Health professionals, MND Associations, primary, palliative, aged and disability care providers are invited to submit an abstract to present at the  9th National MND Australia Conference, MND Care – Informing, Influencing, Innovating Adelaide, Australia on Thursday 30 August to Friday 31 August. Call for abstracts now open. More information and submission guidelines here. Abstracts for poster and platform presentations to be submitted online here by 4 May 2018.

The video of the Panel Discussion from the 3rd MND Connect at University of Sydney is now available for free online viewing at YouTube. MND Connect is an annual interactive forum connecting people impacted by MND, with Australia's leading MND researchers. In November 2017 this Forum was held in New South Wales at the University of Sydney.

MND Health Professionals and Researchers do you need funding to attend a MND training course, conference or seminar in Australia or overseas? Why not apply for a Nina Buscombe award? Courses, conferences or seminars must have content that will help to improve the quality of services, management or research for people living with motor neurone disease.  Awards are made to individuals and more than one Award may be offered. 

David Hammond’s 53-year-old sister Jane was diagnosed with MND so he decided to sponsor a new North Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Club surfboat emblazoned with MND awareness details and dedicated it to not only his sister Jane’s fight but also to Peter Whitford, a North Cronulla club stalwart who had died from MND. In February the North Cronulla U23 crew represented NSW (in the interstate series) and Australia (in the Trans-Tasman series against NZ) at Eloura Beach, NSW, winning both in Jane’s boat. The North Cronulla Open Women’s team also raced in Jane’s boat and placed 1st in the Australian Surf Rowing League 2018 Championships. Well done all.

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