Join us at the 33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND

Join us at the 33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND

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This blog is part of our Symposium Blogathon series – where we are counting down to the 33rd International Symposium.

Throughout November we’ve been counting down to the 33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND, being held virtually from the 6- 9 of December, and we have reached our penultimate blog in this series.

We hope you’ve joined us from the beginning, but if you’ve missed any blogs, you can catch up on them here. If you have been following along, we hope you’ve enjoyed the small taster of what’s to come at the symposium this year and look forward to you joining us at the event!

If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late!

Registration is open until 11:59pm on the 30 November (GMT), costs £60 and gets you access to:

  • Sponsor/Exhibitor Hall– which gives the opportunity to talk with sponsors and exhibitors or schedule meetings.
  • Meeting hub – which enables people to meet and connect with other attendees to chat, call and hold meetings.
  • Gamification – which allows delegates to earn points for taking part in various aspects of the event and to be entered into a prize draw each day.
  • On-demand access– which lets attendees view the content after the event for at least 30 days.
  • Photobooth- where delegates can take photos with a choice of different backgrounds.
  • Ice Breaker- which is an interactive session where you can get to know more about your fellow delegates.
  • Networking event- where people can chat with other attendees, build new relationships and spark new ideas for research.
  • Closed captions and translation– LIVE sessions of the Symposium will have closed captions available in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese.

The International Symposium on ALS/MND is the biggest scientific and medical conference specific to MND and last year was attended by over 1500 people from 44 different countries. This global event brings together researchers, clinicians, healthcare professionals and people from the wider MND community to share and discuss the latest MND research and healthcare developments.

This year we have 15 plenary speakers, 13 oral presentations and over 250 poster presentations that cover a wide range of research topics from clinical trials to metabolism to assistive technology. The full programme can be viewed here and you can also read abstracts (brief overviews) of all presentations and posters here.

Stay Informed

You can find out more about the International Symposium on ALS/MND on the website and view the full programme for this year’s event.

You can also follow our research account on Twitter. We tweet about up to the minute research and will be tweeting throughout the Symposium using the hashtag #alsmndsymp.

We hope you have found this year’s symposium blogathon interesting and look forward to welcoming you to the 33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND on Tuesday 6 December.

I work in the Research Development team at the MND Association as a Research Co-ordinator. I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and I became very interested in neuroscience throughout my degree. Following on from this, I did a Master’s degree in Molecular Medicine, with a focus on gene therapies. As part of my role, I will be helping the Research Development team to identify interesting updates in MND research and communicate these via the blog in an understandable and engaging way.