8 March 2023 International Symposium

Basel - International Symposium location

After three years on a virtual platform, the MND Association's annual International Symposium on ALS/MND will run as an in-person event in Basel, Switzerland. The event, which will take place from 6-8 December, brings together leading international researchers and health and social care professionals to present and debate key innovations in their respective fields.

The Symposium plays an important role in facilitating the exchange of exciting new knowledge and information as well as stimulating new ideas and partnerships.

“We are delighted to once again be meeting in person. The hope is that through collaboration and partnership working we will find solutions to unpick the complex nature of MND which will lead to an effective treatment.”

Brian Dickie, Director of Research Development at the MND Association

Although an online event proved more difficult for researchers to network effectively, one advantage of an online Symposium was its accessibility for those unable to travel, particularly people living with MND.

We are therefore keen to continue this aspect of inclusivity and are considering ways of continuing to make the upcoming Symposium more accessible to a wider audience. You can sign up for Symposium updates on our website.

MND Encourage event

Following huge success and attendance by HRH the Princess Royal in July 2022, MND EnCouRage UK returns for its second year and is open to both early career researchers and the MND community.

The event aims to recognise and encourage the important work of early career researchers (ECRs) who have chosen MND as their area of investigation. It also helps ECRs and people living with and affected by MND to build partnerships and gain a greater understanding of the research interests of the MND community.

“The programme offers an exciting range of opportunities for learning and networking, for both ECRs and people living with and affected by MND. ECRs can share their research, and passion for the projects they have undertaken, and it offers a taste of the huge diversity of MND research currently being carried out.”

Mandy Spencer, Research Engagement Officer at the MND Association

Members of the MND community will find out about the latest MND research presented in non-scientific terms, participate in round-table discussions about clinical trial results and new papers, and hear talks from leading MND researchers and scientists. Find out more about MND EnCouRage on our website.