Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

endMS Conference 2019

December 8-11, 2019 (Calgary, Alberta)

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The endMS Conference is the largest scientific meeting focused on multiple sclerosis (MS) in Canada. The conference aims to highlight the latest MS research that is providing a better understanding of the mechanisms of disease and new treatments and will explore how research can be translated in to programs and policy.

This event will bring together researchers, trainees, and other key MS stakeholders to exchange knowledge and will feature scientific lectures, multi-stakeholder panel discussions, scientific poster sessions, trainee workshop, and networking opportunities. The conference is focused on four key themes: advance treatment and care, understand and halt disease progression, enhance well-being and prevent MS. The Scientific Co-Chairs for the endMS Conference are delighted to share the list of confirmed scientific speakers (below).

For any questions, please contact us by email at Please note that spots are limited. Priority will be given to those who apply early.


  • Registration Opens: June 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: August 15, 2019  *All MSSC-funded trainees are required to submit an abstract for a poster and all abstracts submitted before this deadline will be reviewed and considered for an opportunity to give a platform talk
  • Registration Deadline: October 25, 2019
  • endMS Conference: December 8-11, 2019


  • Dr. Charity Evans, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Catherine Larochelle, Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurosciences, CHUM, Université de Montréal
  • Dr. V. Wee Yong, Professor and Head of Translational Neuroscience, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary


Scientific Keynote: Dr. Alan Thompson, University College London, UK

Scientific Speakers:

  • Dr. Lilyana Amezcua, University of Southern California, USA
  • Dr. Patricia Coyle, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Dr. Brenda Banwell, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Dr. Charity Evans, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Dr. Marcia Finlayson, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Dr. Jennifer Gommerman, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Ari Green, University of California San Francisco, USA
  • Dr. Xavier Montalban, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Ellen Mowry, Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA
  • Dr. Michelle Ploughman, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Dr. Jiwon Oh, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Alex Prat, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. Francisco Quintana, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Dr. Bruno Stankoff, University Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • Dr. Peter Stys, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Dr. Helen Tremlett, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dr. Emmanuelle Waubant, University of California San Francisco, USA

and additional speakers have been added!

The endMS Conference is made possible with funds from the MS Scientific Research Foundation

Leading Sponsors:

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Roche logo

Supporting Sponsors:

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