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MNDA Dublin 2016 – Reflections on Day 1


The Dublin Convention Centre on the north bank of the Liffey seems a nice setting for the 27th International MNDA conference.  It looks very modern with its unusual “sloping cylinder” glass frontage and the atrium with its zig-zagging escalators is certainly a grand space to behold.  It was fun to hear from former Irish President Mary…… Continue reading MNDA Dublin 2016 – Reflections on Day 1

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MND Australia Annual Research Meeting, Queensland Brain Institute October 21-22 2016


More than 130 passionate researchers gathered at the Queensland Brain Institute in sunny Brisbane on Friday 21 October to attend the MND Australia Research Meeting 2016. This year’s meeting included 21 excellent oral presentations and 35 stimulating poster presentations throughout the day. A fantastic community research event ‘MND Connect’ was held the next day to…… Continue reading MND Australia Annual Research Meeting, Queensland Brain Institute October 21-22 2016

2015 · 2015 International Symposium - Orlando · biomedical · Scientific

Theme 13: In vivo Experimental Models


When you think of Orlando you think vacations, theme parks and sunshine. However, for one weekend in December, ALS/MND researchers from around the globe gathered in America’s sunshine state for the 26th International Symposium on ALS/MND. This was the first Symposium I have attended during my PhD and I was excited to finally present all the research that the…… Continue reading Theme 13: In vivo Experimental Models

2015 · 2015 International Symposium - Orlando · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

Session 2B: Clinical management


The first of the clinical sessions covered a variety of topics related to the clinical care and symptom management of patients with ALS/MND. This session opened with Professor Orla Hardiman from Ireland speaking about the importance of specialist multidisciplinary clinics in the care of ALS/MND patients. There is evidence that patients who attend such clinics…… Continue reading Session 2B: Clinical management

2015 · 2015 International Symposium - Orlando · Clinical · Insights

ALS Heterogeneity and progression


Here’s my blog from the fascinating session 4B at the Orlando Symposium. Ammar Al-Chalabi takes the stage to a disco effect of flashing lights that might be more appropriate for the next speaker’s lurid pink suit, but he promises controversy regardless. His starting point is a definition of ALS that is about as uncontroversial as…… Continue reading ALS Heterogeneity and progression