ECTRIMS 2015: 31sth Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
CCIB – Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona #BARCELONA, SPAIN
Dear colleagues and friends
On behalf of ECTRIMS and its Executive Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Barcelona on occasion of our 31st meeting. In recollection, an early edition of ECTRIMS, well before anyone ever thought it could become what it has grown into today, was held in Barcelona in 1992.
The Spanish Neurological Society was actually born in Barcelona in 1949. The strength of Catalan Neurology alongside that of the rest of Spain is still notable today and Spanish neurologists and neuroscientists continue to work, as many around the world, in the wake of the important findings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.
The 2015 congress programme is designed to tackle the main topics signaling the path to future MS management. We will see what is in store for diagnosis and differential diagnosis, what for early MS, what is the next step in treating patients and, more importantly, how we can shape treatment to suit each individual’s profile —maximizing efficacy and safety of complex therapies— and how the environment continues to condition MS evolution. In this regard, we shall map out the epidemiology of MS in less typified geographical areas. We will stop at the new subject of prevention as well as that of research in rehabilitation. We will also analyze what endpoints are more useful in clinical trials. The programme will also devote some time to the application of new information technologies, in the programme ‘MS Care 3.0’, to optimize the clinical care for patients with MS. In basic research we shall see what is the current role of genetics and new players in neuropathogenesis of MS.
This will be a four-day vibrant and intensive scientific meeting with many learning opportunities in every current aspect of MS. Our colleagues will impart teaching courses, give plenary talks with updates as to the latest available evidence, also delivered through oral and poster communications. A special session devoted to MS nursing is programmed also this year. We also count on European Charcot Foundation and industry sponsored symposia. For the first time in 2015 IMSCOGS (the International MS Cognition Society) will take official part in ECTRIMS.
This yearly meeting is one of the most important and powerful concentrations of MS professionals world-wide and constitutes a chance for bottomline networking and collaboration opportunities.
Catalonia is a welcoming, active and enterprising nation of open minded citizens that excel in business as well as in the arts. Vocational Europeans and accessible to everyone from anywhere in the world. Catalonia and Barcelona are the flourishing cradle of Gaudí, Picasso, Dalí, Pau Casals, Montserrat Caballé, Josep Carreras, among many others, and of the memorable 1992 Olympic Games.
And while you’re here, please make sure to enjoy - at least for a little - beautiful Barcelona
Chair ECTRIMS 2015
Per Soelberg Sørensen
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The ECTRIMS 2015 will take place at the CCIB - Barcelona International Convention Centre
Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14
In order to standardise the abstract layout, we kindly ask you to read the guidelines at this link carefully.
Guidelines for preparation of abstracts
Abstracts may only be submitted online. Abstracts submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.
Abstracts must be submitted in English. Please use UK English spelling.
The presenting author of an accepted abstract must register and attend the congress.
Poster presenters must be present and stand by their posters during their assigned poster sessions.
Abstracts should contain only original material not published or presented elsewhere prior to 10 October 2015.
Provide a short specific title indicating the nature of the investigation. The background and goals of the study should appear clearly to the reader. The methods and results must contain data, and the conclusions should be clearly expressed.
The abstract text may not be longer than 2500 characters including spaces (ca. 300 words).
All abbreviations must be defined the first time they appear in your text (but, do not define in the title).
Example: Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale (MSIS), before being used as an abbreviation only.
Use generic drug names.
Tables, charts or other graphics may not be included and will be deleted by the editors.
Authors should indicate their presentation preference:
- poster presentation only
- oral or poster presentation
Note: "Poster presentation only" implies that your abstract will be considered for poster presentation only and will not be eligible for the poster prize (see corresponding paragraph Prizes).
The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method.
A selected number of abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation based on their scientific merits and on their relation to the topics addressed in the scientific programme of the Congress. We therefore encourage submissions on the main topics covered in the scientific programme.
Disclosure of conflict of interest (e.g. grant support, consultancy, membership on advisory councils, speaker’s bureau) by all authors and source of funding are mandatory. Each listed author should prepare a one sentence statement to this effect.
Abstracts from commercial entities will be considered. However, abstracts reporting results from collaborative research conducted by independent (non-company) investigators and investigators who are employees of commercial entities will not be accepted unless the independent (academic, clinician and/or scientist) investigators are included as authors.
Please make sure to state your correct e-mail address. After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail with the following information:
reference number of your abstract (for correspondence and questions that might arise)
your personal user code and password.
If you do not receive a confirmation by e-mail please contact ECTRIMS2015@abstractserver.com)
Should you wish to make corrections to an abstract already submitted or if you wish to submit other abstracts later, you may use your personal access codes. This will shorten the submission procedure.
Corrections to abstracts can only be made up to the deadline of 19 May 2015.
We kindly ask you to upload a picture of the presenting author. Please prepare the photo in one of the following formats: JPG, GIF or PNG, with a max. size of 1 MB.
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