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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…

Brussels sprouts poster prize stars

Reading Time: 3 minutes A few days before Christmas, I hope that you’ll forgive the obvious pun. Rather than the small green vegetable that you either love or hate, here I’m talking sprouts of new shoots of talent shown by the winners of the poster prizes. They were chosen from over 300 poster presentations at the International Symposium on…

The Thinker – Session 7B End of Life Decisions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Our interpretation of the famous sculpture of The Thinker by the French artist Auguste Rodin was chosen as the picture for the session at the International Symposium on ALS/MND on End of Life Decisions. In a new format for the symposium, this session will take the form of a debate. Three distinguished speakers will discuss…

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…

The International Symposium on ALS/MND

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every year in December the MND Association organizes the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND in the world. The International Symposium on ALS/MND attracts over 800 researchers, clinicians and healthcare professionals, representing the energy and dynamism of the global MND research community. The symposium in Chicago last year had a record attendance of over 900 delegates with…

Mastering Pac-Man

Reading Time: 3 minutes Growing up in a seaside town in the 1980s led to me spending a lot of my “formative years” in the local amusement arcades, playing iconic video games like Space Invaders (at which I was average) and Asteroids  (I was the kid to beat!). One game I never got the hang of was Pac Man,…