The 9th National Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Conference will be hosted by the MND Association of South Australia on Friday 31 August 2018 at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, Adelaide.
Background:The aim of the Conference is to promote sharing of expertise and understanding of MND nationally to improve care and support for people living with MND, their carers and family. It provides an opportunity to promote evidence based and best practice care and to encourage collaboration, coordination and research.
Professor Samar Aoun is a palliative care researcher with a public health approach and a focus on under-served population groups such as people with MND, Dementia, terminally ill people who live alone and family caregivers before and after bereavement. Her work on supporting family caregivers at end of life and the public health approach to bereavement care has informed policy and practice at the national and international levels.
Dr Susan Mathers is a Consultant Neurologist at Monash Medical Centre, and the Clinical Director of Neurology at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem, Melbourne, which provides neuro-rehabilitative and neuro-palliative services to people with progressive neurological diseases including MND. Her main interests are in the management of chronic progressive neurological diseases and models of care.
Dr Shyuan Ngo PhD was awarded a MND Research Institute of Australia Bill Gole Fellowship in 2012 to conduct research in a niche area, which focuses on metabolic imbalance in MND. Dr Ngo has presented her research at a number of national and international meetings, and regularly communicates her research outcomes to the wider community.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hindley Street Adelaide, South Australia