Annual Meeting


To date, the annual meeting scheduled for September 22-25, 2020 in Phoenix is still being offered. As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to address safety concerns and send you updates. In the unlikely case that the conference is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded in alignment with the NCS current cancellation policy. Additionally, we have extended our Early Bird Registration deadline to April 30, 2020 to allow you more time to receive a discount. 

Make Your Plans to Join Us for the NCS 18th Annual Meeting

Get excited to join us in sunny Phoenix as we come together for four days of education and networking focused on all aspects of neurocritical care: from research to the recovery. The Annual Meeting will present the most recent research and best practices in neurocritical care and will once again feature pre-meeting workshops, a robust selection of educational breakout sessions, dedicated exhibit hall time to connect with our partners and many networking events, including the NCS Annual Banquet street party.

Register Today

Secure the best registration rates to attend the NCS 18th Annual Meeting when you register by Thursday, April 30. 

Registration Details


Professionalism, Leadership & Research Mentoring Session Information

NCS continues to focus on Professionalism, Leadership & Research Mentoring education at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year. This year's session takes place on Friday, September 25 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Pre-registration is required, but there is no extra charge to attend the session. Click here to register for the Annual Meeting and the Professionalism, Leadership & Research Mentoring Session.

Session Description

This program will cover essential skills for successful career advancement in neurocritical care professions. The sessions are geared towards members of all backgrounds, professions, roles and disciplines. In particular, aspiring leaders who have not attended the course previously are encouraged to attend. Topics presented by NCS leaders will cover areas such as NCS leadership and organizational involvement, mentorship, graceful self-promotion, interview skills, negotiation, team-building, and managing conflict. In addition, topics to help advance research skills and professional advancement in the clinical and laboratory settings will be provided, along with time for direct mentoring by senior NCS researchers in interactive sessions. The session will include a networking break with NCS leadership and multiprofessional leaders in the field.


Posters abstract submissions are open until Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm CDT. Click here to submit an abstract.

Click here to download the abstract submission form for further details. A $40 non-refundable fee per abstract is required in order to complete the online submission form.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance in July-August 2020. Meeting registration, poster printing, travel, and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the presenter.

Childcare at the NCS Annual Meeting

NCS is excited to once again offer childcare at this year’s Annual Meeting. 

Tuesday, September 22, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 24, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.