Biennial National MND Australia Conference

MND 2021: Future Directions

The 10th National MND Australia Conference scheduled to be held on Tuesday 8 September 2020 at the Wesley Centre, Sydney has been postponed and will now be held on Friday 18 June 2021. 

The National MND Australia conference is for clinicians and community care professionals from across Australia and NZ who have an interest in and care for people living with MND. People living with MND, their family and friends are also encouraged to register. Attendees will be updated with evidence based clinical and practical information and also have the opportunity to network with fellow practitioners, share expertise and problem solve.

Call for Abstracts will open soon. 


In June 2005 the first National MND Conference focused on care was held in Melbourne. Over the next few years the National MND Conference was held annually to coincide with Global MND Day. In 2012 a new model was developed to host a biennial National Conference to alternate with the National Palliative Care Conference. 

The aim of the Conference is to promote sharing of expertise and understanding of MND nationally to improve care and support for people living with MND, their carers and family. It provides an opportunity to promote evidence based and best practice care and to encourage collaboration, coordination, research and a multidisciplnary team approach. 

Access previous conference presenTations

The 9th National MND Australia Conference

'MND CARE - Informing, Influencing, Innovating' was hosted by MND South Australia in Adelaide in September 2018. 

Over 250 health and community professionals attended the conference to hear from 12 platform presenters and to view poster presentations and trade displays. The program covered a wide range of topics relevant to the care and support of people living with MND from diagnosis through to end of life. 

View presentations online here

The 8th National MND Australia Conference

‘MND - Care, Communication, Collaboration’- was hosted by MND Victoria in Melbourne in September 2016. 

More than 270 delegates from State MND Associations, allied health, community care and the broader MND community attended the conference. Between each session delegates had the opportunity to network, view posters on different aspects of MND care and speak with trade display exhibitors. Despite the dense program, delegates left the conference energised and further inspired to make a difference within the MND community.

Presentations are available online for those who missed the conference or would like a recap. 

Call for Abstracts 2020


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