2016 International Symposium - Dublin · Healthcare · Insights

Highlights from the final of ALS/MND Assistive Technology Challenge

Alongside the International Symposium on ALS/MND, Karen Pearce’s trip to Dublin in December included attending a number of other, MND-related meetings. The first meeting she attended was the final stage of the Prize4Life Assistive Technology Challenge, sponsored by the ALS Association. The aim of the Challenge was to generate the development of flexible, accessible technology to…… Continue reading Highlights from the final of ALS/MND Assistive Technology Challenge

2015 · 2015 International Symposium - Orlando · Clinical · Healthcare · Insights

Session 2B: Clinical management

The first of the clinical sessions covered a variety of topics related to the clinical care and symptom management of patients with ALS/MND. This session opened with Professor Orla Hardiman from Ireland speaking about the importance of specialist multidisciplinary clinics in the care of ALS/MND patients. There is evidence that patients who attend such clinics…… Continue reading Session 2B: Clinical management

Insights · Scientific


The importance of RNA processing in ALS has been well established by the discovery of pathogenic mutations in key RNA processing proteins, most notably TDP-43 which is abnormally aggregated in neurons of almost all patients.  This session described work by a number of groups attempting to characterise the mechanisms associated with RNA processing in ALS…… Continue reading SESSION 3A RNA PROCESSING AND DYSREGULATION