About the event

The key to defeating MND lies in fostering strong collaboration between leading researchers around the world, and sharing new understanding of the disease as rapidly as possible. This was the MND Association’s rationale behind the creation of the International Symposium on ALS/MND.

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.

As a result of the continuing global uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the MND Association has taken the very difficult decision to cancel this year’s International Symposium on ALS/MND. This follows detailed consultation with the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations and our 2020 hosts ALS Canada and ALS Quebec. Our teams are now working hard to create a Virtual Symposium later this year. More details on this over the coming weeks.

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Organiser of the Symposium:

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Francis Crick House, 6 Summerhouse Road,
Moulton Park, Northampton,
NN3 6BJ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1604 611837
symposium@mndassociation.org