warmly welcome you to this year’s annual scientific meeting.

Local Organising Committee (LOC)
Hugo Sampaio
Manoj Menezes
Michelle Farrar
Alexandra Johnson
Shekeeb Mohammad
Simone Ardern-Holmes

Major Sponsors

UCB Australia

International Speaker Sponsor

Keynote Speaker Sponsor
Cerebral Palsy Alliance

The Program
We are delighted to announce our international speakers:

Anne M. ConnollyAnne M. Connolly, MD, is chief of the Division of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and a member of the Center for Gene Therapy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s. An internationally recognized expert in pediatric neuromuscular disease and neuroimmunology, Dr. Connolly’s early research examined the relationship between auto-antibodies and childhood neurological disorders. She has also help develop outcome measures for infants and boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and has led or been a collaborator in numerous pivotal clinical trials in children with neuromuscular disorders. She has served as a national thought leader for multiple foundation and government agency efforts and has specifically contributed to efforts to achieve newborn screening for neuromuscular disorders including SMA and DMD. She is an American Academy of Neurology Fellow, and member of the Child Neurology and the World Muscle Societie. Named among the “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Connolly has also participated in numerous national and international work groups for the development of standards of care for SMA, DMD, and CMD.

John SvarenJohn Svaren, Ph.D. is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member/core-director in the Waisman Center, which is dedicated to research in developmental disabilities. His laboratory focuses on gene regulation of peripheral nerve myelination and translational research for the heritable neuropathy Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT). The latter studies include development of drug screening assays, biomarker development, and genomic/epigenomic studies of peripheral neuropathy, with a focus on the most prevalent form of CMT (CMT1A). He is a member of the board of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, and chair of its scientific advisory board.

Francesco PisaniFrancesco Pisani is Associate Professor and head of the Child Neuropsychiatry Unit at the University of Parma Hospital. Francesco’s training and experience in Child Neurology has been in Italy and the UK. He is the author of more than a hundred publications. Prof Pisani’s research interest covers a spectrum of childhood neurological disorders: he is internationally acclaimed and recognised for his work on neonatal seizures and neonatal neurology. Prof Pisani is also active in teaching neonatal neurology and neonatal EEGs across Europe.

Conference Venue
Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick
Level 1, John Beveridge Lecture Theatre

Conference Dinner
This will be held on the evening of 5th September, at the Centennial Homestead & Queens Park Kitchen

Conference Hotel
accomodationCrowne Plaza Coogee Beach, 20 min walk to the Conference Venue

The Hotel offers 209 modern, well-appointed rooms, deluxe bedding and premium amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay at this beach side location. Take advantage of their premium facilities, acclaimed onsite restaurants and bars, fully equipped gym, heated pool, tennis court, meeting rooms and business centre.

Rooms have been reserved for registrants at a special group rate of $219. Rate quoted is per room per night (unless otherwise indicated), using existing bedding, includes GST and does not include breakfast. The breakfast rate in Blue Salt Restaurant is $32.00 per person.

Registration Fees

Fee Type Early Fee (Payment by 15th July 2019) Standard Fee
Full Registration
ANZCNS Ordinary Member (Consultant Physician) $600 $800
ANZCNS Trainee Member (Medical, Postgraduate) $250 $400
ANZCNS Retired Member (Physician) $250 $250
ANZCNS Associate Member (Allied Health, Nursing, Neurophysiology) $250 $400
Non Member Consultant Physician $750 $950
Non Member Trainee (Medical, Postgraduate) $400 $550
Non Member Retired Physician $250 $250
Non Member Special Groups (Allied Health, Nursing, Neurophysiology) $400 $550
Medical Student (Undergraduate) $150 $150
All other professions $750 $950
Day Registrations
No concession $300 $300
Concession (Allied Health, Nursing, Neurophysiology) $150 $150
  • For membership applications for the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society please complete this application form
  • Concession Day Registrations, Medical Students and non member Medical Trainees - please scan/email (pdf) a letter of evidence written and signed by your Head of Department confirming your current training position to ANZCNS. Your registration will not be processed until this letter has been received.

Registration Entitlements
    Full Registration
  • Entry to all congress sessions and trade exhibition area
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
  • Congress satchel and delegate satchel material
  • Printed program
    Day Registration
  • Congress satchel and delegate satchel material
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea (day of registration only)
  • Congress satchel and delegate satchel material
  • Printed program

Alterations and Cancellations
Alterations or cancellations to your registration and/or accommodation bookings will not be accepted over the telephone. Alterations must be requested via email to

Notice of cancellation for registration/accommodation bookings, when received in writing, will be processed and your registration/accommodation fee refunded subject to the following deductions:
  • Notice of cancellation received in writing on or before 5th August 2019 will be charged an administration fee of $33.00 and this will be deducted from your total registration/accommodation payment before a refund is issued.
  • Notice of cancellation received in writing on or after 6th August 2019 but before close of business on 21st August 2019 will be charged an administration fee of $110.00 and this will be deducted from your total registration/accommodation payment before a refund is issued.
  • Cancellations received in writing on or after 22nd August 2019 will not be refundable, however substitute delegate attendance is allowed.
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