2023 endMS Conference

December 3-6, 2023

Sheraton Centre Hotel (Toronto, ON)


This December, we are hosting the 6th endMS Conference in Toronto – the largest scientific meeting focused on multiple sclerosis (MS) in Canada. Through the endMS Conference we aim to highlight MS research that is providing a better understanding of disease mechanisms, potential new treatments, and other emerging research.

Key themes of the Conference will include:

  • Advancing treatment and care
  • Enhancing well-being
  • Understanding and halting disease progression
  • Preventing MS

Key Dates

  • Registration opens: June 15, 2023
  • Trainee abstract submission deadline: August 14, 2023
  • Registration deadline: October 30, 2023


*All trainees are required to submit an abstract for a poster and all abstracts submitted before this deadline will be reviewed and considered for an opportunity to give a platform talk.

Have questions? Contact us at conference@mscanada.ca

Scientific Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

The co-chairs support the development of the scientific program for the conference, including speakers and agenda.

Dr. V. Wee Yong Professor and Head of Translational Neuroscience, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary

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<strong>Dr. Lara Pilutti</strong> </br>Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

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Dr. Dalia Rotstein
Dr. Dalia Rotstein Assistant Professor and MS neurologist, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto

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Conference Highlights

Phenomenal program

The three-day event features scientific lectures, panel discussions, a networking dinner, poster sessions, trainee workshop, and a session with people affected by MS.

Amazing keynotes and speakers

Learn about the latest in MS research from scientists renowned in Canada and internationally. This year's conference has a total of 32 scientific speakers, three of which are keynote speakers.

Countless networking opportunities

The conference will engage over 250 Canadian researchers, trainees, and other stakeholders, and aims to exchange knowledge, enhance collaborations, and provide opportunities for networking.

Keynote Speakers

Samuel Ludwin Memorial Keynote Address
Professor Hans Lassmann,
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

What neuropathology has taught us about MS

Dr. Helen Tremlett,
University of British Columbia

The MS prodrome

Dr. Jennifer Gommerman,
University of Toronto

<em>B cell depletion therapies in MS – exploring mechanism(s) of action</em>

Confirmed Scientific Speakers

  • Dr. Douglas Arnold, McGill University
  • Dr. Alberto Ascherio, Harvard University, US
  • Dr. Carlos Camara-Lemarroy, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Shannon Dunn, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Afolasade Fakolade, Queen’s University
  • Dr. Anthony Feinstein, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Mark Freedman, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. David Gosselin, Laval University
  • Dr. Jennifer Graves, University of California San Diego, US
  • Dr. Adil Harroud, McGill University
  • Dr. Michael Holmes, Brock University
  • Dr. Marc Horwitz, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Soheila Karimi, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Marcus Koch, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Shannon Kolind, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Annette Langer-Gould, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, US
  • Dr. Catherine Larochelle, University of Montreal
  • Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Veronique Miron, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Craig Moore, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Dr. Jiwon Oh, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Lara Pilutti, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Jason Plemel, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Jacqueline Quandt, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Dalia Rotstein, University of Toronto
  • Dr. David Rudko, McGill University
  • Dr. Anastassia Voronova, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Christina Wolfson, McGill University
  • Dr. Ann Yeh, University of Toronto


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Natasha Vincent at Natasha.Vincent@mscanada.ca or conference@mscanada.ca


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