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 Fabiola De Marchi, from University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy. Stem Cells are cells which have the potential to grow into any cell type, including motor neurones. Fabiola’s research looks at testing the use of mesenchymal (muscle) stem cells as a treatment for ALS/MND.
Information Sheet | Research Team
Information Sheet F – Stem Cells
Listen below to find out more. You can also read Fabiola’s poster abstract for the Symposium here.
Fabiola is also a volunteer with Associazione conSLAncio Onlus, which is an all-volunteer, multidisciplinary Italian ALS Association. conSLAncio develops new initiatives to not only help the Italian community but adds a new dynamic to the global effort to end ALS.
The team from conSLAncio are regulars at the Symposium and have written several guest blogs over the years discussing what it is like to present their work at the Symposium.
Blog | 8 June 2022 | Research Team
Symposium Spotlight: Experience of a Researcher
Make sure you come back after the Symposium to hear more from Fabiola including some of the results of her work and what it means for people living with MND.
Fabiola’s sessions to look out for:
Session 2 – Clinical Trials
Session 9 – Trial Design and Clinical Endpoints
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