Why submit an abstract?

Three good reasons for submitting your abstract:

Great networking:

An opportunity to present and discuss your research findings with MS experts from around the world.


All accepted posters are displayed at the ECF Annual Meeting, hybrid edition. All participants can visit the posters area and network with the presenters.

All accepted posters are displayed on the ECF Annual Meeting platform.

Opportunity to belong to the ECF Young Investigators Community:

Delegates 35 years or younger (born in 1988 or after) that are accepted to present a poster automatically are eligible to participate in the Young Investigator Awards*.

The winners of the Young Investigators Awards are mentioned and their posters are displayed on the ECF website (after the Annual Meeting).

The Past winners Young Investigator Awards* and participants of the ECF Fellowship Programmes can become part of the ECF Fellowship Community.

Travel grants

The European Charcot Foundation offers a maximum of 40 Travel Grants to Young Investigators and ECF Fellows.

  • 25 travel grants for YI with poster
  • 15 travel grants for ECF fellows with poster

Only Young Investigators and ECF Fellows that participate in the Young Investigator Awards are eligible for these Travel Grants. These Travel Grants may cover the travel expenses up to € 500 (flight, train, taxi).

The possibility to apply for a Travel Grant is presented when registering as a Young Investigator and ECF Fellow with poster upon receiving the link to register. To apply for a Travel Grant, the applicant should tick the corresponding box and upload a short résumé (1/2 page), a motivation and a copy of the passport or ID. Applications will only be considered when complete.

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Career development:

Develop competences essential for advancing your career: presentation skills, creative skills (visual attractivity of your poster), planning and organisation skills.
The winners of the Young Investigator awards are invited to join the ECF Fellow Community, a new programme designed to pay deep attention to Young Investigators and facilitate personal contacts between ECF board members and Young Investigators.

We are grateful to our sponsors!

The European Charcot Foundation is grateful to its sponsors for supporting its activities, and the Annual Meeting in particular, without any involvement in the elaboration of the programmes.