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The 2013 endMS Summer School was hosted by the Western-Pacific endMS Regional Research and Training Centre in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia on May 13-17. The theme was "Multiple Sclerosis Continuum: Imaging and the Pathogenesis of MS". 46 trainees participated and learned about the pathology, imaging and genetics of MS, as well as effective communication skills.
Here is what some of the 2013 participants had to say about their experience:
"I loved just about everything about it. I like the hands-on workshops, I really liked being able to interact with MS patients, media, and MS Society organizers, and see MS research from their point of view; I loved all the social opportunities to network (this is the BEST conference/event I have ever attended in terms of networking); I loved the knowledge transfer/communication sessions; the food was excellent; I really liked learning about other fields of MS research besides MRI... the list goes on!!"
"I was able to re-ignite my passion for research, which was something that has been fading a little the longer I've been in school. Getting different perspectives has greatly changed my outlook and I'm now back at the lab more motivated than ever."
"The most beneficial part of the conference, for me, was the knowledge transfer sessions. The opportunity to practice giving an elevator pitch to such a wide range of audiences was extremely valuable, and something that will stay with me forever!!"