Upcoming Events

FightMND Scientific Seminar Series| 4th Tuesday of each Month 5:30-6:30pm NZT | Online

FightMND are delighted to launch a national MND Scientific Seminar series. Held monthly, this will be a great opportunity to hear from pre-eminent MND researchers across a range of key topics in the MND field. All seminars will be held virtually to enable Australia/New Zealand participation, and the interactive format will encourage open discussion, questions and knowledge sharing following the presentation.

The inaugural seminar will feature a special international guest speaker: A/Prof Ruben van Ejik from University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. This will take place on Tuesday 26th July at 5:30pm NZT via an online platform. Seminars will then continue to take place each 4th Tuesday of the month until the end of November.  You can register for this seminar via the (registration link)

Click here to learn more about these online seminars and to listen to past recordings. For enquiries regarding the seminar series, please contact Dr Sarah Bennett at sarahb@fightmnd​


The Allied Professionals Forum |30 November – 2 December 2022 |San Diego, California & Virtually

The Allied Professionals Forum is an educational and training forum for allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, speech-language pathologists, social workers and more, who specialize in ALS/MND. This international forum offers healthcare professionals from around the world an opportunity to share ideas on good practice in the daily management of people with ALS/MND. The meeting is attended by 400+ delegates from over 40 countries around the globe.

Registration is now open with early-bird prices until 14 October.
The Allied Professionals Forum: Virtual is £60 GBP (early bird) and £75 after October 14, 2022.

Click here for more information on this hybrid forum and how to register. 

33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND | 6 – 9 December 2022 | Online

Following the success of last year’s virtual Symposium and the ongoing challenges caused by the global pandemic, the MND Association’s 33rd International Symposium on ALS/MND, 6-9 December 2022, will once again be held online.

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.

Please keep an eye on the website for registration and programme updates. 



Australasian Neuroscience Society Scientific Meeting | 5- 7 December 2022 | Melbourne

The value of medical research and discovery neuroscience has never been more important. The organisers hope this meeting will reunite the neuroscience community with a stimulating 3-day scientific program of international and national plenaries, as well as symposia, oral and poster presentations on diverse neuroscience themes from researchers across career stages. 

The symposium schedule features a presentation on “New models and research directions for ALS/MND”.

Poster Abstracts Submission Closes on Friday, 21 October 2022.

Registrations for the ANS 2022 Conference are now open. Information on the symposia, speakers and registration is available here.

64th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology​ | 31 May – 3 June 2023 | Japan

The theme of this annual meeting is “For a brilliant future of neurology”. “Brilliant” means innovative therapies for neurological disorders with molecular target treatments, and also appealing expanded social roles of clinical neurology that covers common disease such as stroke, cognitive disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy, as well as intractable/rare neurological disorders. The aim is to increase the recognition of brilliant neurology by society, citizens, and young doctors/residents/medical students.

Travel Grants are available.  The Japanese Society of Neurology encourages neurologists in other countries to submit abstracts on clinical studies or basic research for oral and poster presentations. If a Travel Grant is awarded, part of travel expenses will be covered by the Society.

If you are interested in this conference, more information is available here. 

ALS and Related Motor Neuron Diseases | 2 – 7 July 2023 | Les Diablerets, Switzerland

The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Related Motor Neuron Diseases is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas.

This future GRS will highlight disease mechanisms, modeling and translational therapeutics of motor neuron disease. The purpose of this seminar is to allow trainees the unique opportunity to network with their peers, exchange ideas and present unpublished data. The focus is to attract a diverse group of trainees that include a range of neuroscientists, immunologists, RNA biologists, basic cellular biologists, and others. The GRS format is unique and inherently collaborative. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by presenting a poster or giving an oral presentation, which will be selected from the abstracts.

This conference was due to take place in 2021, due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been deferred to 2023. The preliminary program will be available by October 5, 2022.​

Click here to keep updated on the 2023 schedule 

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