2017 endMS Summer School

2017 endMS Summer School Group

A huge thank you to Dr. Michelle Ploughman and Dr. Craig Moore, the 2017 endMS Summer School hosts! The Summer School was titled Moving MS Research Forward through Clinical and Biomedical Partnerships and was held from June 12-15 in scenic St. John’s, Newfoundland at the Memorial University campus.

With medical researchers applying for grants from various national and international organizations, the importance of local and regional partnerships between basic and clinical science is paramount. Forging these key alliances requires dedication, patience and an ambition to seek out collaborations that share an overall mission and vision, while allowing the principal investigator (PI) to retain autonomy and also achieve personal success.

As trainees make the exciting transition to independent researcher, the 2017 endMS Summer School included plenary sessions, workshops and activities to help guide them through the process and realize the significance of bridging basic and clinical science in MS research.

There were also facilitated sessions to help build communication skills and a speed mentoring session addressing CV building, navigating your career, etc.

The workshops included:
- The elements of a neurological exam-the basics
- Brain and spinal cord tissue bench skills including slicing and staining
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation to measure corticospinal excitability
- Gait analysis using an instrumented walkway
- Metabolic fitness testing

To view photos from the 2017 endMS Summer School click here.

Below, participants can find useful information to prepare for the upcoming Summer School:
Important Details at a Glance
Campus Map

Program: Preliminary Overview 1 page 2017 endMS Summer School Program
The detailed 2017 endMS Summer School Program Agenda (final version will be available onsite)

Homework and Pre-session Readings: Please review the Homework and Pre-session readings to prepare for and ensure you receive the greatest benefit from the Summer School.

Travel and Expense Policies and Reimbursement Forms:

For Summer School and SPRINT trainees: Updated Travel & Expense Policies

For Presenters/Facilitators/Mentors: Travel & Expense Policies

FAQ and Tips to complete travel expense reimbursement claims and to help avoid delays: FAQ and Tip Sheet
Direct Deposit Form -To be completed and mailed along with the expense claim, by anyone who has not previously submitted a claim to the RI-MUHC or for Summer School or SPRINT.
Expense Reimbursement Form - To be completed and submitted along with original detailed receipts, copies of credit card statement, boarding passes, etc.

endMS Summer School Participants:
2017 endMS Summer School Participant List

endMS SPRINT Participants
Returning (Graduating) 2016-2017 endMS SPRINT Participant List
New incoming 2017-2018 endMS SPRINT Participant List

endMS Summer School Presenters/Mentors/Facilitators:
endMS Summer School Presenter/Facilitator/Mentor Biographies

Memorial University, Macpherson College Residence, 40 Livyers Loop, St. John's, NL
Check in time is after 3:00 pm and check out time is by 11:00 am. The front desk at the residence is open 24 hours/day for late check-ins. It also has a secure luggage area and can store luggage for early arrivals and late departures.
Residence Amenities
Map and directions to MacPherson residence

Link to book extended stays

Link to St. John's Airport Metrobus (to travel to and from St. John’s Airport)
Map and directions to MacPherson residence

Useful resources and links:
Interactive Campus Map

Tips on How to Network

Link to St. John's Tourism Information

Link to local weather

endMS Summer School and SPRINT Contact Info:
For any questions, please contact:
Anik Schoenfeldt, Program Manager at anik.schoenfeldt@mail.mcgill.ca
or by phone at (514)843-1442 or toll free: 1-877-288-2570