Allied Profeessionals Forum meeting and Symposium reflections

A really good APF this year, with a record attendance – over 346 delegates during the day with themes around technology, end of life, carers and care giving and supporting children in ALS families. Some really good presentations, particularly around carers issues. A presenter argued that a psychoeducational programme for caregivers of patients can improve caregiver knowledge and can teach problem solving and management techniques which are judged to be very useful.

 Great contacts made as ever – very interesting to see the poster from Kings on epidemiology in the UK, noting that there are 4075 plwMND – we often claim around 5000 so perhaps our Association messages need to change?

Excellent as well to be able to present Gudjon Sigurdsson with the Humanitarian award at the start of the Symposium. A well deserved recipient.

1 sleep to go and then back to the UK after a great and productive time