MND Australia Research Meeting 2015

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The MND Australia Research Meeting 2015 was held at the University of Sydney on the 22 - 23 November. 

Over 150 people from the wider MND community attended the meeting, which included 21 platform presenters and 44 poster presenters. Click here or the button below to see the full program from the research meeting:
 



MNDRIA announced a record $3.32 million of funding for ‎MND‬ research next year, with an addition $1.75 million being generously contributed by the Cure For MND Foundation, bringing the total to $5.07 million dollars.

See below for a full review of the research meeting by Dr Bradley Turner, read Dr Paul Brock's address to attending researchers, or more information on the Betty Laidlaw MND Research Grant.

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Dr Bradley Turner, Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health

A record number of researchers gathered at the University of Sydney on the 22nd-23rd November to showcase, absorb and debate the latest findings from MNDRIA-funded projects in 2015.  Given the ever expanding program and researchers attracted to this field, this year's meeting spanned two-daysof intense poster and oral presentations for the first time. Riding on the success of the Ice Bucket Challenge last year and Big Freeze at the G earlier this year, there was much enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit in the delegates as we march on to a cure for MND. A highlight of the scientific program is provided below.
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In the three minutes allotted to me by my dear friend Janet Nash, I wish to undertake the near-impossible task of reflecting over the development in MND research during the nearly 20 years of my having lived with this rotten disease.
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BetTy Laidlaw mnd research grant

The MND Australia Research Meeting 2015 was full of surprises, including the announcement that John and Betty Laidlaw have donated an incredible $1 million to MNDRIA. This generous donation will be used to fund a three-year project, allowing researchers to make inroads into understanding MND and move towards finding an effective treatment. This was followed by a second announcement of another $1million dollars next year. Thank you John and Betty!
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