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Working together towards a world free from MND

Reading Time: 4 minutes During MND Awareness Month we are highlighting some of the research the MND Association funds in our ‘Project a Day’ series. Today, on global ALS/MND awareness day, we wanted to give you a look at the research into motor neurone disease taking place elsewhere. Thousands of researchers across the globe are working towards a world…

Improving the classification of ALS – can we make it logical?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday at the International Symposium on ALS/MND Prof Ammar Al-Chalabi (Director of King’s Care Centre and Professor of Complex Genetics at King’s College London) cautioned the motor neurone disease (MND) research community about the confusing way we describe this disease we are all fighting. He started his talk by showing a standard definition of what MND…

Is infection making a bad situation worse?

Reading Time: 3 minutes I think Brian Dickie must have planned the early morning slot of the International Symposium in Brussels as a talk that would make delegates sit up and take note. Southampton based Professor Hugh Perry’s presentation certainly made me do that on Sunday morning, the last day of the meeting. His presentation was on the role…

Interview with the Conference and Events team

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chris Maden is the Association’s Conference and Events Administrator. As Evy mentioned in her blog earlier today, preparations for the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Brussels are well underway! Here we interview Chris about the role of the Conference team in this annual event.  What is the role of the Conference team? The conference team are the logistics team,…

The 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND hosted by ALS Liga België in Brussels (Belgium)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Evy Reviers is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ALS Liga België – the Belgium equivalent of the MND Association. They are hosting the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND in December 2014. Here she blogs about their role as this year’s host organisation. The renowned International Symposium on ALS/MND, organized by the MND Association in co-operation…