Young Scientist Summit in Clinical Neuroimmunology

YSSA core value of ACTRIMS is to mentor, educate and foster the careers of students, Neurology residents, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are interested in MS-related research and/or clinical practice. To continue enhancing this mission, ACTRIMS launched the Young Scientist Summit in Clinical Neuroimmunology in 2019 and is excited to continue to build upon its success virtually in Spring 2021.

The purpose of this Summit is to educate young investigators who do not have clinical training and are engaged in multiple sclerosis-related research about MS diagnostic criteria, clinical subtypes, epidemiology, neuropathology, and treatment. The long-term goal is to forge bridges between the bench and bedside that will help junior PhD investigators formulate research questions and projects and to seek collaborations with their physician colleagues, that are more likely to lead to translational advancements in MS. Attendees of this exclusive program are selected from a pool of nominees from leaders in the ACTRIMS community. This program is a great opportunity for scientists to better understand how their research impacts patients with MS, become informed about current approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of MS, as well as to network and receive one-on-one career advice.


Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition to the recognition outlined with each support opportunity, sponsors will also receive corporate acknowledgment: • On the Young Scientist Summit in Clinical Neuroimmunology webpage with a link to the supporting company’s corporate website • In Young Scientist Summit in Clinical Neuroimmunology e-mail communications

Prep Package - $15,000

Cultivating connectedness in virtual meetings is of utmost importance. Help build engagement by providing attendees with a Young Scientist Summit “Prep Package” shipped to their home prior to the virtual event. The Prep Package will include ACTRIMS branded swag such as a notebook, pen, and coffee mug. A special welcome postcard will be included in each package and will feature corporate recognition of the exclusive Prep Package sponsor. Specific swag to be confirmed at ACTIRMS’ discretion and production is included.

Virtual Networking Event - $7,500

Cultivating connectedness in virtual meetings is of utmost importance. Help build engagement by providing attendees with a Young Scientist Summit “Prep Package” shipped to their home prior to the virtual event. The Prep Package will include ACTRIMS branded swag such as a notebook, pen, and coffee mug. A special welcome postcard will be included in each package and will feature corporate recognition of the exclusive Prep Package sponsor. Specific swag to be confirmed at ACTIRMS’ discretion and production is included.

Independent Scientific Workshops - $15,000 each

The Young Scientist Summit will feature three independently supported workshops. Each workshop sponsor will be responsible for developing scientific content that showcases the important link between bench science and patients. Promotional content is prohibited. Workshops will be limited to 45 minutes with 30 minutes dedicated to education and 15 minutes for Q&A. Complete the Industry Supporter Application Form to indicate your interest in sponsoring a workshops. ACTRIMS will then provide each supporter an application form for review and approval by ACTRIMS Leadership. Workshop dates and times are to be confirmed.