About Us

CNS Summit is a platform for change and a community passionate about shaping the future, with a focus on collaboration, innovation, and technology. Our mission is to have a positive impact on the success of clinical development programs. We believe this mission is our ethical duty to the patients we serve by developing new treatments. If this mission resonates with you, and you would like to be surrounded by creative, passionate, and future-focused colleagues, join us.

We are in this together.

CNS Summit 2020 - Save the Date!

Join us for the 11th Annual CNS Summit Meeting!

Join the pharma and biotech R&D leaders, the top tech companies involved in clinical development and healthcare innovation, investigator sites, service companies, and the regulators from FDA at CNS Summit 2020.

For three days in November, you'll experience a dynamic environment for networking and idea sharing, for learning from industry leaders and exploring the future of drug development. You'll return to your office with a renewed perspective on industry trends and insight on what other leaders across the life sciences industry are doing for their organizations.

  • Stimulating keynote sessions
  • Engaging panel discussions
  • Educational breakouts
  • Facilitated networking
  • Relevant and timely conversations and connections
  • Motivational collaboration with like-minded individuals

  • Innovations and technologies impacting clinical development
  • Lessons and experiences from other drug development leaders
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Tips for success and best practices

  • MEET
  • Pharma and biotech drug development leaders
  • Top innovators in technology
  • Disruptors, change-makers, and trendsetters
  • Researchers from academic and private clinical sites

For more information on the CNS Summit initiatives and workgroups, please see the links under the RESOURCES tab.


    “It’s different. I’ve never seen anything close to the content I’ve seen today and it gave me lots of new ideas. It’s a very nice collaborative setting.”

    David V. Sheehan MD MBA, Distinguished University Health Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida College of Medicine

    “What I like is that it’s a pre-competitive space where we can come in and talk about issues that a lot of people don’t want to talk about. What’s going wrong with the trials and how can we do better. “There’s not a lot of fluff. People who really care are at the CNS Summit.”

    Steve Brannan, VP and Therapeutic Area Leader for Neuroscience, Clinical Development , Clinical Science at Takeda Pharmaceuticals