CNS Society Prizes


The Francis McNaughton Memorial Prize for Clinical Research
and The André Barbeau Memorial Prize
for Basic Research

The Canadian Neurological Society invites submissions for its two prizes: the Francis McNaughton Memorial Prize for clinical research and the André Barbeau Memorial Prize for basic research. These prizes were designed to encourage neurology trainees to undertake research projects. Prizes are awarded for the best submitted expanded, structured abstract, based on work done during neurology residency or in post-residency training.

  • Contestants must be a member in good standing, for at least one year prior to submission, with one of the four Societies of the CNSF (a Junior member or an Active member within two years of receiving their certificate).
  • Contestants are not required to belong to the Society whose prize they are applying for, with the exception of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS).
  • Contestants need not be the sole authors, but should have been primarily responsible for the work being presented.
  • Be sure to indicate which Prize you are submitting for.
  • Contestants must submit a structured abstract, expanded up to, but not exceeding 3 pages, which is to include any figures, tables, and necessary references. Submissions longer than 3 pages of single spaced typing will not be considered. The format followed should consist of Background, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions. The authors should bear in mind, in the background section, that not all judges will be experts in the subject of the research paper.
  • Contestants must submit a letter from their program chair indicating that the work was done by the resident and was principally the work of that resident.
  • Contestants must submit a small biography which indicates where the candidate is in their residency or if he/she is in a diploma program, and listing other work that he/she has done.
  • Contestants must also submit their abstract to the CNSF Annual Congress, on the official online abstract submission site.
  • The winner in each category will present their work at the CNSF Annual Congress.
  • Each prize will consist of:
    • A Prize Certificate
    • $1,000 cash
    • Presentation of your work during the Grand Plenary session at the Congress
    • Full registration to the Congress
    • Travel to the Congress (economy fare)
    • 3 nights accommodation

    Second place awards of $500 for each prize may be presented as well.

  • All Society Prize submissions must be received by January 15, 2017. Extended to January 22, 2017
  • Submissions should be sent as three separate PDF files:
    • Letter from their program chair
    • Biography
    • Expanded Abstract

Applicants for these prizes should send their submissions to:

Canadian Neurological Society