Call for Abstracts - deadline extended to 14 May 2021


The Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney 



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

Towards needs based care and support for all 

  • Aged Care vs NDIS
  • Advocacy – a sustained and multipronged approach to effect change 
  • Supporting families and friends of people living with MND   

Enhancing integration, communication and collaboration 

  • NDIS health and disability interface – maintaining a multidisciplinary approach in the new service delivery environment
  • Improving health and disability support services for those aged 65+ 
  • Advances in assistive technology and models of assistive technology provision
  • Integration of palliative care with Health and Disability supports     

Professional support

  • Access to mentoring and peer support 
  • Managing stress and burnout
  • Emotional support                    

Building MND knowledge and skills 

  • Connecting people living with MND, families, friends and service providers with the latest best practice and evidence based care and support 
  • Developing innovative models of online information and education
  • Supporting decision making
  • Establishing evidence for best practice care
Australian health, disability and aged care providers are facing many changes and challenges with the introduction of the NDIS and the increasing difficulties in accessing Aged Care services. 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 families.   

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.

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

Take home messages should be included. 

Please specify when submitting your abstract if you would like to present:
  1. A platform presentation with 20 minutes to present your information and 5 minutes for questions and discussion
  2. A mini platform presentation of 8 minutes only
  3. A one hour workshop  
  4. A poster 
The MND Association Conference 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. Registrations opening soon.

We are hoping that people will be able to attend and present at the conference in person but we are preparing to support a virtual approach if needed.  

Individuals and teams 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!  


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