Early Career Researcher Workshop & MND Conference – 3-4 June 2020

Colworth park

Are you an Early Career Researcher in MND?

Early career researchers include PhD students and up to 5 years post-docs (career breaks will be considered) who have chosen MND as their area of investigation.

This year sees the launch of the Early Career Researcher Workshop & MND Conference on Wednesday 3 June and Thursday 4 June 2020.
  • A two-day educational event focused on networking and engagement, set in the beautiful surroundings of Colworth Science Park in Bedfordshire.
  • We aim to recognise the important work being carried out by early career researchers investigating MND.
  • This event will provide an important opportunity to engage with people with and affected by MND, build partnerships and an understanding of the research interests of the MND community.

Location

The Exchange, Colworth Science Park, Sharnbrook, Bedford
Colworth exchange

Programme*

Day 1 - Wednesday 3 June 2020

  • Present your work in a 3-minute thesis style presentation (in lay terms) to your peers
  • Partner with a researcher for feedback on presentation
  • Presentation from a person living with MND
  • Inspiring and educational talks from well-respected members of the MND research and science community. Topics will include: career progression, funding opportunities, promoting your work, building collaboration, public partnership, and new ways to present science to a lay audience
  • Networking BBQ in the evening

Day 2 - Thursday 4 June 2020

  • Present your new and improved 3-minute talk, with improvements learnt from Day 1, to an invited public lay audience
  • Work on MND research questions with people living with and affected by MND in a group activity, culminating in a short performance
  • Further inspiring presentations on MND research and more

*The full programme will be online at the end of March. Attendance at both days is required.

We can provide:

  • Complimentary accommodation
  • Transport between the accommodation and venue

Registration

Registration for this prestigious event costs £75 per person and places are limited. Payment is not required at this stage. However, you will need to provide a lay title and a brief lay description of your work (maximum 75 words) to register your interest. We will be selecting presenters based on the information you send us.
Once you have been selected to attend, we will confirm your place and you will be requested to pay the registration fee.
Please only complete the submission form here if you are a PhD student or up to 5 years post-doc (career breaks will be considered).

Submissions close on 11 March and we will inform you of our decision by the end of March.

If you require any more information or have any questions, please feel free to email us at research@mndassociation.org.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262