MND Connect 2017

An interactive forum connecting people impacted by motor neurone disease (MND) with Australia's leading MND researchers.

The 3rd MND Connect 2017 follows the 13th MND Australia Research Conference to be held on Friday 10 November.

MND Connect

Saturday 11 November

Time: 10 am – 2.30 pm, morning tea and lunch provided

Venue: The Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, University of Sydney



Presentations from the 3rd MND Connect 2017 will be recorded and made available online.

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A personal perspective on MND

Lynda Legradi

Understanding MND and finding effective treatments

Anjali Henders
Anjali Henders
The University of Queensland

Ice Bucket Challenge – serious fun to serious science

Dr Mary-Louise Rogers
Dr Mary-Louise Rogers
Flinders University

Finding a biomarker to track MND and evaluate drugs 

Prof Mark Howard
Prof Mark Howard
Institute for Breathing and Sleep

Who will benefit from non-invasive ventilation in MND?

Dr John Lee
Dr John Lee 
The University of Queensland

Targeting the immune system to slow progression of MND 

The clinic and beyond

Prof Matthew Kiernan
Prof Matthew Kiernan
The University of Sydney

Clinical trials update

Prof Julian Gold
Prof Julian Gold
 The Albion Centre

The Lighthouse Project – A study of antiretroviral therapy for MND


Carmen Sanchez

Carmen Sanchez CNC Calvary MND Service / CNS Community 

Multidisciplinary care update

Panel discussion 

Synergy between research and living with MND


Getting there


Directions to the auditorium: from Missenden Road Camperdown, go down John Hopkins Drive (next to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital) until you reach the Charles Perkins Centre. The Auditorium is on the side near the Centenary Institute, see map

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MND Australia has received funding from the Australian Government's Disability, Mental Health and Carers Program under the National Disability Conference Initiative to support the attendance of people with disability and their carers to MND Connect. Contact us or indicate on the form below if you require a disabled parking spot, a wheelchair taxi voucher or subsidised travel from a regional area to attend this event.

As these funds are limited we encourage people to confirm their travel plans with Rachel Rizk as early as possible. Vouchers will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Accessibility for people with a disability

Some parking spots will be reserved for people with a disability and their carers in the Charles Perkins Centre underground car park. There is a designated drop-off point a short distance from the Auditorium – the corner of Lambie Dew Drive and Grose Farm Lane. The venue will be well signposted and staff will be on hand to assist. A lift is available to take people to the Auditorium. 



Registration to this free event is essential.

RSVP: Tuesday 31 October 2017

Complete this form or phone 02 8287 4980


Contact Rachel Rizk or phone 02 8287 4980

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MND Connect 2017 is generously supported by The University of Sydney.


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