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Progress in MS Research Conference

11 - 13 October 2017

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

Abstracts

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract, the notifications on the outcomes have been sent. We look forward to seeing your oral and poster presentations at the 2017 Progress in MS Research Conference.

Poster presentations

The poster presentations are during the afternoon tea at 4.20pm on Thursday 12th October and morning tea at 10.40am on Friday 13th October.  Please ensure you are standing by your poster for the poster viewing sessions.

The poster guidelines can be found here.

Professor Jack Antel (Progressive MS)

McGill University, Canada

The Biology of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: What can be protected or repaired?

 


A/Professor Ingrid van der Mei (Progressive MS)

Menzies Research Institute at University of Tasmania, Australia

An epidemiological perspective on progressive MS

 


Professor Jan D. Lünemann (B-Cell Biology)

University of Zurich, Switzerland

B Cell Depletion in MS - Mechanisms and Clinical Efficacy

 


Professor Stuart Tangye (B-Cell Biology)

Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia

B cell function in human immune dysregulation

 


Dr Riccardo Saccardi (Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant)

Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Italy

HSCT in MS: Experience of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT)

 


Ms Belinda Bardsley (Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant)

Austin Health, Australia

Hope vs Hype: Challenging Conversations about Stem Cells

 


Dr Anneke van der Walt (Cognition)

Melbourne Brain Centre at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia

Cognition in multiple sclerosis: a practical approach to detection and treatment

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: 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 here
*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

Welcome Drinks

Date: 11 October 2017

Time: 6-8pm

Venue: Level 13 (access via level 14) Tower Three, International Towers, Barangaroo, Sydney

Dress code: Smart casual

Conference Dinner

Date: 12 October 2017

Time: 7-10pm

Venue: Banksii, 33 Barangaroo Ave Barangaroo South, Sydney

Dress code: Smart casual with a touch of red

Event Details

Start:
11 October 2017 @ 6:00 pm
End:
13 October 2017 @ 4:15 pm
Cost:
113$ - 475$

Organiser

Samantha Rosenfels – Development and Events Coordinator
Phone:
1300 356 467
Email:
msraconference@msra.org.au

Venue

Harbourside Rooms, Lendlease, level 13 (access via level 14) Tower Three, International Towers Exchange Place
300 Barangaroo Avenue
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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