Upcoming Events

European Neuro Convention | 17-18 March, 2020 | Birmingham, UK

The European Neuro Convention is Europe’s only trade show for brain and spine experts. The event provides the most oup-to-date research, data and developments that will enable better patient outcomes, efficiency and cost effectiveness within neurology. The event provides a unique platform for 3,500 neurologists, therapists, physiotherapists, and commissioning groups to discover the latest innovations currently revolutionising the industry, and heart expert guidance through inspiring CPD accredited seminars, transforming diagnostics, monitoring, rehabilitation, mental health, and brain stimulation.

Tickets for this event are free!

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Pan-Asian Consortium for Treatment and Research in ALS | 25-26 September, 2020 | Nagoya, Japan

The Pan-Asian Consortium for Treatment and Research in ALS (PACTALS) was established in December 2014. They have been continuously developing and expanding its Asia-Pacific network of researchers and clinicians working with ALS/MND ever since.

Their Aims are:
1) To establish a network among clinicians, researchers, medical staff and patient associations involved in ALS/MND throughout the Asia-Oceania area.
2) To share the recent advances in clinical and basic researches in ALS/MND and exchange opinions to develop effective therapeutics and cares for ALS/MND.

The main theme for PACTALS 2020 Nagoya is “Towards therapeutic development of ALS- Asian – Oceanian perspective.” More details for this conference will be available online soon.

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Past Events

An Update on MND Research Homegrown & Abroad | 21 June, 2019 | Auckland, New Zealand

As part of MND Awareness Week 2019 (17-23 June) and to celebrate Global MND Awareness Day on 21st June, MND New Zealand hosted “An update on MND Research – Homegrown and Abroad”.  You can now watch a recording of the event here.

Guest speakers included Professor Chris Shaw, internationally recognised neurologist & MND researcher, with local updates from Dr Emma Scotter & MND Registry Curator Kerry Walker. Research Advisor Claire Reilly also launched the MND NZ Research Strategy, their 3-year plan focusing on cure, care, communication and collaboration. Click here to learn more.

Webinar: The Neuropathology of ALS: What can we learn?  | 14 November, 2019 @ 7-8am NZDT

Research experiments in ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases are highly dependent on the study of human nervous system tissues. Brain, spinal cord and other tissues are used for diagnosis as well as for discovery of disease mechanisms that can lead to disease modeling and therapy development. In this webinar, Dr. Glass will discuss the basics of neuropathology as it relates to ALS, including demonstrations of pathological features that have led to major investigations focused on understanding the underpinnings of ALS and the search for a cure.

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39th Annual Australasian Neuroscience Society Conference  | 2-5 December, 2019 | Adelaide, Australia

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society is one the largest annual biomedical conferences held in the Australasian region. This is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a broad neuroscience audience, network, and explore future research in the field. Registration is open and the preliminary conference program has been released.

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30th International Symposium on ALS/MND | 4-6 December, 2019 | Perth, Australia

The International Symposium on ALS/MND is a unique annual event that brings together leading international researchers and health and social care professionals to present and debate key innovations in their respective fields. 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.

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Inaugural MND New Zealand Research Conference | 9 December, 2019 | Auckland, New Zealand

On Monday 9th December, the MND New Zealand, in conjunction with the MND Research Network, proudly hosted the Inaugural MND New Zealand Research Conference at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. It was a momentous occasion, gathering 16 speakers, both national and international experts, to discuss the latest updates in MND Research.

The morning’s session focused on understanding and diagnosing MND. We heard from Dr Emma Scotter of the Motor Neuron Disease Lab at Auckland University, fellow kiwi Chris Shaw, now based at King’s College in London and Professor Orla Hardiman from Trinity College  in Dublin to name but a few.

In the afternoon, we learned about caring for and supporting those with MND. Speakers included  Professor Alister Neill from the University of Otago at Wellington, also a Respiratory & Sleep Physician at Wellington Hospital (CCDHB), Professor Chris McDermott from Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience and Professor David Oliver among others.

A huge thanks goes to all our amazing speakers for taking the time to be with us to share their insights. It was an enlightening day, and attendees left feeling inspired by the information shared and hopeful for the future.

We’d also like to acknowledge the generous financial assistance from the Neurological Foundation, Dairy Goat Cooperative and The Trusts Community Foundation, which helped bring the conference to life.

If you were unable to make it on the day, each session has been captured on video, as well as six minute highlight video if you just want an overview. Click here to check out the videos.

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