From 21st to 23rd of May 2015 more than 260 ALS/MND researchers attended the 13th international ENCALS (European Network for the Cure of ALS) meeting in Trinity College Dublin.
 
“The ENCALS meeting is an important forum for the European MND community.  The aim of the meeting is to encourage younger researchers to present their data, and to meet and interact with more established members of the community,” explained Prof. Orla Hardiman in her introduction speech.
 
The program highlighted state-of the-art science and clinical practice in the field of ALS/MND. Speakers from the Irish group included Dr Russell McLaughlin, “Genetic Overlap between Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Schizophrenia”, Dr Marwa Elamin, “The Predictors of Behavioural Change in ALS Patients without Dementia”, Tom Burke, “Cognitive Deficits in Pure ALS: A Data Driven Approach” and Christina Schuster, “Imaging Signatures of ALS”.

Multiple sessions of the 2015 ENCALS meeting are summarized in the RECCOB blog, the ALS/MND Research and Care Community Blog covering ALS conferences.