The 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND took place in Perth, Australia between December 4th – 6th 2019. Each year the Symposium attracts over 1,000 delegates within the global MND research community. It is the largest medical and scientific conference specific to ALS/MND and is the premier event in the MND research calendar for discussion on the latest advances in research and clinical management.

The ALS/MND group from Trinity College Dublin were strongly represented this year with a variety of both oral and poster presentations. Excellent talks were given by Prof. Orla Hardiman (‘ALS in Latin America: A population-based incidence study in three countries’), Dr. Marie Ryan (‘Cognitive dysfunction as an endophenotype in C9orf72 positive ALS’) and Dr. Miriam Galvin (‘When the shared journey ends: The enduring impact of ALS on bereaved caregivers’ and ‘Individual quality of life among spousal ALS patient-caregiver dyads’).

A complete update of all that happened at the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND can be found on their website by clicking here.