In recent years the MND Association has funded healthcare research into cognitive and behavioural change in people with MND. To get an update on the latest research in this area, and to understand its impact in supporting people with MND and their families, I attended the first clinical session of the International Symposium – dedicated…… Continue reading Information to help manage cognitive change
Neurologist and natty dresser Dr Rick Bedlack, from Duke ALS Clinic in North Carolina USA, took on a challenging topic of patient decision making at this afternoon’s session of the 23rd In ternational Symposium on ALS/MND from the perspective of different decision making models. In quite a philosophical talk, he framed the discussion of the…… Continue reading Lets talk together
For me the day before the Symposium starts is the calm before the storm. I took part in an interesting conversation over lunch, which captures some of the magic of the Symposium, so I wanted to write a brief post and tell you about it: Today’s been a jeans day (and tomorrow will be a…… Continue reading Networking over lunch
When I got back from the International Symposium in December, I spent my first few days in the office looking through my notes and reading around them. At the time I felt that it was diversion / procrastination from other things lurking in my In Box. Now, frankly, I wish I’d spent more time on…… Continue reading Sydney – one month on!
At this afternoon’s clinical session of the International Symposium, on translating evidence into practice, we heard two very different angles on this topic. The opening presentation, questioning whether the evidence leads clinicians or whether it lags behind them was given by Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, a long-standing member of our Symposium Programme Committee. “When I agreed…… Continue reading Perspectives on using evidence based guidelines