MS Frontiers 2013

Bringing the research community together to beat MS

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  • MS Frontiers 2013 poster

Event information

  • When:09 May 2013 9:30AM - 10 May 2013 4:00PM
  • Location:Sofitel London
  • Postcode:TW6 2GD

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MS research spans many different disciplines and involves a wide range of dedicated health professionals. MS Frontiers provides a key opportunity for researchers, neurologists, clinicians and allied health professionals to present their latest work, share ideas and discuss key challenges.

MS Frontiers brings together experts from across the world to speak on MS research. 

MS Frontiers provides you with an excellent opportunity to participate in a highly comprehensive programme of research presentations and to attend what has consistently proved to be a stimulating and enjoyable event. 

Who should attend?

  • Researchers
  • Neurologists
  • Clinicians
  • Allied health care professionals
  • Students in any of the above fields

12 CPD points available.

Venue and accomodation 

MS Frontiers will take place at the Sofitel London, Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, London TW6 2GT. The conference fees do not include hotel accommodation.

To book your accommodation at the Sofitel hotel go to their website or call 020 8757 7777 or 020 87577788. View other hotels nearby.

Poster and workshop submissions

Entries for poster submissions have now closed. All poster authors have now been contacted regarding the status of their poster. 

Speakers confirmed:

  • Professor Frauke Zipp, Johannes Gutenberg University Main speaking on Inflammation and axonal damage: protective vs detrimental mechanisms
  • Professor John Saxton, University of East Anglia presenting a Pragmatic Exercise Programme 
  • Professor David Ford, Swansea University presenting The Achievements of the MS Register in the first three years and future plans 
  • Professor Charles ffrench-Contstant speaking on the work of the Edinburgh Centre for translational research.
  • Ian McDonald memorial lecture: Hans Lassman.

Workshops will include:

  • Mechanisms of damage/pathogenesis (focus on axon biology), chaired by Professor Hugh Perry, University of Southampton

  • Risk Factors of MS, Chaired by Professor Gavin Giovannoni, Barts and the London School of Dentistry

  • Biomarkers and clinical outcome measures: challenges for progressive MS trials, chaired by Dr Raj Kapoor, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

  • Exercise and hysical activity, chaired by Dr Lorna Paul.

  • Psychological factors in MS and their interactions with the biomedical, chaired by Professor Roger Baker

  • Innovations in symptom management chaired by Dr Richard Warner

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Up to 12 CPD awarded for attendance


Conference fees from 9 February:

  • Student (full conference including dinner) - £110
  • Day 1 only - £160
  • Day 2 only - £160
  • Full conference including dinner - £295

All fees include VAT


We have bursaries for two students who would like to attend MS Frontiers 2013, available courtesy of The Rosemary Anne Price Award. Each bursary will cover conference fees and £100 towards travel and accommodation.

This opportunity is only open to students.  Students receiving a bursary may be asked to present their work in one of the workshops during the conference. 

Students must be registered to enter and submissions must be received by 29 March 2013. Successful applicants will be chosen by a panel of people affected by MS, selected from the MS Society's Research Network. Bursay recipients will be contacted by 26 April 2013.  

MS Frontiers presents an opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors to be at the forefront of MS research rub shoulders with leading researchers at the UK's most prestigious MS event.

To discuss sponsorship and exhibitor packages please contact the MS Society's Coporate Partnerships Team at We can help you develop a bespoke package suitable for your buisness. 

Page last updated: 26 Apr 2013

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