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Students support MND research awareness with a conference

Students support MND research awareness with a conference

Reading Time: 5 minutes Soon after 8 medical students at the University of Southampton volunteered for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (with their local Southampton and Winchester branch) and created an MND Association MedSoc group at the University, they decided to organise an MND conference in February 2020 to raise interest amongst medical students and other healthcare professionals. Among…

Networking to progress in the world of science: Mini-Symposium on MND

Reading Time: 5 minutes Conferences and symposia are a crucial part of the research world – not only for the amount of knowledge that is communicated to large audiences but also for the exchange of ideas on a more inter-personal level. Novel ideas are created there as well establishment of collaborations that might lead to new research projects and…

‘Hothouse’ meeting on drug discovery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sadie’s recent post on the emerging partnership between Peakdale Molecular and the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience prompted me to say a little about last month’s Drug Discovery Workshop, held in Washington DC and organised our friends at the ALS Association. I was fortunate to be invited along to this workshop, which brought together over 100…

Top neuroimaging researchers meet in Oxford

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hot on the heels of Kelly’s posting on Tuesday on the new MRI findings by researchers at Oxford, the same group was yesterday hosting the 1st Neuroimaging Symposium in ALS/MND – a three-day conference, co sponsored by the MND Association, bringing together neurologists, physicists and psychologists from ten different countries across the world. I attended the opening…