Call for Abstracts 2020

Call for Abstracts for the 10th National MND Australia Conference 2020 hosted by MND NSW 

MND 2020: Future Directions 

Tuesday 8 September

The Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney 

Abstracts will be accepted from Monday 16 March 2020 

Abstracts must be received by Friday 15 May 2020

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACT 

KEY THEMES 2020

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 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

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 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. 


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All abstracts must be submitted via the online form, and the system will accept abstracts until 11:59 pm on 15 May 2020: Click here to submit an abstract.

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 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. 

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! 

For more information visit the Biennial National MND Australia Conference page

 
 

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