CNSS Society Prizes


The K.G. McKenzie Memorial Prize for Basic Neuroscience Research
and The K.G. McKenzie Memorial Prize for Clinical Neuroscience Research

The Canadian Neurosurgical Society, in co-operation with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, will award one prize in each of the Basic Neuroscience and Clinical Neuroscience categories for the best manuscripts submitted by a neurosurgical resident, in which he or she is the principal author.

  • 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 the prize should send their submissions to:
Canadian Neurosurgical Society