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Spotlight on the ‘International’ Symposium experience

Spotlight on the ‘International’ Symposium experience

Reading Time: 4 minutes We recently announced that following the success of our first virtual International Symposium on ALS/MND (the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND/ALS) last year and the ongoing challenges caused by the global pandemic, the MND Association’s 32nd Symposium in December 2021 will be held online. As we head towards our Symposium this year,…

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…

International Symposium on ALS/MND: Destination Orlando

Reading Time: 4 minutes The August Bank holiday weekend is always greeted with a sigh of relief from the Research Development Team as it signals the sending off of the International Symposium on ALS/MND abstract book to the publishers. The book includes teasers/previews – called abstracts – of all the talks and posters that will be presented at this…

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…