Please see below for frequently asked questions about the International Symposium on ALS/MND. If you can't find an answer to your question below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is the Poster Prize?

The Poster Prize is awarded to two presenting authors of the best biomedical and clinical posters. Find out more about eligibility at www.mndassociation.org/symposium/poster-prize.

Poster presentation

Note that if there is a change in presenting author you must let us know as soon as possible by emailing abstracts@mndassociation.org. This includes instances when someone is presenting on your behalf or you are no longer able to attend.

Poster presentation times

There will be two poster sessions, both held in Hall 4 at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC) Centre.

•         Poster Session A will be held on Friday 7 December at 17.45 -20.00.
•         Poster Session B will be held on Saturday 8 December at 17.45-20.00.

Poster dimensions

Posters should be paper size A0 (841 x 1189mm; size E by American National Standards Institute) in a portrait orientation.

Important dates

When was the abstract submission deadline?

The submission deadline for abstracts was on 6 June 2018, midnight UK time.

When will I be notified of my abstract decision?

The Programme Committee reviewed all submitted abstracts during June 2018. All corresponding authors have been notified about their abstract decision.

When was the abstract withdrawal deadline?

Abstracts could be withdrawn on or before 3 August 2018. Any abstracts withdrawn after this date will still be published in the journal supplement.

When will the accepted abstracts be available to view?

Accepted abstracts will be available to view on our website in November. Abstracts for the platform presentations will be published in the printed and online versions of the 'Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration' journal supplement, poster presentations abstracts will be available in the online version only. Work in progress abstracts will be available to download from our website as a PDF document and will not be published in the ALS & FD journal supplement.


When will the programme be available?

The draft programme will be available on our website in early August.

What is 'Late Breaking News?'

Each year, we have one or two slots available; these are highly competitive and are reserved for news such as results from a Phase 3 clinical trial or similar, and there is therefore no guarantee of securing a slot. A short abstract must be submitted no later than the end of September to abstracts@mndassociation.org.

Where can I find abstracts from previous Symposia?

Abstracts from previous Symposia can be found online at www.mndassociation.org/symposium/abstracts-online.


Is there a 'day rate' available?

We do not offer a day rate, as delegates are expected to attend all three days of the conference.

Are there reduced rates for students?

There are no reduced rates for students. We advise that they register as soon as possible to get the early bird rate of £400 (deadline 22 August).

Are there reduced rates for people with MND?

People with MND will be charged the early bird (discounted) rate of £400 (which will be available throughout the year), and one accompanying carer will be able to attend for free. Please email symposium@mndassociation.org for more details.

How do I request another copy of my attendance certificate from previous Symposia?

Please email your request to our conference team at symposium@mndassociation.org.


Where can I find information about the venue?

For information about the venue, please visit www.mndassociation.org/symposium/about-the-event/venue.

Where can I find information about Glasgow?

For information about  Glasgow, please visit www.mndassociation.org/symposium/about-the-event/about-glasgow.