As the symposium grows ever nearer, the daunting task of setting up the poster session was upon us.
As we entered the poster room this morning we were met with a blank canvas of 100 empty poster boards, each of which are capable of holding four posters. With a deep breath, we mentally prepared ourselves for the task ahead – to label each board with a poster number in a logical order and to separate each board in half. With seven rows of poster boards filling the space of half a football pitch, this certainly wasn’t an easy task. After a few hours of Belinda, Sadie, our helpful volunteer and myself had finished sorting out the order of the 295 posters that are going to be presented at this year’s symposium –which were met with a few ‘hiccups’ along the way – our mammoth task was finally complete!
This may seem like a small victory, but it’s vital to make sure that the 13 different themes to be discussed through posters are easy to find to create a smooth poster session with a lot of discussion and debate. Hopefully symposium delegates will agree!
With less than 24 hours to go until the International Symposium on ALS/MND begins, our excitement is growing as more and more delegates fill the halls.
The next three days will be jam-packed with news and views and I hope you will enjoy reading our blog to take you behind the scenes of the symposium.