Welcome message from Hosts
We are pleased to welcome you to the 2023 endMS Summer School, Translating Basic MS Research into Clinical Practice, to be held at Université Laval, in beautiful, historic Quebec City from June 19th to June 22nd.
The focus of this year’s school will be on the fundamental mechanisms of autoimmune demyelination and current perspectives in translating research findings to the clinic. Topics will include T and B cells, autoantibodies, neurodegeneration, myeloid cells and microglia. Furthermore, attention will be paid to cutting-edge techniques, including: single-cell RNA sequencing and mass cytometry (which aid scientists in obtaining unparalleled images of gene and protein expression), as well as the new technology of lipid nanoparticles (which allows for the delivery of RNA molecules into both animals and humans, for scientific and therapeutic purposes).
We are planning an exciting program that will include a variety of speakers, plenary sessions, and small group workshops. Time will be devoted to career development sessions, for SPRINT teams to present on their year-long interdisciplinary learning projects and for participants to interact with people living with MS and to network with peers in MS research from across Canada.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 endMS Summer School — an event that promises to be rewarding and memorable.
Dr. Manu Rangachari and Dr. Luc Vallières
2023 endMS Summer School Co-Hosts
Welcome Message from the Director of the endMS National Training Program:
Welcome to the endMS National Training Program’s 15th annual endMS Summer School!
The endMS National Training Program (NTP) is a component of the endMS Research and Training Network that aims to enhance knowledge and skills relevant to MS research, foster opportunities to conduct MS research in Canada and increase the intent amongst trainees to pursue MS research for the long term.
The NTP is grateful to receive funding from MS Canada, funding that is essential to be able to offer high caliber training programs: the endMS Summer School and endMS Scholar Program for Researchers IN Training (SPRINT).
The annual endMS Summer School brings together as many as 40 trainees including graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows from a variety of research backgrounds to learn about one central MS-related research theme which changes from year to year. To learn more about the annual Summer School click here
endMS SPRINT, a year long program for trainees who are ready to invest their time to enhance their knowledge and skills in MS research. SPRINT is pursued as a supplement to the research conducted by the trainees at their institutions. Through innovative initiatives offering networking, career development, mentorship and interdisciplinary learning opportunities, SPRINT has already fostered collaboration among emerging and experienced researchers and strengthened the research community nationwide. To learn more about SPRINT click here
This year, we are delighted that the endMS NTP’s 2023 endMS Summer School will take place at L’Université Laval in Quebec City.
The endMS NTP’s Scholar Program for Researchers in Training (SPRINT) will hold additional meetings in conjunction with the Summer School on Monday, June 19th, 2023 for SPRINTers and their mentors. On Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 the SPRINT graduating teams will present their yearlong interdisciplinary learning projects to Summer School attendees.
There are many people involved in the planning and implementation of the Summer School. Our very special thanks and appreciation are extended to the hosts, the Summer School Planning Committee, presenters, mentors, coordinators, people living with MS, volunteers and all who have contributed to this year’s Summer School.
We are excited about the program and enthusiastic at the prospects of learning and working together with you to expand the community of trainee researchers who, over time, will become experts and leaders in the field of MS research and clinical practice.
See you soon in Quebec City!
Dr. Christina Wolfson
Director, endMS National Training Program
Université Laval, Pavillon Ferdinand-Vandry (VND)1050, rue de la Médecine Quebec City, QC Canada, G1V 0A6
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