For health professionals and service providers

If you are an Australian health professional or health care service provider caring for someone with motor neurone disease (MND), MND Australia can provide evidence-based information to enable you to provide and promote optimal care outcomes for people living with MND.

Conferences

The 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND 2019, the Allied Professionals Forum and affiliated meetings will be held in Perth, Australia from 1 - 6 December. 

More details and links to registration and programs here 

MNDcare

MNDcare is the pre-eminent website for Australian health and community care professionals involved in MND care and support. The MNDcare website, managed by MND Australia, is carefully researched and reviewed, so you can feel confident that the information is up-to-date and reliable.
 
No matter where you work, MNDcare will help you to: MNDcare logo
  • 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 
  • Provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach to MND care. 
  • Referral pathways
 

MND AWARE TRAINING

The MND Aware training program is a series of self-paced, online training modules developed by MND NSW. The modules provide health and community care professionals with a basic understanding of motor neurone disease (MND) and the impact of MND on an individual’s life. 


Diagnostic Tool - Could this Be MND?

GPs can now access a 'red flags' diagnostic tool Painless, progressive weakness – Could this be motor neurone disease?

The tool outlines MND signs and symptoms including bulbar and limb features, respiratory and cognitive features as well as supporting factors that point towards a diagnosis of MND.

GPs and other health professionals can download the red flags diagnostic tool from the MNDcare website www.mndcare.net.au

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The Motor Neurone Disease diagnostic tool has been officially recognised as an Accepted Clinical Resource by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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Australian Doctor SPecial Feature:
How to Treat Motor Neurone Disease

From April 2016, health professionals can access an 8-page Australian Doctor article – How to Treat Motor Neurone Disease.

Written by Dr William Huynh and Professor Matthew Kiernan, the comprehensive special feature includes motor neurone disease case studies, signs, symptoms and 'red flags' for MND.

Essential reading for all health professionals, the article is available online at Australian Doctor.

Visit the Australian Doctor website and scroll down to the Education/How to Treat section.

To access onine content health professionals must register with Australian Doctor using their AHPRA number. Subscription is free. 

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Other information resources

If you are new to caring for someone with MND, start by reading Some Facts about MND More Facts about MND and the Living Better for Longer evidence based Fact Sheet series. These publications answer the most commonly asked questions about MND and also cover management of symptoms and how to access services. You may also like to download the information for your client or suggest they contact their State MND Association for paper copies. 
 
Aspects of care for the primary health care team is a detailed clinical guide for GPs and the primary healthcare team who are supporting people living with MND and their families. Paper copies are available from your State MND Association. This booklet complements the MNDcare website and provides an evidence-based approach to care. 
 
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has developed two resources on stem cell treatments. The resources provide medical practitioners and patients with information on the stem cell treatments that are available, and the risks involved in undergoing unproven treatments.
 

Professional development

Healthcare professionals and service providers can contact their State MND Association to find out about professional development opportunities like information sessions designed especially for people who work with people with MND.



Conferences

The 31st International Symposium on ALS/MND 2020 and affiliated meetings will be held in Montreal, Canada, in December 2020. 

More details will be available soon. 

Allied Professionals Forum

On the day prior to the International Symposium on ALS/MND each year the International Alliance holds the Allied Professionals Forum (APF). The APF functions as an educational and training forum for healthcare professionals who work with ALS/MND. This forum offers health care providers from around the world an opportunity to share ideas on good practice in the daily management of people with ALS/MND. 

International Symposium on ALS/MND

The International Symposium on ALS/MND organised by the MND Association of England, Wales and Northern Ireland is the largest medical and scientific conference on ALS/MND. It brings together leading international researchers, ALS/MND organisations and health and social care professionals to present and debate key innovations in their respective fields.
 
The Symposium is planned as two parallel meetings, one on biomedical science and the other on research and advances in the care and management of people affected by ALS/MND. Joint sessions consider issues of mutual concern, challenging current views and practice. 
 

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