From the over 400 abstracts that were submitted for this year’s International Symposium on ALS/MND, the majority of them were presented at the meeting as posters. They contained an exciting range of research, from examples of care practice being established in different healthcare settings and geographical populations around the world, to cutting edge genetic techniques,…… Continue reading The International Symposium on ALS/MND poster prize
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
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
Delegates to last weekend’s ENCALS (European Network for the Cure of ALS) meeting in Dublin were met with uncharacteristic hot and sunny weather – enjoyed by the numerous Stag and Hen parties wandering the city centre, but not by the 200 people ensconced in the impressive, new Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College, from 8am…… Continue reading European Network for the Cure of ALS – Dublin 2012
When I got back from the International Symposium in December, I spent my first few days in the office looking through my notes and reading around them. At the time I felt that it was diversion / procrastination from other things lurking in my In Box. Now, frankly, I wish I’d spent more time on…… Continue reading Sydney – one month on!