Frequently Asked Questions

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    Will CNS Summit 2020 be in person or virtual?

    Based on current outlooks of COVID-19, for the health and safety of our community, CNS Summit 2020 will NOT be held in person at the Boca Raton Resort this November. We will be offering our community a very unique 4-day Summit geared around community building - stay tuned for updates on exclusive interviews, live networking, entertainment, and community celebration through the CNS Summit Platform. As usual, expect this to be an EXPERIENCE with an even greater focus on networking with old friends and new potential partners.

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    What will the 2020 CNS Summit experience be?

    Once your application to register is accepted, you will be included in regular experiences that lead up to the CNS Summit (and after) to enhance interaction with other community members, such as virtual meetings, one-to-one networking, wine tastings and conversations on our 2020 topics.

    The 4-day CNS Summit will take place October 29 - November 1.

    We are now creating more ways to learn, connect and have business opportunities for the same investment as in previous years - and we have three options for attendees this year.

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    Who has access to the CNS Summit platform?

    Every registrant has access to the CNS Summit platform (and app). This year, we are extending the value of the platform by introducing portions of its functionality, like one-to-one networking this July. We are slated for a 2-day networking experience July 22 and 23rd for attendees as follows:

    • Basic attendees can create a profile and see who else is registered. If you would like to participate in the networking function, we recommend upgrading to a regular attendee. You can contact Please note that basic pharma attendees are able to accept meetings
    • Regular attendees are able to accept and schedule meetings
    • Premium attendees are able to accept and schedule meetings and receive additional concierge assistance by contacting

    Other functionality will also be available year-round.

We are thrilled to invite you to apply to our community — with year-round experiences to shape the future.

Now in our 11th year, we are excited to announce that we will bring the fun and excitement, the sense of community, discovering new technologies, meeting interesting new people and collaborating to you year round.

More than an annual event over 4 days, CNS Summit delivers programing, social events, networking, sponsorship opportunities and some of the fun -  brought to you throughout the year.

CNS Summit 2020 Topics Include:

  • Ecosystem Financial Viability
  • AI
  • Digital Biomarkers
  • Decentralized Trials
  • Digital Therapeutics
  • Developing Treatments During a Pandemic
  • Neuroscience
  • Leading Startups
  • AR/VR/XR
  • Real World Evidence
  • Voice as an Endpoint
  • Regulatory Issues

Gain Access To Year- Round Experiences, plus our 4-Day Summit, October 29 - November 1, 2020

  • Interviews and conversations like this recent one with Dr. Amy Abernethy, Principal Deputy Commissioner & Acting CIO, FDA
  • June 25: We hosted our kick-off happy hour for all registered attendees
  • July 22 & 23: Over 2 days, 104 companies attended our one-to-one networking for regular and premium attendees
  • August 20th: We had a mind bending performance by Colin Cloud, The Cyber Mentalist
  • September 3rd: We celebrated with an end of summer beach party happy hour

And our October 4-Day Summit includes:

  • Two days of one-to-one networking
  • Spotlight sessions on Neuroscience, Decentralized Trials, Artificial Intelligence, Remote Monitoring, Real World Evidence, Digital Medicine, Digital Biomarkers, Diversity, Pediatrics
  • Unique social events such as wine tasting and interactive experiences where you can casually "bump" into peers
  • Exhibit suites that are chat enabled
  • Collaborative conversations about the future of the industry
  • Live announcements of the annual Innovation Index with IDEAPharma and the Innovation Showcase

If you register as a Regular or Premium attendee, there’s more including a additional networking events throughout the year where you can have pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings through the CNS Summit platform; and for our premium members, we will be offering concierge assistance and additional curated experiences as well.

At CNS Summit, we give you access to networking & competitive knowledge you need to shape the future.