Each year at the annual congress five prizes are awarded to the best ECTRIMS poster presentations (€ 1000 each). Award winning poster authors give a short presentation in the Closing Session of the annual congress.

In addition, two prizes (€ 1500 each) will be awarded to the two best oral presentations given by young investigators age 35 or younger.

The following prizes have been awarded at the 32nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis and the 21st Annual Conference of Rehabilitation in MS in London, United Kingdom.

Young Investigators’ Awards

Anne Ladwig (Munich, DE)
Transport deficits lead to mitochondrial depletion of the distal collaterals and synapses in a model of chronic neuroinflammation

Arman Eshaghi (London, UK)
Imaging signature of multiple sclerosis phenotypes in grey matter

Poster Awards

Mark Willis (Cardiff, UK)
Multiple sclerosis disease rebound after treatment switch from fingolimod to alemtuzumab

Zongqi Xia (Pittsburgh, US)
Investigating early evidence of multiple sclerosis in a prospective study of asymptomatic high-risk first-degree family members

Gisela Kobelt (Mulhouse, FR)
Cognition, fatigue and health-related quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis: results from a european-wide study

Kim A. Meijer (Amstedam, NL)
Cortical and deep grey matter network changes in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis

Uta Chrzanowski (Munich, DE)
Oligodendrocyte apoptosis triggers peripheral immune cell recruitment into the forebrain

Best RIMS Oral Presentation

Pietro Iaffaldano (Bari, IT)
Superior and middle frontal gyrus activity during N-Back correlates with the effect of computer-assisted cognitive rehabilitation

Best RIMS Poster Presentation

Martin Heine (Amsterdam, NL)
Does aerobic training alleviate fatigue and improve societal participation in patients with multiple sclerosis? The TREFAMS-A multicentre randomised trial

[fMRI during simple motor task; healthy volunteer (top) and PP MS subject (bottom) Photo M. Filippi, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan
Pathology of SPMS Photo H. Lassmann, University of Vienna
MS t-cells Photo H. Lassmann, University of Vienna
Arcuate fasciculus impacted by MS lesion Photo M. Filippi, Ospedale San Rafaelle, Milan
Photo Congrex
optic disc palor after acute ON. Courtesy A. Toosy, London