A range of opportunities exist for health professionals and service providers wishing to further develop their skills in caring for someone with MND.
MND professionals seminars
Every year, MND Victoria runs seminars throughout Victoria and Tasmania to educate health professionals and service providers on the latest evidence based best practice methods of working with people with MND. The seminars also provide a valuable opportunity for attendees to network and learn more about statewide and local services.
To find out about future seminars, please contact MND Victoria on P:(03) 9830 2122, 1800 806 632 or view the MND Victoria calendar.
MND Australia has developed a website for Australian health and community care professionals involved in motor neurone disease care and support. No matter where you work, MNDcare will help you to assess the needs of the person with MND and their carer, get evidence based and best practice MND information, make referrals to the right provider at the right time and provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach to MND care.
MNDAware free online training
The MND Care website also features free online awareness training comprising of 26 modules on MND, symptom management, and the wellbeing and support needs of people with MND and their families. MNDAware training is accessed via the MNDCare website.
Special Interest Group (SIG)
The MND Association in NSW has developed a MND Special Interest Group (SIG). SIG is an informal network of health and community care professionals interested in the care of people with motor neurone disease. SIG members receive a bi-monthly e-bulletin containing the latest MND news, research, information, links, abstracts and full text articles. Periodically MND NSW also run MND workshops for SIG members.
To find out more visit the SIG page on the MND NSW website.
National MND Conference
Biannually, a National MND Conference is held by MND Australia. Members of the MND community from across Australia meet to network and learn about the latest in MND care, advocacy and research.
To find out more about the next conference, contact MND Australia P: (02) 9816 5322 or by visiting the MND Australia website
Annually, the MND Association of the United Kingdom in cooperation with the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations hold an International Symposium on MND. The symposium provides the opportunity for leading researchers from around the world to collaborate and share new understandings of the disease as rapidly as possible. https://www.mndassociation.org/symposium
Allied Professionals Forum
Annually, the MND Association of the United Kingdom in cooperation with the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations hold an Allied Professional Forum. The forum is typically held the day before the International Symposium. To find out more visit: https://www.mndassociation.org/symposium
The forums provides an opportunity for attendees to exchange information about good practice and to facilitate the highest standard of care for people with MND and their carers. The content of the forum presentations not only focuses on practice research but also the hands-on work involved in caring for people with MND.
Nina Buscombe Award
'Nina's' are awarded to celebrate the contribution and commitment demonstrated by Nina Buscombe to the improvement of services, management and research for people with motor neurone disease. The Award is presented and administrated by MND Victoria.
It is intended to provide funds for individuals to attend training courses, conferences or seminars within Australia or overseas. The course, conference or seminar must have content that will help to improve the quality of services, management or research for people living with motor neurone disease.