Poster prize

To celebrate the high quality of clinical and biomedical posters presented by early-career researchers during the Symposium, the MND Association presents the International Symposium on ALS/MND biomedical and clinical poster prize.

The winners of the poster prize are announced during the Joint Closing session of the Symposium, where the winners are presented with an engraved glass paperweight, and will be offered a free space at the upcoming Symposium.

This is an exciting opportunity, which raises the profile of the posters and enables winners to add the award to their CV.

Criteria and eligibility

Who can enter?

Presenting authors aged 35 years or under on 11 July 2024, or within three years of their PhD award are eligible to enter their abstract for the poster prize during the abstract submission process.  If the presenter does not qualify, the poster will not be considered for the prize.

How do I enter?

Eligible poster presenters will need to indicate that they want to be considered for the Poster Prize during the abstract submission process (7 May 2024 – 11 July 2024). To do this, please tick the corresponding box within the online abstract submission form.

How will the competition be judged?

The initial stage of judging will be conducted by members of the Symposium Programme Committee, based on the written abstracts submitted by the deadline of 11 July 2024. This will generate the clinical and biomedical poster prize shortlists. Final judging of shortlisted posters will take place at the conference.

Presentation of the Prize

The winners of the clinical and biomedical Poster Prize will be announced during the Closing session on Sunday 8 December 2024. Winners will be awarded an engraved glass paperweight, and a free registration place for the 2025 International Symposium on ALS/MND in San Diego, California. (Travel and accommodation are not included)