The calm before the storm

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MND researchers from around the world who are hoping to present their work at this year’s International Symposium on ALS/MND are (we hope!) preparing to submit to us brief summaries of their proposed presentations.

These summaries, known as abstracts, have been trickling in since March. Based on the form of earlier years, the trickle will become a tsunami in the last 48 hours before the 3 May deadline – the numbers are likely to leap up from the twenties into the several hundreds. Researchers like to cut it fine!

Meanwhile, the research development team waits with bated breath. It’s hard to organise a stimulating symposium programme from just 26 abstracts but we have faith that the international research community will come up trumps!