The European Charcot Foundation is a non-profit independent organization to advance Multiple Sclerosis research in Europe, sponsored by private organizations, Multiple Sclerosis Societies and the Industry.

The European Charcot Foundation is a ‘learned society’. The Board of the Foundation is composed of high ranking MS researchers in Europe and one U.S.A. member. At its Annual Meetings, the Foundation is directive in indicating new lines in MS research. Having identified these lines, the Foundation is active in finding funds to realize them.

The European Charcot Foundation establishes an interface between the Pharmaceutical Industries and the Clinical World. Its collaborative base consists of 500 MS research institutes and 1500 MS investigators. The European Charcot Foundation is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Leuven, Belgium. It is governed by a co-opted Board of recognized active MS researchers.


The MS International Federation announced that Professor Giancarlo Comi is the 2015 winner of the Charcot Award, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the fields of pathophysiology and treatment of MS. 

The European Charcot Foundation is proud for its President to receive this important award, recognizing a lifetime achievement in research into the treatment and understanding of MS. 

The prize will be presented to Professor Comi at the 31st ECTRIMS Congress in Barcelona in October 2015, where prof. Comi will deliver the Charcot Lecture.

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