About the event

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.

Each year, the Symposium attracts over 1,000 delegates, representing the energy and dynamism of the global MND research community. It is the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND/ALS and is the premier event in the MND research calendar for discussion on the latest advances in research and clinical management.

The 29th International Symposium will take place in Glasgow, UK on 7-9 December 2018.


“The best aspect was the sense that so many good minds are working on MND”
“It is inspiring to see what other research groups are doing to improve the care or to find a cure”
“As a result of discussions at the conference I will be setting up a network of UK researchers”


Organiser of the Symposium:

MND Association logo

Motor Neurone Disease Association

PO Box 246, Northampton NN1 2PR, UK
Tel: (+) 44 1604 611837
Fax: (+) 44 1604 624726
Email: symposium@mndassociation.org

In co-operation with:

International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations

c/o The ALS Association
1275 K Street NW
Washington, DC
+1 202-627-0993
Email: coordinator@als-mnd.org

"It's the best place to get a general overview of the state of current research in ALS - especially multidisciplinary areas."

"Excellent chance for US and European colleagues to interact"

“I always walk away with something new being done elsewhere that I can easily bring back and implement in the health care setting I work in."