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About MS Frontiers

Our MS Frontiers conference is the UK's largest biennial conference for MS research professionals.

Bringing scientists, clinicians and health care professionals together to network and share the latest advances in MS research, is part of our strategy to accelerate progress to stopping MS.

The conference also aims to support the next generation of MS researchers by giving them a platform to present their work and hear from the exchange with world experts.

MS Frontiers 2022 

Join us on the 7-8 July 2022 in the seaside city of Swansea.

Register to attend

We are planning an exciting scientific programme, with highlights including:

  • Opening Plenary: Professor Melinda Magyari (Director of the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Register)
  • Ian McDonald Memorial Award Lecture: Professor Alan Thompson (University College London)
  • Spotlight session - Making MS research more representative: Professor Helen Ford (University of Leeds), Dr Mitzi Joi Williams (Joi Life Wellness MS Neurology Centre, Georgia, US) and Roxanne Murray (Patient Representative)

  • The popular conference debate, with speakers for and against the motion - We should stop using the labels relapsing remitting, primary progressive and secondary progressive MS.   

  • Plus this year, there will be an Early Career Researcher Welcome session, designed specifically for people starting their careers in MS research. 

You can find more details of the programme in the Scientific Programme tab. 

Key dates  

Abstract submission closes: Tuesday 12 April 2022 

Abstract acceptance notice: Monday 16 May 2022 

Registration closes: Friday 24 June 2022 

Scientific Committee

  • Ruth Dobson (Queen Mary University of London, co-chair) 

  • Klaus Schmierer (Queen Mary University of London, co-chair) 

  • Don Mahad (Edinburgh University) 

  • Yvonne Dombrowksi (Queens University Belfast) 

  • Sarah Alexander (University College London) 

  • Owen Pearson (Swansea University) 

  • Stuart Nixon (MS Society Research Strategy Committee representative) 

Scientific programme

Registration

Registration to attend MS Frontiers 2022 is now open. 

Register to attend

Ticket prices

  • Full conference and gala dinner: £275 (reduced to £150 for students and early career researchers, including the clinical equivalents) 

  • One day conference without dinner: £150

  • Gala dinner only: £50

Students and early career researchers who submit an abstract can apply for a bursary to have their travel and subsistence costs reimbursed. These will be awarded on a competitive basis.  Please note, the definition of early career researcher can vary between events. Our definition includes PhD students, Early Career Fellows and Post Docs, including the clinical equivalents.

Key dates

Registration closes: Friday June 24th 

Abstracts

Abstract submission has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. We'll be sending out acceptance notices on Monday 16 May. 

Conference topics 

  • Risk factors - are we getting closer to preventing MS? 
  • What’s new in imaging?  
  • Tackling remyelination and neuroprotection  
  • Trials and therapeutics - are we tackling progression from every angle?  
  • Glia – active players in MS 
  • Shaping MS care for the future 

Accommodation

You can now book onsite Swansea Bay Campus accommodation when you register online. 

We are offering all delegates onsite campus accommodation at £74 per night. Alternatively, you are welcome to source your own off-site accommodation. 

Students and early career researchers who submit an abstract can apply for a bursary to reimburse travel and accommodation costs. These will be awarded on a competitive basis.  

Swansea Bay Campus Accommodation

The onsite campus accommodation is just minutes from both the City Centre and the Gower coastline, and with easy access to both public transport and the M4. The accommodation is a single-occupancy, ensuite room with a queen-size bed. Accessible rooms are available when you book. 

Off-site Accommodation

If you prefer to source your own accommodation, there are a number of hotels within easy reach of the conference, including: