Call for Abstracts 2018

Call for Abstracts for the 9th National MND Australia Conference 2018 hosted by MND South Australia 

MND CARE - Informing, Influencing, Innovating 

Friday 31 August 2018

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia 

Abstracts will be accepted from 1 March 2018 

Abstracts must be received by Friday 4 May 2018 



Abstracts will be accepted for platform and poster presentations and should fit into one of the following themes:


  • Translating advances in knowledge and clinical care into practice 
  • Models of support for people with MND
  • Carer Support
  • Maintaining independence and quality of life
  • Improving well being 


  • Working to influence best practice in a changing service sector environment
  • Cross sector models of care to narrow the disability, aged, healthcare divide
  • Facilitating the transition to the NDIS  
  • Collaborative approaches to improve care and support
  • Advance care planning and end of life care


  • Innovations in technology to support communication and independence 
  • Innovative approaches to supporting people living with MND and their families
  • Using technology to provide MND education and information
  • Developing a smart home  

Australian health, disability and aged care professionals are facing many changes and challenges as the NDIS and Aged Care reforms roll out nationally. These reforms, along with an acceleration in technological solutions, are also providing unique opportunities to develop innovative approaches to improve the lives of people living with MND and their famililes.   

We are therefore looking for models or strategies that you have developed and/or implemented that are novel and innovative as well as practical and applicable. Please share your outcomes, lessons learned and the impact of your programs, models of care and/or collaborations on people living with motor neurone disease and the service sector. 


All abstracts must be submitted via the online form, and the system will accept abstracts until 11:59 pm on 4 May 2018: Click here to submit an abstract.

Abstracts must be in English and no longer than 400 words.

Take home messages should be included. 

Speakers are given 15 minutes to present their information with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

The MND Association Steering Committee will review all abstracts.

If an abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenter must register for the conference and registration fees are the responsibility of the presenter.

Individuals may submit more than one abstract.

Presenter biographies should not to exceed 100 words.

Abstracts should reflect presentations that are fair, balanced and free of commercial bias.

Make a difference to people living with MND and those who care for them by sharing your knowledge and experience! 

For more information visit the Biennial National MND Australia Conference page


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