2014 · 2014 International Symposium - Brussels · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

Copper Room with a View – End of Life Discussions


Posted on behalf of George Aynsley (Liverpool, UK): In my final post from the symposium, I report on the End of Life Discussion session: This was a fascinating session as it brought 3 superb international speakers into the forum. Given the varying legality of euthanasia across countries, a discussion highlighting differing approaches was elucidating. I…… Continue reading Copper Room with a View – End of Life Discussions

2014 · 2014 International Symposium - Brussels · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

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

2014 · 2014 International Symposium - Brussels · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights · Scientific

Biomarkers II


Diagnostic utility of threshold tracking TMS in ALS – STARD study One of the running themes of the symposium was that we need more tools for early and reliable diagnosis of ALS.  This presentation talked about assessing transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a diagnostic test. Clinical examination has been the gold standard for identifying signs…… Continue reading Biomarkers II

2014 · 2014 International Symposium - Brussels · Insights · Scientific

25th International Symposium on ALS/MND: a report from the Protein Misfolding and Toxicity session


This was my first time at the MNDA symposium and I was excited at the thought of getting to put faces to names of those whose papers I have read! On arriving at the conference centre on the first day in Brussels I was amazed at the number of people who had travelled from all…… Continue reading 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND: a report from the Protein Misfolding and Toxicity session