Event Date 4 Dec 2019 to 6 Dec 2019 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Location Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

The 30th International Symposium will take place in Perth, Australia on 4-6 December 2019.

Each year, the Symposium attracts over 1,000 delegates, representing the energy and dynamism of the global MND research community. It is the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND/ALS and is the premier event in the MND research calendar for discussion on the latest advances in research and clinical management.

Registrations open in March 2019.

This event is held after the one-day Allied Professionals Forum in Perth on 3 December 2019.

The Symposium is planned as two parallel meetings, one on biomedical research and the other on advances in the care and management of people affected by ALS/MND. Joint sessions consider issues of mutual concern, challenging current views and practices.

Biomedical research strand

  • Genetics and genomics
  • Motor neuron biology and pathology
  • Proteostasis and proteotoxicity
  • RNA processing and dysregulation
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Synaptic pathology
  • Disease models
  • Bioinformatics
  • Target discovery and preclinical development

Clinical research and management strand

  • Respiratory and nutritional management
  • Cognitive change
  • Support for caregivers and families
  • Decision sharing and person-centred care
  • Assistive technology and telemedicine
  • Translating evidence not practice
  • Bulbar ALS/MND
  • Clinical trials and trial design
  • Surrogate markers
  • Other motor neuron diseases

 

Abstract submission system open: 6 May 2019
Deadline for abstract submission: 5 June 2019

More information https://symposium.mndassociation.org/

Event Date 4 Dec 2019 to 6 Dec 2019 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Location Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre