Call for Abstracts: 2018 Allied Professionals Forum

16th Allied Professionals Forum
6 December 2018
Scottish Event Campus (SEC) | Glasgow, Scotland, UK


 Abstracts will be accepted starting 1 April 2018.

The deadline to submit an abstract is 4 May 2018. 


 About the Allied Professionals Forum

The International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations will host a one-day Allied Professionals Forum at the SEC in Glasgow on 6 December 2018. This seminar, specifically for allied health and social care professionals, is held between the International Alliance Meeting (4-5 December) and the International Symposium on ALS/MND (7-9 December).

The Allied Professionals Forum is an opportunity for health professionals to share their experiences, knowledge and strategies of caring for people with ALS/MND with their international peers. The aim of this program is to promote the exchange of information on good practice and to enable health and social care professionals from all parts of the world to provide the highest quality care possible for people with ALS/MND through education and application.

The Programme Committee is particularly interested in receiving abstracts which:

  • demonstrate practical management strategies
  • provide opportunities to reflect on options and solutions
  • provide specific examples and/or data to inform on their use
  • stimulate understanding and learning and the ability to translate this into practice
  • reflect international differences and similarities in care management

Key Themes 2018

We welcome abstracts on a variety of topics. Abstracts should fit into one of the following themes:

  • Sex and Intimacy 
  • Assistive Technology 
  • Nutrition and Respiratory
  • End-of-Life Decisions and Bereavement Care
  • Models of Support for Families and Carers
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Lessons from Other Conditions

We are looking for models or strategies that you have developed and/or incorporated into your practice that are novel and innovative as well as practical and applicable. Please share your outcomes, lessons learned and the impact of your programs or models of care.

Submission Guidelines

  • All abstracts must be submitted via the online form, and the system will accept abstracts until 11:59PM PDT on 4 May 2018: Click here to submit an abstract.
  • Abstracts must be in English and no longer than 400 words.
  • Speakers are given 15 minutes to present their information with 5 minutes for questions and discussion. The APF will run strictly to time.
  • The APF Programme Committee will review all abstracts.
  • If an abstract is accepted for presentation, the presenter must register for the APF and registration fees are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • Individuals may submit more than one abstract.
  • Biographies will be requested for presenters, not to exceed 150 words.
  • Abstracts should reflect presentations that are fair, balanced and free of commercial bias.

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

 Abstracts will be accepted starting 1 April 2018.

The deadline to submit an abstract is 4 May 2018. 




Rachel Boothman (Co-Chair)
Head of Information and Education, MND Association of England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Sara Feldman (Co-Chair)
Clinical Liaison, ALS Hope Foundation; Physical Therapist, MDA/ALS Center of Hope, USA
Steve Bell
Chairman, International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations; Deputy Director of Care, MND Association of England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Carol Birks
CEO, MND Australia
Amruta Paranjape
Vice Chairman, Managing Committee, Asha Ek Hope Foundation; Head of Aquatic Therapy Department and Research Associate, Neurogen Brain and Spine Institute, India
Rachel Patterson Moles
General Manager, International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations
Craig Stockton
CEO, MND Scotland