London’s ExCel exhibition and convention center is set for a busy Saturday as ECTRIMS winds down today and MS Life opens just down the hall. Organized by the MS Society, MS Life is billed as the biggest MS family event in Europe.
With ECTRIMS drawing to a close, many delegates will already be packed and ready for their journey home but that is not to say it is all over.
The morning starts with a “Late Breaking News” session in which delegates are given the opportunity to see eight short presentations in less than 90 minutes — and that’s no small feat in terms of organization.
This is followed by the congress’ closing plenary session, which is being chaired by D. Miller, of London, U.K., and X. Montalban, of Barcelona, Spain. The session includes the Confavreux Lecture: “Where do we go from here with imaging in clinical trials for MS?,” given by J.S. Wolinsky, of Houston, Texas, U.S.
The 32nd congress’ scientific highlights are being summarized by E. Meinl, of Munich, Germany, while clinical highlights are in the hands of M. Hutchinson, of Dublin, Ireland.
Various awards are being presented for ECTRIMS posters, best ECTRIMS oral presentations by young researchers, Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS) poster award, best RIMS oral presentation, and the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) award – as well the announcement of ECTRIMS Honorary Members.
Finally, a preview of the location of the next congress location, Paris, France, is being given by that city’s own C. Lubetzki.
Attention then switches to MS Life where top scientists talk about the latest research and visitors can attend interactive workshops to help people live well with MS. They can also visit the science zone, join in free exercise classes in the Get Active zone, or network with others from the MS community.
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