Travel fellowship awards offered by the MSA Coalition give young researchers an opportunity to share their work at scientific congresses around the world.
The diagnosis of multiple system atrophy (MSA) is often very difficult. As there is no reliable clinical test, clinicians are many times hesitant to make the diagnosis and wait to see how rapidly the symptoms progress. This can prevent patients from receiving treatment, especially in the early stages of the disease.
The MSA Coalition is a patient support group dedicated to raising awareness and providing education on MSA. At the heart of the Coalition’s mission is grants program, stimulating research into this rare fatal neurodegenerative disease.
Each year the American Autonomic Society selects the best research in MSA and the Coalition supports travel fellowship awards allowing investigators to present their work at the annual scientific meeting. In recent years, competition for the MSA Travel Fellowship awards has become more intense, and past winners include leaders in the field. Priority is given to work that has an impact on patient’s lives.
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