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24th International Symposium on ALS/MND – Session 2B


The 24th International symposium on ALS/MND took place in Milan at the AtaHotel Quark between the 5th and 8th of December of 2013. As a medical student hoping to pursue a career in Neurology/Neurosurgery it was a great opportunity and a great honour to be able to attend this symposium and hear about the latest…… Continue reading 24th International Symposium on ALS/MND – Session 2B

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Session 2A – Neuronal Vulnerability in ALS/MND


While our understanding of ALS and its genetic background has been growing rapidly in recent years, we are still far away from understanding the selective neuronal death in ALS. The presentations in the first basic science session of this year’s symposium on ALS/MND provided new ideas on this fascinating subject. The session was opened by…… Continue reading Session 2A – Neuronal Vulnerability in ALS/MND

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Improved screening for cognitive change in ALS


Ah, Milano. Home of Armarni, The Last Supper and Panettone…in no particular order of importance, of course! This year Milan was also home to the annual International Symposium on ALS/MND. There was a plethora of high quality research on show this year, particularly at the clinical session on cognitive and psychological change in ALS. A…… Continue reading Improved screening for cognitive change in ALS

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24th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Milan: Session 2B – Autonomy and Quality of Life


It’s just over a week since the 24th International Symposium ended. As a medical student attending my first international research conference, it was inspiring to experience the progressive and collaborative efforts of ALS/MND researchers and health care professionals coming together in Milan from all over the world. I decided to report on session 2B –…… Continue reading 24th International Symposium on ALS/MND, Milan: Session 2B – Autonomy and Quality of Life