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Copper Room with a View – Assistive Technologies


Posted on behalf of George Aynsley (Liverpool, UK): A Medical Student’s First Conference… The MND Association Symposium 2014 was a complete success. Spending my time in the clinical sessions, digesting the wealth of viewpoints from the array of speakers, I’ve realised just how complex and diverse ALS is. This meeting of an international community is…… Continue reading Copper Room with a View – Assistive Technologies

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MND Association meeting, Brussels, Dec 2014 Trials and Trial Design Session


Posted on behalf of Tom Jenkins: In the clinic before I left for this conference, one of my patients expressed his hope that there would be a new treatment available this year. I travelled to Brussels for the annual MND Association meeting with his words in my ears, hopeful that I could take some encouraging…… Continue reading MND Association meeting, Brussels, Dec 2014 Trials and Trial Design Session

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Diagnosis and Prognosis


Posted on behalf of Karen Pearce, MND Association Director of Care (South) As I haven’t attended the International Symposium for a number of years, I was really pleased to find myself listening to some really informative presentations and thinking how we can build on some of the work that was being discussed. Michael Benatar, from…… Continue reading Diagnosis and Prognosis

Insights · Scientific

ENCALS satellite meeting


December 4th, Brussels, Belgium Posted on behalf of Leonard van den Berg, chair of ENCALS and coordinator of ALS Centre Netherlands The ENCALS satellite meeting last Thursday December 4th was absolutely packed. Almost hundred mostly European researchers attended. ENCALS, the European Association for the Cure of ALS, currently has 28 member centres. They are listed…… Continue reading ENCALS satellite meeting

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Conference report – A focus on astrocytes in MND research


Wendy Noble (King’s College London) who helped organise the Biochemical Society and British Neuroscience Association focused meeting “Astrocytes in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease”, Institute of Child Health, London, 28 – 29 April 2014, blogs about the event. Researchers from King’s College London, the University of Manchester and the University of California at Los Angeles organized…… Continue reading Conference report – A focus on astrocytes in MND research