To celebrate the high quality of clinical and biomedical posters presented by early-career researchers during the symposium, the MND Association presents the International Symposium on ALS/MND biomedical and clinical poster prize.
The winners of the poster prize are announced during the Joint Closing session of the Symposium, where the winners are presented with a certificate, engraved glass paperweight, and from 2018, they will also be offered a free space at the upcoming Symposium. One prize is given for the clinical poster and one for the biomedical poster.
Criteria and eligibility
Poster Prize winners 2018
This year, the judges really struggled to only choose one winner in each category due to the impressive work of all shortlisted candidates. For this reason, two prizes were awarded in the biomedical competition. Learn more about the Poster Prize and the work of this year's winners in the video below:
Biomedical Poster Prize winners
Fleur Garton, University of Queensland, Australia
'Cell-free DNA as a biomarker for ALS' (BIO-15)
Yuri Ciervo, University of Sheffield, UK
'Adipose Derived Stem Cells for cell therapy of Motor Neuron Disease' (TST-15)
Clinical Poster Prize winner
Harry McDonough, University of Sheffield, UK
'A novel impedance spectroscopy for the assessment of tongue musculature in ALS' (IMG-10)