Young Investigator Awards

At ECF's Annual Meeting, awards are granted to Young Investigators presenting a poster.

Through the Young Investigator Awards, the European Charcot Foundation invests in the future.

Delegates of 35 years or younger presenting a poster during ECF's Annual Meeting automatically participate to the Young Investigator Awards, announced during the Annual Meeting.

During the 25th Annual Meeting, held from 30 November until 2 December 2017, five awards of 4,000 EUR each were granted, one in each category:

  • Category Basic Studies:
    Julia Nedelcu, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany
    Poster "Segmental demyelination of internodes triggers mitochondrial redistribution"
  • Category Clinical:
    Martina Congiu, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, INSPE Insitute, Milan, Italy
    Poster "Impact of fatigue and depression on motor rehabilitation outcomes in progressive Multiple Sclerosis"
  • Category Epidemiology:
    Daiana Bezzini, Universita di Siena, Italy
    Poster "Multiple sclerosis incidence in Tuscany from administrative data"
  • Category Investigations:
    Marco Pisa, San Raffaele Hospital, Department of Neurology, INSPE Institute, Milan, Italy
    Poster "Motor evoked potentials as a clinically relevant outcome in progressive MS"
  • Category Treatments:
    Bryan Ceronie, BartsMS, Blizard Institute, Bart and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, London, UK
    Poster "Cladribine controls multiple sclerosis via memory B cell depletion"

The Young Investigator Awards are made possible with the support of Teva Neuroscience. Teva is not involved in the evaluation of the posters presented by the Young Investigators.