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Senators and MPs show their support
Senators and MPs show their support

Rachel Rizk | 26/06/2014

During ALS/MND Global Day 2014, MND Australia and the state MND associations focussed on advocating for Australians living with MND. To close the ALS/MND Global Day campaign, MND Australia and the state MND associations provided an update on MND research and presented to federal parliamentarians the names of 2029 people who signed the five rights of people living with MND petition.

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MND Global Day wrap up

Rachel Rizk | 25/06/2014

As we reflect on Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Global Day 2014, MND Australia acknowledges the international MND community’s efforts to collectively raise awareness of MND. We also recognise the power of individuals whose stories highlight the plight of over 400,000 people living with MND worldwide.

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ALS/MND Global Day Message from the Chairwoman of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations

Rachel Rizk | 20/06/2014

Carol Birks: "Hope can be viewed as one of the miracles of life, something intrinsic to what it means to be human. All Alliance members share the global hope for a future without ALS/MND. Together, we will continue to work to ensure that all people living with ALS/MND get the right care, in the right place and at the right time. And together, we will ultimately find a cure."

Olympian Brittany Elmslie launches ALS/MND Global Day in Australia
Olympian Brittany Elmslie launches ALS/MND Global Day in Australia

Rachel Rizk | 20/06/2014

During ALS/MND Global Day on 21 June, Olympic gold-medallist Brittany Elmslie will join other notable sportspeople from across the globe to raise awareness of MND and champion the rights of people living with this fatal neurological disease. 

With the help of elite sportspeople the global MND community will flood the social media space with images and the message One #GlobalTeam, One Goal: A world free of ALS/MND.

Latest MND research newsletters
Latest MND research newsletters

Rachel Rizk | 22/05/2014

The June issue of the MND Research Institute of Australia's newsletter, Advance is now online. Read about the research projects receiving grants from MNDRIA in 2013 and 2014 in areas including genetics, proteomics, cell biology, metabolism, immunology,

clinical measurement, health care research and environment/epidemiology.  For the latest MND research news take a look at the June issue of the MND Australia International Research Update, which features articles on research into overexcited motor neurones and MND, as well as other research snippets from across the globe.

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MND Australia's response to Budget 2014–15

Rachel Rizk | 15/05/2014

MND Australia has prepared a summary of how the Budget 2014–15 may impact on MND research and care. Read more.

Call for applications – Les Brookes Travel Fellowship
Call for applications – Les Brookes Travel Fellowship

Rachel Rizk | 13/05/2014

The Susie Harris Memorial Fund, through MND Victoria, will be funding a Les Brookes Travel Fellowship once again this year. The Fellowship provides funds to attend a combination of overseas endeavours that must include the International Symposium on ALS/MND, in addition to visiting a laboratory, hospital or care centre for training in new techniques, knowledge or conduct of collaborative research valuable for MND. Applications close on 2 June.

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Motor Neurone Disease Week (4–10 May 2014) – Right care. Right place. Right time.

Rachel Rizk | 30/04/2014

Australians living with motor neurone disease (MND) face many challenges but accessing the right care, in the right place, at the right time should not be one of them.  This year’s national MND Week (4–10 May) will shine a light on the impact of the quality, timing and place of care on the lives of the estimated 1900 Australians with MND.

Call for applications – Nina Buscombe Award
Call for applications – Nina Buscombe Award

Rachel Rizk | 22/04/2014

The Nina Buscombe Award provides funds to attend training, conferences or seminars where the content can be used to help improve the quality of services, management or research for people living with MND. The Award is presented and administered by MND VictoriaApplications close on 15 May 2014.

Canberra Walk to d'Feet MND – 6 April 2014
Canberra Walk to d'Feet MND – 6 April 2014

Rachel Rizk | 27/03/2014

The Canberra Walk to d’Feet MND will take place on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin from 10am on Sunday 6 April. The walkers will pay tribute to all Australians impacted by MND and raise funds for research, care and support to improve the lives of the 1900 Australians currently living with the fatal disease.

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