2019 endMS Summer School

The 2019 endMS Summer School, 3 Ps of MS: Pain, Protection, and rePair, was held May 26-29, 2019 at the University of Calgary.

A huge thank you to the Alberta MS Network for hosting the 2019 endMS Summer School in Calgary showcasing Alberta’s diverse MS research expertise. This educational program integrated innovative cutting edge basic and clinical research with a focus on fundamental knowledge and laboratory research, as well as translational activities that bring innovations to those living with MS.

Message from hosts:
We hope to guide you from bench to bedside and back through the exploration of topics related to neuropathic Pain, neuroProtection and rePair. Sessions will emphasize work that is needed to examine these more complicated targets of MS research, and also address disease progression.

Over the course of the Summer School, trainees with diverse backgrounds will have ample networking opportunities to build connections between peers and guest speakers. Participants will experience a balanced program with exciting lectures, hands-on workshops, career development sessions and research engagement sessions.

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Below, participants can find useful information to prepare for the upcoming Summer School:

One page Agenda
Overview 2019 endMS Summer School Program

The 2019 endMS Summer School Detailed Agenda (final version will be available onsite)

Suggested pre-session readings/work:
SPRINT: Systematic Reviews Demystified Session
Summer School: Social Media


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 reimbursement 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.



2019 endMS Summer School Participant List

2018-2019 Returning (Graduating) and 2019-2020 Incoming (New) SPRINTers: endMS SPRINT Participant List

endMS Summer School Presenters/Mentors/Facilitators: Biographies



Hotel Alma, 169 University Gate NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 www.hotelalma.ca
Check in is after 3:00 pm and check-out time is by 12:00 pm. The hotel can store luggage for early arrivals and late departures.
When guests arrive to check in, they will be asked to provide their license plate information. The front desk will direct the guests as to where to park in the Arts Parkade.

In order for the cost of accommodations to be covered, they must be booked via the National Training Program (contact Anik). The Program will book and provide accommodation at the Alma Hotel for all Summer School participants who reside outside of the Calgary region

University of Calgary Maps:

- Main Campus Building Map
- Foothills Campus Building Map
- Interactive Room Finder

Parking at Foothills Campus: Map
Visitor parking is located at Lot 6 (North parking) at ground level. Visitors will pay for parking, exit the parkade on the southwest end and walk across to the Health Science Centre.


Useful resources and links:

Tourism Calgary

Local Weather

Tips on how to Network

Best Practices when travelling


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