On the third day of Christmas MND research gave to me: Three days of the symposium

“On the third day of Christmas MND research gives to you… THREE days of the 25th International symposium on ALS/MND”

Brussels 2014From 5 – 7 December 2014 the Association held its annual research conference, the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND. This year, the event was held in Brussels, where just shy of 900 researchers attended to hear the latest MND research news, form new collaborations and hear about the latest developments in care practice.

The three days of the symposium brought you news of a potential new biomarker for MND, the Sheffield Support Snood, induced pluripotent stem cell technology and the latest developments on assistive technology. We brought you 12 LIVE reports from the event, translating the science and highlighting what it means to people living with MND.

Click here to read all our LIVE reports from the symposium

Milan 2013 symposium catch-up

Sam (left) and Belinda at the 'Mini Networker for Delegates'
Sam (left) and Belinda at the ‘Mini Networker for Delegates’

The 24th International Symposium on ALS/MND was the most successful to date with over 950 clinicians, healthcare professionals and scientists attending the meeting in Milan.


There was a ‘hive’ of activity on social media this year with over twenty researchers ‘tweeting’ during the event and fourteen of them reporting on our peer-to-peer blog ReCCoB. We also contributed by tweeting updates throughout the conference using the hashtag #alssymp. You can view the tweets from the symposium here (even if you don’t have a Twitter account!).

With over 100 presentations and nearly 400 posters there was a wealth of clinical and scientific research discussed during the symposium. Networking amongst researchers also stretched out over coffee and lunch breaks, with a number of new international collaborations formed by the end of the meeting. Read More »