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Time to play the guessing game!

Reading Time: < 1 minute   As the abstract submission deadline for the International Symposium draws nearer (3 May), everyone in the team likes to have a stab at guessing how many abstracts we’ll end up with.  For most of us this involves taking last year’s final number and increasing it by a bit to account for the symposium’s ever-growing reputation…

The calm before the storm

Reading Time: < 1 minute MND researchers from around the world who are hoping to present their work at this year’s International Symposium on ALS/MND are (we hope!) preparing to submit to us brief summaries of their proposed presentations. These summaries, known as abstracts, have been trickling in since March. Based on the form of earlier years, the trickle will…

Spring conference reflections

Reading Time: < 1 minute This weekend the Association held its first regional Spring Conferences for 2010 and I was lucky enough to attend Saturday’s conference in Newport. I really enjoy spring conferences – it’s great to be able to talk face to face with people affected by MND and the Association’s fantastic volunteers. Quite a few Association Visitors visited our research…