Fantastic 23rd International Symposium on ALS/MND! I am really excited to be here in Chicago! The Symposium kicked off with an amazing lecture from Dr Al-Chalabi giving an overview on the factors contributing to ALS, from nature to nurture, age and “luck”. I have never seen the factors contributing to ALS explained in a more…… Continue reading Fantastic 23rd International Symposium on ALS/MND!
A really good APF this year, with a record attendance – over 346 delegates during the day with themes around technology, end of life, carers and care giving and supporting children in ALS families. Some really good presentations, particularly around carers issues. A presenter argued that a psychoeducational programme for caregivers of patients can improve caregiver knowledge and can…… Continue reading Allied Profeessionals Forum meeting and Symposium reflections
The Symposium has begun! I’m so excited to attend the 23rd International Symposium on ALS/MND! This is my first time attending the conference and I’m elated that it’s here in Chicago (one of my favorite cities). I have volunteered with persons with ALS for the past seven years, volunteered with various ALS organizations (like the…… Continue reading Day 1!
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