2018 endMS Summer School

2018 endMS Summer School

A huge thank you to Dr. E. Ann Yeh the 2018 endMS Summer School host and to the entire planning team! The Summer School entitled, Environmental and Lifestyle Factors Associated With MS: Bench to Bedside, was held June 11-14, 2018 in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children’s Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning.

Message from Hosts:

We aim to bring together researchers and trainees to collaborate on bridging the gap between “Bench” (basic science) and “Bedside” (clinical research and care) in this exciting area of investigation.

The objectives of the 2018 endMS Summer School are to:

  • develop a greater understanding of the lifestyle and environmental factors associated with MS
  • broaden the depth of knowledge of MS through the lens of scientists, clinicians, and patients
  • encourage networking and collaboration amongst researchers and trainees to increase the capacity for interdisciplinary research

These objectives will be accomplished through plenary sessions, hands-on learning experiences and general career development sessions.

Preliminary Overview 2018 endMS Summer School Program
The final 2018 endMS Summer School Detailed Agenda is now available
Suggested Pre-session Readings: Pre-session readings.

Reimbursement Claim Policies, Tips and Forms:

Travel and Expense Policies: For Summer School and SPRINT trainees: Travel & Expense Policies
For Presenters/Facilitators/Mentors: Travel & Expense Policies

FAQ and Tips to complete travel expense reimbursement claims and to help avoid delays
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.


2018 endMS Summer School Participant List

Returning (Graduating) and New (Incoming) endMS SPRINT Participant List

endMS Summer School Presenters/Mentors/Facilitators: Biographies

2018 Career Paths Panel Biographies


Chelsea Hotel, Toronto
33 Gerrard St. W, Toronto ON, M5G 1Z4
Check in time is after 3:00 pm and check out time is by 11:00 am. The front desk 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.
Chelsea Hotel Website

Transportation -
Participants must book their own transportation as per the travel expense guidelines (see above)
Map and directions between Hotel and the Peter Gilgan Centre

Transportation to and from Toronto Airports


Useful resources and links:

Things to do in Toronto - Ontario Travel Site

Link to local weather


Contact Information:
Ms. Anik Schoenfeldt, endMS Program Manager
endMS National Training Program
Email: anik.schoenfeldt@mail.mcgill.ca
514-843-1442 or Toll free: 1-877-288-2570