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John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

Sponsored by the AAN and National Multiple Sclerosis Society and made possible through a special contribution from the John Dystel Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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The John Dystel Prize recognizes outstanding contributions to research in the understanding, treatment, or prevention of multiple sclerosis. The prize is intended to recognize significant and exciting work which has influenced the way we think about multiple sclerosis, but it is not to be a lifetime achievement award.

Presentation

Recipient is expected to present a 20-minute lecture during a scientific session at the 67th AAN Annual Meeting.

Recipient will receive:

  • $15,000 prize to be used at the recipient's discretion
  • Complimentary registration for 67th Annual Meeting
  • Reimbursement for 67th Annual Meeting travel and two days' meals and lodging expenses
  • Recognition at 2015 Awards Luncheon at 67th Annual Meeting

Eligibility

Must be actively engaged in basic or clinical research related to multiple sclerosis

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit one complete set of the following materials:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Letter from colleague summarizing applicant's body of work including:
    • Relevant background material
    • Research accomplishments placed in context
    • Assessment of the direct or indirect impact of contributions to the understanding of multiple sclerosis

Deadline

The 2015 scientific award deadline has passed. Applicants will be notified in January 2015.

For more information or questions, please contact awards@aan.com.

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