2015 · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights · Scientific

Allied Professionals Forum – abstract deadline fast approaching!


My name is Rachel Patterson, and I am the General Manager of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations. I’m writing this ReCCoB post to make you all aware that the deadline for abstract submissions for the Allied Professionals Forum is this Monday (15 June 2015)! About the Alliance The Alliance is a membership organisation for ALS/MND patient care, advocacy and…… Continue reading Allied Professionals Forum – abstract deadline fast approaching!

2015 · biomedical · Insights · Scientific

TDP: RNA metabolism and disease – ENCALS 2015 report


The fifth session of the ENCALS meeting focussed on the role of TDP-43 in ALS. The first talk during this session was given by myself (Jakub Scaber, MRC/MND Association Lady Edith Wolfson Fellow, University of Oxford). I was given the opportunity to present neuropathological data from the Oxford Brain Bank. Our study reaffirmed previous findings of…… Continue reading TDP: RNA metabolism and disease – ENCALS 2015 report

2015 · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

The wait for ProGas is over… at least for now.


Friday saw the highly anticipated publication of results from the ProGas study, which was part-funded by the MND Association. I manage the publication of evidence-based information resources for health and social care professionals at the MND Association. I can’t recall a time when I’ve felt so much pressure to delay publishing a resource due to emerging findings.…… Continue reading The wait for ProGas is over… at least for now.

2015 · Clinical · Scientific

ENCALS Thursday 21st May 2015 – Oral session 1 – Genes and Genomics


The ENCALS meeting this year has been held at Trinity College in Dublin. This suggestive place hosted more than 250 participants and several international guests as the eminent researcher Prof. John E. Landers,Professor of Neurology at University of Massachusetts, who opened the “Genes and Genomics” session with a talk entitled “Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Dissect…… Continue reading ENCALS Thursday 21st May 2015 – Oral session 1 – Genes and Genomics

2015 · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

ENCALS 2015 Meeting, 21 – 23 May, Dublin: Highlights and insights of cognition session


This year Dublin was not only home to the annual ENCALS meeting 2015, but also to a referendum on gay marriage. One week after the meeting the buzz of the sessions is still with me.  This was an excellent event and the varied scientific sessions and posters helped to build my knowledge and understanding of…… Continue reading ENCALS 2015 Meeting, 21 – 23 May, Dublin: Highlights and insights of cognition session