The Charcot Award is for a lifetime of outstanding research into the understanding or treatment of MS
Last updated: 15th December 2022
Jean Martin Charcot made the first diagnosis of MS in 1868, and is considered by many to be the founder of modern neurology.
Since 1969, MSIF’s Charcot Award has recognised the significance of Charcot’s studies into neurological diseases and his pioneering work. This bienneial Award is made in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding research into the understanding or treatment of MS.
The winner is invited to give the Charcot Lecture at the European Committee of Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS) meeting and at MSIF’s Council meeting. The winner is also awarded UK £1,500.
How is the Charcot Award made?
Once every two years, members of our international scientific and medical board are invited to submit nominations for the Charcot Award to the board’s executive committee, which makes the final decision.
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Read about Professor Catherine Lubetzki, the winner of the 2019 Charcot Award
Read about Professor Per Soelberg Sørensen, the winner of the 2017 Charcot Award
Read about Professor Giancarlo Comi, the winner of the 2015 Charcot Award