Plenary Speakers

Every year, we invite a number of plenary speakers who are experts in their respective fields. Their talks complement the Symposium sessions by providing a coherent overview on a variety of topics across the ALS/MND research and clinical management spectrum. Click on the images below to find out more about the plenary speakers who will be presenting at the 34th International Symposium on ALS/MND. 

The Stephen Hawking Memorial Lecture

Dr Rui Costa

Allen Brain Institute, USA

Professor Laura Ferrariuolo
University of Sheffield, UK

Dr Miriam Galvin

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Dr Angela Genge

Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital, Canada

Dr Matthew Harms

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, USA

Professor Masato Hasegawa

Tokyo Metropolitan Institute Of Medical Science, Japan

Dr Caroline Ingre

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Dr Cathleen Lutz

The Jackson Laboratory, USA

Professor Eneida Mioshi

University of East Anglia, UK

Stuart Moss

Rolls Royce, UK

Professor Magdalini Polymenidou

University of Zurich, Switzerland

Professor John Quinn

University Of Liverpool, UK

Professor Steve Vucic

The University of Sydney, Australia

Professor Philip Wong

John Hopkins Medicine, USA