Hi all, I am Steve Bell, and the Director of Care for the north of England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the MND Association. The International Symposium in Sydney is just over a month away, but the planning work continues apace. I am the Association’s Director on the Alliance Board and so will be flying out to Sydney earlier than most on the 22nd November, in time for the annual general meeting of the Board, the 2 day Alliance meeting and then will be co-chairing the Allied professionals day with my counterpart, Rod Harris, from Australia. AS a member of the Symposium programme committee, there will never be a dull moment in Sydney with back to back meetings throughout my time there pending. I will be co-charing a session on international perspectives in care at the Symposium itself, and look forward to seeing the variety of work and research into care topics that are being carried out world-wide.
For me, the International Symposium brings together the best minds in research and care world-wide, to share information, good practice and advances in research so that one day, we might truly live in a World free of MND/ALS.
See you all in Sydney! Steve