MS Walk

2020 MS Connect Conference

Monday, November 23 to Saturday, November 28

About MS Connect

Every year, in conference rooms across Canada, thousands of people come together at the MS Connect Conference to hear about the progress made in MS research and the ground-breaking discoveries researchers are on the cusp of making. This year’s MS Connect Conference takes place online over 6 days bringing research updates into thousands of homes. Attend from anywhere, from your favourite device computer, tablet or phone.

How does an online conference work?

All MS Connect Conference sessions will be available online, giving more people access than ever before. You can watch all the speaker sessions on your computer or tablet, or you can call via phone and hear the speakers live. We will also have “on-site” support available during sessions, should you experience any technical issues.

Follow these steps to access the online conference:

Step 1: Register for MS Connect
Once you are registered you will receive an email with your conference link. This is your all access pass to every conference session so be sure to keep it somewhere that is easily accessible for you.

Step 2: Join the conference for the session you want to attend
When you want to watch a live session, click the email link you received or use the phone call details you received. If you can’t join the session live, watch the recording on your own schedule*.

*Recordings will be uploaded within 24 hours of the live session.

Have questions? Get in touch with us.

1-844-859-6789 or email conference@mssociety.ca

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Keynote speaker Dr. Jack Antel MD, FRCPC
Monday, November 23, 6:00-8:30 pm ET / 3:00-5:30 pm PT

Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
Neuroimmunology / MS Program, Montreal Neurological Institute


Jack Antel is a clinical neurologist who coordinates the multiple sclerosis research and treatment programme at the Montreal Neurological Institute. His research interests include understanding the mechanisms of tissue injury and repair that account for the characteristic disease course of multiple sclerosis and how these can be therapeutically targeted.

Dr. Antel is the keynote speaker for MS Connect Conference 2020 and his speech ‘Building on progress in MS research - a multi-discipline effort’ will investigate and detail the following:

  • Who gets MS? - Factors that determine susceptibility to MS and its disease course, genetics and environment
  • How can we monitor the course of MS? - use of brain imaging and “bio-markers”
  • How to treat MS? - how to select immune-system directed therapies that maximize benefit and minimize risk; interventions that enhance function while living with MS
  • What biologic mechanisms underlie MS progression? - can we protect the brain from ongoing injury and promote repair?


Listen to podcasts from the MS community

This is MS by Andrea Dunn


RealTalk MS by Jon Strum



Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of this conference. MS Connect is sponsored by unrestricted educational grants. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions.