Event Date 31 Aug 2018 (8:30 am - 5:00 am)
Location Hotel Grand Chancellor

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.


On Tuesday 21 June 2005 the first National MND Conference was held in Melbourne. Over the next few years the National MND Conference was held annually to coincide with Global MND Day. In 2012 a new model was developed to host a biennial National Conference to alternate with the National Palliative Care Conference.  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.   

Who should attend?

  • Allied health professionals
  • Case managers
  • Community aged care providers
  • Community disability providers 
  • General practitioners
  • Government representatives
  • Local Area Coordinators 
  • Medical specialists
  • NDIA staff
  • Nurses
  • Palliative care staff
  • Residential aged care staff
  • Personal care workers
  • People living with MND
  • Support coordinators 

Informing, Influencing, Innovating


  • Translating advances in knowledge and clinical care into practice 
  • Models of support for people with MND
  • Carer Support
  • Maintaining independence and quality of life
  • Improving well being 


  • Working to influence best practice in a changing service sector environment
  • Cross sector models of care to narrow the disability, aged, healthcare divide
  • Facilitating the transition to the NDIS  
  • Collaborative approaches to improve care and support
  • Advance care planning and end of life care


  • Innovations in technology to support communication and independence 
  • Innovative approaches to supporting people living with MND and their families
  • Using technology to provide MND education and information
  • Developing a smart home  

Keynote speakers

To be announced 

Pre Conference Networking Event

Thursday 30 August, 2018 5pm – 7pm Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley 

Conference Day

Friday 31 August, 2018 8.30am – 5pm

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hindley Street Adelaide, South Australia

Event Date 31 Aug 2018 (8:30 am - 5:00 am)
Location Hotel Grand Chancellor