Event Date 2 Dec 2019 (2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Location Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

MND Australia in partnership with MND Western Australia are the hosts for the 27th International ALS/MND Alliance meetings and the 30th International ALS/MND Symposium in Perth in 2019. The ALS/MND Connect (Ask the Experts) session is organised each year by the host association and the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations. The aim of this free session is to connect people living with ALS/MND, their family and friends with leading international researchers. This interactive session will be live streamed and provide the community with the opportunity to ask questions about latest research advances from around the world.


Chairperson: Professor Merrilee Needham, Head of the Department of Neurology, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth

14.00 Welcoming address

MND Australia and address from person living with MND

14.15 Hope is on the Horizon – advances in research - Professor Matthew Kiernan AM - (Australia)

Bushell Chair of Neurology, The University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health 

President, Australian & New Zealand Association of Neurologists

Director, Discovery and Translation, Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney

14.35 Causes of ALS/MND - Professor Ammar Al Chalabi (UK)

Professor of Neurology and Complex Disease Genetics

Head, Department of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience,

Director, King’s MND Care and Research Centre, London

14.55 Accelerating ALS/MND therapy development through new innovative designs - Professor Merit Cudkowicz (USA)

Chief of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School

15.15 Q and A Questions from the audience and people attending via the live streaming website

16.20 Closing remarks Chairperson – Professor Merrilee Needham

Event Date 2 Dec 2019 (2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
Location Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre