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International Symposium on ALS/MND, Perth 2019

MND Australia, in partnership with MND WA, is proud to host the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND and affiliated meetings at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia from
1 to 6 December 2019. 


About the International Meetings 

The Annual International ALS/MND meetings are organised by the MND Association of England, Wales and Northern Ireland in partnership with the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations. A member of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations acts as the host association.

Experts from research and medical communities as well as ALS/MND associations and people living with ALS/MND come together each year to share new understandings about ALS/MND. All share a common goal to move us closer to finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure. The Symposium is preceded by the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations annual meeting, an Ask the Experts session and the Allied Professionals Forum. For an overview of the 2018 meetings hosted by MND Scotland and links to recordings of presentations click here.  

Learn more about Perth and the Symposium, on the MND Association’s website


The 27th Annual Alliance meeting will be held on Sunday 1 and the morning of Monday 2 December. More information available here.  

This meeting of ALS/MND International Alliance members is open to observers. Registration is now open here.


Monday 2 December
A lunch event for people living with MND and their carer will take place at the PCEC at lunchtime on Monday 2 December. There is no charge to attend but numbers are strictly limited. Registration opens soon. More information available on the website of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations

ALS/MND Connect (Ask the Experts)

Monday 2 December 
This interactive session for people living with ALS/MND and the wider ALS/MND community will be held on Monday 2 December from 2 to 4.30pm.

Program now available here

Attendance is free of charge but please register here to assist with organising this meeting.

Allied Professionals Forum

Tuesday 3 December
The 17th Allied Professionals Forum (APF) will be held on Tuesday 3 December from 8.30am to 5pm.

Register here - early bird registration before 28 August is £100. 

The Allied Professionals Forum is an opportunity for health and community care professionals to share their experiences, knowledge and strategies of caring for people with ALS/MND with their international peers. The aim of this program is to promote the exchange of information on good practice and to enable health and social care professionals from all parts of the world to provide the highest quality care possible for people with ALS/MND through education and application.

Key themes are outlined here.  Program now available here.

People living with MND are welcome to register and can register one carer free of charge.  

30th International Symposium on ALS/MND 

Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 December. 

Symposium rates are based on date. The early bird rate (through 27 August) is £400. Registration includes lunch and refreshments.

Check out the confirmed plenary speakers here - experts from around the world will complement the Symposium sessions by providing a coherent overview on a variety of topics across the ALS/MND research and clinical management spectrum. Great to see a strong Australian representation - full program coming soon. 

Contact if you need information on registration for people living with MND and their carer.

sponsorship opportunities

Find out more about this year's sponsorship opportunities on the MND Association website or download the sponsorship 2019 prospectus here


All meetings will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC). Details regarding rooms for each meeting will be available later in the year. 

Learn more about the fabulous city of Perth.


Information on hotels close to the PCEC is available here.

The closest hotel to PCEC is the Adina Apartment Hotel. Most hotels have a number of accessible rooms available. If you need an accessible room we advise booking well in advance and calling the hotel to confirm facilities available. 

Flying to Perth

Delegates registered to attend the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND are eligible to get special rates by this year's exclusive airline partner Qantas. Find out how to get discounted airfares on the MND Association website.


Most people visiting Australia from overseas to attend these meetings will require a visa to enter the country. More information on how to apply for a visa is available on the Australian Government website

Grants available to assist Australians to attend the  APF and symposium 

Nina Buscombe Award

Applications for MND Victoria Nina Buscombe Awards have now closed. 

Jenny and Graham Lang Travel Grants 

MNDRIA Jenny and Graham Lang Travel Grants are available to assist MND researchers with the cost of attendance at the International Symposium.
Applications to MNDRIA have now closed.

ALS/MND Patient Fellows 

The ALS/MND Patient Fellows effort was created in 2016 to enhance the opportunities for people with ALS/MND, care providers to people with ALS/MND and their families to participate in important scientific conferences and meetings about ALS/MND.

Applications are now open for the 2019 Patient Fellows Symposium Program. These grants are open to people living with ALS/MND to support their attendance at the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Perth on 4th to 6th December 2019. Grants cover accomodation, symposium registration and a travel stipend. Applications close 19 August. 

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