Symposium Blogathon: Focus on…Liam Knox

Symposium Blogathon: Focus on…Liam Knox

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This blog is part of our Symposium Blogathon series – where we are counting down to the 33rd International Symposium. Numbers in bold blue type correspond to the code in the abstract book. Click on the number to be redirected to the full abstract.

As a new feature of the Symposium Blogathon, we got in touch with a variety of international researchers who will be presenting at the 33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND. We chatted about what they will be presenting and what they are most looking forward to at the Symposium this year.

Today, we hear from Dr Liam Knox, from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). Telehealth, where healthcare is given remotely by the phone or online, has been on the rise in the UK over the last few years. Liam is researching the use of digital technology to support the care of people living with ALS/MND.

Liam attended our early career researcher event, MND EnCouRage UK, back in July 2022. During the event there were sessions designed to train the researchers to better communicate their work with people living with ALS/MND and non-researchers. Listen below to hear Liam put these new skills to the test and find out more about his research (CMS16).

Make sure you come back after the Symposium to hear more from Liam including some of the results of his work and what it means for people living with MND.

Liam’s talks to look out for

Session 9 – Improving clinical endpoints in therapeutic trials for ALS – Dr Ruben Van Eijk (C24)

Session 9 – Registry of Validated Endpoints in ALS (REVEALS): Results from a multi-centre prospective study of respiratory measures and their clinical meaningfulness – Dr Dara Medrum (C26)

Blog | 9 June 2020 | Research Team
Rapid development of the Telehealth in MND (TiM) Platform

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