27th Annual Meeting of the European Charcot Foundation, 21 - 23 November 2019, Baveno
Young Investigator Award Winners 2019

The European Charcot Foundation presents each year an award for the best poster presentation by Young Investigators.

All delegates of 35 years or younger (born in 1984 or after) that submit a poster and are present during the poster viewing sessions, are considered Young Investigators and automatically participate in the Young Investigator Awards*.

All presented posters are divided by the scientific committee in 5 different categories and for each category an award is granted:
  • Basic Studies
  • Clinical
  • Epidemiology
  • Investigations
  • Treatment
The winners of the Young Investigator Awards were invited to present their winning poster in the plenary room (watch their presentations). 
The Young Investigator Award 2019 winners are: 
  • Best Poster category Basic Studies: 4,000 €

    Rune Alexander Høglund
    Akershus University Hospital, Lorenskog, Norway

    CD4+ T cells in the blood of MS patients respond to predicted epitopes from B cell receptors found in spinal fluid

    Poster - Abstract - Poster Presentation (02:20-08:25)

  • Best Poster category Clinical: 4,000 €

    Vasiliki Pantazou
    University Hospital of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Recurrence of disease activity after fingolimod discontinuation is not rare in older patients previously stable on treatment

    Poster - Abstract - Poster Presentation (08:26-15:54)

  • Best Poster category Epidemiology: 4,000 €

    Benjamin Jacobs
    Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

    Body Mass Index and reduced serum vitamin D levels are independent causal risk factors for Multiple Sclerosis: a Mendelian Randomisation study

    Poster - Abstract - Poster Presentation (15:55-23:43)

  • Best Poster category Investigations: 4,000 €

    Ismail Koubiyr 
    INSERM U1215 - Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France

    Dynamic modular-level alterations of structural–functional coupling in clinically isolated syndrome

    Poster - Abstract - Poster Presentation (23:44-29:47)

  • Best Poster category Treatment: 4,000 €

Giovanni Novi
University of Genova, Department of Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Maternal and Child Health (DINOGMI), Genua, Italy
Tailoring B-cells depleting therapy in MS according to memory B-cells monitoring: a pilot study

* Investigators born before 1984 were welcome to submit a poster, but only investigators born in 1984 or after were eligible to participate in the Young Investigator Awards.