Nominations Open for Dystel Prize for MS Research
Deadline: October 30, 2013
The John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research is awarded jointly by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Nominations for the 2014 Prize are now being accepted until October 30, 2013.
The Prize, currently in the amount of $15,000, recognizes outstanding contributions to research in the understanding, treatment or prevention of MS. 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.
The recipient is expected is expected to present a 20-minute lecture during a scientific session at the 2014 AAN Annual Meeting, and will receive:
· $15,000 prize to be used at the recipient's discretion
· Complimentary registration for the latest American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
· Reimbursement for attending the latest Annual Meeting travel and two days' meals and lodging expenses
· Recognition at the AAN Awards Luncheon at the latest Annual Meeting
The award is made possible through a special contribution from the John Dystel Multiple Sclerosis Research Fund at the National MS Society. Society National Board member Oscar Dystel and his late wife Marion established this fund in 1994 in honor of their son John Jay, an attorney whose promising career was cut short by progressive disability from MS. John died of complications of the disease in June 2003.
Online nominations due: October 30, 2013
Read more about the Prize, previous winners, and application procedures.