Atahotel Quark, Milan, Italy
Below, you will find archived presentation materials from the 21st Annual Alliance Meeting, held on 3-4 December 2013, and the 11th Annual Allied Professionals Forum, held on 5 December 2013.
We have shared materials from all presenters who gave us their permission, and the information is organised by event below.
For the Alliance Meeting, most links will prompt you to download the PowerPoint file used during the presentation; there are also video and media clips where possible. We were fortunate to have video on-site for the Allied Professionals Forum, so we have provided links to YouTube videos of each presentation.
Feel free to browse, and if you have questions, get in touch with Rachel Patterson, the General Manager, for more information.
2013 Alliance Meeting
Read an overview of the 2013 Alliance Meeting written by the newly elected Chair, Carol Birks!
The 2013 Alliance Meeting Programme Agenda was organised by theme. Below, themes appear in bold. Click the title of any presentation to download the PowerPoint file or other media used by the presenters.
In Memory of Jeffrey Deitch (YouTube Video)
Sara Feldman and Terry Heiman-Patterson, The ALS Hope Foundation (USA)
The Kevin O’Donnell Independent Living Initiative (PowerPoint)
Sara Feldman, The ALS Hope Foundation (USA)
Language is Hope, to Be Heard (PowerPoint)
Martin Burger, ALS Vereinigung.ch (Switzerland)
Communication Aids for ALS Patients: Some Initiatives of the French Association ARSLA (PowerPoint)
Yves Tronchon, ARSLA (France)
Assistive Technology Programme for Israeli ALS Patients (PowerPoint)
Efrat Carmi, IsrALS (Israel)
Family Communication During the Disease Process (PowerPoint)
Carla Yolotl Flores Plancarte, FYADENMAC (Mexico)
Communication Support as an Aspect of Palliative Care in Japan (YouTube Video)
Yumiko Kawaguchi, Japan ALS Association
Keeping Staff Healthy (PowerPoint)
Rod Harris, MND Victoria (Australia)
Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Amongst Carers as Informal Caregivers (PowerPoint)
Steve Bell, MND Association of England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Examples of Video Movies to Reach Awareness for ALS and to Highlight Achieved Milestones (PowerPoint)
Mia Mahy, ALS Liga Belgium
Stem Cells: Communication Between Myth and Reality (PowerPoint)
Dr. Christian Lunetta, AISLA Onlus (Italy)
Having a Good Website Isn’t Enough: Communication Tactics to Meet the Needs of Both the Patient and the Organisation (PowerPoint)
Robert A. Goldstein, ALS Therapy Development Institute (USA)
Information, Communication and the Spread of ALS in Argentina (YouTube Video)
Pablo Aquino and Dario Ryba, ALS Association of Argentina
One Love, One Heart – Let’s Care Together (PowerPoint)
Antje Faatz, DGM (Germany)
Palliative Care Studies Review in Russia, 2010-13 (PowerPoint)
Dr. Gleb Levitsky, Russian Charity ALS Foundation
ALS Respiratory Decision Making (PowerPoint)
Dee Holden Norris, The Forbes Norris Center (USA)
Coping with the Diagnosis
We Are With You When the Difficult Time Comes (PowerPoint)
Kiki Qu, Taiwan MND Association
Sexuality in ALS (PowerPoint)
Dr. Anna Marconi and Dr. Federica Fossati (Italy)
Reaching Out: Continuing to Develop Partnerships in the Asia Pacific Region (PowerPoint)
Carol Birks, MND Australia
The 2013 Nordic ALS/MND Meeting (YouTube Video)
Gudjon Sigurdsson, MND Association of Iceland & Jens Spanfelt, Muskelsvindfonden (Denmark)
2013 Allied Professionals Forum
Read the 2013 APF Programme and Abstract Booklet here.
All presentations have been made available by our presenters and appear below. For each presentation, you can click the title to watch the presentation on YouTube or, if you choose, download the PowerPoint as a stand-alone file by clicking the separate PowerPoint link.
If you wish, you can browse all of the APF presentation videos at once on the Alliance’s 2013 APF YouTube Playlist.
Bulbar ALS/MND: A Retrospective of Patients Treated with NIV
Elisa Falcier, Italy
Practical and Cost Effective Solutions for Enabling Independence in ALS/MND Patients Requiring NIV
Melanie Holmes, Australia
Nurse Coaching Experience in an ALS/MND Clinical Centre
Elena Gotti, Italy
Medical Coaching in Support of ALS/MND Patients and Family Members
Shiri Ben Arzi, Israel
Multidisciplinary Allied Health Practice Guidelines for Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy in ALS/MND
Jessica ten Broek-Pastoor, The Netherlands
CommuniCARE Project: AAC Apps for People with ALS/MND
Marco Caligari, Italy
Gadgets and Gizmos II: Continuing to Think Outside the Box
Amber Ward, USA
Thank you to all of our wonderful presenters and to our Italian member association, AISLA Onlus, whose generous hospitality made the 2013 Meetings possible.
Here is our group photo from the 21st Annual Alliance Meeting, with over 80 members and friends in attendance!
Finally, we would like to recognise the sponsors who generously supported the 2013 Allied Professionals Forum: