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About the event

Information about the annual International Symposium on ALS/MND, organised by the MND Association.

The key to defeating MND lies in fostering strong collaboration between leading researchers around the world, and sharing new understanding of the disease as rapidly as possible. This was the MND Association’s rationale behind the creation of the International Symposium on ALS/MND.

The symposium is the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND and is the premier event in the MND research calendar for discussion on the latest advances in research and clinical management.

Each year, the symposium attracts over 800 delegates, representing the energy and dynamism of the global MND research community.

“The best aspect was the sense that so many good minds are working on MND”

Abstracts freely available from 2012 onwards

Albert and Elsa - Symposium Poster Prize Winners 2016The Association is proud to make the platform and poster presentation abstracts freely available online open-access. Abstracts are made available in the journal supplement of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration to encourage the sharing of information.

The Work in Progress/ Care practice poster presentation abstracts are not published in the journal supplement but are freely available to download and view online via the Association’s website.

This year’s event

The next International Symposium on ALS/MND will be held in Boston, USA on 8-10 December 2017.

  • “It is inspiring to see what other research groups are doing to improve the care or to find a cure”
  • “Excellent speakers and very informative sessions”
  • “A mix of excellent communications in both clinical and biomedical areas of ALS/MND research”
  • “As a result of discussions at the conference I will be setting up a network of UK researchers”
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