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Progress in MS Research Conference

11 - 13 October 2017 (Early Bird Pricing available until 31 July midnight)

About

The Progress in MS Research Conference hosted by MS Research Australia is a biennial event held to bring Australian clinicians and medical researchers together, to present their latest findings and form research collaborations.

The purpose of the Progress in MS Research Conference is to:

  • Stimulate innovative research into the causes, prevention, improved treatments and ultimately a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Promote the exchange of scientific thought and investigation among neurologists, scientists, biologists, social and allied health researchers and other qualified individuals interested in advancing the field of multiple sclerosis research.
  • Encourage and support collaboration among national and international researchers.

The key themes of the conference include:

  • Progressive MS
  • B-Cell Biology
  • Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (AHSCT)
  • Cognition

Abstract submissions are now open

Abstracts are welcome from all fields of MS research and are to be submitted only electronically using the online form until 31st July 2017.

Instructions for the submission of abstracts

Submissions close 5pm, July 31, 2017. The first author will be considered the contact author for the abstract (please no more than 3 abstracts per first author)

The abstract should be structured according to the following subheadings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion (the total word count is 300 words). Please avoid abbreviations and citations in the abstract.
Please avoid complex mathematical formulae and Greek letters. Please use generic drug names.

Tables, charts or other graphics may not be included in the abstract A high-resolution photo of the first author must be submitted with the abstract (max file size is 1MB).

A selected number of abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation based on scientific merit and relevance to the conference key themes. You will be notified as to whether you will be invited to present either an oral presentation or poster presentation in early September.

Dr Jack Antel (Progressive MS)

McGill University, Canada

 


Professor Jan D. Lünemann (B-Cell Biology)

University of Zurich, Switzerland

 


Professor Stuart Tangye (B-Cell Biology)

Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia

 


Dr Riccardo Saccardi (Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant)

Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Italy

 


Professor Dawn Langdon (Cognition)

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

 


MS Research Australia has secured competitive accommodation rates at several hotels close to the conference venue. To secure the special conference rates please follow the below instructions.

Mantra 2 Bond Street
Cnr George Street & Bond Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Ph: 13 15 17
Email: 2bondst.res@mantra.com.au
Discount: To book and receive 10% off the Mantra Daily Rate, visit: http://www.mantrahotels.com/ use promo code MSResearchAustralia17
*This rate is only valid between 11-13 October when booked before 11/9/17.


Hyatt Regency Sydney
161 Sussex Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 200
Ph: 02 8099 1234
Email: sydney.regency@hyatt.com
Discount: City View King $375 per night. To obtain this rate you must book through the official registration link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/MSResearch17.
*This rate is only valid between 11-13 October when booked before 11/9/17.


Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
7-9 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Ph: 1300 886 886
Email: wynyard@travelodge.com.au
Discount: To book and receive 10% off the best daily rate, contact Travelodge directly and mention MS Research Australia.
*This rate is only valid between 11-14 October, rates are dynamic and subject to availability.

The International Towers in Barangaroo are a short 7 minute walk (600m) from Wynyard Station.
Alternatively, please find the following parking options in close proximity to the venue:

Wilson Parking Clarence St
55 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 (Entry via Kent St)
Contact number: 1800 PARKING
Open: 24 hours/ 7 days a week
Early bird: (Entry between 6am and 9:30am, exit between 3:30pm and 7pm) - $30.00


Wilson Parking Kent St
8-20 Napoleon Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 (Entry via Napoleon St)
Contact number: 1800 PARKING
Open: 24 hours/ 7 days a week
Early bird: (Entry between 6:30am and 9:30am, exit between 3pm and 7pm) - $38.00


King Street Wharf Car Park
1 Shelley Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 (Entry via Shelley St)
Contact number: 1300 727 483
Open: 6am-12am
Secure-a-Spot Rate: (Entry between 7am and 9:30am, exit between 4pm and 7pm) - $45.00


ADC House Car Park
189 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 (Entry via Kent St)
Contact number: 1300 727 483
Open: 7am-7pm
Early bird: (Entry between 7am and 10am, exit between 3:30pm and 7pm) – $35.00

Event Details

Start:
11 October 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End:
13 October 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Cost:
$113 - $475

Organiser

Samantha Rosenfels – Development and Events Coordinator
Phone:
02 8413 7924
Email:
msraconference@msra.org.au

Venue

Harbourside Rooms, Lendlease, Level 13, Tower Three, International Towers Exchange Place
300 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Tickets

MS State Societies Staff$225.00Includes welcome drinks and conference days only.

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Conference Dinner Ticket (Early Bird)$135.00(for extras, normal price is $150.00).

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Half Conference Day (Early Bird)$113.00Excludes welcome drinks & conference dinner. (normal price is $125.00).

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Single Conference Day (Early Bird)$216.00Excludes welcome drinks & conference dinner. (normal price is $240.00).

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Student Conference Package (Early Bird)$203.00Includes welcome drinks and conference dinner. (normal price is $225.00).

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Full Conference Package (Early Bird)$428.00Includes welcome drinks and conference dinner. (normal price is $475.00).

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